ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The head of the Maryland Transportation Authority has abruptly resigned.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that no reason for his departure was publicly released.

Kevin C. Reigrut oversaw the state’s eight toll facilities. He led the 1,700-employee agency since January 2017.

Agency spokeswoman Cheryl Sparks said Chief Operating Officer John O’Neill will serve as acting executive director.

Sparks declined to answer questions about the reasons for Reigrut’s resignation. His biography was removed from the authority’s website.

The Daily Record first reported the news of Reigrut’s departure.

Under Reigrut’s leadership, the authority eliminated a $7.50 fee imposed on new customers of the state’s E-ZPass program.

Reigrut said it was meant to boost electronic payments as Maryland explored a cashless system.

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Comments (3)
  1. Does it have anything about the STUPID decision to make our Key bridge all ezpass?? You should have been fired for that one!! How will visitors get over the Key bridge???? It’s such an inconvenience to US being forced to to use the ezpass system! BTW the taxes I pay affords me the right to use that toll road without restrictions! I’m a cash person that’s my right!

  2. If that was your stupid idea to remove all cash lanes off our key bridge then GOD RIDDANCE!!

  3. Why are these public servants a “chief” of one of our agency’s being payed with our tax dollars living in a secret bubble, what happened to transparency in our govt?? He has suddenly left his job now it’s a big secret, NO one knows nothing…we need a whole new govt!

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