Metro seeks applicants for Accessibility Advisory Committee
Metro is looking for riders with disabilities and senior citizens interested in joining the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC consists of 20 volunteers committed to helping Metro enhance the travel experience of people with disabilities and senior citizens on Metrobus, Metrorail, and MetroAccess.
Six members of the AAC represent Maryland, six represent Virginia, six represent the District of Columbia, and two members serve at-large. The five available positions are for residents of the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, including City of Alexandria, and City of Falls Church.
To qualify, prospective members must be riders of Metrobus, Metrorail, and/or MetroAccess. Members of the AAC cannot be Metro employees, contractors, or elected officials. All AAC positions are unpaid volunteer positions.
Metro's Board of Directors will make the final selection of new members from a collection of candidates who represent a cross-section of customers with disabilities and senior citizens and reflect a broad representation of people from different geographical locations in Metro's service area. The appointed members are required to attend the full committee and a subcommittee meeting each month.
Interested candidates may download the online fillable AAC membership application, or call Metro's Department of Access Services, Office of ADA Policy and Planning, at 202-962-1100 to request an application form.
Metro is accepting online applications. Completed applications may be emailed to MetroAACChair@wmata.com, or mailed to the WMATA Accessibility Advisory Committee at 600 5th Street, NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20001, or faxed to 202-962-6393. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2022.
Upcoming Accessibility Advisory Committee Meetings
All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. To join virtual meetings, Dial: 301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 740 819 1306; Password: 203738