The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors confirmed Collie Greenwood as the Authority’s new general manager and chief executive officer.
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity,” said Greenwood. “I love transit and have known since my days of driving a bus how vital it is to people and their communities. I am eager to get to work enhancing and expanding service in the metro Atlanta region.”
A nationwide search, conducted by Krauthamer & Associates, identified 11 candidates with varying backgrounds in transportation and other business sectors, according to MARTA's news release. The GM/CEO Search Committee interviewed five candidates and concluded that Greenwood was the best fit for MARTA, bringing his nomination to the full board at a special called meeting on Oct. 27.
A former bus operator, Greenwood rose through the ranks over 30 years to serve as chief service officer with the Toronto Transit Commission. Greenwood joined MARTA in July 2019 as chief of bus operations and urban planning. In January 2021, Greenwood was named deputy GM of operations where he oversaw all bus and rail operations and helped develop and deliver major capital projects.
Greenwood had served as interim GM/CEO since January.