New transit manager for Tampa

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Mayor Pam Iorio has hired a transit manager to "focus solely" on getting a working transit system in Tampa and the region. In an announcement this afternoon, her office said:

Elaine R. McCloud has been selected by Mayor Pam Iorio to serve as the city�s Transit Manager. McCloud will bring over 25 years of public and private sector transit management experience to the city.

McCloud previously worked for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) where she developed and implemented transit initiatives at the local and regional level. As the General Manger for Paratransit Operations at CTA she managed an annual budget of over $70 million and served as an advisor to the executive team on critical transit issues. During her tenure at the Detroit Department of Transportation, McCloud monitored and enforced all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act and provided guidance for over 900 employees to comply with federal requirements.

McCloud will be paid $95K.

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