03/13/2012 10:10 EDT | Updated 05/13/2012 05:12 EDT

TTC officially makes Andy Byford its CEO, March 30 board meeting will confirm

TORONTO - Andy Byford has been confirmed as the Toronto Transit Commission's new CEO, in a role that was previously titled chief general manager.

In a statement, Byford said he asked for the title change as part of the goal to modernize the look and feel of the TTC.

His appointment is subject to ratification by commissioners on March 30.

Byford will replace former TTC chief GM Gary Webster.

Webster was fired in February after clashing with Mayor Rob Ford over his subway plan. (680News)