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San Diego MTS CEO Jablonski dies

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski
Photo – SDMTS


San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski died yesterday. He was 67. 

The agency announced that Jablonski died suddenly, but did not release further details.

Jablonski’s transit career spanned more than 40 years. Prior to joining SDMTS in 2004, he served as CEO of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, general manager of the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority in Massachusetts and general manager of Saudi Arabian Public Transport Co.

The American Public Transportation Association recognized Jablonski as manager of the year in 2014, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He is survived by his wife, four children and grandchildren.

“We are shocked and saddened about the passing of Paul,” said MTS Chair Nathan Fletcher in a press release. “He was a good man who not only ran a great agency but was a respected national transit industry leader. The entire MTS family is grieving right now, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s family.”

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sharon Cooney will serve as interim CEO.

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