Chicago Transit Board Appoints Acting President

January 30, 2009

Experienced Executive to Provide Stability and Continuity During Transition

The Chicago Transit Board today appointed Dorval R. Carter Jr. to serve as Acting President of the CTA. Most recently, Carter has served as the CTA’s Executive Vice President for Operations Support and has been responsible for directing the planning and operations functions for multiple departments including Human Resources, Purchasing, Public Affairs, Government and Community Relations and Finance. 
Chicago Transit Board Chairman Carole Brown said that because of Carter’s extensive transit experience and familiarity with CTA issues, his appointment will ensure a smooth transition period until a new CTA President is named.  “Dorval is a seasoned professional and experienced manager who understands the CTA and the challenges it faces. He is well respected by the Board and his colleagues within the CTA, and through his many years in the transportation field, he has established strong working relationships with the RTA, FTA, our unions and sister agencies.”
Prior to joining the CTA in 2000, Carter spent 10 years at the Federal Transit Administration where he was Assistant Chief Counsel for Legislation and Regulation and managed the office responsible for preparing and directing the federal legislative and regulatory agenda for the FTA. Before moving to Washington, DC, he was the Regional Counsel of the FTA Region 5 office in Chicago and responsible for all legal issues affecting FTA’s $650,000,000 annual federal transportation program in a six-state region.
Carter has previously served as a member of the FTA’s Procurement Council and is a Senior Fellow on the Council for Excellence in Government. He is also a member of the Transportation Research Board where he serves on the Group 4 Legal Council, the Committee on Transit and Intermodal Transportation Law, and the Transit Cooperative Research Program. 
Carter began his career with the Chicago Transit Authority as a staff attorney where he held various positions including General Attorney and Deputy General Attorney for Corporate Law.
Carter received his Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
He is a member of the Board of Directors for City Year Chicago, a national youth service organization and a member of the Board of Saint Anthony Hospital in Chicago.
CTA President Ron Huberman resigned this week to accept a position as Chief Executive of the Chicago Public Schools.
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