Capital Metro President and CEO Randy Clarke announced May 10 that he accepted a position as general manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in Washington, D.C.

Since joining CapMetro as president and CEO in 2018, Clarke has overseen a number of efforts, including securing funding for Project Connect, a $7.1 billion transit expansion plan.

Clarke will move into his new position late this summer.

“I’m proud of the work that we’ve accomplished under Randy’s leadership over these last four years," said Jeffery Travillion, Travis County commissioner and Capital Metro board chair, in a release. "He’s brought us together in so many ways, from building the community’s trust to secure funding for Project Connect to building trust with our staff that led to improved operations and better relations with our labor union. I’m grateful for his time with us, and our board wishes him great success in our nation’s capital.”

According to the release, Clarke will meet with the Capital Metro board this month to discuss next steps for the transition of leadership.

“All along my desire has been to see more communities served through providing better access to high-quality transit, and it’s been an honor to have served the people of Austin and Central Texas,” Clarke said.