Dr. Leroy Alloway

Vice-Chair

VIA Metropolitan Transit

Chief Government & External Affairs Officer

Since April 2021, Dr. Leroy Alloway has served as the Chief Government & External Affairs Officer for VIA Metropolitan Transit. Dr. Alloway joined VIA in October 2015 as the Director of Government and Community Relations. In his current role, Dr. Alloway leads VIA’s public engagement activities, the agency’s consumer insight and data analytics efforts, and interaction with elected officials and governmental agencies across the 1,213 square-mile VIA service area.

During his tenure with VIA, Dr. Alloway has been actively involved in leading engagement efforts in support of VIA’s long-range planning efforts, the creation of an annual $10 million yearly partnership with the City of San Antonio to support increased transit frequency, and the successful 2020 sales tax election re-allocating $40 million a year to VIA starting in 2026.

Before joining VIA, Dr. Alloway served with the Alamo Area MPO as Planning and Public Involvement Manager, with the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority as the Director of Community Development โ€“ in which he oversaw two environmental impact statements in support of new proposed tolled highway expansion and non-tolled American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects, and started his career working for members of the San Antonio City Council focusing on transportation policy and community engagement.

Dr. Alloway holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Lutheran University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has a Doctorate in Public Administration from Capella University. Dr. Alloway’s dissertation focused on the training and responsibilities of the role of board members in mandatory homeowners’ associations within the State of Texas.

Dr. Alloway is a member of the Board of Directors of the South Texas Business Partnership, the Leadership San Antonio Alumni Association, the Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council, and Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.