Joseph Hardin


NMTA President

Joseph Hardin, Zia Therapy/Z Trans

Representing: Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Term Expiration Date: April 2024

Contact Information:
Office Phone: (575) 439-4900 ext. 152

  • Became a board member in 2005
  • Treasurer for 2 years
  • Vice President for the last four years
  • Filling an at-large position
  • Former NRTAP Review Board Member
  • APTA BMTS (Bus Maintenance Training Standards) Committee member
  • Chair of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee

I am Transportation Director for Ztrans in Alamogordo. I have been employed at Zia Therapy Center Inc. since 2002. I have been Transportation Director since March 2004.

We operate a fleet of 20 vehicles for 5311 and 5310 programs. Since I have been Director, we have seen our public ridership rise from 1100 riders per month to approximately 10,000 riders per month. We serve Alamogordo, Tularosa, Holloman AFB, Mescalero Apache Reservation, and Las Cruces with our public transit.

I have been married to my beautiful wife, Carel, for 36 years and I have two grown sons, both of whom, are very successful. My goal as an active member of the NMTA board is to share my experience with others on the board and want to continue working to improve our board and our membership. I feel that our organization and its members need to have a bigger presence in this state. What we do is very important to many individuals.