Hampton Roads Transit's (HRT) User Citizen Advisory Committee (UCAC) met on Wednesday evening at HRT's Norfolk office.
UCAC Chairman Henry Ryto addressed that morning's MPO actions on mass transit. He specified items of particular interest to the UCAC and it's members: 14 new hybrid buses, bus shelters, and remodeling of the Newport News Transportation Center (NNTC) and Hampton Transportation Center (HTC).
UCAC Staff Liaison Tamara Poulson covered the major issues raised in the City Reports submitted by committee members. In addition, for newcomers she made clear what should (policy issues and questions) and shouldn't (operations specifics) go into a City Report.
Poulson gave an update on pending changes to the UCAC Guidelines. With the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (TDCHR) By-Laws about to be revised, the UCAC Guidelines will be put on hold until the TDCHR By-Laws' revisions are ratified to prevent conflicts between the two.
HRT Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications James Toscano is scheduled to meet with and address the UCAC at it's May meeting.
General comments were then received from committee members prior to adjournment.
The next UCAC meeting will be May 20 in Hampton at HRT Headquarters at 6 P.M. (May 20 is also the birthday of Chairman Ryto's mother. )