NMTA Director

Gary Guinn, Creative Bus Sales

Representing:  Director at Large
Term Expiration Date:  April 2020


Contact Information:

Office Phone:  (505) 382-8510
Email:  info@nm-ta.com


About Me

  • Born and raised in Central New Mexico
  •  Hometown of Bosque Farms
  • Graduate of Los Lunas High School
  •  Dirt Track Racecar Driver
  • Husband and Father of one


 Military Service

  • Served in the United States Marines as a 3521 Motor Transport Diesel Mechanic
  • Obtained a Secondary Military Occupational Skill as a 3522 Rebuild Technician
  • Engine and Transmission Dyno Certified
  • There is not a part of a Humvee or LVS that I cannot rebuild or repai
  • Left the Marine Corps as a Corporal E-4 and Acting SNCOIC (Shop Manager)


Wagner Equipment Company

  • Worked for Wagner Equipment Company “Caterpillar” as a Diesel Engine Rebuild Technician
  • At Wagner became youngest Shop Foreman in Company at 22
  • Assisted in creation, implementation, and training of New Company wide Safety protocols and Standards. 


ARCA

  • At ARCA operated a 108 vehicle fleet
  • Promoted to become Vehicle and Safety Coordinator adding 80+ locations that I was responsible for Safety  Inspections of these vehicles, homes, apartment complexes  and business locations
  • Trainer for Defensive Driving and new employee Safety
  • Operated within 5310 and 5316 Grants 


North Central Regional Transit District, “NCRTD”

  • Fleet and Facilities Maintenance Manger for North Central Regional Transit District
  • Facilitated  in planning and operation of Transit system
  • 10,000 square mile operation area encompassing 4 counties
  • Operating  and Servicing 60+ Transit vehicles
  • 24 fixed Routes and 4 Demand Routes
  • Operating within 5309, 5310, and 5311 Grants.
  • Maintaining Hundreds of Bus Stops across the service area including evaluation and installation of new stops. 


Creative Bus Sales

  • New Mexico Transit Bus Salesman
  • Work with all government agencies and non-profits receiving  grant money on both 5310 and 5311 Grants
  • With my Mechanical, Fleet Maintenance, and Grant Background I can help you to choose the correct vehicle for your application and budget 

NMTA Director


Keith Wilson, Santa Fe Trails - City of Santa Fe

Representing: Director At Large

Term Expiration Date: April 2021


Contact Information:

​Office Phone:  (505) 955-2223

Email:   info@nm-ta.com


Keith Wilson has over 20 years of experience working in the transportation planning field.  Mr. Wilson has a Bachelor Degree in Civil and Transportation Engineering from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland where he grew up.  After working for a year for a Transportation Consultants in London, England, Mr. Wilson moved to the United States in 1995 to work for a Regional Planning Agency in Western Massachusetts. He has worked as the Senior Planner for the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) since April 2009 and as one of three staff at the MPO works on a variety of Transportation Planning activities across all modes (Vehicular, Train, Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian) as well as managed the MPO Transportation Improvement Program.  In April 2016, Mr. Wilson was appointed acting Division Director with Santa Fe Trails, primarily overseeing the Administration, Grants and Capital Infrastructure Projects of the City of Santa Fe’s Transit Division.  In December 2017, Mr. Wilson was made permanent in his role at Santa Fe Trails.  Mr. Wilson serves as the City’s Alternate Member on the NCRTD Board of Directors and the Chair of the Santa Fe MPO Technical Coordinating Committee.

NMTA Vice - President

Joseph Hardin, Zia Therapy Center/Z-Trans

Representing:  At Large Director
Term Expiration Date:  April 2021

Contact Information:
Office Phone:  (575) 439-4900 ext. 152
Email:   info@nm-ta.com


  • Became a board member in 2005
  • Treasurer for 2 years
  • Vice President for the last four years
  • Filling an at-large position
  • Former NRTAP Review Board Member
  • APTA BMTS (Bus Maintenance Training Standards) Committee member
  • Chair of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee 


I am Transportation Director for Ztrans in Alamogordo. I have been employed at Zia Therapy Center Inc.  since 2002. I have been Transportation Director since March 2004.

We operate a fleet of 20 vehicles for 5311, 5316, and 5310 programs. Since I have been Director, we have landed numerous private contracts and have seen our public ridership rise from 1100 riders per month to over 10,000 riders per month. We serve Alamogordo, La Luz, Tularosa, Holloman AFB, Mescalero Apache Reservation, and Las Cruces with our public transit.

