Stephen Banta, CEO of the Phoenix-based Valley Metro, was elected to serve on the policy board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) as a representative of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for the 2015-2017 term.

UITP is an international organization for public transportation authorities and operators, policy and decision makers, scientific institutes, businesses and suppliers. APTA has a long-standing partnership with the organization.

“Steve Banta will be an outstanding representative of APTA and the public transit industry on this policy board,” said APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy. “This is an excellent opportunity to learn and share ideas with public transit systems around the world to advance public transportation.”

“I appreciate the appointment, look forward to contributing to UITP and, more importantly, learning from our global peers,” Banta said.

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