Denton County Judge Andy Eads appointed to Denton County Transportation Authority board

Andy Eads
Denton County Judge Andy Eads was appointed to serve on the Denton County Transportation Authority board. (Courtesy DCTA)

Denton County Judge Andy Eads was appointed to serve on the Denton County Transportation Authority board. (Courtesy DCTA)

Denton County Judge Andy Eads was sworn in to fill the Denton County Seat 2 of the Denton County Transportation Authority board.

Dianne Costa, who represents the city of Highland Village on the board, was also elected board secretary during the Jan. 27 board meeting.

Eads has served on the Denton County Commissioners Court since 2007, and he became county judge in 2019. He previously served on the court for Precinct 4. During that time, he focused on cutting taxes while addressing the increasing demands of the county, according to a DCTA news release.

Eads previously served as the chair of the Regional Transportation Council for the DFW region. He served on the council for more than 10 years, according to the release.

The Denton County Transportation Authority is governed by a five-member voting board appointed by their respective entities, including Denton County and the cities of Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville. Each representative serves two-year terms. Large cities, small cities and other Denton County cities make up the remaining six nonvoting members, according to DCTA.


Board members must have experience in the field of transportation, business, government, engineering or law, according to DCTA. The board adopts the annual operating budget and sets policies.

Eads can be reached at [email protected] Costa is the former mayor of Highland Village and can be contacted at [email protected]

Board meetings are held virtually every fourth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m., unless otherwise posted. All meetings are open to the public. For additional information, contact the DCTA administrative office at 972-221-4600.
By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.