October 10, 2012

VIA chief accepts MARTA top post

SAN ANTONIO — Citing mainly personal reasons and the great opportunity, VIA President/CEO Keith Parker said Tuesday he will leave San Antonio to become GM of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), starting there by early December.

The VIA board immediately appointed Deputy CEO Jeff Arndt, 57, as interim president and CEO. Arndt, who Parker hired earlier this year, has three decades of transit experience, including 25 years at Houston's public transit system, where he helped launch that city's light-rail system, according to a San Antonio-Express News report. For the full story, click here.

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