I am also a previous member of the board for the South Central Regional Transit District, representing our city and county.

NMTA Director


The remainder of the term for this seat is currently available


Representing:  Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (5310 Programs)

Term Expiration Date:  April 2019

NMTA Treasurer

Elizabeth Carter, Rio Metro Regional Transit District

​Representing: Director At Large
Term Expiration Date:  April 2021


Contact Information:
Office:  (505) 843-1712                                
Email:   info@nm-ta.com


I began my career in transportation in 1993 when I went to work for the City of Santa Fe Transit Division in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a Secretary and then as an Administrative assistant providing information to the public and administering the ADA paratransit program until 1995.  From 2003 to 2006, I once again went to work for the City of Santa Fe as their Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Contract Administrator overseeing the City’s JARC program which provided demand response service to low income individuals, compiled and prepared the City’s National Transit Database reporting and prepared and submitted Federal Transit grant applications for Sections 5307, 5309 and 3037.

From 1995 to 1996 I worked for the District Attorney’s Office and then worked for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division from 1996 to 2000.

Upon receiving my Bachelor’s degree I determined I wanted to work in the transportation field as I liked that public transportation improved the quality of life of individuals who otherwise had no means of transportation to get to where they wanted to go.  From 2000 to 2003 I worked for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) as an Urban & Regional Planner managing the statewide Vanpool Program, New Mexico Park and Ride program, three Rideshare Programs, three Metropolitan Planning Organization Programs and 18 Job Access and Reverse Commute programs throughout New Mexico and prepared and submitted Federal Transit grant application for Sections 5303, 5309, 5310, 5311, 3036 and 3037 programs.

From 2006 to 2013 I worked for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)  in several capacities:  1) ADA Paratransit Program Administrator overseeing Access Services the Los Angeles county-wide paratransit provider that provided service on behalf of Metro and 44 fixed route/municipal operators; 2) Transportation Contract Services Manager overseeing the administration and operation of 18 contract bus routes, Access Services as well as three Transit Operations Agreements for four additional routes. 3) Acting Assistant Transportation Manager at Division 10, monitoring and interacting with operators to ensure compliance with policies, rules, procedures and regulations, practices and labor agreements; and 4) Service Operations Superintendent overseeing Transportation Contract Services (18 bus lines) and Access Service as well as four directly operated divisions with 15 managers, 2000 operators and 30 routes. 

From 2013 to the Present I have been working with Rio Metro Regional Transit District as the Assistant Transit Director overseeing bus operations within Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties.  The transportation service consists of directly operated fixed route, demand response service and contracted bus and taxi services.

While at Metro I attended Cal State – Long Beach University and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

NMTA President

Philo Shelton, Los Alamos County - Atomic City Transit

Representing:  Rural Transit Systems (5311 Programs)
Term Expiration Date:  April 2019


Contact Information:
Office Phone:  (505) 662-8106
Email:  info@nm-ta.com

Philo is a registered Professional Engineer in the Civil Engineering discipline. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and received his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also a Certified Public Manager. Philo joined Los Alamos County in June 2012. Prior to joining the County, Philo had been a Public Works Director since 2001 serving in the communities of Steamboat Springs and Black Hawk, Colorado. 

NMTA Director

Mary Collins, City of Clovis - Clovis Area Transit System


Representing:  Director At Large
Term Expiration Date:  April 2019

Contact Information:

Office:  (575) 769-7910              

Email:   info@nm-ta.com

                             

My name is Mary Collins and I am seeking a board position with the NM Transit Association.  I currently hold the position of Operations Manager for the Clovis Area Transit System.  I’ve worked for the City of Clovis for 27 years.  During my tenure here I have held the following positions:  transit operator, dispatcher/scheduler, administrative assistant and now operations manager.  As many of you know who work in a small transit department, I wear many hats and perform a wide variety of tasks, but my duties include hiring, supervision and training of all drivers; tracking and scheduling of all fleet maintenance; driver work schedules; and overall operations.


I enjoy my job tremendously, take pride in being a behind the scenes worker and giving 110 percent to the success of the system.  This has garnered my selection as the City’s Employee of the Quarter.  As a driver I won the Bus Division of our State Roadeo in 1995, which was the first year they incorporated the cut-aways and I’ve only missed attendance at two State Roadeos since inception.  I completed CTAA’s course on Certified Community Transit Supervisor, and have completed numerous hours of training in this field. 

