Our Team Is The Face Of Our Services.
Each member of the BRITE team is committed to fulfilling our mission of providing high-quality safe transportation on clean buses throughout Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. We train each employee so they have the resources to do the job well and we provide the appropriate compensation to fuel healthy lives in our community.
Get To Know Our Team:
Steve has been with Virginia Regional Transit (VRT) for one year before transitioning into the role of Transit Manager. Prior to coming to VRT, Steve managed and coordinated resort transportation.
Devon Thompson is the Transit Planner for BRITE Bus. Devon started at the CSPDC as an intern and returned upon graduating from the University of Virginia. In 2017, Devon transitioned over to the transit team. Devon is responsible for the management and oversight of contracted service provision of BRITE, as well as budget development, coordinating plans and studies, staffing the BRITE Transit Advisory Committee, and maintaining databases and reporting data.
Paula joined the CSPDC in 2021 as a Regional Planner. Paula serves BRITE and Afton Express in the role of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Coordinator. She moved to the Shenandoah Valley from New York in 2007 and has made Augusta County her home. Paula is passionate about public transportation, and ensuring that the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Greater Augusta region’s transit needs are met efficiently and equitably.
Jeannie is the face of BRITE and is well known in this service area. Jeannie started as a driver providing valuable service to many of our current clients. Promoted to her current position, she is the connection between management, drivers, and passengers, ensuring a smooth and seamless daily operation. A longtime resident of Staunton and Waynesboro, but originally from Highland County, Jeannie enjoys spending time with her granddaughters.
Prior to working for BRITE, Le’Roy has two decades of public and private transportation service. He likes being a part of the valuable team that ensures the daily public transportation needs of BRITE and Afton Express patrons are met. This valley resident enjoys spending his spare time with family, exploring the outdoors, and is an avid reader.
Donna is the familiar voice of BRITE, answering the calls on the Customer Service line. She is the communication between BRITE base and the buses. With her friendly attitude she helps passengers with their transportation questions and schedules appointments for our Paratransit Riders. A resident of the area all of her life she is familiar with all areas, and makes sure her callers are provided all necessary information. Donna is an avid sports fan, and enjoys spending time with her gran-dogs Mason and Blaze.
The man behind the scenes. He can go unnoticed, but he keeps the safety and cleanliness of the BRITE buses organized. He maintains and tracks all the daily information to make sure we are providing our passengers a safe, comfortable, and pleasant ride on all our buses. Jimmie is a long time resident of the area, and enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Jax joined our team in 2021 as a mechanic for our BRITE and Afton Express buses. He says he has been mechanically inclined since he was old enough to hold a wrench! He is an animal lover, and lives in Nelson County with his rescue dog.
He keeps us looking good! Responsible for the cleanliness of the BRITE buses and the BRITE facility. He maintains how we look, and helps in maintenance as needed. James has been in the local area for many years, and during his time off spends time with his family and their many family pets.