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CATA Names New Director of Transportation

by on March 07, 2019 4:00 AM

The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) recently announced that Miles Turpin has been named its director of transportation.

“The CATA Board of Directors and management staff are truly excited to have Mr. Turpin on our team,” Louwana Oliva, CATA general manager, said in a news release. “Miles brings to the position a transportation and customer service background and expertise that will certainly further strengthen CATA as an organization, and enhance the services that the agency provides for the community.”

Turpin, who comes to CATA from Oceanside, Calif., is responsible for directing and managing all activities in CATA’s transportation department, including fixed-route bus transportation, bus and facility maintenance and the management of various capital projects. He directs the day-to-day operational oversight for the division, collaborating with staff to develop and implement policies, procedures and practices that are focused on safety, efficiency and customer service.

His 26 years in the transit industry include assignments with transit management company First Transit Inc., where he served in various senior management capacities with Orange County Transportation Authority in Orange, Calif., Breeze Fixed-Route Operation in Oceanside, Calif., and, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, Colo. Prior to joining First Transit Inc., Turpin worked for Gray Line/Coach America as manager of Airport & Charter Operations in Las Vegas, and had served in various capacities for Southwest Airlines.


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