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The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) has named Rob Padgette as its new Managing Director.
The role will see Mr Padgette overseeing management and operations of the 170-mile Capitol Corridor intercity passenger train route.
He will replace David Kutrosky, who is stepping down after nearly 10 years in the role.
Since joining the CCJPA as Deputy Managing Director in January 2018, Mr Padgette has taken steps in fortifying the CCJPA’s relationships with the State of California, as well as key service partners. The CCJPA states that he has also been instrumental in advancing funding opportunities that will allow the organisation to continue enhancing and expanding Capitol Corridor train service.
“Rob has demonstrated outstanding leadership during his time with the Capitol Corridor,” commented CCJPA Board Chair, Rebecca Saltzman. “With the demand for passenger rail service only growing in Northern California, and the CCJPA engaged in many exciting projects designed to meet that demand, we are fortunate to have someone as capable and accomplished as Rob to build on the Capitol Corridor’s success.”
“Over the past year and a half, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from the best,” said Rob Padgette. “Safety and customer experience have always been key drivers for the CCJPA, and I intend to embrace and build on that commitment to the Capitol Corridor passengers and employees, as well as the communities we serve.”
Prior to joining the CCJPA, Padgette was the Deputy Executive Director of the Northeast Corridor Commission in Washington, DC, overseeing administrative aspects of the organisation and supporting the execution of the commission’s work plan.
This article first appeared on www.globalrailwayreview.com
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