Today the Capital Metro Board approved the contract with Linda Watson for the position of Capital Metro president and CEO. She was on hand today at the board meeting to sign the contract. Her first day on the job will be Aug. 16.
Chairman Mike Martinez said, “Today I am happy to welcome Linda Watson as the new CEO of Capital Metro. I look forward to working with Ms. Watson and the rest of the board to help Capital Metro provide the vital service that this community deserves. Linda will be a vital part in helping transform our agency into a world-class transit provider. I am confident Linda is the right person to get this done and help CapMetro turn the corner as we address our agency’s challenges. She has a wealth of experience, knowledge and a track record that shows she can run a transit agency that is efficient and effective.”
Linda’s contract covers a five-year term and follows the CEO Compensation Policy that the board adopted last month.