Dorval R. Carter Jr. named new CTA president

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CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named Dorval R. Carter Jr. as the new president of the Chicago Transit Authority. Carter, who has more than 30 years of experience in public transit at both the city and federal levels, joins the CTA from the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he most recently has served as acting chief of staff to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Carter becomes the first African-American president of the CTA since the agency’s inception in 1947. He most recently served the CTA from 2000 to 2009 where he held a variety of posts culminating in executive vice president and chief administrative officer. During his tenure, Carter was responsible for directing and coordinating the principal planning and operating functions of CTA’s $1 billion operating budget and five-year capital improvement program. He also served as acting president from January to April 2009.

Before joining 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 planning, directing, and supporting the Administration’s legislative and regulatory programs. Prior to that, Carter was the regional counsel of the FTA Region 5 office in Chicago.

Carter began his career with the CTA in 1984 as a staff attorney, and later he held various positions including general attorney and deputy general attorney for corporate law.

Carter will begin his new role at CTA the week of May 18.

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