Our Purpose

To maintain, market and promote the Tracks Across Borders Byway as a ‘long museum’ over the pathways of the past so that travelers develop an understanding and appreciation of the rich railroad, cultural, historical, recreational, agricultural, and natural features of the byway that have endured and continues today. To make navigation easy and match visitor preferences and expectations to the byway itself. Encourage and promote healthy and diverse tourism that helps communities and businesses along the byway thrive.


The Commissioners of the Track Across Borders Byway are made up of industry leaders of businesses along the byway who believe in its purpose.

John Bush – President

John Bush, current President of the TABB Commission is also the President and General Manager of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Martha Gowin – Vice President – CO

Martha Gowin, current Vice President for Colorado of the TABB Commission is also the Marketing Assistant of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Sean Valdez – Vice President – NM

Sean Valdez, works for the Jicarill Cultural Affairs Office in Dulce, NM,

Doug Secrist – Treasurer

Doug Secrist, current Treasurer of the TABB Commission is also the former manager of the Navajo Lake State Park in Colorado.

Muriel Eason – Secretary/Acting Executive Director

Muriel Eason, the current Secretary and Acting Executive Director of the TABB Commission is the former President of Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation and Retired from Intel Corporation.

Clyde Vicenti – Commissioner

Clyde Vicenti, current Vice President for New Mexico of the TABB Commission is also the former Cultural Director of the Jicarilla Apache Nation.

John Porco – Commissioner

John Porco, a NM Commissioner is also a Friend of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Christopher Madrid – Commissioner

Christopher Madrid, an NM Commissioner is also the Economic Development Director for Rio Arriba County.