Latinos In Transit (LIT) was created to promote the advancement and development of Latinos and...

Latinos In Transit (LIT) was created to promote the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in transportation.

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Latinos In Transit (LIT) welcomed three new directors to the Board and to announce the reelection of board officers and directors.

LIT held its annual membership breakfast meeting during APTA’s TRANSForm Conference and EXPO in Orlando, Florida on November 7, 2021 where the board unanimously approved the 2022-2023 board of directors slate of nominees.

Re-elected board officers for two-year terms are Alva Carrasco, WSP USA’s Vice President -Transit and Rail West Region Market Lead as President of the board and Elizabeth Carter, Assistant Transit Director, RIO Metropolitan Transit District as Board Treasurer. Also returning are board members at large Joe Escobedo, Senior Vice President of Business Development, MV Transportation Inc.; Carmen Garcia, CEO, ABRAC LLC.; and Oscar J. Gonzalez, WSP USA, Vice President – Transit and Rail Capital Region Market Lead.

On January 2, 2022, LIT will welcome three new board members: Eugenio Bonet, West Division Operations Officer, HNTB Corporation; Jose C. Feliciano Jr., External Affairs Officer, Greater Cleveland RTA; and Herold Humphrey, Deputy Chief of Operations, Metropolitan Area Regional Transportation Authority (MARTA).

“I’m honored to join a group of passionate transportation professionals to advocate for the advancement of our Latinos and other minorities within our industry and to serve the communities we all live in," Bonnet said.

LIT’s re-elected Board President, Alva Carrasco is WSP USA’s Vice President -Transit and Rail West Region Market Lead. Ms. Carrasco previously served as Vice President on the board of directors from 2016 – 2019 then was elected president in 2020.

“I am honored for the opportunity to continue to lead the organization during a time of unprecedented change in our industry," Carrasco said. "Our mission to advocate for equity and inclusion is more important than ever. I remain steadfast in my commitment to advocate for Latinos, women, and all minorities and look forward to working with our new board of directors and partners in the new year. ”