BART GM Resigns

Big shake up at BART leaves them leader-less

By Lori Preuitt
|  Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011  |  Updated 11:55 AM PDT
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BART GM Resigns

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The BART trains will keep running of course, while the board of directors look for a new leader.

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BART announced Wednesday that their leader has officially resigned. General Manager Dorothy Dugger turned in her resignation letter to the board of directors Wednesday morning.

The move was expected since the board voted to fire Dugger back in February. That vote had to be rescinded for procedural reasons.

It is not immediately clear what caused the intial rift between Dugger and the board.

Back in February, the Examiner quoted board member Tom Radulovich who talked about a frustration with her management style. "Different members have different concerns, but I think everyone is concerned that we’ve been kept in the dark too often with what’s going on — that there’s no transparency or accountability," Radulovish told the paper.

Dugger has been at BART for 19 years.

"It has been a challenging, exciting and professionally rewarding experience to lead a great organization that provides a vitally important service to the people of the Bay Area every day," Dugger said. "I am extremely proud of all that we have achieved and BART’s strong record of accomplishment.  This record of achievement was possible with the outstanding support of the entire organization."

BART said they will begin a search for Dugger's replacement immediately.

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