Virginia Transit Association Elects New Officers

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Richmond, Virginia: The Virginia Transit Association (VTA) unanimously elected Newport News Council member and Hampton Roads Transit Board member, the Honorable Patricia Woodbury, as President of the Association at its annual meeting held in Alexandria, Virginia.  Prior to this two-year term, Dr. Woodbury served as Vice President of the Association since June 2011.

Outgoing VTA President, Mayor Ron Rordam of Blacksburg, praised her for her statewide and regional commitment to advance public transportation and for her work as past Chair of the Hampton Roads Transit Board.  She is a regional leader in Hampton Roads to reduce congestion and improve access to public transportation. Since her election as VTA Vice President in 2011, Dr. Woodbury has worked actively within the Association, her community and the region.

The Honorable Mary Hynes, Arlington County Board Member (2008-present), was elected Vice President of the Virginia Transit Association for a two-year term.   She joined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Board in 2011, chaired the Governance Committee in 2011 and currently chairs the Momentum 2025 Working Group. She has served on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) Board since 2008 and is currently a member of the Executive and Legislative committees.   She currently chairs the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Region Forward Coalition.

Mr. Kevan Danker, Executive Director, Williamsburg Area Transport was elected Treasurer and Mr. Al Harf from the Potomac-Rappahannock Transit Company was re-elected Secretary.

Founded in 1977, the Virginia Transit Association (VTA) provides public education and legislative advocacy to support public transportation systems throughout the Commonwealth. VTA has 73 total members, which include 27 transit properties and 46 business and associate members.

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