The Valley Transportation chair is the person in charge of transportation for the Valley, a group of urban counties that includes parts of Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Las Vegas.
The chair was previously named Valley Transportation President.
He’s also the chair of the regional Transportation Council, which oversees regional transportation policy in the state.
In a press release, Valley Transportation Chairman John Anderson said he’s thrilled to be the Valley’s next transportation CEO.
“It’s an honor to be chosen to lead this highly competitive and innovative transportation organization,” Anderson said.
“I’m thrilled to join a strong team of leaders who are driven by shared visions and strong leadership.
I look forward to helping shape a region that’s poised to be one of the most prosperous in the nation.”
The Valley currently has 6.2 million drivers.
It has more than a million buses, nearly 1 million trains, more than 700,000 electric vehicles, and more than 1 million private and public transit trips.
The company says it will launch its autonomous shuttle service, which will operate on a route between Phoenix and Tempe and between Las Vegas and Las Cañadas.
The Valley also announced it will partner with Uber, Lyft, and Waymo to bring a service that will offer autonomous transportation to Phoenix and Las Cajasas.