Matthew Tucker was appointed executive director for the
North County Transit District (NCTD) in Oceanside,
Tucker, who previously served as director of the Virginia
Department of Rail and Public Transportation in Richmond, Va.,
will lead the 530-person transit agency, which provides Breeze bus service as
well as Sprinter light rail and Coaster commuter rail service for more than 12
million passengers annually.
NCTD’s Interim Executive Director, Ray Patchett, will remain
available to board members and employees in order to provide a smooth
transition to the new appointee, according to the agency. Tucker will begin his
new assignment Jan. 5, 2009.