RTA board of directors selects new leader in Moore

Wildomar City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore has been selected to replace former Murrieta City Councilman Randon Lane as the chairwoman for the Riverside Transit Agency board of directors. Courtesy photo

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Transit Agency’s board of directors has unanimously chosen Wildomar City Council Member Bridgette Moore to lead the 22-member governing board through the end of 2020.

As chair, Moore will be responsible for leading the RTA board in setting policy, guiding agency priorities, conducting the agency’s monthly board meetings and representing RTA during public events. Moore, who has been on the board since 2010 and served as first vice chair in 2019, fills the position most recently held by Murrieta City Councilman Randon Lane who prematurely departed the board for an appointment with the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“RTA is enjoying a period of amazing productivity, and I am thrilled to be part of a team effort to blaze new trails and provide world-class service for our valued customers,” Moore said.

RTA board members also voted Norco Mayor Pro Tem Berwin Hanna as first vice chair through the end of 2020. A second vice chair will be determined at a later date.

Since her arrival to the board nearly a decade ago, Moore has been a vocal advocate for her home city and a major supporter for enhancing public transportation across the region. In 2010, she was the first woman in Wildomar’s history to serve as mayor, a position she also held in 2016.

In addition to her responsibilities on the board of directors, Moore also sits on RTA’s budget and finance committee.

Moore assumes leadership during a period of remarkable growth. RTA’s customers are benefiting from more weekend service, college students are reaping the rewards of flourishing free-ride programs, senior citizens and disabled customers are signing up for training sessions to ride the bus, and folks in southwest county are celebrating the opening of a new transit hub at Promenade Temecula.

RTA is also preparing to launch a new program this fall that will allow customers to pay fares with their phones.

“We have so many great things on the horizon,” Moore said. “It’s truly a great time to be a bus rider in Riverside County.”

Submitted by the Riverside Transit Agency.