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Aguirre Tapped As RTD Chief Operating Officer
Aguirre RTD
Ciro Aguirre has been named to serve as Chief Operating Officer for the San Joaquin Regional Transit District. Photo Contributed

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has announced the appointment of Ciro Aguirre as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) after serving as interim for nearly three months. Aguirre will now officially oversee the Transportation, Service Development, Mobility, Maintenance, Facilities, Security, and other assigned departments.

“RTD is fortunate to attract such a talented transit professional with over 40 years of transit experience,” said RTD CEO Alex Clifford. “Ciro’s vast knowledge, experience, and dedication makes him an ideal person to lead our operations team. He will play an integral role in transforming how RTD delivers transportation service as we continue to build back ridership.”

In 1980, Aguirre began his transit career as a Mechanic II with Santa Clara County Transit, now called the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). He was later promoted to Maintenance Supervisor and then to Maintenance Superintendent where he oversaw three major overhaul and repair divisions for the County.

In 2016, Aguirre joined Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz METRO) as an Operations Manager. He was later promoted to COO where he assumed responsibility for Operations, Paratransit, Fleet Maintenance, Facilities, Customer Service, and Security.

Aguirre holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Psychology from San Jose State University.

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. For more information visit, follow RTD on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.