AC Transit Looks to Fill Seats on the Accessibility Advisory Committee
To ensure that its transit services are easily accessible to all members of the public, AC Transit is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on its Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The application period is open through February 1 for individuals interested in volunteering their input as advocates for seniors and disabled bus riders.
The AAC consists of 14 members and typically meets on the second Tuesday of the month. The committee was established specifically to review policies and procedures, as well as comment and advise the District and its seven-member Board of Directors on all matters related to bus accessibility.
New appointees will serve a one-year term beginning March 1, 2013. In an effort to maintain a diversified panel representative of seniors, people with varying disabilities, and diverse ethnic backgrounds, two committee members will be appointed by each Board director.
Qualified applicants must use AC Transit’s fixed-route service, be a senior or individual with a disability and/or represent such groups, and be willing to devote the necessary hours to attend meetings. Along with identifying problems and offering possible solutions and ideas, prospective applicants should have respect for others, be open to hearing divergent points of view, and commit up to six hours a month to committee-related work. See the Accessibility Advisory Committee recruitment notice for a full list of responsibilities and qualifications.
If interested, download the application or request a copy from the District Secretary’s Office by calling (510) 891-7201 or writing to 1600 Franklin Street, 10th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Completed applications can be mailed to the above address or faxed to (510) 891-4705. All applications must be returned to the District Secretary by February 1, 2013.