JACKSONVILLE, FL. (February 24, 2023) – Ivan A. Rodriguez-Seda, JTA’s Chief of Staff, was elected to the Latinos In Transit (LIT) Board of Directors. Founded in 2016, LIT was created to promote the advancement and development of Latinos and other minorities in transportation. Membership is made of public and private transportation professionals from across the nation.
“For the JTA, it is important to be engaged and active in our industry’s trade association that contribute so much in advancing ideas and best practices that push the envelope forward in areas such as innovation, mobility, equity, and others that improve the services for our customers,” said JTA Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “For JTA to be part of an organization that has a clear vision of driving for sustainable and equitable mobility services, while creating a network to advance professional development, is an honor.”
Rodriguez-Seda started at the JTA in 2013 as a Government Relations Officer and has held various positions in the authority. During his tenure at the JTA, he has been an active contributor in advancing JTA’s signature projects and initiatives, working on projects such as the Route Optimizations Initiative (ROI), the Bus Rapid Transit First Coast Flyer, the Ultimate Urban Circulator (U²C), among others, supporting with advocacy and grants strategies that helped secure millions in federal and state funding. In August 2022, he was named Chief of Staff.
Selected in 2020 to Mass Transit Magazine’s, 40 Under 40 class, Rodriguez-Seda has over 15 years in public service, with extensive experience in policy, legal, advocacy, and governance, among others, and is an active member of numerous national and statewide trade associations and organizations. Currently, he also serves on the Regional Council for Leadership Florida’s Northeast Chapter.
“We are proud and overjoyed to have Ivan join the LIT Board of Directors,” said Alva Carrasco, LIT President of the Board of Directors. “LIT is experiencing rapid growth and with Ivan’s leadership and expertise, we look forward to strengthening our foundation and to growing to new heights.”