Tom Roberts, Deputy Executive Officer

Tom Roberts

Mr. Tom Roberts began his career in 1987 as the Executive Director of the Consolidated Transportation Service Agency (CTSA) in Santa Barbara, California. Since that time he has served as Director of Transportation and Parking Services for UC Santa Barbara, Manager of Public Transit in the Napa Valley and as Chief Financial and Operating Officer for Whistlestop in Marin County.

Mr. Roberts has an undergraduate degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning, a master’s degree in Business Administration, has received numerous recognitions for his innovations in the transportation field and has been a Board Member of CalACT, Nonprofits United and other organizations dedicated to civic improvement and enhancing the lives of older adults and persons with mobility challenges.

Over the past 30 years, beyond planning, implementing, and operating ADA paratransit and fixed-route transportation services, Tom has established a host of mobility management programs including travel training, mileage reimbursement, bus pass, scheduling/dispatch, shared vehicle, Medical/Medicare reimbursement, taxi voucher, parking/commuter benefits, community driver training, and contract transportation programs as well as establishing groundbreaking joint programs with Lyft. Tom was named Transportation Manager of the Year for the United States by the Community Transportation Association of America.