Community Transit CEO to retire after 20 years

EVERETT — Joyce Eleanor, the longtime CEO of Community Transit, is retiring after 20 years on the job. Eleanor will step down on Aug. 12.

Eleanor started work July 5, 1994, and is the longest-tenured leader of the six Puget Sound transit agencies, a group that meets monthly to coordinate planning and scheduling. She’s overseen the introduction of the second fleet of double-decker buses in the U.S. and the Swift rapid transit bus line, the first in Washington.

Her tenure also saw the launch of the Van Go vanpool program for nonprofit agencies.

Eleanor was one of the first women leaders of a transportation agency in the country when she took the top job for the now-defunct Midland, Texas-based MidTran in 1979.

Community Transit’s board of directors will name an interim CEO in coming weeks while it conducts a national search for a permanent replacement for Eleanor. The agency said it expects that process to take six months.

More in Local News

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

John Miller, congressman, author activist, has died

He was known for his dedication to the marine industry, energy and human rights.

Church takes a quiet, contemplative approach to worship

Alternative services at First Congregational Church of Maltby offer “a good deal of silence.”

Funds up for council vote would aid conservation district

District stands to receive an extra $1 million each year, if the County Council gives its approval.

Snohomish County hosts its annual Focus on Farming conference

The event features a trade show as well as talks on agriculture, jam-making and more.

Supportive housing for man accused in attacking his mother

Mental state impaired man’s ability to appreciate the wrongfulness of his actions, judge rules.

Lynnwood mayor challenged by councilman in general election

Three City Council members also are facing challengers on the Nov. 7 ballot.

Search on for mildly autistic boy in Lynnwood

Six-year-old was last seen in his home around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

‘Horrific’ child-porn case: Former Arlington man sentenced

Raymond Devore, arrested in 2015, had a cache of disturbing photos and video on his cellphone.

Most Read