You could be the next board member!
The Transit Advisory Board (TAB) is accepting applications for new members to help advise Seattle on challenges and opportunities related to transit and public transportation. This volunteer board plays an important role in ensuring a successful and well-coordinated transit system, citywide!
TAB members are not only passionate about transit, they also are serious about ensuring projects and programs are equitable and inclusive of all people in all communities across the City. Because they represent all travelers of public transportation, each member must advise with a keen appreciation for safety and appreciate the value of a multi-modal transportation network that keeps people, goods and services moving efficiently.
The skinny on TAB
The board, created by Seattle City Council in 2015, advises the Mayor and City Council on planning, project development, and policies. They make recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).
Board members serve a two-year term, with opportunities for re-appointment, usually meeting monthly on the fourth Wednesday, 6 – 8 PM at Seattle City Hall.
TAB members shall be representatives of any of the following:
- Different geographical locations citywide
- A variety of transit rider groups including persons with disabilities, senior and school age community members, commuters, and low-income riders
- Travelers of different public transportation modes (e.g. bus, light rail, streetcar, and ferry)
- Residents with an interest in improving transit conditions within the City and region, and have experience with urban transit issues
- Transit-related organizations and clubs
- Schools, business, and neighborhood organizations that depend on our public transportation system
The City of Seattle is committed to diversity on City’s boards and commissions. That means people of color, immigrants or refugees, youth, seniors, persons with disabilities, and sexual and gender minorities are needed and valuable participants, who shouldn’t hesitate to apply today!
Do you picture yourself committing to strategic leadership in public transit?
Yes? Well, here’s your chance.
Submit a statement of interest or cover letter and resume no later than midnight Monday, August 5, 2019 to Email: Caylyn.Rolph-Tate@seattle.gov | subject line: “TAB Recruitment”
ATTN: TAB Recruitment
Office of the Mayor
P.O Box 94749
Seattle, Washington 98124-4749
Seattle Department of Transportation’s mission is to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities