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Houston METRO CEO Greanias returns to work following suspension


Yesterday, George Greanias, president and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO), returned to work following a one-week suspension for violating the agency’s electronic communications guidelines.

Greanias was suspended without pay after an investigation found that he used his personal computer to access “adult-oriented websites of a sexual nature” through the agency’s Internet system, according to METRO. Last week, he issued an apology for his actions, and said his punishment was appropriate and justified.

“I want to be very clear that while I violated METRO’s policy, and I broke trust with METRO and the public, I did not break the law,” he said in a prepared statement posted yesterday on the agency’s website. “I understand that breaking trust is just as serious, and I am dedicating myself to making amends for that.”

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