Do you remember Rick Ducharme? He’s the former TTC chief general manager, who quit in June 2006 after complaining of political interference. Ducharme started in October 2006 as general manager of transportation for the City of Edmonton, overseeing its transit system and its roads and bridges.
Ducharme surprised every one at Edmonton City Hall in announcing his resignation, only months after coming in from Toronto, where he ran the TTC.
The administration will have to move quickly to find another replacement, and even after that it will take months to get the new GM up to speed.
Ducharme had already established himself a straight-shooter and could have really re-vamped the ETS.
Ducharme will be on the job for another couple of months. He's leaving Edmonton because of personal family reasons.