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Mon, Jul 8, 2013

Transit Boards Elect New Officers for 2013-14

Valley Metro Release
PHOENIX, AZ – Valley Metro and Valley Metro Rail transit boards have elected new officers for the Fiscal Year 2013-14 term.

Valley Metro is the regional public transportation authority providing public transit and rideshare services in the greater Phoenix area. The agency receives policy direction from elected officials representing 15 member cities and the county.
Elected to serve as Valley Metro RPTA Board officers:
RPTA board changes
Valley Metro Rail operates, maintains and expands the light rail/high-capacity system in the greater Phoenix area. The Board is comprised of five local elected officials who provide policy direction for rail service.
Elected to serve as Valley Metro Rail Board officers:
Light rail board changes
“I look forward to working with the new leadership on both transit boards and anticipate significant accomplishments as we work hand in hand to enhance transit services in the Valley,” said Steve Banta, Valley Metro CEO.

The leadership for each board will serve a one-year term through June 30, 2014. Click here for more information about the members of both Boards of Directors.

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 light rail. In calendar year 2012, total ridership for the system was 72.5 million passengers—an increase of 3.8 percent over 2011. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Six light rail extensions are planned or under construction that will create a 57-mile system by 2032. Valley Metro also offers transit options including 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 and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.

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