CalACT names Margaret Heath to its Board of Directors

Margaret Heath will join the CalAct Board in November

Gold Coast Transit District (GCTD) is pleased to announce that Margaret Heath has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT). Her term begins in November.

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“Margaret has been a passionate advocate for the needs of transit riders in Ventura County, especially seniors and persons with disabilities. I know she will do a tremendous job as a CalAct Director,” stated Steve Brown, General Manager, Gold Coast Transit District. 

Margaret Heath first joined Gold Coast Transit District in 1999 and has been involved in ADA paratransit and senior services for the last 17 years. Currently she is the Paratransit & Special Projects Manager overseeing the District’s ACCESS paratransit program. Throughout her tenure Margaret has focused on the expansion of transportation alternatives for senior and disabled constituents in addition to providing oversight of GCTD’s demand responsive services. Her past accomplishments include participation on the CalTrans Transportation Task Team to improve senior transportation options and she held a seat on the Stakeholders Advisory Committee advising UC Berkeley and PATH (California Partners for Advanced Transit & Highways) on removing public transportation barriers for seniors.

“We are pleased to have Margaret join the CalACT Board of Directors. Her experience with the CalACT Conference Committee, Paratransit operations and the American’s with Disabilities Act will be an asset to the Board and to CalACT.  I look forward to working with her during the next two years,” stated Jacklyn Montgomery, Executive Director, CalACT.

Ms. Heath added, “When transportation systems are made more efficient, employment and social opportunities are made accessible for all, improving our community’s quality of life. CalACT has a strong history of working with local communities across the state providing solutions to mobility management and community based transportation challenges. I am both humbled and excited to be joining this prestigious Board.”

CalACT is a statewide, non-profit association with over 300 members representing small, rural and specialized transportation providers. The organization is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors who represent regions through the state by volunteering their time and expertise. 

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