The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has a new face on its board of directors.

Roberto Treviño, Harris County Toll Road Authority executive director, joined METRO's Board of Directors and will represent Harris County, the agency announced in a July 29 press release. Treviño will replace outgoing METRO board member Jim Robinson. Robinson chaired METRO’s Public Safety, Customer Service & Operations Committee and also served as first vice chair of the Board of Directors.

Treviño is a professional engineer with nearly two decades of transportation experience.

"I'm passionate about transportation because it plays such a significant role in the welfare and prosperity of our communities and the people who live in them," Treviño said in the release. "When we improve access to opportunity for everyone, we all flourish."

Prior to working for HCTRA, Treviño worked for METRO for 17 years. He joined METRO in 2004 as a senior resident engineer and later served as executive vice president of planning, engineering and construction, responsible for overseeing and managing METRO's Service Planning, System Planning, Engineering and Construction, and Facilities Maintenance divisions.