Capital Metro CEO public forum update; last call for questions

Deborah Wathen Finn and Linda S. Watson are the two finalists vying for the corner office at Capital Metro. (Click on their names to view their bios/photos.)

The two candidates will answer questions from the community on Monday, May 17, from 3-5 p.m., at IBC Bank (2817 Cesar Chavez).

Linda S. Watson will address the community and take questions from 3-4 p.m.

Deborah Wathen Finn will address the community and take questions from 4-5 p.m.

Can’t come to the forum? You can still participate. Here’s how:

1. Submit a question in advance. We’ve been collecting your questions through email, twitter (with the hashtag #capmetCEO), and here on the blog, until 4 p.m. today. We have received several interesting questions, but considering how passionate some of you are about transit, and in general how outspoken our community is, I am surprised we have not received more questions. I am sure you have a zinger of a good question–hurry and submit it!

2. Watch the public forum on Channel 6 on the following dates/times:

Tuesday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 20 at 9 a.m.
Friday, May 21 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Monday, May 24 at 9 a.m.

The video will also be available to watch on demand on CapMetroBlog beginning Tuesday afternoon.

3. Give us your feedback. After you watch the forum, tell us what you thought. What moved you? (or didn’t?) Who do you think has the right stuff to lead Capital Metro? Send your comments.

2 thoughts on “Capital Metro CEO public forum update; last call for questions

  1. I would like to ask, of both candidates:

    1. How important is it for land use (both existing and planning for the future) to be considered in tandem with planning for transportation, in your opinion?

    2. Is it important for a public transportation agency to target and serve potential transit riders that have other transportation options (other than public transit) in addition to transit riders that depend on public transportation as their sole or primary means of mobility?

    3. Is it important to reduce vehicle-miles-traveled in a city or region recognized as having traffic congestion?

    Thank you.

    Andrew Clements
    Secretary & Board Member
    The Alliance for Public Transportation

  2. transit expert

    After reviewing the bios alone,
    I’d have to say if Watson is from Ausrin?
    With a resume like that?
    Why are you even bothering with Finn.
    Finn sounds extensive, but might be better in

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