Transit and Rail Region Market Lead for Northern California and Zero Emission Bus Projects
Alva Carrasco is the Transit and Rail Region Market Lead for Northern California and Zero Emission Bus Projects. Alva is responsible for business development and project support. Alva has over 26 years of experience working in the public transit sector. She began her career in public transit at an entry level administrative position and has worked her way up to various leadership and executive positions. She has dedicated her time in public transit to providing communities clean alternative modes of transportation, reducing congestion, improving operational efficiencies, client relations, and promoting workforce development in what she considers a “green collar” industry. Alva is a transit industry veteran with expertise and skills in managing capital projects and providing leadership to large workforce groups responsible for safely transporting passengers at multiple agencies such as Los Angeles Metro, VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, and Sacramento Regional Transit. Alva has a Master in Science in Transportation Management degree from San Jose State University/Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI.) Alva graduated from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Leadership Cass of 2002, is an American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) recipient, and currently serves as an APTA Emerging Leaders Program National Mentor. She is a member of several committees and work groups including the APTA Diversity & Inclusion Counsel and is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Latinos In Transit.