Phillip A. Washington was unanimously selected as the Denver Regional Transportation District’s General Manager in December 2009 by RTD’s Board of Directors. Phil is leading one of the most dynamic transit agencies in North America, which is implementing the FasTracks program, one of the largest transit expansion programs in the country. Phil is responsible for a 2012 total agency budget appropriation of $2.2 billion and is currently managing active transit expansion projects in the amount of $4.2 billion. He is originally from the south side of Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and a Master of Arts degree in Management from Webster University. He commutes to work by bus and light rail each day from his home in Aurora, Colorado.