Paratransit Advisory Committee

The Paratransit Advisory Committee was formed in 2002 and provides a communication link between the TDCHR, persons with disabilities who use or may use HRT’s services, and service providers to the disabled community on matters related to Paratransit service within HRT’s service area.

For information on membership and responsibilities, please read the Committee Guidelines.

  • A “consumer” is an individual, or parent, guardian or caregiver of an individual with a disability, who is certified eligible for ADA Paratransit services and has been using the Paratransit services of the Commission during the past six months.
  • A “provider” is an agency, organization, member jurisdiction, or company that has been providing services to persons with disabilities during the past six months.

To contact a Committee Member:
E-mail paratransitdept@hrtransit.org and indicate the Committee Member.

For more information:
Call (757) 222-6087
Or e-mail paratransitdept@hrtransit.org.

For alternate communication services:
Contact Keith Johnson at (757) 222-6100.

Subcommittee meetings begin at 12:00 p.m. Regular meetings begin at 1:00 p.m.

Committee Members

  • Janice Taylor (Committee Chair), Virginia Beach, Consumer
  • Brian Trickler (Committee Vice-Chair), Virginia Beach, Provider
  • Mary Mathena, Virginia Beach, Consumer
  • Nancy Smith, Virginia Beach, Consumer
  • Vernon Savage, Norfolk, Consumer
  • Travis Webb, Norfolk, Consumer
  • Helen Brown, Norfolk, Provider
  • (Open), Newport News, Consumer
  • (Open), Newport News, Consumer
  • Catherine Tyler-Northan, Newport News, Provider
  • Debra Vaughan, Chesapeake, Consumer
  • (Open), Chesapeake, Consumer
  • Paul Atkinson, Chesapeake, Provider
  • Denice Wilkins, Hampton, Consumer
  • Benjamin Farmer Jr., Hampton, Consumer
  • Linda Gurley, Hampton, Provider
  • Deloris Haywood, Portsmouth, Consumer
  • Saundra Hunter, Portsmouth, Consumer
  • Lisa Handke, Portsmouth, Provider
  • (Open), Extra Member
  • (Open), Extra Member
  • Joe Paulus, HRTPO, Ex-Officio
  • Douglas W. Fuller, TDCHR, Commission Liaison
  • Keith Parnell, TDCHR, Commission Liaison
  • Keith Johnson, HRT, Liaison
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