Murrieta’s Randon Lane unanimously chosen as new chair for RTA’s 42nd year

The Riverside Transit Agency’s (RTA) Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Murrieta City Council Member Randon Lane to lead the 22-member governing board for the upcoming year.

As chair, Lane will be responsible for leading the RTA Board in setting policy, guiding Agency priorities, conducting the Agency’s monthly Board meetings and representing RTA during public events. Lane, who has been on the Board since 2009 and served as first vice chairman in 2018, fills the position most recently held by Banning City Council Member Art Welch.

“I am honored to be selected by my fellow Board members for this important position,” Lane said. “This is an exciting time for the Riverside Transit Agency as we continue to evolve in significant ways to ensure public transportation remains a vital part of our communities.”

RTA Board members also voted Wildomar City Council Member Bridgette Moore as first vice chair and Norco City Council Member Berwin Hanna as second vice chair.

Lane has been a strong proponent of public transportation in Riverside County and beyond. In fact, he has made it a personal challenge to ride all of RTA’s 47 routes, a task he expects to complete next month.

In addition to his responsibilities on the Board of Directors, Lane also sits on RTA’s Administration and Operations Committee and is a long-standing member of the Southwest Chapter of Transportation NOW, a grassroots group dedicated to promoting public transportation in the region.

Lane assumes leadership during a period of remarkable growth. From the launch of RapidLink Gold Line express service, to the end of construction on the Temecula Mobility Hub, to renewed partnerships with area colleges and universities, to new service to Disneyland, and special programs that pumped up youth ridership — RTA is growing like never before.

“RTA is powered by experience, inspired by our customers and motivated to push the limits of public transportation,” Lane said. “It’s a great time to be a bus rider.”

RIVERSIDE, CA — December 14, 2018