New Members Selected to Arts in Transit Board of Directors
The Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners approved the appointments of five members to the Arts in Transit Board of Directors during their April 27 board meeting. Arts in Transit is a non-profit subsidiary of Metro Transit and facilitates public art programs in the St. Louis metro area.
The Arts in Transit Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight of Arts in Transit and its overall strategic direction, as well as determining its major fiscal, personnel, organizational and programmatic policies. Nominees to the Arts in Transit Board must include individuals from the visual arts and/or design, education and business communities. One member of the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners must serve as an ex officio member.
The Arts In Transit Board of Directors include:
- Tim Boyle – President, City Property Company
- Amanda Colón-Smith – Program Director, Dutchtown South Community Corporation
- Thad Duhigg – Professor of Art, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
- Peter Tao – Principal, TAO + LEE Associates, Inc
- Aliah Holman – Treasurer, Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners
Those appointed to the Arts In Transit Board of Directors serve without compensation, and are eligible to serve two consecutive two-year terms.
“We are very fortunate to have such a talented and diverse group of individuals join the Board of Directors for Arts in Transit,” said David Allen, Director of Arts in Transit. “They are very generously contributing their time and expertise to our programs, and we look forward to working with them to find new and exciting ways to bring beauty and art to the St. Louis region.”
About Bi-State Development
Bi-State Development (BSD) owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; a MetroBus vehicle fleet of approximately 400 vehicles operating on 79 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the St. Louis Regional Freightway, the region’s freight district.