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Texas agency appoints Suarez COO

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) in Texas has named Raymond Suarez chief operating officer.

Most recently the chief administrative officer for the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), Suarez will be responsible for developing, organizing and directing DCTA's transportation and maintenance services and functions for the A-train and bus system, agency officials said in a press release.

At TRE, Suarez oversaw contracts, safety, operations, maintenance and capital programs. During his tenure, he developed the agency's annual budget, managed TRE's long-range capital investment program and state-of-good-repair model, and worked with the regional transit agencies to ensure adherence to annual authorizations. He also worked with regional partners to develop a 10-year cash flow for TRE, DCTA and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) in support of the new regional operations and maintenance solicitation.

"[Suarez's] leadership and vast experience in the transit industry will be key for our future growth and development in Denton County," said DCTA President Jim Cline.

Prior to the TRE, Suarez served in various leadership roles within the transit and technology industries, including Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Reactrix Systems, General Dynamics, Superconducting Supercollider and Trans Industries, and Vultron Inc.

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