Transit Riders Advisory Committee

Transit Riders Advisory Committee

The Transit Riders Advisory Committee, or TRAC, is a group of 11 riders who advise DART staff and the DART Commission. The aim of the committee is to give riders a larger voice in shaping DART’s operations. Members provide feedback to staff and the Commission, make suggestions to improve service, and increase the communication between riders and staff and the Commission.

Apply for TRAC

The members are appointed by the Commissioners and DART staff and the committee has representation from three Local Route riders, two Express Route riders, one RideShare rider, two Paratransit riders and three At-Large riders representing key constituencies such as refugees, senior citizens, students or low-income individuals. DART staff will solicit applications to the committee when openings become available.

DART staff promotes openings on the committee and will communicate with riders to promote applications when openings become available. Appointments to TRAC typically happen near the beginning of the year. Committee members serve a term of two-years once appointed. Riders can apply any time throughout the year, as there are times where DART will need to fill appointments as terms end or people leave the committee.

Click here to apply for TRAC

To apply to serve on TRAC, click here. Paper applications can also be picked up and dropped off with DART Customer Service at the window in the lobby of DART Central Station (620 Cherry Street, Des Moines).
 

Committee Members

Local Routes
Members: Carrie Kruse, Cecilia Martinez, and Kaylynn Strain
 
Express Routes
Members: Nicholas Phillip and Kurt Gustafson
 
RideShare
Vacant
 
Paratransit
Members: Emmanuel Smith and Justin Bates
 
At Large

Members: Zacharey Bradley, Brandon Paulson, and Susan Wells

 

Committee Meetings

The meetings are open to the public and held at DART Central Station, (620 Cherry St., Des Moines). The 2022 meetings are scheduled for Wednesdays at noon on Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9.

 

Contacting Committee Members

For more information about TRAC or to contact TRAC members, please contact DART Mobility Coordinator Catlin Curry at 515-246-2526 or ccurry@ridedart.com.

 

 

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