Bus

Banta to lead Phoenix-based Valley Metro, Metro rail

Posted on February 21, 2012

Two separate boards of directors representing the regional bus and rail transit agencies selected Stephen R. Banta to lead Phoenix-based Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) and Metro light rail as CEO. Banta has been serving as the Metro light rail CEO since January 2010, following a national search in 2009.

"We are delighted with the decision to have Steve Banta as the single CEO that will lead both RPTA and Metro," said Tempe Councilmember Shana Ellis who serves as a Board member for both agencies. "It speaks to greater efficiencies as we continue to deal with budget challenges." Ellis led the working group that developed the plans for establishing a dual leadership role that will be governed by two separate boards of directors.

Banta will begin serving in his new role as CEO of both transit agencies on March 1, 2012.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

RNL unveils design for Foothill Transit facility, park-and-ride

Development includes a 372-stall, three-level parking structure, six-bus bay transit center, a 4,400-square-foot retail building and a public plaza design to connect to the future civic component.

Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close