Metro Riders' Advisory Council Deeks New Members
Metro's Riders' Advisory Council is looking for riders to fill six available positions on the volunteer council. Positions are available for residents in the District of Columbia (2), Prince George’s County (2) and Arlington County (1). There is also one at-large position available to a resident of any jurisdiction served by Metro.
The 21-member council is made up of six individuals each from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, two at-large members and the Chairman of Metro's Accessibility Advisory Committee. The Council advises the agency's Board of Directors on issues affecting Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess service. It was created in December 2005 as part of a series of initiatives to improve communications with riders.
Individuals on the Riders' Advisory Council represent a cross-section of Metro’s riders from around the region. The Council includes people with different riding patterns, people who use Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess, transit-dependent people, people with disabilities, people who travel short distances and others who travel long distances.
Persons interested in applying should complete the online form. Applicants also may print, complete and mail an application or pick one up at Metro sales offices at Metro Center, Anacostia, the Pentagon Transit Center or Metro headquarters (600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC). Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 16. Applicants must be regular riders of Metrobus, Metrorail and/or MetroAccess. Metro employees, contractors or elected officials are not eligible to apply. All positions are unpaid.