Transit advocate Doug Funke will be with us on Sunday

miki soos logoThis Sunday, Oct. 16, Douglas Funke will present an overview of current and emerging issues associated with public transit in Buffalo-Niagara, including its importance to food access, the environment, and economic development.

Doug Funke is a long-time transit advocate and user. He joined the Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) Executive Board in 2010 and became its President in 2013. As a CRT board member, Doug has supported a wide range of transit promotional and educational efforts including briefings to government legislative bodies and agencies. He also operates a part-time consulting business, Human First Ergonomics. Before becoming a CRT board member and starting his consulting business, Doug worked for over 30 years as a research engineer at Calspan, Veridian, and General Dynamics. Most recently he managed the design, development, and deployment of numerous Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Doug has an MS in Industrial Engineering and certifications in project management and ergonomics. He and his wife, Dolores, have three grown children, Carolyn, Christopher, and Adam.

Join us at our usual 4-6 p.m. (+ potluck) time at Riverside-Salem Environmental Sanctuary, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.

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