Richard Clarke is the Chief Program Management Officer for Los Angeles Metro’s $16.8 billion capital program. He leads Metro’s program of projects for transit, highway and regional rail. This includes the Crenshaw/LAX light rail project, the Regional Connector downtown LRT subway and the Westside subway extension of the Purple Line. Prior to joining Metro, Mr. Clarke was Assistant General Manager, Capital Programs for Denver RTD, leading the implementation of the $5.6 billion FasTracks program. He also served as RTD’s Project Manager on the multi-modal (highway and LRT) T-REX project. He has prior transit experience in Dallas, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland and Boston. Mr. Clarke has graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.