In celebration of Transit Month 2023, VTA General Manager/CEO Carolyn Gonot will join the leaders of several Bay Area transit agencies in the annual “All Aboard with Transit CEOs,” a ride-along and social event giving the public a chance to ride with and meet regional transit leaders.
The main event is Friday, September 29, 2023, starting at 5pm at the Palo Alto Caltrain Station/Transit Center.
To get there, VTA General Manager/CEO Carolyn Gonot will ride the VTA Blue Line from River Oaks Station leaving at 3:45, changing trains at Baypointe to the 4 pm Orange Line to Mountain View. Then Caltrain #309 departing Mountain View at 4:40 pm, and you're welcome to join her on the trip!
Ask questions, take pictures, give your opinion on local transit service, get cool VTA swag, and tag us on social media #TransitMonth.
Other CEOs from agencies including BART, Capitol Corridor, SF Muni and more, will come from different transit systems, connecting with the public along their route to the Palo Alto Caltrain Station/Transit Center.
Schedule of events
5pm – The public and transit CEOs meet at the Palo Alto Transit Center (Caltrain Northbound Platform to San Francisco) for photos and mingling.
5:19pm – Everyone boards Caltrain #709 for an onboard Happy Hour (BYOB)
5:44pm – Train arrives at Millbrae Transit Center (100 California Drive, Millbrae)
6:03pm – The Ride-a-long ends as the train arrives at San Francisco Caltrain Station (700 4th Street, San Francisco)
Members of the public and the media are invited to ride for the full or partial journey. This event is a great opportunity for the public to chat with CEOs about transit service and transit career opportunities.
Participating CEOs include: SamTrans (April Chan), Caltrain (Michelle Bouchard), VTA (Carolyn Gonot), MUNI (Jeff Tumlin), BART (Bob Powers), WETA/SF Bay Ferry (Seamus Murphy), County Connection (Bill Churchill), and LAVTA/Wheels (Christy Wegener).
BART General Manager Bob Powers and County Connection CEO Bill Churchill will ride together at 19th Street on BART's Red Line to Millbrae at 2:57pm and transfer to Caltrain at 4:02pm
SamTrans CEO April Chan will ride ECR leaving San Carlos Ave / El Camino Street at 4pm
Caltrain Executive Director Michelle Bouchard will ride Caltrain #410 leaving San Carlos Station at 4:48pm