Hemet City Councilmember Linda Krupa unanimously picked as new chair for RTA’s 44th year
Board members have unanimously selected Hemet City Councilmember Linda Krupa to lead the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) Board of Directors for 2021.
As chair, Krupa will be responsible for leading the 22-member board in setting policy, guiding Agency priorities, conducting the Agency’s Board meetings and representing the Agency during public events.
Krupa, who has been on the Board since 2011 and served as chair during 2017, fills the position most recently held by Wildomar City Councilmember Bridgette Moore.
“I am honored to be selected to this important position for a second time,” Krupa said. “This is truly a significant period for the Riverside Transit Agency as we work to rebound from the challenges of the past year and examine ways to remain a vital part of our communities.”
Krupa assumes leadership during a challenging period for the Agency, which has experienced declining ridership and revenue due to the pandemic. Krupa said RTA will continue to make safety a priority while focusing on strategies for recovery, as well as to building a world-class transit center in downtown Riverside, expanding technology aboard buses and continuing efforts to convert the Agency’s fleet to zero-emission buses by 2040.
“Hope is what drives us to be the best,” Krupa said. “Even during these challenging times, RTA has never lost hope and the ability to see beyond the setbacks and recognize there is always something positive on the horizon.”
In addition to her responsibilities on the Board of Directors, Krupa also serves on RTA’s Budget and Finance Committee, which has provided crucial financial oversight and ensured positive audit results year after year. Krupa is a long-standing member of the Hemet/San Jacinto chapter of Transportation NOW, a grassroots group dedicated to promoting public transportation in the region.
RTA Board members also voted Temecula City Councilmember Zak Schwank as first vice chair and City of Calimesa Mayor Pro Tem Linda Molina as second vice chair.