The Transit Riders Advisory Committee, or TRAC, is a group of 11 riders who advise DART staff and the DART Commission. The aim of the committee is to give riders a larger voice in shaping DART’s operations. Members provide feedback to staff and the Commission, make suggestions to improve service, and increase the communication between riders and staff and the Commission.

The members are appointed by the Commissioners and DART staff and the committee has representation from three Local Route riders, two Express Route riders, one RideShare rider, two Paratransit riders and three At-Large riders representing key constituencies such as refugees, senior citizens, students or low-income individuals. DART staff will solicit applications to the committee when openings become available.


Committee Members

Local Routes
Members: Carrie Kruse, Cecilia Martinez, and Kaylynn Strain
Express Routes
Members: Nicholas Phillip and Kurt Gustafson
Members: Emmanuel Smith and Justin Bates
At Large

Members: Zacharey Bradley, Brandon Paulson, and Susan Wells


Committee Meetings

The meetings are open to the public and held at DART Central Station, (620 Cherry St., Des Moines). The 2022 meetings are scheduled for Wednesdays at noon on Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9.


Contacting Committee Members

For more information about TRAC or to contact TRAC members, please contact DART Mobility Coordinator Catlin Curry at 515-246-2526 or



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