November 1, 2011 > BART announces new General Manager
BART announces new General Manager
Submitted By James K. Allison
Transportation professional Grace Crunican is taking over as the new BART General Manager. Crunican was appointed Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at a Special Board meeting, ending a nationwide search for the next General Manager of the Bay Area's premiere public transportation system.
"The Board selected Ms. Crunican because of her 32 years of experience in the public transportation industry," BART Board President Bob Franklin said. "She brings a transparent and inclusive approach, ideal qualities to lead the BART organization in providing safe and reliable transportation service for its passengers and the communities of the Bay Area."
"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."