The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Multistate Transit Technical Assistance Program has elected four new members to its steering committee, each of whom will serve a three-year term starting on July 1.
Brodie Ayers, transit project coordination unit manager for the division of transit and rail at the Colorado Department of Transportation. A Navy veteran and former pilot, Ayers said he joined the steering committee because “state DOTs face a lot of challenge in administering Federal Transit Administration funds to rural and small urban organizations … to create a dynamic and viable program meeting the federal requirements desires a diverse tool box – and our committee offers those tools to them.”
Mark Sprick, director of administration and program support for the public transit division at the Texas Department of Transportation. He believes his 34-years of professional planning skills will help MTAP members better navigate “federal and state regulations, gain technical assistance for rural and small urban transit agencies, and improve coordination between federal partners and state DOTs.”
Liz Stutts, state transit manager at the Florida Department of Transportation. Stutts has been an MTAP member since she joined the Florida DOT in 1993 and believes her “public outreach and program management skills” will be an asset to the steering committee, as well as her 21 years of experience in federal program administration, management, and oversight.
Shelley Winters, administrator for the bureau of rail and transit at the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Winters, who’s been with the New Hampshire DOT since 2000, thinks that “the variety of transportation hats I have worn over that time afforded me the opportunity to be hands-on and learn from the ground-up. I bring a unique perspective and welcome the opportunity to share the information, knowledge and experience I have amassed over my time working within the transit field.”