Board of Directors


President Kieth Crum is the treasurer of the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union (, a group of over 400 bus riders and others from all walks of life dedicated to better public transportation in the Milwaukee area. He is currently majoring in Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Susan De Vos in 2011

Secretary/Treasurer Susan De Vos is the president of the Madison Area Bus Advocates (, transit advocates who envision an expanded and improved urban and regional bus system in the greater Madison area.  She is a Senior Scientist in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Richard Johnson is a retired teacher at the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Janesville.  He served on Wisconsin’s short-lived Legislative Committee studying the enablement of regional transportation authorities in 2008-2009 and is otherwise active in such civic groups as the Lions Club and the retired Kiwanis.


Laura Terry organizes and advocates for more efficient public transit services, including paratransit, in the city of Racine and surrounding municipalities.  In her free time, she teaches basic computer skills to individuals with mental health diagnoses.       


Nancy Holmlund is a long-time resident of Racine and a supporter of accessible public transit for everyone. She is a retired public middle school teacher who has worked with transportation groups on the local, state and federal levels. She recognizes the importance of adequate public funding for transportation, especially transit, on all levels.


Jeremy Gragert is on the Board of the Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance,  an organization working to improve bicycle, pedestrian and mass transit in the Eau Claire area. For the past 14 years he has lived car-free in various places in Western Wisconsin, working for the University of Wisconsin. In 2004 he studied in Riga, Latvia and used transit systems from Berlin to Moscow. 


Cathy Van Maren has lived in La Crosse for decades and has been a bicycle commuter and public transportation fan since childhood. Now retired, she’s working to expand and improve public transportation options locally, regionally, and state-wide. Having visited the Netherlands several times, she understands how a well funded, well planned, integrated, affordable public transportation system can improve the quality of life for everyone. 
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