Cincinnati Metro chief, Garcia Crews resigns

Posted on July 17, 2014

Terry Garcia Crews, CEO/GM of Cincinnati's Metro resigned on Tuesday.

Garcia Crews, who joined Metro in November 2010, plans to return to a successful consulting career in the transit industry.

“The time is right for me to turn my focus to a consulting career and spend more quality time with my family, including my aging parents who live out west and my children,” Garcia Crews said. “My service in Cincinnati builds upon my decades of experience in transportation. I look forward to being able to help and support organizations all over the country.”

RELATED: Cincinnati's SORTA celebrates 40 years

Darryl Haley, Metro’s executive director of development and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Officer, will serve as interim GM.

SORTA Board member and vice chair Ken Reed will serve as chair of the search committee for Metro’s next CEO and general manager. The Board will conduct a national search to fill this position, said Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board chair Jason Dunn.

“Terry has led our organization through a period of great transition, and we appreciate and respect the tremendous service she has provided to this community and to those who depend on public transportation,” Dunn said.

“She also has led the development of the go*FORWARD plan that we recently presented to the community and which we intend to build upon in the coming months and years to improve public transportation in this region. We wish only the best for Ms. Garcia Crews as she pursues other career opportunities.”

Garcia Crews said she is proud of Metro’s progress over the past four years – from the introduction of Metro*Plus to increased service in this region’s major corridors, including more east-west routes and reduced focus on downtown transfers, new destinations and increased efficiency and productivity of operations.

“I am especially gratified by the teamwork and planning that has led Metro to develop a vision for the future and that an independent study determined that Metro is the top transit system among peer cities in terms of operational efficiency,” Garcia Crews said.

“I have great confidence in the leadership and the team at Metro and community leaders to carry forth the discussion and implementation of expanding public transportation in this community. I want to extend my deepest appreciation to a passionate and dedicated staff. I am grateful for my time working with this team.”

Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the SORTA, providing about 17 million rides per year in the Greater Cincinnati area.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Fed judge orders MARTA to court over paratransit service

Ordered to appear over allegations it's violating a court order, which, among other stipulations, requires MARTA to strive for an on-time performance rate of 100%.

MBTA urged to explore cost saving actions for paratransit

Possible changes presented by MASSDOT's deputy administrator included raising fares to the maximum allowed by ADA and reducing some of The Ride’s overhead costs by partnering with taxis or other transportation companies.

MARTA to privatize paratransit operations, maintenance

MV Transportation will operate and maintain the Mobility fleet. The contract requires the company to keep its on-time performance rate at 90% percent or higher, while at the same time reducing the number of customer complaints and trip requests that are denied

Texas paratransit agency lays off 59 as company loses state contract

The State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission canceled its three-year contract with TAPS Thursday morning, stating the transit company would no longer provide services for their Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation riders.

Mobility Ventures names new VP, Government & Commercial Fleet Sales

Bill Gibson brings to Mobility Ventures more than 40 years of sales and marketing experience with an extensive, proven background in automotive fleet management operations.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close