MTA administrator is replaced, as new BaltimoreLink bus system rolls out
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - The Maryland Department of Transportation has announced that Paul Comfort has been replaced as administrator of the Maryland Transit Administration, just as MTA continues to roll out the latest phase of its $135 million 'BaltimoreLink' plan to revamp its bus system.
Paul Comfort has been replaced with acting administrator Kevin B. Quinn Jr., announced MDOT in a press release.
MDOT said only that Comfort is "transitioning out of state government." Spokesperson Erin Henson declined to comment further, noting it is a personnel matter.
Comfort began working with MTA as administrator in May 2015.
"Acting Administrator Quinn is the transit expert designing and delivering the BaltimoreLink plan to transform transit in the Baltimore region," said the MDOT release. "He was recently honored as one of Mass Transit Magazine's '40 Under 40' for 2016 for innovation, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making an impact in transit."
Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn said in the statement that "Kevin is smart, innovative and understands how to make transit work... Thanks to his hard work and leadership, Maryland's transit system is becoming a national model."
Quinn was promoted from the position of director of planning and programming. He also worked as the mid-Atlantic regional planning manager for STV of Baltimore.