Dallas Area Rapid Transit has just named its new board chairman -- and, nope, it ain't John Ware after all, Jim. Rather, it's Carrollton's Randall Chrisman, president of a commercial real estate company on Josey Lane. Among the more interesting items on the former vice chairman's bio, he's a member of the Carrollton Tree Board.
According to DART, he'll serve as chairman till September, the end of DART's fiscal year, per the agency's bylaws; after that, who knows. Also, according to the DART media release, he's made attorney Robert W. Strauss the DART board's vice chair. --Robert Wilonsky
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