Shuttle and Transit Division Extends LIT Diamante Membership
BURLINGAME, CA – National Express North America’s Shuttle (WeDriveU) and Transit division is proud to announce Operations team members Stephany Garcia, Leyden Mendez and Alfonso Reyes have been selected for the Latinos In Transit Leadership Academy (LITLA) class of 2023. The program gives public and private sector participants opportunities to learn about management practices, finance, procurement, labor relations and regulatory compliance in public transportation from industry leaders.
The company also renewed its Diamante membership with Latinos In Transit (LIT) through 2024, underscoring both organizations’ shared commitment to advancing and developing Latinos and other minorities in transportation.
“National Express is passionate about cultivating opportunities and connections for Latina and Latino colleagues who are adding value for our customers and our industry,” said Rick Pulido, National Express Shuttle and Transit Vice President of Business Development and LIT Board Member. “We’re excited to expand our partnership and see this new class of leaders thriving in their transit careers alongside National Express Transit General Managers who graduated from the inaugural Academy in 2022.”
In a press release about the program, LIT Vice President of the Board of Directors and LITLA Committee Chair Herold Humphrey remarked, “We could not be more excited to bring forward the participants of our second leadership academy. We continue to promote the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in transportation and the academy provides a great platform for us to do so.”
About National Express Shuttle and Transit
National Express Shuttle and Transit operates mobility systems that enhance peoples’ lives by transforming their daily journeys. These solutions help public and private sector customers evolve their mobility programs into the future by reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion, and promoting safe and reliable shared alternatives to driving alone. The company is part of National Express North America (www.nellc.com), a business unit of National Express Group, a global mobility leader serving more than 975 million bus and rail passenger journeys on four continents. Explore solutions and careers at www.wedriveu.com and www.nationalexpresstransit.com.
About Latinos In Transit
Founded in 2016, Latinos In Transit (LIT) was created to promote the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in transportation. Membership is made of public and private transportation professionals from across the nation who meets regularly to network, share information and celebrate the professional development of all members. To learn more about LIT’s vision and mission, and for general information, visit www.latinosintransit.org.