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Alberta regional transit commission begins search for first CEO

DCN-JOC News Services
Alberta regional transit commission begins search for first CEO
PROVINCE OF ALBERTA — LRT trains roll by in Edmonton. A new commission being formed in the region is seeking to improve the area’s transit system.

EDMONTON — Edmonton officials have announced that the Regional Transit Services Commission (RTSC) interim board is working to legally formalize the commission and find its first CEO.

The RTSC board is currently comprised of elected officials from the City of Beaumont, the Town of Devon, the City of Edmonton, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, the City of Leduc, the City of Spruce Grove, the City of St. Albert, and the Town of Stony Plain.

“The CEO will work with the board to create a strategic plan to guide the start-up and operations of the commission. They will build their leadership team and surround themselves with talented leaders who can deliver on the vision and mission of the RTSC,” said St. Albert councillor and board chair Wes Brodhead.  

The interim board has engaged with a talent management firm to search for its CEO. The commission expects it could begin interviewing candidates as early as December. A final job offer will be extended to the successful candidate once the province approves the legal formation of the commission.  

Officials said the board will work closely with the CEO to bring municipal transit services together for the benefit of one region.  

“Public transit is an essential part of the region’s economic growth, connecting people to jobs, education and training, and facilitating worker mobility,” added Brodhead. “Transit also connects people to recreation, health care and other essential services, reducing social isolation and contributing to positive health outcomes for riders.”

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