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Goddard to oversee San Diego transit agency's light-rail vehicle maintenance


The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has promoted Andy Goddard to superintendent of light-rail vehicle maintenance. He succeeds Lee Summerlott, who accepted a position at the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

Goddard's promotion comes as the agency transitions to low-floor trolley service and retires its U2-model trains, said MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski in a press release.

With more than 17 years of experience working in the LRV Maintenance department at MTS, Goddard now is responsible for developing and implementing the department’s strategic plan to maintain a fleet of 129 trains that provide 39 million passenger trips per year. He will also oversee a $12 million budget and a staff of 72 electromechanics, linemen and assistant linemen.

Goddard most recently served as assistant superintendent of light-rail maintenance for the past six years. He developed and supervised the implementation and administrative plans for all light-rail vehicle maintenance activities. Goddard began his career at MTS in 1997 as an assistant lineman.

He is a San Diego native and a second generation MTS employee. Goddard's father, Andy Goddard Sr., worked at MTS for more than 25 years in light-rail vehicle operations and safety management.

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