Randy Clarke, currently vice president with a Washington-based transit advocacy group, should be Capital Metro’s next president and CEO, the transit board decided Friday.
The vote, taken after the board spent two hours discussing four finalists in closed session, was 7-0, with board member and Austin City Council Member Delia Garza abstaining. The board then took a second vote to start contract negotiations with Clarke, and that vote was 8-0.
The hire will be contingent on the Capital Metro reaching contract terms with Clarke in negotiations over the next couple of weeks. The board likely will vote on that contract Jan. 29.