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4/20/2007



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Chicago mayor recommends Huberman for CTA president post


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Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced he will recommend to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) board that Ron Huberman take over as the agency’s next president. Huberman would succeed Frank Kruesi, who recently resigned after serving more than nine years in the authority’s top post.

Daley’s chief of staff for the past two years, Huberman previously served as executive director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Under Kruesi’s leadership, CTA’s rail ridership rose to its highest level since 1969. The agency also reconstructed the 54th/Cermak branch of the Blue line and the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line; secured state and federal funds to reconstruct the Brown Line; opened the Pink Line; and rehabilitated 600 rail cars.



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