County Supervisor and Assembly candidate James Ramos has been given another job: President of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority.
Ramos has served as vice president of the authority, former vice chairman and chairman of its Transit Committee, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, an alternate director on the Metrolink board and recently was elected chairman of the county’s Local Agency Formation Commission, according to a press release.
“I will continue to work closely with board members to find solutions to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce long commute times,” said Ramos, former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “Improving our regional transportation system will be the principle focus as I proudly take on this new leadership role.”
The authority is responsible for regional planning and efficient multimodal transportation systems with 2.1 million residents countywide.
The authority oversees freeway construction, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation and railroad crossings. It also manages call boxes, ride-sharing, congestion management and long-term planning.