SamTrans reorganizes leadership team

SamTrans reorganizes leadership team.
SamTrans reorganizes leadership team.
Jim Hartnett, the general manager and the CEO of SamTrans, recently announced that the organization has restructured its executive management team; currently, SamTrans has administrative responsibilities that extend to the San Mateo County Transportation Authority and Caltrain.

The restructuring is designed to improve operating efficiency running all of the administrative functions within the three agencies.

“These listening sessions formed the foundation for the new organizational structure,” Hartnett said. “The themes that emerged during my meetings with employees will improve the district’s ability to implement its top three priorities, which include strengthening our fiscal health, improving the district’s services to enhance the region’s mobility and becoming a more effective organization. Every employee is vital to providing safe and reliable, bus, paratransit, shuttle and rail services and improved mobility management through the county’s TA programs. Creating a new organizational structure is intended to promote employee engagement and efficiency in reaching those important goals.”

Supporting each of the services within the organization’s three agencies will create a better overall effectiveness for the company.

“These changes reflect the importance and focus each of these areas will require in the next few years,” Hartnett said. “We will be seeking to resolve the long-term structural financial issues facing SamTrans and Caltrain that requires the heightened focus of a dedicated chief financial officer, as long-term employees begin to retire out of the workforce the district’s hiring and retention practices will need to change, a chief administrative officer can oversee that work. Bringing all communications together under one broad heading will improve the agency’s interactions with the public, customers and new, potential markets.”
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