Butler To Lead New West Virginia Transportation Division

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cindy Butler has been appointed commissioner of the new Division of Multimodal Transportation Facilities within the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston announced Butler's appointment Thursday.

The division was established this year by legislation that combines the state Port Authority, Aeronautics Commission, Division of Public Transit and State Rail Authority under one commissioner. The organizations were previously separate divisions under the department.

Butler previously served as executive director of the Rail Authority, and “in just a few short years, she transformed the entire agency from a seat of the pants operation to a well oiled, efficient, well managed Division,” Wriston said. "I’m expecting no less with the new multimodal agency.”