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Hough Named to NTI Board

Posted: Nov 30, 2005

Jill Hough, an associate research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, recently was named to the advisory board of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

The NTI provides training, education and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the United States. The Institute has about $4 million in annual funding provided through the Federal Transit Administration. The advisory board provides input to both the National Transit Institute and the Federal Transit Administration to create annual work programs and identify priorities for the development of training to serve the needs of the transit industry.

"Serving on the NTI advisory board is a nice fit with my responsibilities here," Hough says. Hough is director of the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, a program affiliated with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute. The Center provides research, training and education for transit providers in nine states across the upper great plains.

"NTI's emphasis is on training and we'll be able to tap into that and possibly partner with NTI to meet the needs of our clients. Also, I'm able to bring a university voice and a small urban perspective to the NTI board." The advisory committee meets about twice a year. Hough's term is six years.

Published in NDSU's staff newsletter
It's Happening at State
Nov. 30, 2005

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