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Gray To Name New DDOT Director

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The Mayor's spokesperson says Gray will announce his nominee for director of DDOT at his weekly press briefing this afternoon.

Almost six months into his term, the department is still under the control of a temporary, interim chief. Former mayor Adrian Fenty appointed its previous director, Gabe Klein, who's largely credited with bringing the popular Capital Bikeshare program into fruition.

Klein left shortly after Gray took office and is now working for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Last week, two top-level DDOT officials announced they'll be leaving the organization. One of them, Karina Ricks, cited her dissatisfaction with the ongoing lack of a permanent leader.

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