Vermont Business Magazine The Green Mountain Transit (GMT) Leadership Committee has announced the resignation of GMT General Manager Karen Walton. The Leadership Committee thanked Walton for her work and her many accomplishments under her leadership. No explanation for her resignation was given.
Chapin Kaynor, Chair of the GMT Board said, "During Ms Walton's two years leading GMT, the organization has reached many long-term goals and established the infrastructure needed to provide high quality service to the riders of northwestern and central Vermont including completion of the downtown transit center in Burlington, and the bus location technology that lets users track their buses in real time through the RouteShout mobile app."
Catherine Dimitruk, Board member from Franklin County said, "Ms Walton was able to revamp our management systems to save money in many areas resulting in lower costs for communities and better service for riders--all without raising fares."
Walton also helped negotiate a new union contract for drivers in the rural areas served by GMT and a five year contract for urban drivers.
Walton's last day will be January 20, 2017. Mark Sousa, GMT's Assistant General Manager will serve as Interim General Manager starting January 21, 2017 while the Board works on a transition plan.
GMT: The mission of GMT is to promote and operate safe, convenient, accessible, innovative and sustainable public transportation services in the northwest and central Vermont regions that reduces congestion and pollution, encourage transit oriented development and enhance the quality of life for all.
Source: GMT. 12.23.2016. RideGMT.com www.facebook.com/RideGMT, Twitter at: @RideGMT and Instagram at: RideGMT