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Transportation
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
News Release
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Alva Trevino Appointed METRO General Counsel
Texas Southern University Law School Grad Leads Agency’s Legal Staff

The New METRO continues to focus on three priorities: delivering first-class transit services, building great transit infrastructure and becoming a trusted community partner.  To help with this mission METRO is promoting Alva Trevino to the position of General Counsel.   George Greanias, METRO CEO & President, announced the appointment by saying, “During the time Alva has served as Acting General Counsel, she has been an essential participant in working through difficult issues the Authority has faced.  She has exhibited a strong and continuing commitment to METRO and its mission.”

Alva Trevino began her career at METRO in 1997 as Senior Staff Counsel, managing the agency’s personal injury docket and providing legal advice on construction contract disputes and other legal issues.  She became Deputy General Counsel in 2006 and led the Real Estate Department from June 2009 to February 2010.  Recently she began serving as METRO’s Acting General Counsel.  Prior to joining METRO, Alva worked in private practice, both on her own and with the firm of Callier & Garza.                                   

“It’s been a pleasure working with a dedicated team of professionals in the legal department and I look forward to continuing to support METRO’s mission. This is a great organization. I am honored that I was selected as General Counsel,” said the McAllen, Texas native who graduated from the University of Texas Pan American and Texas Southern University’s  Thurgood Marshall School of Law. 

Trevino will oversee complicated rules and regulations that govern the transportation agency, ensuring METRO meets its responsibilities and follows the law.  The law touches the agency in many ways - governing delivery of services and fair treatment of employees, from how goods and services are procured to meeting requirements for building in the public right-of-way as well as the level of service and care owed to customers and the maintenance standards required for the safety of its fleet.




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