I am very devoted to the success of the CATS program and the success of NMTA.  I know that the service we provide is a lifeline to the citizens of this state and what we do matters in their daily lives.  It is our responsibility as Transit Supervisors to instill this view to our staff and to spread this message across the state to leaders in our communities. I have attended several board meetings in the past with the Director of our program and find the work being done by NMTA invaluable.  I’ve always been eager to assist in any way I can with the State Conference and Roadeo and will continue to do so.  I ask for your consideration of my request to assist the board.

NMTA Director


Anthony Mortillaro, North Central Regional Transit District

Representing:  Regional Transit Districts

Term Expiration Date:  April 2020


Contact Information:

​Office Phone:  (505) 629-4713

Email:   info@nm-ta.com


Anthony Mortillaro holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has over 30 years of local government experience.  As the Executive Director of the North Central Regional Transit District he is responsible for overseeing and directing all activities related to the provision of transit services within the District’s four county, 10,000 square mile area with an approximate population of 235,000. The Regional Transit District has an 11 member Board of Elected Officials that are appointed to represent the Cities of Española and  Santa Fe, the Counties of Santa Fe, Española, Taos and Los Alamos and the Pueblos of Tesuque, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Ohkay Owingeh, and  Santa Clara.

Prior to joining the RTD, Anthony held the various positions of County Administrator and City and Town Manager in cities in the states of Colorado, Washington, Arizona and New Mexico.  Anthony served on the Board of the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) for 6.5 years and Chaired the Finance and Personnel Committee for the NCRTD.

In addition he has served on the Board of the former Los Alamos Bus and was a team member in the Los Alamos County acquisition and development of Atomic City Transit.

In Washington State, Anthony was involved in the annexation of the City of Blaine into the service area for Whatcom County Transit and served as a member of the transit advisory committee.

NMTA Director

Stan Cooper, AARP of New Mexico

Representing:  Director at Large
Term Expiration Date:  April 2021

Contact Information:
Office Phone:  (505) 670-7988   

Email:   info@nm-ta.com


For the past three years I have been fortunate to serve on the board of directors of the New Mexico Transit Association, and I would like to continue serving.  My background includes many years of working for AARP.   Until I retired in 2012, I was the State Director for AARP New Mexico from 1999 to 2012.   Prior to then, I worked in the areas of communications and legislative advocacy for AARP.


While with AARP New Mexico, I was involved in educating seniors throughout New Mexico about their options to stay connected to their communities by having access to transportation.

The population of New Mexico is aging.  Currently about 13.2 percent of the state’s population is 65 and older.  By 2030 that will jump to 26.4 percent.

It is important that public transportation in New Mexico get more public policy attention—not only to help seniors, but also to help many others who don’t own a car or who are disabled.  New Mexico is one of only a handful of states that does not provide any state funding for public transportation.

As a member of the NMTA Board of Directors I have actively worked to increase the association’s visibility by helping our president find opportunities to address key standing and interim legislative committees of the New Mexico Legislature to let them know about NMTA.  I also have written articles on public transportation for NMTA’s online newsletter.

In 2014, working with colleagues on an advocacy subcommittee I helped develop  a request for proposal to hire a lobbyist to help push legislation during the 2015 legislative session. That effort resulted in the hiring of JD Bullington who subsequently convinced a key member of the House of Representatives to sponsor legislation that would give public transportation a small percentage of   capital outlay funds to help local and regional governments that provide transportation. I also helped lobby for that bill in Legislature.

I would like to continue to use my knowledge of communications and advocacy to move NMTA forward so it becomes a better known and respected advocate for public transportation.

NMTA Secretary

Michael Bartholomew, City of Las Cruces - RoadRunner Transit


Representing: Urban Transit Systems (5307 Programs) 
Term Expiration Date:  April 2020


Contact Information:
Office:  (575) 541-2500                                
Email:   info@nm-ta.com


I have served as the Transit Administrator for the City of Las Cruces’ RoadRUNNER Transit since January 2002.  I have been in the public transportation business since 1984 in a variety of roles including driver (both fixed route and paratransit), trainer, lead driver, operations supervisor and, now, transit administrator.  I believe in the value of developing strong public transportation programs in New Mexico– not only for people with no other transportation options but also as a viable option for those who have transportation choices.  I am currently serving on the NMTA board as secretary.

Prior to my transportation career, I was an archeologist.  I received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Arizona and an MA in Anthropology from Washington State University.  I have been married for 34 years and have two children, both who are married -- a daughter who lives in Albuquerque and a son who lives in Las Cruces. 

NMTA Board of Directors