The City of Redding has hired John Andoh as transit manager to lead the Redding Area Bus Authority in transit operations and services. The larger goal is to further develop a balanced, safe, and efficient local transportation system.
Andoh will begin his new role in late April. He will be responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of RABA, supporting the RABA Board of Directors, facilitating and implementing elements of the short-range transit plan under development, pursuing grant funds, and leading policy development for RABA. Additional responsibilities include promoting increased use of sustainable forms of transportation – including walking, biking, and transit use in the RABA service area – and working to improve equal access to transportation programs and services.
“John brings more than two decades of education and transit management experience from a diverse range of communities to his new role,” said Assistant City Manager Steven Bade. “I am confident he will rejuvenate our public transit system.”
Andoh previously served as the mass transit administrator and general manager of the County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency, Hele-On. During his tenure with Hele-On, he was responsible for directing all aspects of an island-wide public transit system’s operations and, implementing innovative partnerships for bike sharing, transportation network companies, mobility management, and vanpooling.
“It’s exciting to have John join RABA. His depth and breadth of experience in public transportation management will greatly improve public transportation here in Redding,” says City Manager Barry Tippin. “We know that John will bring passion, expertise, and innovation to our City, as we all work to make the Redding area a more attractive and environmentally sustainable community for generations to come.”
About the Redding Area Bus Authority
The Redding Area Bus Authority (RABA) functions as a joint-powers agency between the City of Redding, the City of Shasta Lake, the City of Anderson, and Shasta County. RABA provides countywide public transit services on 14 fixed routes, and a complementary paratransit service, making approximately 300,000 passengers trips a year on a fleet of 40 buses and vans. RABA Transit services are provided under contract with Transdev Services, Inc.