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DCTA names new regional leaders

The agency has added to its regional leadership team.
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The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) yesterday announced the hiring of three new people for its regional leadership team across North Texas.

Paul Cristina joins the agency as deputy CEO. Most recently, we worked for BNSF Railway Co., where he led company engagement efforts with public transit agencies and directed infrastructure project development. He has extensive experience working with public and private railroads as well as transit agencies and the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), DCTA officials said in a press release.

Brittney Farr was brought on as director of government relations. In her role, she will lead DCTA’s legislative strategy. Farr comes from Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), where she was a liaison between the agency and its 13 service-area cities, developing regional projects with innovative transit solutions.

Pamela Burns has been named director of public involvement and communications. She will be responsible for community relations, public involvement, marketing and public relations. Most recently, she worked for NCTCOG, where she managed public engagement and community relations and led efforts to modernize thepublic engagement platform. Burns also previously worked with Air North Texas on air quality and transportation issues.