Mission Statement- The Regional Transportation Authority was created by the people to provide quality transportation and enhance the regional economy in a responsible manner consistent with its financial resources and the diverse needs of the people.
Vision Statement- Provide an integrated system of innovative, accessible and efficient public transportation services that increase access to opportunities and contribute to a healthy environment for the people in our service area.
Mr. Cruz-Aedo has 40 years of experience in private and public finance and administration. He has served as the Director of Administration for the City of Houston and Assistant City Manager for the City of Corpus Christi. He opened a facilities management operation in Corpus Christi for the largest international facilities management company in the nation. He has served as President of the Government Finance Officers Association for both the State of Texas and Arizona. He received his BBA with an emphasis on accounting in 1977 from Texas State University. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran.
Mrs. Villarreal’s professional career began in municipal government having worked in 5 different Texas cities over 15 years in various Human Resources positions. Her career then moved her into the Public Transportation arena where she currently serves as the Managing Director of Operations overseeing the Transportation, Maintenance, Paratransit Operations, Planning and Human Resources departments for the agency. Mrs. Villarreal graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Political Science and subsequently attended Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA)
Ms. Montez brings with her 14 and a half years of experience in the Transit industry which includes grants, contracts and procurements, facilities maintenance, marketing and planning. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and her Master’s in Accountancy from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi.
Robert brings 17 years of experience as General Manager, Plant Manager and Operations Manager in which he supervised groups of employees ranging from 50-278 in number. He specialized in turning around failing operations. He received his BBA with an emphasis in finance from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi.
Mr. Robinson brings over 14 years of experience in transit route planning, scheduling, bus stop and transfer station improvements, capital programs, transit operations, public outreach, project and program management, and Geographic Information Systems technology. Prior to working in the transit industry, Mr. Robinson worked as consultant to complete a variety of projects for transportation agencies, city and county governments, water districts, and developers. Mr. Robinson is a certified Project Management Professional and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography.
Mr. Garner began his career as an intern in Austin at Capital Metro after earning his Associates in Diesel Mechanics. He stayed with Capital Metro for over 20 years, working his way up to Superintendent of Vehicle Maintenance where he was involved in all aspects of the fleet. Mr. Garner moved to Las Vegas to further his career on a bigger fleet and began to work on hybrid vehicles as well as large bus styles. In Las Vegas, he earned his Master Transit Bus Technician ASE Certification. He transferred between Capital Metro in Austin to Phoenix Arizona, until he arrived at the CCRTA.
Ms. Coughlin specializes in Strategic Communication, Public Relations and Marketing. She serves as the spokesperson for the agency on behalf of the CEO and serves in numerous groups in the Coastal Bend area. She received her BA in International Communications and French from Texas A&M University and her Master of Arts in Communication from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
Mr. Chapa received his Bachelor of Science Business Degree in Information Technology (IT) Management from The Western Governors University of Texas. He also graduated from Del Mar College with an Associate Degree in Computer Science in Networking Administration. He has over 10 Years of IT Experience that includes Project Managing and IT implementation.
Mr. Rendon has over 30 years of safety and security experience. He began his career as a Military Police Officer. He then moved to manage a security company and provide security consulting for over years. His highest priority is to maintain safety and security for all CCRTA facilities.
Mrs. Gaitan has been in the Human Resources field for over 10 years. She began her career as the Human Resources Director in the hospitality field before coming into the Public Transportation. Mrs. Gaitan holds a Masters of Arts in Administration with a concentration in Organizational Development from the HEB School of Business and Administration from the University of Incarnate Word.
Mrs. Perez began her public transportation career over 11 years ago in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked within the Government Affairs division and has managed the Small/Minority-owned and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program for one of Chicago’s leading public transportation entities. Mrs. Perez received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University, with a minor is Sociology.
Mr. Majchszak is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He brings 20 years of leadership experience and 11 years of Public Transportation experience. Mr. Majchszak began his professional career with the US Navy. He was stationed on Guam where he served as a Network Operations Manager. He later returned to active duty and served 1 tour in the Middle East with the Navy Seabees as a Construction Mechanic. After being honorably discharged, Mr. Majchszak went to work for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. He began his career in Transit as a bus mechanic before advancing to Maintenance Supervisor, and later to Operations Manager. As an Operations Manager, he led a team of 230 Operators and 20 Supervisors. Mr. Majchszak received his Associates Degree from Tarrant County College and will finish his BBA in 2018.
Ms. Hinojosa joined the CCRTA in February 2017. As Director of Procurement, Ms. Hinojosa oversees the contract award process, but also ensures all contracts and purchases are conducted and administered in accordance with CCRTA's procurement regulations and in compliance with all applicable statutes. Ms. Hinojosa’s previous experience includes thirteen years of management, procurement and strategic planning in both public and private sectors. She graduated from Texas A&M University –Kingsville with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and her Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M University – Commerce.