Transportation Advisory Committee


  • Bimonthly on the 3rd Thursday, or on an as-needed basis
  • Winston-Salem Public Meeting Room
    Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building, 5th Floor
    100 E 1st Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101

2019 Schedule

The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Thursday, January 17
  • Thursday, February 21
  • Thursday, March 21
  • Thursday, May 16
  • Thursday, July 18
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Thursday, November 21

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


TAC is composed of:

  • City of Winston-Salem
  • Elected officials from Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, and Stokes Counties
  • Non-elected officials from:
    • City-County Planning Board
    • Federal Highway Administration
    • North Carolina Department of Transportation
    • Smith Reynolds Airport Authority
    • Winston-Salem Transit Authority
  • Other Metropolitan Planning Organization municipalities

View the current roster for the committee (PDF).

Primary Members

  • Larry T. Williams, Chairman
    Mayor, Town of Rural Hall
  • Dan Besse, Vice-Chairman
    Council Member, City of Winston-Salem
  • Denise D. Adams
    Council Member, City of Winston-Salem
  • Mark Baker
    Mayor, Village of Tobaccoville
  • John E. Byrum
    Mayor, Town of Midway
  • Willie L. Clark, Jr.
    Board Member, Winston-Salem Transit Authority
  • Zachary Crotts
    Commissioner, Davidson County
  • Fleming El-Amin
    Commissioner, Forsyth County
  • Benita Finney
    Commissioner, Davie County
  • Jenny Fulton
    Board Member, Town of Kernersville
  • Mike Horn
    Mayor, Town of Lewisville
  • Allen Joines
    Mayor, City of Winston-Salem
  • Randy Mendenhall
    Mayor Pro Tem, Town of Walkertown
  • Rick Morris
    Commissioner, Stokes County
  • Kenneth A. Rethmeier, DrPH
    Mayor, Town of Bermuda Run
  • Brent Rockett
    Commissioner, Town of Bethania
  • Allen Todd
    Mayor, Town of Wallburg
  • John Wait
    Mayor, Village of Clemmons
  • Mike Wells
    Member, North Carolina Board of Transportation

Alternate Members

  • Robert Clark
    Council Member, City of Winston-Salem
  • Mike Combest
    Mayor Pro Tem, Village of Clemmons
  • Jackie Edwards
    Council Member, Town of Midway
  • Chris Elliott
    Commissioner, Davidson County
  • Robert Garcia
    Chairman, Winston-Salem Transit Authority
  • C. Thomas Griggs
    Councilman, Town of Rural Hall
  • Jeff Macintosh
    Council Member, City of Winston-Salem
  • Myron W. Marion
    Council Member, Village of Tobaccoville
  • Harold Smith
    Council Member, Town of Lewisville
  • Jerry West
    Council Member, Town of  Bermuda Run

Non-Voting Members

  • Margaret Bessette, Secretary
    Assistant Director, City-County Planning Board
  • Arnold King
    Chairman, City-County Planning Board
  • Scott Piper
    Chairman, Forsyth County Airport Commission
  • John F. Sullivan, III
    Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration


The TAC serves as a forum for cooperative transportation planning and decision-making for the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The TAC has the responsibility for:

  • Assisting in the dissemination and clarification of decisions, inclinations and policies of the governing boards
  • Ensuring meaningful citizen participation in the transportation planning process
  • Keeping the governing boards informed of the status and requirements of the transportation planning process

Citizen Comments at Meetings

Citizens are invited to provide comments on items that are before or could come before the TAC. The comment period is held at the beginning of every TAC meeting.  Each citizen has up to 3 minutes to speak and the total comment period is limited to 30 minutes.

Staff will have a sign-up sheet available immediately prior to any TAC meeting.  Citizens will speak in the order of sign-up.  


Parking is available

  • In ground floor of the parking deck (shared meter) at:
    155 S. Church
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • In the surface lot north of City Hall (attendant)
  • On the street (shared meter)

Please allow extra time to get to the meetings and to park during the B-40 closure project.

Contact Us

Please email TAC Secretary, Margaret Bessette or call 336-747-7058, with questions.