Management & Operations

Metrolink chief DePallo to step down

Posted on December 16, 2014

After leading the Los Angeles-based commuter rail organization for more than two years, Metrolink CEO Michael P. DePallo announced he will step down from his post at Metrolink effective January 2 to pursue other opportunities, and that the Board will commence a process for hiring a new permanent CEO.

The Metrolink Board of Directors hired DePallo in October of 2012 to lead the agency through a critical period of revitalization and growth. Under DePallo's leadership, Metrolink is now on the verge of becoming the nation's first passenger rail system to fully implement Positive Train Control (PTC), a life-saving technology that will make Metrolink the nation's safest railroad.  In addition, the agency will also be the nation's first to employ Tier 4 locomotives on its system, which will operate at more than 80% lower emissions than current locomotives.

He led the agency in addressing a number of financial challenges which came to light in 2013, bringing in a new finance team which has stabilized the agency's financial position. He also initiated "Customer Connect," a new program for riders to provide direct feedback to Metrolink management regarding amenities and other improvements to service.

"Metrolink has a great history and a bright future. This system is the backbone of Southern California's regional system and essential to our collective future as our region continues to grow and rely on public transit. We are especially proud of this organization's commitment to public safety as we remain on track to be the first commuter rail system in the country to implement positive train control," said Larry McCallon, chairman of Metrolink's Board of Directors.

"Metrolink has a talented staff and a dedicated, forward­looking Board that are committed to safety and innovation and will continue to do great things to enhance mobility for the Southern California region," said DePallo.

Metrolink's Board of Directors has begun a process to fill the CEO position.

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

More News

NACTO, partner launch transportation data standard, platform

SharedStreets features industry-leading safety, curb-use and transit management tools to digitally connect the public and private sectors.

Seattle Mayor announces free transit passes for high school students

The program will cost the city $3.8 million from the Transportation Benefit District, with $1 million from King County Metro. Officials plan for the program to launch in Fall 2018.

TriMet’s Board of Directors appoints interim GM

Shelley Devine will temporarily lead TriMet while the Board finalizes its decision on a permanent GM.

NYC, S.F., Boston ranked 'Best Cities for Public Transit'

Transit Score, a tool by Redfin company Walk Score®, rates locations based on how convenient they are to public transportation.

New Flyer's Abraman named to NEPTA Hall of Fame

According to the NEPTA bylaws, the association recognizes members who have made outstanding contribution to the transit industry.

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

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

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

Luxury Coach & Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close