Met Council seeks applicants for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Metropolitan Council is seeking applicants for four vacancies on the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (TAAC), which advises the Council on management policies for special transportation services in the region, including Metro Mobility.

The TAAC was created by the Legislature and must include riders and advocates for older people and the disability community, as well as representatives of service providers and other appropriate agencies. Applicants are sought from the following districts:

District E: Metropolitan Council District 9 and District 10, which include parts of Anoka and Ramsey counties.

District F: Metropolitan Council District 11 and District 12, which include Washington County and part of Ramsey County.

District H: Metropolitan Council District 15 and District 16, which include most of Dakota County.

At least half of the committee must be certified as ADA paratransit eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act and be active users of public ground transportation in the metro area. Terms are up to four years, concurrent with the Council’s, and would expire in January 2015.

Meetings are currently held on the first Wednesday of each month. The deadline for applications is April 30. For information about TAAC, contact David Russell at 651-602-1662 or david.russell@metc.state.mn.us. To apply, see the TAAC application at www.metrocouncil.org/Council-Meetings/Committees.aspx.

The Council values the diversity of the regionís people and is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, volunteer appointments and the provision of services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or socioeconomic status.

The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning organization for the seven-county Twin Cities area. The Council runs the regional bus and light rail system and Northstar commuter rail, collects and treats wastewater, coordinates regional water resources, plans regional parks, and administers funds that provide housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

 

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