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AC Transit’s general manager steps down

By jmara
Friday, October 16th, 2009 at 5:55 pm in Misc. Transportation.

AC Transit’s general manager is resigning, the agency announced late Friday afternoon in another development in a year full of pain for Bay Area transit in general and and the bus agency in particular.

The agency declared a fiscal emergency earlier this year and projected a $57 million operating deficit last June. AC Transit has been wheeling and dealing to prevent an impending impending cuts of 15 percent to bus service.

Rick Fernandez, who has served as general manager since 1999, said in a statement that he intends to spend more time with his family.

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