HIRTA News Blog

Community Transportation Manager of the Year

Brooke Ramsey - Tuesday, May 28, 2019


This award honors a community transportation leader for displaying leadership while providing transportation service that is integral to the community and creating a vision for the system that has the support from both within and outside the organization.

  • 2019 Julia Castillo, Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency, Urbandale, Iowa
More information can be found at https://ctaa.org/awards/

Press Release: Castillo awarded Transit Manager of the Year

Brooke Ramsey - Saturday, May 25, 2019
Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency’s Julia Castillo Named
2019 Community Transportation Manager of the Year

CTAA Transit Manager of the Year

Brooke Ramsey - Friday, May 24, 2019

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) awarded Julia Castillo, Executive Director as 

Transit Manager of the Year. Julia has transformed the image of rural transportation, and has done a wonderful 

job representing Iowa on the national stage; we are lucky to have her call HIRTA home. On behalf of HIRTA we thank 

Julia for her dedication to rural public transportation, our mission of providing public transportation in Central Iowa and 

her outstanding service to our customers. Congratulations Julia!

Pictured: Randy Zobrist (River Bend Transit), Julia Castillo, FTA Administrator K. Jane Williams, and CTAA Director Scott Bogren.

Holiday Closure Reminder

Brooke Ramsey - Thursday, May 23, 2019
A friendly reminder: HIRTA will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday 5/27/19, if you need to reschedule your routine trip to another day, please contact our customer service department at 1-877-686-0029 or erides@ridehirta.com . Thank you and have a safe holiday. 

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