More than one month after BART spokesman Linton Johnson went on personal leave following internal and external criticism of his actions, he isn’t yet back on the job and agency officials will not discuss his possible return.
Members of the Web activist collective Anonymous targeted Johnson for apparently advocating the disruption of BART cellphone service to quell a planned protest of the agency’s July 3 shooting of 45-year-old Charles Hill. Read More
As expected, Grace Crunican was appointed general manager at BART on Wednesday, and although the directors who hired her praised her straightforward demeanor and transparency, the new chief refused to discuss the agency’s tumultuous past two months. Read More
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. Read More
After a tumultuous four months without a fulltime leader, BART’s board is expected to name a new general manager today.Grace Crunican, former chief of the Seattle Department of Transportation and a deputy administrator of the Federal Transit Administration under President Bill Clinton, is expected to be named general manager in a special board meeting. Read More
A series of missteps and controversial decisions has provoked pointed criticism of BART in recent weeks, prompting questions about who is actually in charge of the agency as it faces international scrutiny. Read More
BART directors are preparing to name former Seattle transportation chief Grace Crunican general manager of the Bay Area’s transit system.
Director Joel Keller said he could not deny reports that Crunican was the board’s choice.
“We haven’t completed everything that needs to be completed – there’s still background and compensation,” he said. “It’s not a final decision.” Read More