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Metro CEO Roger Snoble Announces Retirement

3:55 PM PST on December 17, 2008

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Metro Boss Roger Snoble announced that he would head off into retirement as soon as a proper successor could be found.  Snoble headed Metro for seven years while the agency won multiple APTA awards for transit excellence and he played a crucial role in the passage of Measure R last month.

While the press release announcing the retirement is peppered with quotes from politicians such as Mayor Villaraigosa and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky praising Snoble's leadership, some activists have given him a lower grade.  Snoble is a frequent target of the Bus Rider's Union and when Snoble got into an argument with then-Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez the Bus Bench held a "Pink Slip Party" for the Metro Boss.

So what do you think Streetsbloggers?  What do you think of the Snoble era...and who do you think should replace him.

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