The Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) provides information, advice, and recommendations on transit safety and other issues as determined by the Secretary of Transportation and the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). TRACS is comprised of diverse interests to cooperatively address transit safety and other issues by identifying the best solutions based on agreed upon facts, and identifying proposed regulatory provisions to implement those solutions.
Former U.S. DOT Secretary Ray Lahood announced the formation of and members of the original TRACS on December 8, 2009. Current list of TRACS members.
Call for Members
FTA is seeking nominations from the public transportation safety community for TRACS membership. Nominees should be knowledgeable of trends or issues related to rail transit and bus transit safety. Candidates will be evaluated on factors including leadership and organizational skills, geographic representation, diversity characteristics, and the overall balance of industry representation. See the June 27, 2016 Federal Register Notice.
Please submit a resume/curriculum vitae and a cover letter expressing the nominee's interest in serving on TRACS. The following contact information is needed:
- Nominee’s name
- Nominee’s organizational affiliation
- Nominee’s address
- Nominee’s phone number
- Nominee’s fax number (if applicable)
- Nominee’s email address
TRACS members serve two-year terms, and are subject to reappointment by the Secretary. Self-nominations are acceptable. FTA prefers electronic submissions for all applications to TRACS@dot.gov. Submit nominations by August 31, 2016.
Applications will also be accepted via U.S. mail at the address below:
Office of Transit Safety and Oversight
Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590-0001