Arlington County Board member Mary Hynes was elected vice president of the Virginia Transit Association for a two-year term. VTA provides public education and legislative advocacy to support public transportation systems throughout the Commonwealth. Its 73 members include 27 transit properties and 46 business and associate members.
At its annual meeting in Alexandria, VTA elected Newport News Council Member and Hampton Roads Transit Board Member Patricia Woodbury as president of the association. Woodbury served as vice president of the association since June 2011.
Hynes has served on the Arlington County Board since 2008. She joined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board in 2011, chaired the Governance Committee in 2011 and currently chairs the Momentum 2025 Working Group. Since 2008, she has served on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission Board and is currently a member of the executive and legislative committees. She also chairs the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Region Forward Coalition.