CUTA Congratulates Erinn Pinkerton, B.C. Transit’s President and CEO, for Award of Distinction
VICTORIA, BC (January 19, 2024) – CUTA extends its congratulations to B.C. Transit’s Erinn Pinkerton, who was recently honoured with an Award of Distinction by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. Pinkerton is the first woman to assume the role of President and CEO.
The Chamber’s Award of Distinction honours a businessperson who has made a noteworthy contribution to Greater Victoria for several years. The award recognizes the positive influence the honoree has had on the economy, business, and the overall community, illustrated by their achievement, resourcefulness, and determination.
Pinkerton has played a pivotal role in propelling Canadian public transit forward with innovation and technology. Among her notable initiatives is the plan to transition B.C. Transit’s entire fleet to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. Additionally, she is involved in the smart bus technology project, enhancing the transit experience with real-time bus information, automated stop announcements, and closed-circuit TV across the entire fleet. Moreover, she is involved in the introduction of electronic fare payments to 30 transit systems throughout the province by the year’s end.
“Erinn’s achievements vividly showcase the capacity for generating innovative technology and business plans within the Canadian public transit industry,” said Marco D’Angelo, CUTA’s President and CEO. “Her success not only underscores the transformative potential of such initiatives but also positions the industry as a trailblazer in Canadian innovation.”
Pinkerton will receive the award in May at the 2024 Greater Victoria Business Awards.
Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)