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Simonetta to leave Valley Metro Rail

Posted on May 15, 2009

[IMAGE]Simonetta-full.jpg[/IMAGE]Rick Simonetta, CEO of Phoenix-based Valley Metro Rail for the past six years, has announced that he will retire from METRO at the end of December 2009. 

Simonetta said, “I have accomplished everything I came here to do.  We now have a very successful 20-mile light rail line that was opened on time and within budget, and a highly talented staff that is capable of completing the design, construction and operation of the long range plan.” 

Simonetta indicated he will pursue consulting opportunities beginning in 2010.

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