TCRP Ambassador Program
The TCRP Ambassador Program was developed in 1998 as a joint effort of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). The Ambassador Program is credited with assisting the TCRP in reaching an expanded segment of the transportation community that would otherwise have limited access to these resources. The Ambassadors are a diverse group, representative of various professions and transportation communities in the United States. Ambassadors serve a two year term and are asked to identify opportunities to educate the industry.
The purpose of the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) is to broaden, strengthen, and accelerate the introduction and adoption of TCRP-sponsored research results within the transportation industry. Ambassadors achieve this through
- Informing peers in the transit community of the benefits of TCRP research products,
- Encouraging implementation of TCRP research,
- Promoting participation in the TCRP, and
- Gathering anecdotal information from peers about the usefulness of TCRP research products applied in their respective agencies or companies.