September 13, 2010
Classifieds in this issue include executive and managerial positions with transit agencies and vendors throughout North America!
Brown to Head Gold Coast Transit; Linehan Retires in October
Gold Coast Transit (GCT) in Oxnard, CA, has announced that Steven P. Brown—currently the agency’s director of marketing and planning—will succeed Deborah C. Linehan as general manager following her retirement, scheduled for Oct. 5. Linehan has headed GCT for almost a decade.
“With Deborah’s retirement we have a great deal of knowledge, skill, and experience leaving GCT. We are confident that Steve will be able to step into the leadership position immediately and perform very effectively since he is already an experienced and successful GCT department head,” said GCT Board Chair John C. Zaragoza.
Brown’s career in transit planning, marketing, and operations management spans more than 32 years. Before joining GCT four years ago, he served six years as a deputy director of the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, overseeing the operations and planning division, and eight years as manager of bus system improvement planning for Los Angeles Metro.
Linehan came to GCT, then known as South Coast Area Transit, in February 2001 after five years as general manager of a regional transit authority in Burlington, VT. She began her transit career in Phoenix in 1982 as a transit planner and senior planner for the Maricopa Association of Governments; she joined the newly established Regional Public Transportation Authority in Phoenix in 1986, beginning as manager of corporate planning and ultimately serving as deputy executive director.