Transit Advisory Group

The GRTC Transit System Advisory Group is a diverse group of volunteers interested in the advancement and improvement of public transit. Group members collaborate with GRTC leadership to identify problems and recommend solutions.

Applications for TAG are available in late Summer annually, with new members selected for the Annual Meeting in October. Most members serve a two-year term.

The next TAG meeting is Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:30PM - 7:30PM at City Hall (5th Floor Conference Room - enter via 9th St. doors), Richmond, Virginia. Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held quarterly (January, April, July, October) at GRTC Headquarters, 301 East Belt Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23224 in the Eldridge F. Coles Board Room, but may be scheduled at other convenient public locations. 

Past Meeting Approved Minutes

TAG Members

Mr. Samuel DaviesSam Davies
(Member At Large)
CHAIR
mail@samdavies.me

Sam Davies lives in Northside Richmond with his wife and two young daughters. He can be seen tapping on his iPad as he takes GRTC to and from work every day. A Richmond transplant of over a decade, Sam loves his adopted city and wants to do his part to make it even better.


Ms. Monika Huddleston-Elrod
(Petersburg)
huddles9@gmail.comMonika Huddleston

Monika Huddleston is a concerned citizen that resides and works in Petersburg.  Monika is a VCU Alumni and a former employee of Richmond City Social Services. During Monika's employment at Richmond City Social Services, she used GRTC's I-95 Express Route. Monika would like to advocate for the residents of Petersburg to facilitate increased access to public transportation for additional employment and education opportunities in the Richmond Metropolitan Area.  


Ms. Kayla Diggs BrodyKayla Diggs Brody
(Richmond)
SECRETARY
diggskg@gmail.com

Kayla Diggs Brody moved to Richmond for college and fell in love with the River City.  She lives near Byrd Park with her husband and two pups. She coordinates several projects at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU and is also the owner of Richmond Mural Tours.  As a frequent GRTC commuter, she is interested in enhancing current bus service and amenities as well as increasing ridership among young professionals.    


Ms. Courtney Vaughan
(Henrico)
courtney.vaughan@cahumanservices.org

Courtney oversees the mission initiatives for CA Human Services.  She is a behavior analyst by trade, but works with Richmond area residents and organizations to ensure inclusion and accessibility for all.  She believes that public transportation is vital to the success of the community and its residents.  Courtney looks forward to making a positive impact by supporting the growth and development of GRTC.


Mr. Adam Lockett
(Member At Large)
VICE-CHAIR
lockettam@vcu.edu

Adam Lockett is a college student who lives in Richmond city. He attends Virginia Commonwealth University to study Graphic Design, and rides the bus almost every day whether it is for school, errands, or recreation. Having grown up along the regional rail lines of Philadelphia, Adam hopes to help young people in grade school and college students realize that there are many ways to get around Richmond on the bus, especially with no access to a car. He looks forward to making each ride on GRTC better for everyone.


Mr. Alan Flynn
(Chesterfield)
asflynn61@hotmail.com


Mr. Cody Symanietz
(Member At Large)
cody58078@gmail.com

Cody moved to Richmond in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the River City. He lives in Shockoe Bottom and works for VCU's School of Medicine. Cody is an advocate and daily user of the GRTC bus system. He looks forward to working with GRTC and the RVA community.


Wyatt Gordon
(Chesterfield)
yitgordon@gmail.comWyatt Gordon headshot

Wyatt Gordon is an urban planner, journalist, and born and raised resident of Chesterfield County. As Greater Greater Washington's Virginia Correspondent he covers transportation and transit across the Commonwealth.  Having lived car free in Hawai'i, Germany, D.C., and Indonesia, Wyatt knows what it's like to rely upon transit.  He is a proud GRTC pass-holder and hopes to use his role on the TAG to advocate for more public transportation to and within Chesterfield County. 


Ms. Taylor Jenkins
(Member At Large)
jenkinstd2@mymail.vcu.edu

VACANT
(Henrico)