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TCRP Names New Ambassadors to Two-Year Terms
The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Dissemination Program recently selected 15 new individuals to serve as Ambassadors for the program during the 2009-2011 term. These industry professionals will travel throughout the country to enhance the understanding, acceptance, and utilization of TCRP-sponsored research products.
The class of new ambassadors, selected from a competitive pool of candidates across the U.S., includes Jessie Baginski, Laketran; India Birdsong, Chicago Transit Authority; Lisa Collins, Delaware Transit Corporation; S. Renee Edwards-Current, Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Warren Foster, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District; Roberto Galvez, Broward County Transit; B. Moore Gwynn, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Mark Hairr, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Michael Horsting, Lee County Board of County Commissioners; Yvonne Lyon, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon; Andrew Mikkelson, Gold Coast Transit; Tonya Saxon, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority; Samuel Snead, Transportation Systems; Circe Torruellas, District of Columbia DOT; and Christopher Wightman, New Jersey Transit Corporation.
Each Ambassador is expected to volunteer for at least two to three different industry-related venues a year to promote and disseminate TCRP reports and products.
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. The TCRP Ambassador Program—a joint effort among APTA, TCRP, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and the Federal Transit Administration—was developed to expand outreach efforts.
COMTO manages the ambassador program and provides information on the program on its web site. More information about the TCRP Dissemination Program is available online.