After 38 years of service to CARTA, longtime board chairman Steve Jett said Thursday it was time to step aside in favor of young leadership.
Vice Chairman John Bilderback, who is director of data and quality at Signal Centers, will step up to chairman.
Mr. Jett was appointed to the board of the transit agency in 1980 by Mayor Pat Rose.
He submitted his resignation to Mayor Andy Berke, who will name his replacement on the board.
Mr. Jett said it was especially time for new leadership since CARTA is embarking on an effort to redesign its whole system.
He said new leadershiip would bring "fresh energy" to that project.
His last meeting will be in December.