Good afternoon, readers.
Please join The Bus Blog in congratulating Elizabeth Presutti, who was today named the new General Manager of DART.
While outgoing General Manager Brad Miller brought a clear vision for the future of DART, we have Elizabeth Presutti, the Chief Development Officer since 2008, to thank for taking a lot of big ideas and making them into reality. These include DART Central Station, for which the funding is now lined up, as well as two major technology initiatives under way, an online trip planner and including DART Central Station. To top it all of is DART Forward 2035, a long-range planning study that will bring about major changes to the public transit system in Greater Des Moines.
“Not only is Elizabeth well qualified for the position, she is the right person for the job at this critical junction for DART,” said Angela Connolly, Polk County Supervisor and Chair of the DART Commission. “She is well known and respected throughout the region, and has an intimate knowledge of all of the major projects at DART. Under Elizabeth’s leadership, we won’t skip a beat in our plans to improve public transit for Greater Des Moines.”