AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District)
Mike Hursh was appointed the General Manager by the AC Transit Board of Directors in September 2015. He is a nine-year veteran of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), serving as the Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2015, and as the Deputy Director, Operations for Maintenance and Security from 2006 to 2012. As COO, Mike directed all VTA transit operations, including bus and light rail, operator training, accessible services, planning, scheduling, and facility maintenance. Among his previous positions, he served as Deputy General Manager for Maintenance, Safety and Training for the San Francisco Municipal Railway. Mike is a champion for the environment and has a thorough understanding of public transportation in the Bay Area. He values customers, key stakeholders and employees who make transit systems work. A native of Reno, Nevada, Mike is a long-time Bay Area resident and veteran of the United States Air Force, who served six years in active duty and five years as a reservist in the California Air National Guard. He is a past chair of the California Transit Association Rail Operations & Regulatory Committee and a graduate of Leadership Contra Costa.