On to Finding a New General Manager for DART

Good morning, readers.

We learned more this week about how DART will proceed in finding a new General Manager. As you read here last week, General Manager Brad Miller will be leaving DART at the end of June to become the next Chief Executive Officer of the Pinellas County Transit Authority in St. Petersburg, Florida.

A few highlights about the process that came out of the DART Commission meeting on Tuesday:

  • Advertisements will run in transit trade magazines as well as in newspapers and industry websites.
  • Develop job description based on input from Commissioners, officials from member cities, riders, and others.
  • Review applicants and come up with a short list of candidates.
  • Interview finalists and select new General Manager.
While the timeline is subject to change, the aim is to select a new General Manager by this summer. Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Presutti will be Interim General Manager during any time before a permanent replacement can start.