The California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Roelof van Ark just told the agency’s Board of Directors that he will be stepping down from his job in two months to pursue more time with his family and other priorities.
The Board is meeting today at Metro headquarters in Los Angeles.
Van Ark was hired in June 2010.
In addition, two other key Authority staff members are leaving the agency — spokesperson Rachel Wall and deputy director Dan Leavitt.
Board Chairman Thomas J. Umberg also said that he intends to step down as the chair but will continue as a Board member.
Earlier in the meeting, the Board voted not to further study a route along the Grapevine for the bullet train. Instead a route through the Antelope Valley will be pursued — that’s the alignment backed by the Metro Board of Directors.