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.

The most recent TAG meeting was Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30PM at City Hall (5th Floor Conference Room - enter via 9th St. doors), Richmond, Virginia. The next Quarterly Meeting will be in January 2019. 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 Minutes

TAG MEMBERS MEMBER CONTACT BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Samuel Davies

(Member At Large)

CHAIRPERSON

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 almost a decade, Sam loves his adopted city and wants to do his part to make it even better.

Mr. Paul Jez

(Chesterfield)

VICE-CHAIRPERSON

paulpjez@gmail.com Paul is a resident of Chesterfield County since 1982. Paul is currently retired having served most of his professional career as a Finance Administrator at Virginia Commonwealth University. Paul has been a lifelong user of mass transit since his childhood days in the Washington D.C. area and welcomes the day when the Richmond Region has a robust mass transit system.

Mr. Nicholas Smith

(Member At Large)

SECRETARY

(No Photo)

nicholas@nicholassmith.ca

Nicholas Smith, a native of Montreal, Canada, is a Richmond resident who's interested in how people get around.  He's been riding transit since he was a child, got his first monthly transit pass when he was 12 (which gave him the freedom to go where he wanted, when he wanted), and has been on transit systems in about 100 cities and regions.  After moving here in 2014 to marry a Richmond native, he now works for RVA Rapid Transit and Parternship for Smarter Growth to try to improve transit so people all over the Richmond region can rely on transit to efficiently get where they are going.

Ms. Kayla Diggs Brody

(Richmond)

diggskg@gmail.com Kayla Diggs Brody, formerly of Suffolk, VA, moved to Richmond to attend Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned a Master of Public Health degree and a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  She works at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU as a Project Coordinator.  She is happily married and enjoys exploring Richmond with her husband and her boxer (whose name is Joe Louis).  As a daily GRTC commuter, she is interested in enhancing current bus service and amenities as well as increasing ridership among "choice riders", especially among young professionals.  

Ms. Celia Yette

(Petersburg)

celia.yette@vec.virginia.gov Ms. Yette is the Senior Equal Opportunity Federal Program Monitor for the Virginia Employment Commission. She has a B.A. in English and a Minor in Mass Communications from Virginia State University. Ms. Yette is a frequent user of the Petersburg Express.

Ms. Courtney Vaughan

(Henrico)

(No Photo)

courtney.vaughan@cahumanservices.org

 

Ms. Jessica Reveley

(Henrico)

 

jabreveley@gmail.com

Jessica Reveley is a lawyer and GRTC commuter.  A non-driver with a seizure disorder, Jess has relied on dozens of transit systems over the years.  She believes a robust public transit network providing accessible, cost- and time-effective transportation is essential to a thriving metro Richmond, and looks forward to a network that serves the entire greater Richmond area.   She lives in Henrico with her husband and three-year-old son, who enjoys family commutes on GRTC and is GRTC's littlest fan.

Mr. Adam Lockett

(Member At Large)

(No Photo)

lockettam@vcu.edu

 

Mr. Michael Zeevi

(Richmond)

mpzeevi1996@gmail.com

Michael Zeevi has lived in the Richmond area his whole life. He currently lives in the city of Richmond, where he is working on a degree in Chemical & Life Science Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University. He rides the bus to and from school every day, and enjoys using the bus to get around the city without a car. A longtime public transportation fan, Michael hopes to help expand rapid transit across the region to encourage choice riders to use transit by both advocating for more service and for more walkable neighborhoods. His goal is to make RVA’s transit network more useful to more people for both work and recreation.

Ms. Ashley Staton

(Member At Large)

(No Photo)

statonan@vcu.edu

 

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.

VACANCY

(Chesterfield)