BART names new GM

Posted on August 31, 2011

Transportation professional Grace Crunican is taking over as the new Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) GM. Crunican was appointed at a special board meeting, ending a nationwide search for the next GM of the San Francisco Bay Area public transportation system.

"I believe any endeavor is stronger through partnerships," Crunican said.  "I will work to build those partnerships from the first day of my job. This includes reaching out to BART’s customers, the communities BART serves, employees and other stakeholders. As BART’s general manager, I will coordinate with other regional transit agencies, planning and funding organizations, our partners at the local, regional, state and federal level to enhance the services we provide daily."

Crunican is BART’s ninth GM. She holds a solid background in transportation, which includes a history of successful strategies to secure and increase capital and transit funding.

In her new position, Crunican will oversee operating and capital budgets totaling $1.4 billion and lead the approximately 3,100 BART employees who serve about 350,000 riders each weekday with service at 44 stations in four counties.

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

More News

Alstom to supply new generation metros to Greater Lyon

The binding part of the order includes the delivery of 30 metros for an amount of $152 million dollars.

Texas' TRE increases frequencies, extends service hours

The new schedule features weekday train service every 30 minutes during peak periods. For evening, mid-day and Saturday service, the frequency will be every 60 minutes.

First Hitachi-made rail vehicles for Miami-Dade unveiled

The Miami-Dade Metro contract amounts to about $300 million dollars representing a total quantity of 68 trains (136 cars).

WMATA report on running red lights calls for capping speeds, brighter bulbs

Plans to upgrade signals with LED bulbs at the following problem-spots by the end of the year: National Airport, Silver Spring, Vienna, Grosvenor, Largo, and Farragut North.

Dallas' rail-connected development driving regional growth, study says

Completed or under-construction TOD near DART stations has already generated $69 million in state and local tax revenue.

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



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

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close