Albany transit director replaced

The transit director for Albany's public transportation system has been reassigned by the contractor that provides the service following complaints last month.

Officials said today that MV Transportation Co. has removed Nedra Woodyatt as transit chief. Lee Burner, who has experience with the Los Angeles transit system, has been named interim director by the company.

City manager Alfred Lott asked the company to check into complaints made against Woodyatt. Company officials said that while most of the complaints were without merit, they did find management issues, including a lack of leadership, and that maintenance had not been conducted on vehicles the way it should have been.