Transit Pro to Lead Transit District
David J. Armijo has been brought on board by the South Central Transit District to be the executive director of a new bus service that will connect rural communities in Doña Ana County to the City of Las Cruces. Service could begin as early as next month.
A native of Las Cruces, Armijo has more than 23 years of experience in managing transit systems in New Mexico, Florida, Texas and California. Most recently, he was general manager of California’s third-largest transit agency – the Alameda/Contra Costa Transit District – which operates 600 buses in four operating divisions, with more than 2,000 employees. Returning to southern New Mexico, Armijo – whose first day on the job was Wednesday, Dec. 2 -- takes the reins of what is essentially a start-up system with five buses operating on routes that will connect the City of Las Cruces to the City of Sunland Park, Chaparral and Anthony. Additional service to the Village of Hatch is contemplated in the future.
The South Central Regional Transit District is comprised of eight (8) members:
- Dona Ana County,
- City of Las Cruces,
- Town of Mesilla,
- City of Sunland Park,
- Village of Hatch,
- Village of Williamsburg,
- City of Elephant Butte,
- City of Truth or Consequences