We provide…

a collective voice 
making a difference
for local bus transit.

Our leadership, from our board to the Coalition staff, to our growing voice on Capitol Hill, is here to serve the growing and economically critical role of bus transit in your city or community.

Below is information on our current board membership, the staff that represents you daily, and our contacts in the Congressional Congress in the House and Senate.

The Bus Coalition’s Board of Directors

Elected every two years, the Coalition’s Board represents a wide range of system sizes and geographic diversity. The Board serves to guide our work on Capitol Hill, build relationships on Capitol Hill and within the transit community and advocate for membership expansion.  Responsibilities include in-person representation in our bi-annual meetings, participation in monthly conference calls and voting on priority-setting motions raised to the board’s attention.

Those interested in serving in a Coalition leadership capacity should contact Executive Director Ed Redfern at ed@buscoalition.com

Bill Carpenter

President, The Bus Coalition &
CEO RGRTA Rochester, NY

Elizabeth Presutti

Vice President, The Bus Coalition &
Chief Executive Officer
DART, Des Moines, IA

Gary Rosenfeld

Treasurer, The Bus Coalition &
CEO Memphis Area Transit Authority Memphis, TN

Dorothy Yeager

Secretary, The Bus Coalition &
Executive Director, OATS Transit, Columbia, MO

Corey Aldridge

CEO & General Manager, Mountain Line, Missoula, MT

Jeff Arndt

VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX

Kelli Badesheim

Executive Director, Valley Regional Transit, Boise, ID

Edgar Benning

General Manager MTA Flint, MI

Alex Clifford

CEO San Joaquin RTD
Stockton, CA

Richard DeRock

General Manager, Link Transit Wenatchee, WA

Shawn Donaghy

CEO C-Tran, Vancouver, WA

Carrie Butler

Executive Director
TARC, Louisville, KY

Mark Johnson

Interim General Manager
LTD Transit, Eugene, OR

Mark Maloney

Director of Public Transit
RTC Washoe,  Reno, NV

Todd Morrow

Executive Director, Island Transit, Coupeville, WA

Jeff Nelson

General Manager MetroLink Moline, IL

Doug Roelfs

General Manager, Greater Peoria Mass Transit District, Peoria, IL

Bob Ruzinsky

CEO, Dayton RTA Dayton, OH

The Bus Coalition Staff

The Coalition’s staff is here to answer questions, large and small, that make local bus systems work better–in your neighborhoods and in Washington DC. Reach out to us, any time.

Ed Redfern

Executive Director

30 years of Capitol Hill experience and local level relationships in bus systems, large and small, nationwide.


Joel Rubin

Washington Representative

Driving positive change among Members of Congress and Hill staff on behalf of individual systems and bus transit alike.


Jayson White

Deputy Director

 Membership relations and network growth. Policy, innovation, and legislative analysis


Kirby Garrett

Washington Representative

Strategic guidance for development of bus transit message and budget priotities on capitol hill.


Molly Eklund

Membership Director

Managing membership database, and all membership and dues processes.


Lance Husak

Research Director

National policy, marketplace research and transit systems analysis. Lance makes sure the buses run on time.