Parker County Judge Mark Riley is the new Secretary of the Regional Transportation Council.
At the group’s June meeting, Riley, who has served on the council since 2008, was picked by the 43-member group.
Among those 43 members are elected and appointed officials from 12 Dallas-Fort Worth-area planning areas and representatives from each of the area transportation providers.
The group oversees allocating federal, state, and regional transportation funds for the region.
The board also recommends projects to the Texas Transportation Commission and helps coordinate providers services.
Riley said he considers the secretary position an honor: “I look forward to the opportunity to serves at such a critical time as we develop and implement plans to provide for future transportation needs in our region.”
His term will run one year then he will begin a climb up the leadership ranks. Next year Riley will serve as the vice-chair then he will head the council beginning July 2015.
Riley also serves on the executive committee of the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition.
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