Atlanta public transit chief to head MUNI
December 7, 2005
Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. will head San Francisco MUNI beginning
in January, the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) decided
He leaves Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit (MARTA), where he
served as general manager and chief executive officer.
While at MARTA, Ford's duties included providing executive leadership
to 4,200 employees and managing an operating and capital budget
of $792.9 million, the mayor's office of communications said in
a written statement.
"In Fiscal Year 2005, Mr. Ford helped save MARTA $16.1 millions
in reserve funds that were previously approved by MARTA's Board
to cover operating deficits, through creative revenue generating
strategies and implementing critical cost cutting initiative.
"Ford was also beneficial in reducing costs totaling $36
millions over a three year period and ended FY 2004 under budget
by $11.5 million by improving efficiency in operations, restructuring
the work force and building consensus among employees to gain
voluntary wage concessions."