Metro News Release

For immediate release: September 28, 2010

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Riders' Advisory Council seeks new members
Applications are due at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15

Metro's Riders' Advisory Council is looking for riders to fill eight available positions on the volunteer council. Positions are available for residents in the District of Columbia (2), Fairfax County, Virginia (2), Prince George’s County, Maryland (1), Alexandria, Virginia (1) and Arlington County, Virginia (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.

Metro is seeking applicants who ride Metrobus, Metrorail and/or MetroAccess and are not Metro employees, contractors or elected officials. All positions are unpaid.

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.

Anyone interested in applying should go to http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/riders_advisory_council/ and 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 and Metro headquarters, 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC. Applications must be received by Metro by 5 p.m. Friday, October 15.

Metro’s Board will appoint the final candidates at its December meeting.

News release issued at 9:35 am, September 28, 2010.


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