John Andoh Hired At Redding (CA) Area Bus Authority

The City of Redding, CA, has hired John Andoh to lead the Redding Area Bus Authority (RABA). He will be responsible for day-to-day operations at RABA, facilitating and implementing elements of a short-range transit plan under development, supporting the RABA Board of Directors, pursing grant funds, transforming the fleet to zero emissions, leading policy development, and planning for a balanced, safe, and efficient transportation system.

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 in transportation policies, programs, and services.

“We are excited in selecting John to join RABA with his depth and breadth of public transportation management experience,” Redding City Manager Barry Tippin said.  “He will do an exceptional job of improving public transportation here. We know that he will bring his passion, expertise and vigor to our transit system, as we all work to make the Redding area an attractive place to live and be environmental sustainable for generations to come.”

Andoh was previously the mass transit administrator and general manager of the County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency. He has held this position since 2021, and was responsible for directing all aspects of an island-wide public transit system’s operations while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and managing agreements for service delivery. During his tenure with Hele-On, Andoh implemented partnerships for bike sharing, transportation network companies, mobility management, and vanpooling. He also implemented elements of Hele-On’s master plan, redesigned their transit services, transitioned their fleet to zero emissions, rebranded the organization, increased the management capacity of the agency, obtained over $25 million in grants, and made the transit system fare free.

RABA is a joint powers agency between the City of Redding, City of Shasta Lake, City of Anderson and Shasta County, and provides countywide public transit services on 14 fixed routes, as well as a complementary paratransit service. RABA transports approximately 300,000 passenger trips a year on a fleet of 40 buses and vans. Transit services are provided under contract with Transdev Services, Inc. Visit www.RABARide.com.

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