Tuesday, May 01, 2012

DART marks management restructuring

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Monday said it had named Jesse Oliver deputy executive director and Carol Wise executive vice president, chief operating officer. As well, DART Senior Vice Presidents David Leininger and Timothy McKay were promoted to executive vice president. Tim Newby, previously DART's assistant vice president of Bus Operations, is now vice president, transportation.

Oliver reports to President/Executive Director Gary Thomas. A former Texas legislator, Oliver co-sponsored the legislation that created DART. He was later appointed by the city of Dallas to the DART board and served for 10 years as a member and chairman.

Wise, most recently with New Jersey Transit Corp., will lead bus, light rail, maintenance, mobility management, DART Police, and materials management.

Leininger, DART's chief financial officer, has added responsibility for Procurement, Information Technology, Risk Management and Marketing/Communications. Leininger came to DART in 2008.

McKay, previously senior vice president, Rail Program Development, will assume responsibilities of the executive vice president, Growth and Regional Development, and will add Service Planning as well as a new unit designed to address Innovative Services.

Newby has overall responsibility for DART's bus and light rail operations; he joined DART as assistant vice president of Service Planning and Scheduling in 1997 and moved to Bus Operations in 2006.