May 11, 2009
TCRP Seeks New Ambassadors
The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) is currently seeking individuals to serve as ambassadors. The selected professionals will travel throughout the country to enhance the understanding, acceptance, and use of TCRP-sponsored research products.
Through peer-to-peer collaboration and industry venues, the ambassadors disseminate research information into the hands of transit professionals, managers, and other personnel, and educate transit properties on the TCRP research process and how transit professionals can participate, or benefit, in other aspects of the program.
TCRP was established in 1992 to serve as one of the principal means by which the transit industry can develop innovative, near-term solutions to industry needs and demands. The dissemination effort of TCRP ensures that program-related reports and products reach appropriate industry audiences and interested individuals. As a result, the TCRP Ambassador Program was developed as a joint effort between APTA, TCRP, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and the Federal Transit Administration. COMTO manages the program and seeks to continue expanding its outreach.
Nominees for the program may be any individual with practical transit field experience who currently works for U.S. transit agencies, government transit agencies at the state, regional, and local levels, transit educational institutions, transit industry organizations, or private firms providing goods and services to the industry.
More information about the program is available online from COMTO or TCRP.