Doran Barnes

Executive Director
Foothill Transit

Doran Barnes serves as executive director of Foothill Transit. He oversees Foothill Transit's 38-route system, manages the private contractors who operate and maintain the agency’s 360 buses, and leads the delivery of service to 12 million customers annually. Doran became Foothill Transit’s executive director in August 2003.

Doran also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Access Services, the regional paratransit operator for all of Los Angeles County. Previously, he served two years as chief executive officer and general manager of Tulsa Transit in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Doran was no stranger to Foothill Transit, having spent four years as the agency’s deputy executive director from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, Doran worked as the planning manager at Monterey-Salinas Transit and as a private transportation consultant at Ernst & Young. Doran began his transit career as a coach operator at Unitrans, the transit system at the University of California-Davis, where he worked his way up to assistant general manager. 

Doran earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of California-Davis. Doran is very active in the transit industry and has previously served as Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Doran is a proud graduate of Leadership APTA.

Doran serves as Vice Chair of the Transit Cooperative Research Program’s Oversight and Project Selection (TOPS) Committee and he is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Eno Transportation Center. In addition, he served for ten years as a member of the Executive Committee of the California Transit Association including two years as Chair. Doran is also active in the community serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the East Valley Community Health Clinic, member of the Tennant Foundation Board of Directors, and member and Past President of the West Covina Rotary Club.