Jim Hartnett introduced he’ll go away his place as CEO/GM of the San Mateo County Transit District in April 2021. At the moment, Deputy CEO/GM Carter Mau will grow to be Appearing CEO/GM and Caltrain’s Chief Officer of Rail Michelle Bouchard will function Appearing Caltrain Government Director.
Hartnett joined the District six years in the past. Although his preliminary dedication was for under 5 years, the District is lucky that he stayed on to assist information it by the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Hartnett was employed in 2015, he mentioned his high two targets have been to acquire a devoted supply of funds for Caltrain and to resolve the SamTrans structural deficit. These lofty targets have challenged the District for many years, however Hartnett was lastly capable of attain them.
Previous to the pandemic, SamTrans was steadily growing its bus ridership, bucking a nationwide pattern of declining ridership at different businesses. Caltrain, regardless of being the one system within the area with out devoted funding, grew to become the seventh largest commuter rail service within the U.S., and probably the most effectively run. And when the way forward for Caltrain was on the road, Hartnett led a nationwide advocacy effort that saved the Caltrain Electrification Undertaking’s $647 million Federal Full Funding Grant Settlement on the 11th hour, after many assumed the funding can be eradicated.
Although not a transfer that garnered a lot consideration or headlines, Hartnett’s reorganization of the chief features of the group and constructing of an excellent govt workforce have been extremely vital to the group. He additionally led efforts to refresh the tradition of the group and presided over the event of plans and applications that may proceed to make our transportation techniques more practical, extra dependable, cleaner, quicker, and, very importantly, extra equitable.
Regionally, Jim has been instrumental in fostering essential cooperation and coordination amongst Bay Space transit businesses each throughout and earlier than the pandemic. He’s a member of the Blue Ribbon Restoration Process Power established by the Metropolitan Transportation Fee, Chair of the area’s Fare Integration and Coordination Process Power, and a member of the Government Committee of the California Transit Affiliation.