TAPS Advisory Committee


To make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Planning and Budget in the formulation of policies and procedures related to the overall transportation and parking program at UC Merced. This Advisory Committee also assists the Director of TAPS in the development of the procedures, program and planning for both Transit and Parking units. This includes, but is not limited to: vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrian traffic, as well as the operations and services of the CatTracks and county transit systems; to provide a communication link between the users of the transportation and parking programs and those responsibility for providing such programs and enforcing the regulations governing them.


TAPS Advisory Committee meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Facilities Services Conference Room A.

2018-2019 Advisory Members

Voting Members:
Department of Public Safety: Lt. George Gongora or Sgt. Kari Gomes
Disability Services: Drew Shelburne, Coordinator
Faculty: Eric Walle, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Graduate Students: William Delmas, Sona Garsevanyan, and Jourjina Alkhouri
Undergraduate Student: Stacey Ascencio, ASUCM President
Housing/Residential Life: Martin Reed, Exec. Director of Student Affairs Auxiliaries
Staff/Remote Site: Melissa Tessier, Information Technology
Staff Assembly: Michelle Comer, Assistant Registrar


Alan Coker, Associate Vice Chancellor, Auxiliaries Enterprises and Fiscal Innovation
Karin Groth, Director, Transportation, Parking and Fleet Services - Advisory Committee Chair
James Nardello, Assistant Director of Transportation and Parking Services


Any comments or questions? Email taps@ucmerced.edu.