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Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Valley Metro & Valley Metro Rail Elect New Board Officers

Valley Metro and Valley Metro Rail transit boards have elected new officers for the Fiscal Year 2014-15 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 (Regional Public Transportation Authority) Board officers:

Chair – Chandler Councilmember Trinity Donovan
Trinity Donovan
Vice Chair – Avondale Councilmember Jim McDonald
Treasurer – Glendale Councilmember Gary Sherwood

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:

Chair – Mesa Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh
Vice Chair – Phoenix Councilmember Thelda Williams

“I value the support and involvement of the new leadership on both transit boards and anticipate a busy year ahead as we continue to build upon our regional 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, 2015. 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 Fiscal Year 2013, total ridership for the system was 73.4 million passengers, which set a new record for bus and light rail boardings. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 60-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 and Twitter or visiting

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