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Mich. RTA votes to hire Ann Arbor chief, Ford for CEO post

Posted on May 22, 2014

DETROIT — The Regional Transit Authority on Wednesday unanimously chose Ann Arbor Transportation Authority leader Michael Ford as its first CEO, putting in place someone to oversee better coordinated transit service with local agencies and to plot a strategy to win a funding referendum in 2016, The Detroit News reported.

RELATED: 3 candidates considered to lead Mich. RTA

Last year, the board offered the post to John Hertel, GM of SMART, but after months of wrangling over permanent funding for staff, he declined the offer, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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