Bus replacement, customer service, sustainability and transit technology were among the initiatives approved unanimously by the Foothill Transit Governing Board at their annual meeting on Wednesday, May 21.
Other important initiatives included the continued development of the agency’s year-long Comprehensive Operational Analysis, the continuation of the very popular Class Pass program, and the pursuit of ISO 14001 Certification for the Pomona Maintenance and Operations Yard. The Governing Board also unanimously approved the agency’s $78M operating budget and $52M in infrastructure projects for the coming fiscal year.
Executive Board members elected Glendora Councilmember Doug Tessitor to serve a second term as Foothill Transit’s Executive Board chair. Pomona Councilmember Paula Lantz was elected to the vice chair position and Diamond Bar Councilmember Carol Herrera was elected to serve as the board’s treasurer/controller. Monrovia Councilmember Becky Shevlin was elected to replace outgoing member Pasadena Councilmember Margaret McAustin.
"We are looking forward to another big year for Foothill Transit," said Tessitor. "There are some big changes coming to our region and we have much more to do for our communities. The Comprehensive Operational Analysis is a huge part of that, as is our continued focus on making public transit the easier choice for commuters."