Tonya Anderson joined the Regional Transportation District in 2013 as its Product Manager of Electronic Fare Operations. Tonya is accomplished in the electronic fare collection industry and brings to RTD a wealth of experience and knowledge in key electronic fare collection technology. She has held project management, program management and communications officer positions with the United States Air Force, for which she played a leading role in maintaining and operating mission-critical command and control systems. Tonya holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Colorado-Boulder, as well as a certificate of completion in Product Management from General Assembly.
In Tonya’s current role at RTD, she leads a cross-functional team from every department to maintain and operate two electronic fare collection systems: a card-based, contactless smart card system and a mobile ticketing system. Under her direction, RTD this year became the first transit agency in the world to offer real-time trip planning and ticket purchasing for the agency’s buses and trains within the Uber ride-hailing app, through a strategic partnership with mobile ticketing company Masabi. Since the launch of in-app ticketing in Uber’s app in June, over 44,000 tickets were sold through the end of December 2019.