Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Metrolinx’s McCuaig leaving transportation for banking

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Effective April 24, Bruce McCuaig is stepping down as President and CEO of Metrolinx, Toronto, to accept a new federal role in Canada’s Privy Council Office as Executive Adviser-Infrastructure Bank, to support the launch of Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Metrolinx Chief Capital Officer John Jensen will serve as interim CEO beginning April 14, 2017. Metrolinx says it will begin an open search for a permanent successor immediately.

“Bruce’s decision is a big loss for Metrolinx but an equally big win for Canada’s ambitions to finance and build infrastructure nationally for the 21st century,” said Metrolinx Board of Directors Chairman J. Robert S. Prichard. “Bruce came to Metrolinx after 26 years in Ontario public service‎ that culminated in three years as Deputy Minister of Transportation. When he arrived at Metrolinx in 2010, he took the helm of an organization in its early days with a mandate to build a fully integrated organization able to deliver on a mission to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.”

“The people of Metrolinx have achieved many accomplishments for the public and our customers,” McCuaig said in a message to Metrolinx employees. “Growing GO services, the launch of UP Express, the growth of PRESTO, completion of tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, entering into Canada’s largest-ever public-private partnership for the Crosstown, partnering with York Region on the Viva Rapidway, construction of the new East Rail Maintenance Facility, the advancement of Design Excellence, the launch of Triplinx, and the first-ever introduction of Community Benefits in Canada, all represent accomplishments we can be proud of. We have laid the groundwork for much more to come, with Regional Express Rail and the light rail transit systems in procurement for Finch West, Hurontario and Hamilton. We have set the stage for major new initiatives like Fare Integration, integrated regional wayfinding and new, more integrated approaches to enhancing the customer experience. On the organizational front, we have grown our capacity to deliver on our commitments."



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