The Victor Valley Transit board unanimously selected Nancie Goff as Victor Valley Transit Authority’s (VVTA’s) new CEO, according to the agency's news release.
Goff will assume her new role on April 1, 2023.
Goff replaces longtime CEO, Kevin Kane, who is retiring after 24 years of providing valuable service to the agency.
Goff started as a clerk typist in 1994, rose through the ranks to COO, and will transition to her newly appointed role as CEO next month.
“It’s a privilege to lead such an award-winning agency and to have the support of a board of directors that is so dedicated to the benefits of public transportation within our communities," Goff said.
Goff’s role within VVTA was integral to the merger with Barstow Transit in 2016.
"We want to express our heartfelt thanks to Kevin Kane, who has been a strong leader for Victor Valley Transit over the last 24 years,” said Liz Becerra, VVTA Board chair. “We are extremely fortunate to be bringing Nancie Goff on board, who will no doubt continue Kane’s strong leadership and direction while forging a new legacy of her own.”
Under the leadership of Goff, VVTA said it will continue to focus on building ridership by bringing focus to, and being responsive to, the needs of the community. The agency is set to launch a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) this year that will involve outreach to current and potential customers, drivers, staff, and stakeholders. The COA will study opportunities for improving services while being responsible with taxpayers’ dollars.
In addition, VVTA will continue to expand its Micro-Link transit service and look for more ways to provide fare-free transportation for area students, according to the agency.
With the selection of Goff as CEO, all transit agencies in San Bernardino County are now led by women. Goff joins Erin Rogers (Omnitrans), Cheryl Sallis (City of Needles Transit Services), Cheri Holsclaw (Basin Transit), and Sandy Benson (Mountain Transit) in leading the five transit agencies in San Bernardino County.
“It’s such an honor to serve VVTA and to be grouped alongside these remarkable women. I look forward to building on our momentum for delivering outstanding transit service,” Goff said.