The Omnitrans Board of Directors has named transit veteran Erin Rogers the agency’s sixth CEO/General Manager, and the first woman appointed to the agency’s top leadership position.
Erin has served in an interim capacity since November 2019, and first joined Omnitrans in 2017 as deputy general manager. She has nearly three decades of experience in the transit industry, including 16 years at the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) where she served as assistant general manager for 10 years.
Erin’s approach to agency administration focuses on data-driven decision-making and innovation to position the agency for an environmentally and financial sustainable future.
“At Omnitrans, we will always put safety and people first,” says Erin. “As our region grows and evolves, we will continue to explore ways to meet the changing transportation needs of the communities we serve.”
In addition to her extensive experience in public transit, Erin also brings private sector industry knowledge to her role, having served as regional vice president for MV Transportation, Inc., overseeing operating contracts with clients such as Los Angeles County Metro, North County Transit District in Oceanside, and Omnitrans.
Erin is a native of Syracuse, New York. She graduated from State University of New York, Geneseo and started her career with DAVE Transportation Services, Inc. in Boston, MA, as a paratransit manager. She is a member of the California Transit Association’s Executive Committee, and has participated in Leadership APTA (American Public Transportation Association) and its Eno Executive Seminar. She also has been active in industry forums such as Women’s Transportation Seminar.