Rashidi Barnes

Rashidi Barnes
Tri Delta Transit CEO
Tri Delta Transit

Rashidi Barnes was appointed the CEO of Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, known as Tri Delta Transit, in September 2022, replacing longtime CEO Jeanne Krieg who retired after 32 years at the agency.

Mr. Barnes started his transit career twenty years ago as the Western Sales Manager for Transit Marketing Group, a leader in marketing and sales for transit product manufacturers. From there he became the Director of Procurement for Foothill Transit and also served as Foothill Transit’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer during his tenure. His next five and a half years were spent with Central Contra Costa Transit Authority also known as County Connection, where he served as Senior Manager of Transportation, Senior Manager of Innovation and Shared Mobility, and then Director of Innovation and Shared Mobility. His other roles at CCCTA include oversight of the daily operations of 160+ bus operators, 12 supervisors and 1 transit manager. In 2015, Rashidi Barnes was listed by Mass Transit Magazine as one of the Top 40 Under 40 to watch and follow.   Most recently before Tri Delta Transit, Mr. Barnes worked for First Transit as the Director of Mobility as a Service, a National position where he worked with various transit agencies, TNC’s, payment solution companies and micro mobility providers to deliver innovative mobility solutions. Mr. Barnes completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his Master’s degree from the San Jose State Mineta Transportation Institute and has completed both the ENO Executive Program and APTA Leadership.

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