Topic : Flora Castillo

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NJ Transit's Flora Castillo wins Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award

Management & Operations| January 30, 2018

The award is presented each year to a nominee who takes initiative to facilitate professional opportunities for women and minorities, and promotes diversity, inclusion, and multi-cultural awareness within their organization.

‘Rapid’ Growth Showcases APTA Chair’s Skills

Bus| January 14, 2014
Peter Varga’s theme for his year as chair is “America’s Future is Riding on Public Transportation.” This is reflected in his success at accommodating increasing ridership and improving job access as CEO at Michigan’s The Rapid and his work with APTA on a reauthorization plan.
Government Issues| September 27, 2013

APTA names 2013-14 Executive Committee

The new APTA chair is Peter Varga, CEO of the The Rapid in Grand Rapids, Mich. Varga succeeds Flora Castillo, board member, New Jersey Transit Corp, who will serve as immediate past chair.
Government Issues| June 4, 2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

Was a long-time leader on environmental protection, transportation and protecting public health.
Bus| May 22, 2013

APTA: 56% of summer travelers will use public transportation

The five most popular cities for travel this summer are New York, Miami, Chicago, Orlando and San Francisco.
Bus| April 18, 2013

NJ Transit expands MyBus Now program

First launched in fall 2012 as a pilot program serving Trenton-area bus customers, the system uses “smart bus” technology to provide customers with access to real-time bus arrival estimates to a specific bus stop within a 30-minute window.
Accessibility| February 14, 2013

APTA begins Early Career Program

A brand new national program dedicated to providing public and private sector public transportation professionals early in their careers with the skills, knowledge, insights, and networks needed to grow and succeed.
Accessibility| February 13, 2013

Five Questions-APTA Chair Flora Castillo

Officially became the 2012-2013 chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) at the start of the APTA Annual Meeting last October in Seattle. Castillo, APTA’s first Latina chair, is a member of the New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) board of directors, having been appointed by former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman in 1999, and reappointed by three different governors.
Accessibility| October 2, 2012

APTA announces new exec. committee

The new chair of APTA is Flora M. Castillo, Board Member of the New Jersey Transit Corporation in Newark, N.J. Castillo is APTA’s first Latina chair.
Bus| October 6, 2010

NJ Transit board member honored by APTA

Flora Castillo was presented the award for 2010 Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member. She currently chairs the Board’s Customer Service and Administration committees, overseeing an annual budget of more than $3 billion and 11,000 employees.

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