Dorval R. Carter Jr. ‘79, chair of the Carroll board of trustees and president of the Chicago Transit Authority, has been named 2019 Motorola Solutions Foundation Excellence in Public Service Award honoree by The Civic Federation.
Carter has more than 30 years of experience in public service at the local and federal level. In his current role, he is responsible for the nation’s second-largest transit agency, which provides approximately 1.5 million rides on an average weekday and serves the city of Chicago and 35 surrounding suburbs.
Overseeing more than 10,000 employees, Carter carries out CTA’s mission of delivering quality, affordable transit services that link people, jobs and communities.
Previously, he served as the acting chief of staff to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, managing a department with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime and surface transportation.
The award breakfast will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, with a reception at 8 a.m. The Civic Federation is an independent organization that conducts research and reports on governmental budgetary matters in Illinois.
Carter earned a B.S. in business administration