The former head of Atlanta’s streetcar project is now the chief executive officer of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.
The SORTA Board approved Dwight Ferrell as the new CEO Tuesday morning.
Ferrell comes to the Cincinnati area from Fulton County, Georgia, where he served as county manager since October 2013. Before that, he was the deputy general manager and chief operating officer of MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority for four years.
Cincinnati Metro CEO & General Manager Terry Garcia Crews and Director of The Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, Julie Heath, discuss a new study giving high marks to Metro for operational efficiency, and plans for increasing Metro services in 2014.
When it comes to making use of available resources to deliver public transportation, the Cincinnati bus system is tops compared to 11 peer cities. That's according to a study being released at today's State of Metro annual meeting. The research by the UC Economics Center shows Metro is number 1 in operational efficiency--getting the most bang for its buck.
But Metro ranks more middle of the pack when it comes to the level of service provided. (Number 7 to be exact.)