Rob Padgette Named New Managing Director of the Capitol Corridor

June 20, 2019

Leadership Transition Will Go Into Effect on July 1

Rob PadgetteJUNE 20, 2019, OAKLAND, CA – The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) has named Rob Padgette to be its new Managing Director, effective July 1, 2019.

He will oversee management and operations of the 170-mile Capitol Corridor train route. Replacing David Kutrosky, who is stepping down after nearly 10 years at the helm, Padgette first joined the CCJPA as Deputy Managing Director in January 2018.

“Rob has demonstrated outstanding leadership during his time with the Capitol Corridor,” said CCJPA Board Chair, Rebecca Saltzman. “With the demand for passenger rail service only growing in Northern California, and the CCJPA engaged in many exciting projects designed to meet that demand, we are fortunate to have someone as capable and accomplished as Rob to build on the Capitol Corridor’s success.”

Since joining the CCJPA in 2018, Padgette has taken important steps in fortifying the CCJPA’s relationships with the State of California, as well as key service partners. He has also been instrumental in advancing funding opportunities that will allow the CCJPA to continue enhancing and expanding Capitol Corridor train service.

“Over the past year and a half, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from the best,” said Padgette. “Safety and customer experience have always been key drivers for the CCJPA, and I intend to embrace and build on that commitment to the Capitol Corridor passengers and employees, as well as the communities we serve.”

Prior to joining the CCJPA, Padgette was the Deputy Executive Director of the Northeast Corridor Commission in Washington, DC, overseeing administrative aspects of the organization and supporting the execution of the commission’s work plan.

Media Availability:

Mr. Rob Padgette will be available for press interviews on the following days:

  • Wednesday, June 26 between 9:30 and 11:30am
  • Friday, June 28 between 10am and 12 Noon


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