Former MTA GM Releases Statement on Resignation

Brad Patterson, Mason Transit Authority’s former General Manager, emailed the following statement on his resignation. Mr. Patterson asked the statement be posted exactly as written and also wrote “These will be my only public words on the subject of my resignation as MTA’s General Manager.”

His statement as emailed:

“I am thankful for the opportunity I have had these past four years to serve the people of Mason County with the best rural public transit system in the nation – Mason Transit Authority (MTA).  MTA has a lot of very good people that I have enjoyed working with and, together, we have made the agency even better than it already was when I started.  I’m very proud of being a part of building the nation’s first Transit-Community Center, bringing in more public transit grant money than any other small system in the state, significantly improving MTA’s safety record, initiating and growing our community outreach, ensuring its fiscal sustainability, and laying the foundation for its first strategic plan.  I wish the employees, board and advisory board members of MTA the very best, and I thank the riders for making MTA their first choice for mobility.”