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.

2017-2018 Advisory Members

Voting Members:
Department of Public Safety: Lt. George Gongora or Sgt. Kari Gomes
Disability Services: Drew Shelburne
Faculty: Eric Walle
Graduate Student: Katherine Shurik
Graduate Student: Jessica Ross (Researcher)
Graduate Student: Peter Reschke (TA)
Undergraduate Student/ASUCM: Salma Memon
Housing/Residential Life: Martin Reed, Exec. Director of Student Affairs Auxiliaries
Staff/Remote Site: Arokiaraj Panneer Selvam
Staff Assembly: Michelle Comer


Michael Riley, Controller, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Business & Financial Services
Karin Groth, Director, Transportation, Parking and Fleet Services - Advisory Committee Chair
James Nardello, Assistant Director of Transportation and Parking Services
Tibor Toth, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management


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