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Operator Spotlight – Monika Sharma

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OPERATOR SPOTLIGHT – MONIKA SHARMA Why did you apply/what attracted you to this job? I rode the Cameron Park and Diamond Spring bus routes and loved all of the drivers. I also cleaned the El Dorado Transit office and a dispatcher encouraged me to become an operator.  I had a Class C but no Class [ Continue reading the full article » ]

Vehicle Donation Program

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the El Dorado County Transit Authority (El Dorado Transit) is donating the following vehicle to eligible non-profit or governmental organizations. In accordance with El Dorado Transit’s Board Policy G-4, one (1) 4- Passenger vehicle has been designated as surplus and available for donation. Vehicle will be donated in “As-Is” condition [ Continue reading the full article » ]

Operator Spotlight – Jean Staples

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OPERATOR SPOTLIGHT – JEAN STAPLES Describe what its like working at El Dorado Transit. It’s like working with close family; everyone cares about each other and what’s going on in their lives. I love it because it feels like I’m giving back to the community but I’m also being paid to help. What do you [ Continue reading the full article » ]

Public Hearing Notice – Fare Changes

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On April 4, 2024 at 1:00 PM, the El Dorado County Transit Authority will hold a public hearing at 330 Fair Lane, Building A, Supervisors Meeting Room, Placerville, CA, to consider the updated fare structure resolution to change the Dial-A-Ride fare from a per mile, length of trip structure to a flat rate. The proposed [ Continue reading the full article » ]

Turnboo Gets Behind the Wheel as Chairperson

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At the February 1, 2024 Board of Directors Meeting for the El Dorado County Transit Authority, George Turnboo, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, District 2, was appointed Chairperson for the 2024 calendar year. David Yarbrough, City of Placerville Councilmember, was appointed Vice Chairperson. Turnboo replaces Jackie Neau, current Mayor of Placerville, who received a [ Continue reading the full article » ]

School Celebrates Bus Wrap Contest Winner

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Click here to check out the Good Day Sacramento interview with Nevaeh. January 26th was a normal Friday at Valley View Charter Montessori, until the big blue bus drove in and interrupted sixth period. On both sides of the bus was Nevaeh Smith’s winning “Design a Bus Wrap Contest” artwork. Her parents and her school had managed to keep her [ Continue reading the full article » ]

El Dorado Transit Seeks TAC Representatives

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El Dorado Transit is looking for transit riders and members of the public to become part of the Transit Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC is made up of individuals who either use the transit system or provide services to clients who ride El Dorado Transit. Current open positions include: Student Population Low Income Population General [ Continue reading the full article » ]

EDCTC Public Hearing on February 1, 2024

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The El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) will hold a Public Hearing to gather input regarding public transportation in El Dorado County, especially to solicit the input of transit- dependent and transit-disadvantaged persons, including the elderly, handicapped, and persons of limited means. This Public Hearing will be held during the regularly scheduled EDCTC meeting on [ Continue reading the full article » ]

Operations Manager Scott Ousley Retiring

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After thirty years of honorable public service, El Dorado Transit Operations Manager Scott Ousley is retiring effective January 6, 2024. Scott began his career at Transit as a Transit Operator in 1994. He was promoted to Transit Operations Supervisor in 1998, and then promoted to Operations Manager in 2003. “It’s truly been an honor serving [ Continue reading the full article » ]

New Managers at El Dorado Transit

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El Dorado Transit recently added two new managers to its staff. Kristin Halverson is the new Operations Manager and will replace Scott Ousley who is retiring after 30 years. Erik Bergren is the new Planning and Marketing Manager and will follow Brian James in the role after his promotion to Executive Director. Kristin has worked [ Continue reading the full article » ]