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Brad Coy and transportation seem to mix.

A transportation engineer by trade, Coy often bikes or takes the bus to work.

Now, the president of the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association is a member of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board as well.

Coy was appointed to the Keizer seat vacated by Ron Christopher on Monday night and began serving immediately. His term runs through June 30, 2015.

“I’m excited to have another way to serve, especially given the transportation expertise I have,” said Coy, a married father of three. “I’m not a transit expert, but my interest does lie in connecting transportation modes. Transit comes into play there. This is a good opportunity to serve the community.”

When Christopher was elected to the Keizer Fire District Board this spring, no one filed to run for his transit board seat. The transit district advertised for the opening, attracting six applicants.

“All of the candidates were extremely good,” said Jerry Thompson, president of the Salem-Keizer Transit Board. “It was difficult to choose one over the other. I was very impressed with the quality of the candidates. Any of them would have been fine.”

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