The CTA implemented this program in order to build transit leadership across the US. The program is aimed at agency executives 1-2 levels below the top CEO level. The idea is to prepare executives who already have significant management experience to run an transit agency as a CEO or executive in the near future. The program works with MTA in New York, the Chicago Transit Authority, Connecticut DoT, New Jersey Transit, and many other agencies to find participants and maintain standards. It is an 18 month program conducted through 5 day gatherings every 2-4 months, avoiding winter months in which executives need to be at their home agencies.
Ms. Geisha Ester, Director, Training and Professional Development