SMART's John Hertel Resigns Under Cloud of Allegations

March 13, 2020, 1:22 PM

John Hertel 

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) general manager John Hertel is gone.

He resigned Friday before the board of directors voted to terminate his employment agreement "for cause" and to not grant him severance pay for inappropriately using SMART facilities and resources, The Detroit News reports.

The meeting and resignation came about 10 days after the bus line extended his contract through April 2022. 

The paper posts:

Board Chairwoman Hilarie Chambers said during the meeting that the authority received information in February that indicated that Hertel had been parking his personal fleet of vehicles in a SMART facility and inappropriately used SMART resources. Chambers did not elaborate.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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