Supervisor Knabe Statement on Art Leahy Stepping Down as Metro’s CEO


LOS ANGELES, January 7, 2015 – Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe issued the following statement on the announcement from Metro’s CEO Art Leahy that he would be leaving the agency when his contract expires:


“Art Leahy has dedicated his life to the transportation industry – from bus driver to chief executive officer!  During his tenure as CEO at Metro, he ensured the agency remained stable through very challenging economic times.  Over the last few years, he has led the development of some of the largest public infrastructure projects in the nation, which will transform transit in Southern California for generations to come.  Art is an inspiration to others who have risen through the ranks, and he has been committed to mentoring and supporting the next generation of transportation leaders.  I wish him the very best in his future endeavors and hope he will continue to lend his expertise within the transportation industry.”


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