Roger Snoble, CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Transportation Authority (Metro), said that he will retire once a successor is
named and on board.
Snoble has led Metro for seven years, garnering top national
awards for excellence. He also played a key role in securing the passage of
Measure R in November, which instituted a new half-cent sales tax to fund a
comprehensive package of new rail, bus and street, and highway improvements in
the county over the next 30 years.
“After 43 years of public service in the transit industry, I
think this is an opportune time to move on and pass the baton to another
executive who will insure the implementation of Measure R,” Snoble said. “I did
a lot of soul-searching and decided it’s in the best interest of the agency to
have an executive on board soon who can commit the next four to five years in
guiding the development of dozens of critical transit and highway projects that
will be funded by the new sales tax, which will be collected starting next