Railroader Biographies David Gunn

David Gunn, a new Railroad Hero?

David L. Gunn is a transportation system administrator who has headed several important railroads and transit systems in North America.

Gunn has the following work experience:

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1964 to 1967

New York Central Railroad 1967 to 1968

Assistant Vice-President, Illinois Central Gulf Railroad 1969 to 1974

Director of Commuter Rail, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 1974 to 1975

Director of Operations, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 1975 to 1979

General Manager and Chief Operations Officer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 1979 to 1984

President, New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) 1984 to 1990

General Manager, Washington DC Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 1991 to 1994

Chief General Manager, Toronto Transit Commission 1995 to 1999

President, AMTRAK, 2002-2005.


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