The APTA Executive Committee is comprised of individuals who are elected by APTA members to act on behalf of the full APTA Board of Directors, when the full board is not in session.
Doran J. Barnes
West Covina, CA
Annual Meeting Speech
Observations & Aspirations
Doran Barnes serves as executive director of Foothill Transit, the primary fixed route bus transit operator in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys of Los Angeles County. He oversees Foothill Transit's 38-route system, supports a 25 member board of directors, manages the private contractors who operate and maintain the agency’s 350 buses, and leads the delivery of service to 15 million customers annually. Doran became Foothill Transit’s executive director in August 2003. Doran also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Access Services, the regional paratransit operator for all of Los Angeles County. Previously, he served two years as chief executive officer and general manager of Tulsa Transit in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Doran was no stranger to Foothill Transit, having spent four years as the agency’s deputy executive director from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, Doran worked as the planning manager at Monterey-Salinas Transit and as a private transportation consultant at Ernst & Young. Doran began his transit career as a coach operator at Unitrans, the transit system at the University of California-Davis, where he worked his way up to assistant general manager.
Doran earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of California-Davis. Doran is deeply engaged in the transit industry and will begin serving as the Chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in September 2016. Doran has previously served as Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer of APTA and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Doran is a proud graduate of Leadership APTA. Doran recently was elected to the position of Vice Chair of the Transit Cooperative Research Program’s Oversight and Project Selection (TOPS) Committee and he is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Eno Transportation Center. In addition, he served for ten years as a member of the Executive Committee of the California Transit Association including two years as Chair. Doran is also very active in the community serving as a member of the City of West Covina’s Human Resources Commission, the treasurer of the Board of Directors of the East Valley Community Health Clinic, member of the Tennant Foundation Board of Directors, and as a member and Past President of the West Covina Rotary Club.
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Chief Executive Officer
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Kim R. Green
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Immediate Past Chair
Valarie J. McCall
Member, Board of Trustees
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Dorval R. Carter, Jr.
Chicago Transit Authority
Nuria I. Fernandez.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
San Jose, CA
Freddie C. Fuller, II
Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Transit & Rail Market Leader
Donna P. McNamee
Painesville Township, OH
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Jeffrey A. Nelson
Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District
Chief Operating Officer
Metrolinx (GO Transit)
Michael A. Sanders
Transit Administrator, Transit & Ridesharing
Connecticut Department of Transportation
Patrick J. Scully
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Motor Coach Industries
Des Plaines, IL
Carl G. Sedoryk
General Manager/Chief Executive Officer
Beverly S. Silas
Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
David M. Stackrow, Sr.
Capital District Transportation Authority
IMPulse NC LLC
Mount Olive, NC
Charles R. Wochele