Meet RTP's founder and webmaster.

Page Created 6/21/2004

Page Updated 1/27/2013

I am 30+ years old and I graduated from Cal State Los Angeles with a BA degree in Geography (2003). From August 2001 to December 2003 I also worked at Cal State LA until state budget cuts eliminated my position. With my work and school I spent 7+ years of my life at Cal State LA. Since May 2005 I have been working for a charter bus company in Southern California, and I am currently a reservations supervisor. Since November 2009 I have had a part time job as a transit bus dispatcher as well as being a reservations supervisor.

Why am I interested in transit?

Well I have always been interested in trains, I have a picture of me at age 2 on the Virginia & Truckee in Nevada. I was hooked from then on, probably helped that my dad and grandfather also liked trains. I grew up with trains and transportation all around me. I grade school I became interested in RTD buses and collected schedules from the library in the city of Bell. I would also pick up discarded transfers at school. Early bus rides for me included the 111 to Huntington Park and also the Mini-Bus in downtown Los Angeles. I also remember riding an San Diego Transit MAN artic in 1986. As time went on I began to lose interest in buses and I did not ride that many buses as a teenager. My sister and I did go from High School to home a couple times on the bus, but most of the time we got rides. In college I my interest in Transit grew. I began reading books on MUNI and PCCs in the Cal State LA library and I began to get involved the transit fan scene. I started riding the bus home from Cal State on a regular basis in 1998 and I have not looked back. Thanks to the internet I meet a whole group of bus fans. Our core group goes on trips on a regular basis.

Click here to read the history of Rapid Transit Press.

Groups and Organizations I am a member of:

Southern California Transit Advocates (SOCATA)

Pacific Railroad Society (PRS)

Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society (SPH&TS)

Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM)

Western Transit Society (WT)

Pacific Bus Museum (PBM)

Motor Bus Society (MBS)

Personal Credits

(Aside from my own publications I have been published in other magazines and newsletters.)

My Photographs have been published in:

Rail News (August 1998 Issue)

Motor Coach Age (Motor Bus Society)

- April-June 2004 Long Beach Transit

- April-June 2006 Norwalk Transit

- July-September 2008 Gold Coast Transit

- July-December 2009 Trailer Buses

Wheel Clicks (Pacific Railroad Society)

- March 2010

- June 2010

- August 2010

Buses Worldwide Magazine

- November-December 2007

- July-August 2009

The Transit Advocate (Southern California Transit Advocates) (Various Issues)

Western Transit (Various Issues)

Stories and Information Contributions:

Pacific Transit Review

The Paddle (Pacific Bus Museum)

Western Transit

"Transit Advocate" (SOCATA)

Norcal Express Magazine (Norcal Bus Fans)

Wheel Clicks (Pacific Railroad Society)

Currently I am the editor of the "Transit Advocate" the publication of the Southern California Transit Advocates.

I have also been quoted in two newspapers:

Los Angeles Times 9/8/2003 "MTA May End or Reduce Serive on 21 Routes..." by Caitlin Liu and Kurt Streeter.

San Bernardino County Sun 10/22/2006 "Refurbished Omnitrans bus gives ride into past." by Andrew Silva.

A sample of my best photographs, both transportation and non-transportion

Check out my You Tube page.

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