Robert Yaro Retiring from Leadership at the Regional Plan Association

Regional Plan Association (RPA) President Robert D. Yaro "will retire at the end of this year, after 25 years at the urban-planning organization," according to the RPA's blog in a post late last week.

According to an announcement last week, Robert Yaro will leave the RPA after 25 years at the organization and retire at the end of the year.

The blog credits Yaro with leading the RPA through the following initiatives: "Under Mr. Yaro, RPA...played a role in planning for the creation of the JFK AirTrain connecting the LIRR and subway to the airport. RPA has conducted in-depth research on the Northeast rail corridor, calling attention to the dangers of deferring maintenance. And working with the organization’s civic partners, Mr. Yaro has led RPA’s continuing efforts to campaign for a new Penn Station, culminating in 2013 with a vote by the New York City Council that rejected Madison Square Garden’s bid for a permanent lease atop the transit hub."

As for who will succeed Yaro in the role: "The executive committee of RPA’s board of directors has unanimously recommended that RPA Executive Director Thomas K. Wright succeed Mr. Yaro as president."

H/T to Henry Melcher at The Architect's Newspaper for sharing the news of the RPA's announcement.

Full Story: RPA President Bob Yaro to Retire

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