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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Valley Metro Boards Chairs elected for 2017-18

PHOENIX, AZ – The Valley Metro RPTA and Valley Metro Rail Boards of Directors have elected new officers for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 term.

Elected to serve beginning July 1, 2017 for Valley Metro RPTA:
Chair – Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp
Vice Chair – Glendale Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff
Treasurer – Chandler Vice Mayor Kevin Hartke

“A robust and thoughtfully planned regional transit system is a crucial component to a stronger future for everyone who calls the Valley home,” said Klapp. “Valley Metro RPTA remains focused on this, and I am pleased to lend my experience and perspective to the effort.”Vice Mayor Klapp
Suzanne Klapp

Valley Metro RPTA is the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated, multi-modal transit options to residents of greater Phoenix. With a core mission of building the community, driving the economy and serving riders, Valley Metro plans, develops and operates regional bus service and alternative transportation programs for commuters, seniors and people with disabilities. The Board is comprised of elected officials from 15 cities and towns and Maricopa County.

Elected to serve beginning July 1, 2017 for Valley Metro Rail:
Chair – Mesa Councilmember Christopher Glover
Vice Chair – Phoenix Councilmember Thelda Williams

“The goal of Valley Metro Rail is to bring together more people with more destinations throughout the Valley,” said Glover. “The cooperation of all of our cities is imperative to achieve that mission. It is an honor to be the Chair and I can’t wait to get started with my colleagues on the Board as we work to maintain transparency in the planning, managing and operations of our Valley’s rail system.”

Christopher Glover

Valley Metro Rail plans, constructs, operates and maintains the light rail/high-capacity system in the greater Phoenix area. The Board is comprised of elected officials from five member cities who provide policy direction for rail service.

Click here for more about the Valley Metro Boards of Directors.

Scottsdale Vice Mayor and Valley Metro RPTA Chair Suzanne Klapp; Mesa Councilmember and Valley Metro Rail Chair Christopher Glover.

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2016, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high capacity transit extensions are planned or under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visiting

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