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 Alva Carrasco

Deputy Chief Operations Officer
Sacramento Regional Transit
Sacramento, CA

A native of California, Alva Carrasco has worked in public transit for more than 20 years. She began her transit career in administration and progressively moved up in responsibility over the years. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Transportation Management from San Jose State University, Mineta Transportation Institute. Alva has worked in a variety of roles including operational, supervisory, project management, and executive roles throughout her career. She is currently the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Sacramento Regional Transit District.  

Alva's hobbies include reading, traveling, yoga, hiking, practicing her golf swing, concerts, museums, and is a foodie and wine enthusiast. 

Personal Interests

She currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Latinos in Transit. She is an APTA Leadership and ENO Transit Senior Executive Seminar alumnus.  She enjoys raising funds for scholarships, mentoring young adults, and encouraging students to pursue careers in transit.
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