A career that spans four decades and began with him as a bus operator ends in January for William Hudson Jr., president and general manager of the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA).
Hudson, who has served as the chief of MATA since 1993, came aboard as a bus operator 49 years ago. His decision to retire was announced at MATA's regularly scheduled quarterly board meeting last week.
The first African American to hold the position of president and general manager of MATA, Hudson has worked in nearly every aspect of transit and has held numerous senior level positions including director of transit operations, customer service and marketing, and labor relations and field operations.
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