September 15, 2014
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WSDOT picks public transportation veteran to lead state's ferry system

After scrapping an earlier candidate search and starting over from scratch, Washington's Department of Transportation has picked a new leader for the state's ferry system. WSDOT announced that Lynne Griffith, the current head of Pierce Transit and formerly the CEO of C-TRAN in Clark County, will take over leadership of the nation's largest public ferry system in October.

Griffith lacks a maritime background but has worked in transportation for more than 35 years. Her responsibilities will include “guiding the ferries management team and all ferries employees to meet safety, operational, and budgetary goals; and collaborating effectively with community and labor partners and other WSDOT divisions,” said WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson.

She is expected to be a bridge-builder between ferry management and unions after recent news of dozens of missed sailings due to staff shortages, The Seattle Times reports.

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