New Mexico Transit Association Elects Los Alamos Public Works Director Philo Shelton As New President

Newly Elected NMTA President Philo Shelton

NMTA News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA) has announced that it has elected Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton as president of the New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA) April 8 at its annual conference in Santa Fe. Shelton replaces Tony Mortillaro who remains on the board.

Four at large positions were up for election this year. Two new members were chosen and two others were re-elected.

  • NMTA’s 10-member board now includes:
  • Philo Shelton, president, holdover member, Los Alamos Public Works Director
  • Joe Hardin, vice president re-elected as an at-large member and retained as secretary, from Alamogordo’s Z Trans (a transit program)
  • Elizabeth Carter, new elected at-large member from Rio Metro Transit District and selected as treasurer
  • Mike Bartholomew, secretary (re-elected) from Las Cruces’s Roadrunner Transit
  • Stan Cooper, re-elected as an at large member representing AARP
  • Keith Wilson, newly elected at-large member from Santa Fe Trails
  • Anthony Mortillaro, holdover member, North Central Regional Transit District
  • Gary Guinn, holdover member, Creative Bus Sales
  • Mary Collins, holdover member from the Clovis Area Transit Program
  • David Falance, holdover member from Presbyterian Medical Services

Leaving the board are long-time board member and former president, Bruce Rizzieri of Albuquerque who directed Albuquerque Ride; and Fred Ullom who manages All Aboard America—a motor coach company that manages New Mexico Park and Ride busses.

About NMTA: NMTA is a non-profit association consisting of more than 50 members.  It is the collective voice of public and private transportation providers in both the rural and urban areas of the state.  NMTA contracts with the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Rail and Transit Division to provide trainings to drivers and managers of public transportation.  NMTA also advocates for funding for public transportation at the state and national levels and hosts an annual meeting where experts on federal and state transportation come gather to learn what is happening in the industry, in Congress and the New Mexico Legislature.

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