Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named Dorval R. Carter Jr. president of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Mr. Carter previously worked for CTA beginning in 1984 as a staff attorney, and from 2000-2009 he served in a variety of agency posts culminating in executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Most recently, Mr. Carter has served as acting chief of staff to U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx; prior to that he spent 10 years at FTA. At CTA he succeeds Forrest Claypool, who became the mayor's chief of staff. Mr. Carter will assume his new post as CTA President the week of May 18. COMTO congratulates Dorval Carter, who is a longtime COMTO supporter.
Founded in 1971 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC, the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for senior-level minority professionals in the transportation industry.