TCRP Ambassador Program

TCRP Ambassadors participate in industry events and visit transportation providers in order to educate the public transit industry on the wide variety of solution-based research available from TCRP. The essential role of an Ambassador is to be a liaison between TCRP, its member organizations, the research community, and transportation properties.

Through peer-to-peer collaboration, Ambassadors place TCRP research information into the hands of transportation professionals, managers, and other personnel who utilize the program’s research products in the field. They also educate transportation properties about TCRP’s research process and how their transportation professionals can become involved.

The TCRP Ambassador Program

The TCRP Ambassador Program was developed in 1998 as a joint effort between the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP).

The Ambassador Program is credited with assisting the TCRP Program 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 Ambassadors’ travel expenses are reimbursed by the program.


Rhonda Allen
Director of Executive Strategy, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Atlanta, GA

Genevieve Bajwa
Corporate and Community Relations Liaison, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)
Margate, FL

Christy Haven
Senior Project Manager, HNTB
Gainesville, FL

Jerome Horne
Special Transit Project Coordinator,Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo)
Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer McGrath
Strategic Planner III, Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
Salt Lake City, UT

Joshua Munoz
Staff Consultant, Mechanical, LTK Engineering Services (LTK)
Ambler, PA

Beverly Neff
Senior Transportation Planner, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
San Diego, CA

Rachel Pallister
Grants and Contracts Officer, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)
Boise, ID

Lisa Vickery
Transportation Superintendent, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
San Jose, CA

Cyrenthia Ward
Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
New York, NY

Jake Warr
Columbia Gorge Express Manager, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Portland, OR

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