Blue Water Bridge Canada former CEO Chrapko "misused funds" with overgenerous severance payments - federal IG
2013-06-07: Blue Water Bridge CEO Chuck Chrapko forced from his job earlier this year was charged by the country's inspector-general this week with misusing public funds in granting two senior staff overgenerous severance packages to the tune of some $650,000.
The Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA) which runs tollroads in the Virginia capital has selected a new chief executive - Angela L Gray. She replaces Mike Berry who retired late last year after 26 years.
Transportation Corridors Agencies in Orange County California have hired Alliance Resource Consulting out of Long Beach CA to help them find a new CEO.
Rush Hill, chairman of the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency is quoted: "Alliance Resource Consulting is one of the top executive recruiting firms for the public sector in the country and we are certain that they will be a valuable partner to us as we move forward with finding our next generation of leadership."
2012-10-05: Chief executives of the typical public sector toll operations in America seem to be paid somewhere in the range $150k to $350k per year. We thought it was hilarious when some newspapers in the Delaware Valley reported the $175k paid to Frank McCartney as CEO of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Authority (DRJTBC) as some kind of scandalous overpayment.
The Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA) has shortlisted five candidates for executive director to succeed Max Crumit, who has had the job since December but declined to accept it as a permanent position.
The five shortlisted are:
- Jeffrey Dailey of HNTB
- Tim Jackson director of transportation planning at AECOM
- Alfred Lurigados, chief engineer of Miami-Dade Expressway Authority.
- John Davis, chief engineer of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority
- Larry Mau of K2M Commercial
2012-05-31: Nazir Alli, the longtime head of the South Africa National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is to stay on as chief executive after all, suggesting that the Government may be strengthening its resolve to see through the controversial Gauteng e-toll system.
The Ohio Turnpike has a new chief executive. Richard Hodges, 48 currently a lobbyist for the state workers compensation bureau was approved for the position of executive director in a four to zero vote of the state Turnpike Commission at a special meeting today. Like George Distel his predecessor Hodges is a former politician who had seven years in the state House. But unlike Distel a Democrat, Hodges is a Republican.
Roger E Nutt, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's nominee for CEO of the state Turnpike was formally appointed to the job by the Turnpike Commission at their meeting in Harrisburg today. The 5-person Commission voted unanimously for Nutt's appointment. Nutt, who is 70, was called out of retirement in Florida by Gov Corbett after a long career in state transportation in New Jersey.
Pennyslvania Turnpike CEO, Joe Brimmeier is retiring, he told colleagues at the Turnpike Thursday afternoon. Also on Tuesday he told commissioners of his planned retirement and said it would be effective January 28, we understand.
There is nothing official yet.
Talk in the industry is that the turbulence at Federal Signal is in large part a result of difficulty integrating the four major toll systems businesses. William Osborne a middle level executive at Ford before he was recruited as CEO of Federal Signal in September 2008 is said by people he spoke to in the toll industry to have admitted he was stumped on how to bring the four toll system businesses together effectively.