Durham, N.C. – Commissioner Fred Foster, Jr. has taken a special interest in transportation policy since joining the Durham Board of County Commissioners in 2012. He joined the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a leading force in advancing public transportation last year and now sits on the Transit Board and Legislative member committees.
“As a growing community, Durham is in need of smart short and long term transportation planning,” said Foster. “We [Durham BOCC] understand these needs and the more I know about how to help my community advance our transit strategy the more educated I am on advancing our specific initiatives.”
As a Transit Board Member since 2013, Foster is part of a forum for professional development, education resources and peer exchanges. Foster joined the Legislative Committee recently. His participation on the committee includes developing consensus recommendations about federal legislative activity including transit authorization legislation, annual appropriation legislation, administration initiatives, and regulatory matters. In addition to these subcommittees, Foster sits on the full board of transit board members for the APTA.
In Foster’s continuous efforts to strengthen and improve public transportation, he is preparing to attend the upcoming APTA Annual Meeting and Expo in Houston, Texas.
About Fred Foster, Jr.
Commissioner Foster was elected to the Durham Board of County Commissioners in December of 2012. He served as chairman of the Durham BOCC from 2012 to 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from North Carolina State University. Commissioner Foster is also a graduate of the Local Elected Leaders Academy offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government. He also served in the US Air Force and retired from the Army Reserve after twenty-two years of service. Read more about Foster on the Durham BOCC webpage at www.dconc.gov
About National Association of Counties (APTA)
APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation. APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership. To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.