In it's July By-Laws revisions, the TDCHR reconstituted it's User Citizen Advisory Committee (UCAC) as the Transit Riders Advisory Committee (TRAC). TRAC is now a subcommittee of the TDCHR's Executive Committee. It held it's first meeting as TRAC last night at HRT's Norfolk offices.
The bulk of the meeting was devoted to reorganization issues. The revised TRAC Guidelines became effective, with the committee reviewing them. Additional time was spent on housekeeping issues.
Out of last night's meeting:
1. Insider cards will be placed on HRT's buses ASAP to aid recruitment. Also, a number of visitors are expected at TRAC meetings in the future with the committee becoming more visible.
2. The changes from the September service board will not take effect until Southside Operations and Maintenance are moved temporarily to the former Ford plant on Indian River Road. That means Southside bus riders won't see an Operator shuffle until mid-October. In addition, the seasonal cuts planned for MAX Route 960 will now not take effect until October 19. (Yeah!)