Ontario Announces New Chair, President And CEO For Metrolinx
New Appointments Will Help Agency Deliver 5 In 10 Transit Plans
Ontario announced today the appointment of a new Chair and CEO for Metrolinx. Effective September 4, 2010, Bruce McCuaig will replace the current President and CEO, Rob Prichard, who will become the Chair of the Board of Directors.
Bruce McCuaig is currently the Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Through his 26 years of work in public service, Mr. McCuaig gained experience in a variety of transportation and land use areas, involving partnerships across all levels of government and other organizations.
After playing an instrumental role in the establishment of Metrolinx and the development of The Big Move, the region's first transportation plan, Rob MacIsaac is leaving Metrolinx to focus his efforts on his role as President of Mohawk College.
- Metrolinx is a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario, operating within the legislative framework of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority Act, 2006 and the provincial Growth Plan.
- Metrolinx is charged with developing an integrated transportation plan for local transit, GO Transit and major roads in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, coordinating the purchase of transit vehicles on behalf of municipalities, and the future operation of GO Transit and management of a fare card system.
- Metrolinx reached a significant milestone in September 2008 with the release of the Draft Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), entitled "The Big Move".
- In June 2010, Metrolinx was approved to proceed with the 5 in 10 Plan to implement a $9.5 billion investment in 5 priority projects across the City of Toronto and York Region.
“Under the leadership of Rob Prichard and Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx will be well suited to deliver the historic 5 in 10 Plan. I want to thank Rob MacIsaac for his support and advice to government over the past three years. I wish him well in his future.”