LAS VEGAS (February 15, 2017) — The Western Regional Alliance (WRA) is pleased to announce that Andrew Gruber has joined its board of directors. Mr. Gruber is the executive director of the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Utah’s largest metropolitan planning organization (MPO) comprised of local and state elected officials who collaboratively plan for the future of the Wasatch Front region in Utah.
“The western United States has many unique transportation-related challenges and opportunities. I am excited to join forces with the WRA to work with my colleagues in advancing the many issues we face,” Gruber said. “It is important for our region to collaborate given that our communities continue to be among some of the fastest-growing in the country.”
“Andrew Gruber has worked for many years on transportation and planning issues central to the success of the Wasatch Front region,” said Tom Skancke, executive director of the WRA. “He will be a great addition to the board as he brings his experience and expertise to bear on the issues we commonly face in the U.S. West.”
WFRC joins several other transportation planning agencies in the western United States, including the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Pima Association of Governments (PAG), the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTCSNV), the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTCWC), and the Utah Transit Agency (UTA).
About the Western Regional Alliance
The Western Regional Alliance connects the western United States to the 21st century global network through a shared vision for commerce, transportation infrastructure, and economic development. Founded by the metropolitan planning and transit organizations in five western cities, the Western Regional Alliance fosters cooperation and advocacy on shared policy priorities between western metropolitan economies.
About Wasatch Front Regional Council
The Wasatch Front Regional Council is an association of governments and the designated metropolitan planning organization for the Salt Lake City-West Valley City and Ogden-Layton urban areas in Utah. It is comprised of 21 voting members who are responsible for leading regional transportation planning efforts. For more information, please visit www.wfrc.org.