“Charles has been invaluable to the agency and was a major factor in bringing mobility solutions to Denton County,” said DCTA CEO Raymond Suarez in a news release. “His leadership and guidance helped shape DCTA into the agency it is today and our bright future that lies ahead.”
Emery, a former Lewisville City Council member, chaired the DCTA board for 18 years. According to the agency's news release, Emery was heavily involved in helping DCTA expand its footprint to include a commuter rail with the opening of the 21-mile A-train. The A-train connects Denton County to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail system in Carrolton.