Atlanta Streetcar names interim executives

The Atlanta Streetcar announced Thursday that Keith Jones has been named interim executive director. Jones has 40 years of experience in transportation, having previously served as CEO and general manager of the Central Arkansas Transit Authority. Jones will serve on an interim basis while a national search is conducted for a permanent replacement.

“I am excited to continue the progress of the Atlanta Streetcar and look forward to working with the team to further develop its existing system,” Jones said. “I am fortunate to join such a respected city that prides itself on constructing and operating the best streetcar system in the United States.”

“The city of Atlanta is pleased to welcome Keith Jones to our Atlanta Streetcar team,” said Kristin Wilson, interim chief operating officer. “His wealth of experience and industry knowledge makes him a valued member of our leadership team.”

In addition, Ozell Hayes has been named interim director of safety, security and training. Hayes previously served as the safety manager for the Department of Aviation for the city of Atlanta. “The Atlanta Streetcar is committed to being a national leader in the transit industry,” Wilson said. “I am confident that with two new leaders in place, the streetcar will continue to provide riders with a safe, comfortable and convenient experience.”

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