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Grace Crunican officially named new BART general manager

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Grace Crunican (Courtesy photo)
Grace Crunican (Courtesy photo)

Former Seattle transit chief Grace Crunican was named the new general manager of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District on Wednesday.

The board voted 8 to 1 to award Crunican a $300,000 annual salary, with potential performance bonuses of $20,000 more. Her contract, which is for an indefinite length, has a one-year severance clause in the event of her firing.

Crunican served as the chief of the Seattle Department of Transportation and was a deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration under President Bill Clinton.

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