Valley Metro

Valley Metro CEO Elected to South West Transit Association Board

Stephen R. Banta, Valley Metro CEO, was unanimously approved by members of the South West Transit Association (SWTA) to serve as the secretary/treasurer for the 2013 term.

“Mr. Banta represents an important sector of the SWTA membership,” said Kristen Joyner, SWTA executive director. “His experience and wisdom leading a multi-modal, multi-city organization will be an asset to the board and membership as we strive to fulfill our goals of providing a community of education, communication and advocacy.”

As secretary/treasurer, Banta will serve on the executive committee and present financial reports to the board and members. Also elected to the Board are Richard Ruddell, Fort Worth Transportation Authority executive director, as president and Ken Savage, Fort Smith Transit director, as vice president.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to be more engaged with SWTA as part of the executive board,” Banta said. “Transit is becoming more essential for all communities, whether urban or rural, and it’s exciting to be a part of that progression.”