On Thursday, October 27, 2022 the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Board of Directors voted to confirm Collie Greenwood as the Authority’s new general manager and chief executive officer. The Council for Quality Growth applauds the MARTA Board of Directors decision and congratulate Mr. Collie Greenwood on being confirmed as the General Manager and CEO at MARTA. We look forward to continuing to work with Mr. Greenwood and appreciate his leadership for our region.
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity,” said Greenwood. “I love transit and have known since my days of driving a bus how vital it is to people and their communities. I am eager to get to work enhancing and expanding service in the metro Atlanta region.”
A nationwide search, conducted by Krauthamer & Associates, identified 11 candidates with varying backgrounds in transportation and other business sectors. The Search Committee, chaired by MARTA Board Chair Rita Scott, interviewed 5 candidates and concluded that Mr. Greenwood is the best fit for MARTA.
A former bus operator, Greenwood rose through the ranks over 30 years to serve as Chief Service Officer with the Toronto Transit Commission, the third largest transit system in North America. Greenwood joined MARTA in July 2019 as Chief of Bus Operations and Urban Planning. In January 2021, Greenwood was named Deputy General Manager of Operations where he oversaw all bus and rail operations and helped develop and deliver major capital projects aimed at enhancing the customer experience, including the largest in MARTA’s history, the procurement of new railcars, and the addition of electric buses to MARTA’s fleet. Greenwood was named interim GM/CEO in January.
“Since arriving at MARTA, Collie has shown a tremendous knowledge of transit and capacity for leadership and innovation, while always keeping the customer front and center,” said MARTA Board Chair Rita Scott. “His rapid promotion to second-in-command demonstrated his ability to do the job well, and his steady, skilled leadership this year has further demonstrated that he is the best person to lead us as we navigate a post-pandemic world and embark on an historic enhancement and expansion program.”
The GM/CEO Search Committee will bring Greenwood’s nomination to the full MARTA Board in a specially called meeting later this month.