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.

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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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