Metro Transit seeks members for Accessible Services Advisory Committee

Saturday, November 28, 2009

King County Metro Transit is accepting applications for several vacancies on its Accessible Services Advisory Committee (ASAC). You are invited to apply if you are a King County resident with an interest in providing suggestions for improving public transit for people who are elderly and/or have disabilities.

The committee’s purpose is to:

  • Advise Metro’s general manager, the King County executive, the Metropolitan King County Council, local jurisdictions, and sub-area transportation forums on transit matters of concern to people who are elderly and/or have disabilities;
  • Provide advocacy and leadership in the disability community toward obtaining equal opportunity and maximum independence in the use of public transit; and
  • Monitor, oversee, evaluate, and improve transportation services for people who are elderly and/or disabled.
The committee usually meets once a month for two to three hours during a weekday evening or on Saturdays, in addition to an all-day Saturday meeting each January. Participation in subcommittee meetings might be necessary. Members serve two-year staggered terms with a possibility for a second term.

Metro seeks members who represent a variety of ages, disabilities, income levels, ethnic backgrounds, cultural communities, geographical areas, and transit needs. Preference will be given to applicants who frequently use Metro’s bus and/or Access Transportation services.

Metro is now reviewing applications, and will continue to review applications until positions are filled. To be appointed to the committee, applicants must be approved by Metro staff, nominated by the King County executive, and confirmed by the Metropolitan King County Council.

Applications and more information are available online. Or, contact Sarah Luthens, Community Relations planner by email. Alternate formats are available by calling 206-684-1154 TTY 711.

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