Chicago Transit Board Names Ron Huberman as New CTA President

May 1, 2007

The Chicago Transit Board today appointed Ron Huberman as the new President of the Chicago Transit Authority.

Huberman had been Mayor Richard M. Daley's Chief of Staff for the last two years and previously served as Executive Director of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

"We are delighted that Ron is joining CTA and are eager to move forward with efforts to address the agency's immediate funding issue," said Chicago Transit Board Chairman Carole Brown. "His experience in City government should serve him well as he works with us to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the second largest transit agency in the country."

?I appreciate the support expressed by members of the Chicago Transit Board," said Huberman. ?Even with the cuts in spending and management improvements that have already been put in place, it's evident to me that we need to make even tougher financial decisions in the days and weeks ahead. It is vital that Chicago's public transportation system be financially sound and healthy and I look forward to taking the CTA the next step of the way."

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