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DOT Announces TRACS Appointments; FTA Issues Bus Funding Opportunity

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced the appointments of eight new members and one returning member to two-year terms on the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS), chartered in 2009 to provide a forum for the development, consideration and communication of information regarding public transit safety.

The new members include Jeanne Krieg, chief executive officer, Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, Antioch, CA; Herman Bernal, state safety oversight program manager, Arizona DOT; Toby Fauver, deputy secretary for multimodal transportation, PennDOT; David Goeres, chief safety and security officer, Utah Transit Authority; David Hahn, APTA senior program specialist, safety and security; Jeff Lau, chief safety officer, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District; Eric Muntan, chief, office safety and security, Miami-Dade Transit; and John Samuelsen, president, Local 100, Transport Workers Union of America of Greater New York. The returning member is Alvin Pearson, assistant general manager, Memphis Area Transit Authority.

In other DOT news, FTA has issued a notice of funding opportunity for approximately $266 million under the FAST Act in competitive grant funding for bus programs nationwide, including $211 million for buses and bus facilities projects and $55 million specifically for FTA’s Low and No Emission (LoNo) bus program, which promotes technologically-advanced and environmentally-friendly buses.

Complete proposals must be submitted electronically through the grants.gov “Apply” function by May 13. To apply, click here.
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