FTA Seeks Members for Transit Advisory Committee

The Federal Transit Administration is seeking nominations for up to 25 individuals from the public transportation safety community to serve as members on its newly re-established Transit Advisory Committee for Safety or TRACS.

[Above photo by the FTA]

FTA formally announced the re-establishment of TRACS through a federal register notice in January and said the new TRACS charter calls for the “review of current challenges and innovations” in public transportation and provides recommendations that FTA can implement in support of transit safety.

The agency published a follow-up notice in the federal register on February 7 to invite qualified individuals interested in serving as TRACS members for a two-year term. Applications are due by March 9 and further information is available on the TRACS webpage.

Applicants should be knowledgeable of trends and issues related to rail transit and/or bus transit safety, FTA said. Along with their experience in the rail transit and/or bus transit industry, applicants will also be evaluated and selected based on factors including leadership and organizational skills, region of the country represented, and the overall balance of industry representation.

“Once selected, these professionals will help inform our safety agenda for transit systems across the nation,” explained Nuria Fernandez, FTA’s administrator, in a statement.

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