Dorval Carter, who once served as interim CTA president before Mayor Daley tapped Richard Rodriguez, is returning to the transit agency as its new president, succeeding Forrest Claypool.
Carter, who served a 10-year stint at the CTA in a variety of roles from 2000 to 2009, most recently worked as acting chief of staff for U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “He possesses the experience and passion for transit that will make him highly effective,” Fox said in a CTA release. “Mayor Emanuel has made an excellent choice to lead CTA.”
Carter should serve us well as CTA president. He knows the agency, and probably more importantly knows the ins and outs of getting federal transit funding. This will come in handy as the CTA vies for federal transit dollars for the Red Line south extension and the Red Purple Modernization Project, among others.
Before joining CTA in 2000, Carter spent 10 years at the FTA, where he was Assistant Chief Counsel for Legislation and Regulation and managed the office responsible for planning, directing, and supporting the Administration’s legislative and regulatory programs. Prior to that, Carter was the Regional Counsel of the FTA Region 5 office in Chicago. He was responsible for all contractual, labor, environmental and litigation matters as well as legal policy guidance.
Carter began his career with the CTA in 1984 as a staff attorney, and later he held various positions including General Attorney and Deputy General Attorney for Corporate Law.
We wish him well.
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