Monday, August 6, 2007

The RTA "Role to Do" is to "Pursues to Improve"

The RTA has hired Grace Gallucci, an experienced transit executive from Cleveland, to fill a newly created position of "Deputy Executive Director of Research, Analysis and Policy Development." Announcement here. According to the RTA "Gallucci heads up a new department that will ensure the RTA has adequate finance, administration and operations information as the RTA pursues to improve [sic] its role to do regional planning and to coordinate, oversee and fund the CTA, Metra and Pace."

The RTA already has a "Senior Deputy Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Regional Programs." With a "Deputy Executive Director of Research, Analysis and Policy Development" now in the fold the RTA should at least win any struggle with the service boards over who has the planners with longest job titles!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Careful who you call a planner.

Moderator said...

Will do Grace.

Thanks for reading and welcome to Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Surely you know that the American Institute of Certified Planners' bosses (the American Planning Association) live in Chicago.

Anonymous said...

With this addition, the RTA employs 6 Deputies to engage Mr. Schlickman's frequent levitations and meditations. To help him with conversion of his apparitions into soothing policy statements, staff is dilligently working on preparations to support his 7th and possbly his most valued Deputy. However, they've been unable to secure the code variances for the installation of a hay loft and large water trough, but they have been working dilligently with Parsons and the AG regarding studies to validate the requisite code variances for his most important initiative yet.

Anonymous said...

This latest hire will be the tipping point that pushes SB572 through! Yes!

Anonymous said...

6 Deputy Directors for 75 people? Who's running the trains?

tl said...

Come now. Somebody's got to make sure they don't miss yet another budget-of-the-year award.

Anonymous said...

I guess you win budget of the year awards when your budgets overlook service board pension liabilities and it takes the Auditor General and special state legislation (SB 572, Amendment #1) to focus you on that important issue.

What would it take to lose such an award?

Anonymous said...

"Role to Do is to Pursues to Improve"

Right. Next up:

"All your Base are Belong to Us"