Chief Executive OfficerMs. Salazar joined RTD in 2002 as Assistant General Manager of Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining RTD, she served as a Finance Administrator at Sacramento Regional Transit (RT), where she gained over ten years of progressively responsible experience in public transit auditing, general accounting, grants, and project management. Ms. Salazar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Certificate in Transit/Paratransit Management Program with Pepperdine University. She passed the Uniform CPA Board in 1993 and is an active Certified Tax Preparer with the California Tax Education Council. She is a graduate of Leadership APTA. Currently, Ms. Salazar serves on the California Transit Finance Corporation (CTFC) board and teaches in a Transit Paratransit Management Certificate Program for the University of the Pacific.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Gayle was appointed RTD’s Deputy CEO in January 2020. Prior to this position, she served as RTD’s Chief of Legislative Affairs and Grants since 2019. Prior to joining RTD, she had an extensive career as a public official at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). After working in Sacramento and Washington, DC for 37 years, she has returned to her hometown of Stockton to help support the transit system she once used as a teenager to get to the mall, the park, or to school.
Kimberly is well-known as a seasoned professional in the transit industry. She has garnered the respect of her colleagues throughout her career and through participation on national committees such as the American Public Transit Association, the Community Transportation Association of America, and the Transportation Research Board.
In 2009, the American Association for State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) honored her as the national chair of the Multi-State Technical Assistance Program. From 2012-2017, Ms. Gayle received various awards from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation for her leadership in the federal transit re-authorizations and on the 2016 Presidential Transition Team; she has also received various awards from Caltrans and FTA.
Ms. Gayle has also been featured in publications from AASHTO, the California Association for Coordinated Transportation, the California Transit Association, the US Department of Transportation, FTA, and Caltrans.
Kimberly holds a Certificate in Management from CSU, Sacramento; Transit Paratransit Management Certificate from UOP, and an AA in Business from San Joaquin Delta College.
Chief of Marketing and Communications
Ms. Foletta-Morales returned to RTD in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer. Her career in transit began 18 years ago when she became the Marketing Manager for RTD. She went on to work in fixed route, paratransit, and mobility management operations while at RTD. Ms. Foletta-Morales went on to successfully launch the first Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) in Stanislaus County and served as the Transit System manager for the City of Elk Grove. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University Stanislaus and has served on the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT) Board of Directors. She was awarded the American Public Works Association Professional Manager of the Year Award for Transportation in 2015.
Chief Administration and Innovation Officer
Mr. Thompson joined RTD in 2010 as IT Manager. Prior to joining RTD, he gained depth and breadth of experience in IT management, application development, access management, compliance, and security through his years as a consultant and as an employee at both Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard. Over his career, Mr. Thompson has specialized in strategic application of technology to solve business problems. Mr. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University, and has a Transit Paratransit Management Certificate from the University of the Pacific.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Tran joined RTD in 2016 as the Mobility Manager. Prior to joining RTD, Mr. Tran acquired 15 years of experience working for the Orange County Transportation Authority, where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Service Transition Plan. Transitioning service from agency-operated to contractor-operated resulted in an on-going annual savings of $4 million. Mr. Tran also provided hands-on oversight for the paratransit and contracted fixed-route contracts totaling $80 million. In his brief tenure at RTD, Mr. Tran has successfully implemented several new programs that are not only cost effective but also provide additional mobility options to passengers. Mr. Tran holds a bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from California State University of Fullerton.
RTD's cleanliness and sanitization practices are above industry standards. In addition to sanitizing our buses every night, we have included additional precautions to proactively deterring the spread of any virus or disease.