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New CEOs Named

Andreski, Connecticut DOT

Connecticut DOT has appointed Richard W. Andreski to head its Bureau of Public Transportation, overseeing the state’s commuter rail and bus services. He joins Conn. DOT after 17 years with New Jersey Transit Corporation, where he held such positions as chief of staff for rail operations and director, Trans-Hudson project planning. Andreski is a graduate of the Leadership APTA Class of 2009 and co-chair of the Early Career Program Task Force.

Fox, Blacksburg Transit

Tom Fox, deputy general manager of the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), is joining Blacksburg Transit, ­Blacksburg, VA, as its director of transit, effective Nov. 2. Fox began his 25-year career at MATA as manager of planning and worked his way up through the organization. Earlier he worked in the ­Memphis headquarters of the planning and engineering consulting firm Harland Bartholomew & Associates. He holds a Ph.D. in transportation policy from Vanderbilt University and has taught transportation planning as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis for more than 20 years.

Cruz-Aedo, Corpus Christi RTA

The Corpus Christi (TX) Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) named Jorge Cruz-Aedo its chief executive officer on a permanent basis. Cruz-Aedo, a CCRTA employee since 2009, had served in the position on an interim basis since Scott Neeley stepped down earlier this year. Cruz-Aedo has 36 years of experience, including tenures as director of administration for the city of Houston and Corpus Christi assistant city manager, and serves on several APTA committees.

Robar, Edmonton Transit

Eddie Robar, director of Halifax Transit in Halifax, NS, will take on the top position with the Edmonton (AB) Transit System, branch manager, Jan. 4. Robar worked for the Halifax agency—which includes bus, paratransit and ferry operations—for 14 years, rising through the ranks, where he oversaw a public transit strategy review, regional amalgamation and rebranding efforts. Edmonton Transit is undertaking similar initiatives with developing public transit strategy, exploring further regional collaboration and expanding its light rail and bus service. The former branch manager in Edmonton, Charles Stolte, stepped down earlier this year.
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