VIA names new board chair

Hope Andrade will replace Alex Briseno in January

SAN ANTONIO – VIA Metropolitan Transit will see a new leader on its board for 2015.

Former Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade is expected to be approved as the next chairman of the board next month.

Andrade has served on the VIA board in the past and has also served as the interim chair of the Texas Transportation Commission. She currently serves as commissioner of the Texas Workforce Commission.

Andrade replaces Alex Briseno, who announced earlier this month that he would step down after 10 months as chairman.