The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (Valley Metro), and Valley Metro Rail Boards of Directors have elected new officers for the Fiscal Year 2018–2019 term.
Glendale Vice Mayor Lauren Tolmachoff has been elected to serve as chair of Valley Metro RPTA beginning in her new post July 1, 2018. Chandler Councilmember Kevin Hartke was elected to hold the role of vice chair, and the system’s treasurer will be Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams.
The greater Phoenix, Ariz., area regional transit system plans, develops and operates regional bus service and alternative transportation options for commuters, seniors and people with disabilities, the company added.
The board includes elected officials from 17 cities and towns and Maricopa County.
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams was elected to serve as chair of Valley Metro Rail beginning July 1, 2018, and Tempe Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage also began serving as vice chair of Valley Metro Rail on the same date.
Valley Metro Rail plans, builds, operates and maintains the light-rail/high-capacity system in the greater Phoenix area. Elected officials from five member cities who provide policy direction for rail service serve on the board, the company said.