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Transit Advisory Commission

The King County Transit Advisory Commission improves transit services, planning, and programs by advising Metro’s staff members and general manager, the King County Executive and Council, local jurisdictions, and subarea transportation boards concerning transit policy issues.

The commission’s role is to…

  • Advise Metro on the inception and development of long-range planning efforts.
  • Advise Metro and King County on issues essential to transit service in King County, including matters of concern to the elderly and persons with disabilities.
  • Serve as a resource for inter-jurisdictional transit promotion and coordination.

The commission was established in January 2011 by King County ordinance #17025 (245KB PDF). The ordinance merged two previous advisory groups, the Transit Advisory Committee and the Accessible Services Advisory Committee.

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The commission members include residents, businesses, and other stakeholders concerned about transit service in the county. Most are bus riders. All live in King County, and collectively they reflect the county’s diversity. At least half are people who have disabilities, are elderly, or work with these populations.

Members are appointed by the King County Executive and approved by the King County Council for two-year appointments.

Current members

NameTerm ends
William Bowden8/31/2013
Angelina Carter Flaten8/31/2013
Chetan Chandrashekhar8/31/2014
Dorene Cornwell8/31/2013
Charity Drummond8/31/2013
Jackie Engler-Morris8/31/2013
Carol Finn9/30/2013
Al Gil8/31/2014
Carl Johnson9/30/2013
Matt Koltnow8/31/2014
Aaron Morrow8/31/2013
Dove Ronai8/31/2014
Alex Stoller8/31/2013
David Wiggins8/31/2013

How to apply


The commission meets monthly or as needed to complete its work plan and address other issues as they arise. Monthly meetings are held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in downtown Seattle.


DeAnna Martin
Community Relations
206-477-3835 | TTY Relay 711
Fax: 206-263-3489
King County Department of Transportation
201 S Jackson Street, KSC-TR-0824
Seattle, WA  98104-3856

photo: people talking and listening

Members of the Transit Advisory Commission at the group’s 2011 retreat.

Meeting notes