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Transportation Advisory Committee

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The Transportation Advisory Committee’s (TAC) purpose is to assist the County Commissioners on:

  • Providing input into the development of the County’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan every five to ten years as NCDOT requests;
  • Providing input into NCDOT’s transportation project prioritization process within the county;
  • Major transportation projects or related issues of concern as assigned by the Board of Commissioners, Planning Department, or TAC Chairs.


As of May 21st, 2018, this advisory committee will meet only as needed to accomplish the purposes listed above. Committee meetings will be advertised in advance and will be open to the public.

 The next meeting is scheduled for March 26th, 2019 at 6:00 pm. For more information about this meeting, click here


The Committee has a total of 11 voting members and up to 8 non-voting members. Each of the 5 county commissioner districts appoint 2 voting members from a list of recommended candidates to ensure geographic equity. The following members represent/exhibits expertise in one or more of the following:
  • Non-motorized transportation, such as bicycling and walking
  • Public transportation, such as transit systems
  • Personal motor vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles
  • Large, slow-moving or commercial vehicles, including agricultural and commercial product transport
  • Public safety, including emergency responders and law enforcement
  • Transportation & the economy
  • Transportation & the environment
  • Transportation & society (community)

Interested in serving on the Committee? Click here to fill out an application form.

The 11 voting members, along with each person's term expiration date, are listed below: ** the initial term, voting members' terms will be three years. 


  • Matt Alexander  - June 30, 2021
  • Edmund Regan - June 30, 2022
  • Melissa Starr (Chair) - June 30, 2022
  • Nicole Brown - June 30, 2022  
  •  Jeanette Ragland - June 20, 2022
  • Wendy Spitzer - June 30, 2021
  • Larry Staley - June 30, 2021
  • Jamie Nunnelly (Vice-Chair) - June 30, 2023
  • Roy Girolami - June 30, 2023
  • Don Wollum (Secretary)- June 30, 2021
  • Keith McLaurin - June 30, 2021

NON-VOTING MEMBERS: The 6 non-voting members are listed below :  

  • Commissioner Mike Dasher - Chatham County
  • Lynn Gaines - Town of Goldston
  • Michael Fiocco - Town of Pittsboro
  •  Vacant - Town of Siler City
  • Anna Testerman - Chatham Transit Network
  • Casey Hilliard - Health Department
  • Town of Cary - Vacant


DISCLAIMER: If any member of the public has issues with roadway repair, signage, or other public roadway concerns please contact NCDOT.


2017 Annual Report to Board of Commissioners

2016 Annual Report to the Board of Commissioners and Infographic

May 2015 TAC Annual Report to Board of Commissioners

    May 2014 TAC Annual Report to Board of Commissioners and Infographic

    2016-2019 Strategic Plan

    2011-2013 Strategic Plan

    Transportation Plans

    List of Transportation Acronyms


    QUESTIONS?  Call or email Chance Mullis, Planner I, at (919) 545-8366




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