Dallas businessman William “Bill” Velasco is the new chairman of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors. Velasco has served on the board since 2001.

Board members also elected Irving member John Danish as vice chair, Dallas member Scott Carlson as secretary and Plano member Loretta Ellerbe as assistant secretary. Officers serve one-year terms.

Danish was appointed to the DART Board in 2005. Carlson was appointed to the board in 2003. Ellerbe was appointed in 2008 by the Plano City Council.