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Walt Disney World makes changes to transportation department

Leah Zanolla | Posted: Sep 22, 2009 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
After a fatal monorail accident and multiple bus incidents this summer, Walt Disney World is restructuring its transportation department.

Jim Vendur, vice president of transportation maintenance, will now oversee operations and maintenance of the entire transportation system, including the monorails, boats and buses. He also oversees utilities and telecommunications.

A new position, which will report to Vendur, will be a vice president who only focuses on transportation. Under this person, each division of transportation - monorails, boats and buses - has been separated out and will be overseen by three different executives.

Kevin Lansberry, vice president of transportation operations, will no longer work in the transportation department. He will remain in his position as vice president of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Another director of transportation operations will now become general manager of Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

The changes are said to have already been planned before the accidents and are part of a cost cutting initiative throughout the Disney organization.

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