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Coast RTA approves contract for new GM/CEO

Brian Piascik was announced as the public bus transportation system's GM and CEO. | Coast RTA Brian Piascik was announced as the public bus transportation system's GM and CEO. | Coast RTA

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Coast RTA board passed a motion to approve Brian Piascik's contract as the new General Manager and CEO Friday morning.

The approval comes after the Horry County Council gave approval to the local transportation system to move ahead with hiring Piascik.

Piascik has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of transit planning and operations in both the public and private sector, according to a news release issued by Coast RTA.

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“With expertise in transit operational analysis and optimization, transit funding and finance and transit system development, Piascik has worked with transit agencies of all sizes across the US,” according to Coast RTA.

Piascik has experience in Dallas, TX as the program manager for a $22.5 million dollar general planning consultant contract with Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

The Horry County board's approval comes weeks after the council said it was not pleased when the public transportation organization announced its plan to name a new CEO/General Manager before seeking the board's approval.

Under the funding agreement established by the county and the public transportation system, the council had to give approval for the hire of the CEO/General Manager position.

"[Horry County council] had a funding agreement. When Coast had a new CEO, what we wanted to make sure and protect is that there is no golden parachute or payout of an entire term," said Chairman Mark Lazarus. "It's a very simple contract and gives [Coast RTA] the opportunity to move forward and get their house in order."

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