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"The head of Denver’s Regional Transportation District was named today as CEO of the [Los Angeles County] Metropolitan Transportation Authority," reports the City News Service.
Phillip Washington has served as the CEO of Denver's transit systems since 2009. He also spent 24 years of his career in the U.S. Army.
Under Washington's leadership, Denver developed the FasTracks program, "one of the largest voter-approved transit expansion programs in the U.S." Washington also has a track record of ahead-of-schedule and under budget performance: "RTD’s West Line Rail was finished eight months early and came in under budget. The Denver Union Station was completed five months ahead of time under Washington’s direction."
Washington's tenure at Metro will begin in a time of rapid expansion, with five rail projects under construction since 2013.