March 13, 2015|ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. – Earlier this week, Los Angeles County transportation officials unanimously selected Phillip Washington to be the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new CEO beginning this May. Washington – a longtime Denver transit leader and an Eno Center for Transportation Board Member since 2013 – will replace outgoing L.A. Metro CEO Arthur Leahy, who is stepping down after six years.
“Mr. Washington is a tremendous leader in the field of public transportation and we are thrilled with his continued success. He has been an invaluable asset to Eno as a strong advocate for workforce development, and we are very proud to have him on our board. Knowing Phil, he will be greatly missed in Denver, but this is a wonderful opportunity for both him and L.A. Metro to take their transit system to the next level,” said Eno President Joshua Schank.
Phillip Washington worked for the Denver Regional Transportation District for the past 16 years where he was able to secure numerous federal grants for transit expansion and oversaw Denver’s first public-private partnership for transit. Washington also served on several task forces promoting transportation workforce development. Most recently, Governor Bill Ritter appointed Mr. Washington to serve on the State of Colorado’s Workforce Development Council to help Colorado create a 21st century workforce.
Prior to joining the transportation world, Washington served 24 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Command Sergeant Major, the highest rank a non-commissioned officer can achieve. He still commutes to work on public transportation.
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Publication Date:March 13, 2015