Greanias has been leading the transit agency for the past two and half years. He was recruited as CEO after heading Houston Mayor Annise Parker's Metro Transition Team. Greanias' goals when he first took the job included reorganizing top management of the agency, getting Metro's rail construction program back on track and securing $900 million in federal funding for the rail program.
"Thanks to a talented and dedicated staff and support from the Metro board, we have accomplished those major goals for Metro," Greanias said. "Now is the right time for me to step down and create the next chapter in my career."
"George has done an outstanding job of turning things around at Metro and focusing on openness and transparency," said Metro Chairman Gilbert Garcia. "We look forward to a smooth transition. The board will meet on December 20, to discuss options for selecting an interim CEO and, ultimately, finding a new president and CEO."