Southeast Regional Transit Authority Seeking Citizens for Committee

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The new Regional Transit Authority is now seeking applications for the Citizens Advisory Committee!

The CAC’s purpose is to advise the RTA on transit issues, make suggestions for improvements in transit service, and advocate for greater funding for public transportation.

The CAC is likely to:

  • Make reports and recommendations to the RTA board;
  • Review and comment on the comprehensive regional public transit service plan;
  • Advise the board on the coordination between transit agencies;
  • Review and comment on a specialized services coordination plan; and
  • Provide recommendations on other transit matters.

The CAC will be made up of between 10 and 30 people from across the four-county region, including:

  • Transit users (40 percent)
  • Senior citizens
  • People with disabilities
  • People representing businesses, labor, community, and faith-based organizations
  • People from organizations representing senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Qualifications – CAC members should:

  • be able to communicate knowledgeably about RTA and public transit in general.
  • know how to use mass transit and, preferably, use it frequently.
  • be willing to advocate on behalf of the RTA and promote service.
  • have some familiarity with the existing transit providers as well as related organizations that have an impact on transportation policy in the region.

CAC members do not need to represent advocacy groups and do not need to be transit riders or transit dependent.

CAC Applicant Screening Process: Individuals interested in serving on the CAC must submit a completed application to JacksonS3@Michigan.gov by July 18.

A Screening Committee, consisting of RTA Staff and Board Members, will evaluate each applicant on a fair and objective basis, then forward a list of recommended applicants to the full RTA Board. RTA Board will approve the list of CAC members by majority vote.

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