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CMAP selects former SSMMA member, Joe Szabo, as executive director

Joseph Szabo, who rose from train conductor to head of the Federal Railroad Administration, was tapped Wednesday as the new executive director of the agency that oversees land use and transportation planning for the Chicago region.

Szabo, 57, was selected unanimously after a national search by the board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Szabo becomes CMAP’s second executive director, after Randy Blankenhorn left to become Illinois transportation secretary under Gov. Bruce Rauner. His salary is $200,000 a year…Please click here to read Richard Wronski’s story in the Tribune.

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