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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.

About the commission

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

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  • 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 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
  • Cheryl Harrison
  • David Johnson
  • Ayan Mohamed
  • Aaron Morrow
  • ChrisTiana ObeySumner
  • Linwood Robinson
  • Peter Rubin
  • Judy Daufney-Stenberg
  • Jacob Struiksma
  • Angela Theriault
  • Bobby Wooten

The commission is currently seeking members from the following council districts:

  • District 2 (includes Central District, Capitol Hill, Beacon Hill, the Rainier Valley, Seward Park, UW, Fremont, Ravenna, Laurelhurst and Skyway)
  • District 4 (includes North Seattle, Ballard, Queen Anne)
  • District 5 (includes Burien, Des Moines, Kent, Normandy Park, Renton, SeaTac and Tukwila)
  • District 6 (includes Bellevue, Medina, Kirkland, Mercer Island)
  • District 7 (includes Federal Way, Auburn, Algona, Milton Pacific)
  • District 8 (includes Seattle, West Seattle, Vashon, Tukwila, Burien)
  • District 9 (includes Covington, Maple Valley, Renton, Newcastle, Black Diamond, Enumclaw)

We are accepting applications until June 30, 2020. If selected, a two-year term would start on Sept. 1, 2021 We encourage youths, people of color, and people with disabilities to apply.

You may fill out the online application or download the application and return it to us by email or regular mail (see the contact information on this page). The online application is also available in Spanish.

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 at the King Street Center, 201 S Jackson Street.

These meetings are open to the public, but please note that the commission is not a decision making body, so it does not accept public comment. If you wish to express your views on transit to decision makers, the King County Council's Regional Transit Committee and Mobility Committee meet regularly and offer time on their agendas for public comment.

Meeting minutes and materials
  • October 26, 2020
    • Time: 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Video conference
    • Meeting ID: 994 2173 3107
    • Call in details: 1 (253) 215-8782
    • Action: Letter to King County Council on the 2021-2022 proposed budget
  • October 20, 2020
    • Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Video conference
    • Meeting ID: 992 0907 7607
    • Call in details: 1 (253) 215-8782
    • Consent agenda
    • Service Guidelines and Metro Connects 2020 Update
    • TAC Applications
  • August 18, 2020
    • Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Video conference
    • Meeting ID: 992 0907 7607
    • Call in details: 1 (253) 215-8782
    • Consent agenda
    • Policy updates – service guidelines
    • Service reductions update
  • July 21, 2020
    • Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Video conference
    • Meeting ID: 992 0907 7607
    • Call in details: 1 (253) 215-8782
    • General manager update
    • Consent agenda
    • Recovery plan
    • Metro Connects Update – RapidRide Network
  • June 16, 2020
    • Meeting cancelled
    • If you have questions please send us an email. We will resume our regular meeting next month, July 21, 2020. Information to come.
  • May 19, 2020
    • Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Dial in option: (971) 247-1195 US (Portland)
  • April 21, 2020
    • Video conference
    • Conference ID: 2682695
    • Call in details: (206) 263-8114
    • Consent agenda
    • Recruitment Update
    • Metro Policy Updates
    • Update from DeAnna and/or Rob (if available)
  • March 17, 2020
    • Video conference
    • Meeting ID: 359 387 046
    • Call in details: (669) 900-6833 or (646) 876-9923
    • Consent agenda
    • Equitable Transit Oriented Communities Policy
    • General Manager’s Update
    • TAC Member recruitment
  • February 18, 2020
    • Consent agenda
    • North Highline Subarea Plan
    • Tort Claims Process
    • Equitable Transit Oriented Communities Policy
  • January 21, 2020
    • TAC Retreat continued
    • Planning for 2020
    • Meeting Schecule
    • Recruitment
  • January 11, 2020
    • Look back at 2019
    • A look ahead to 2020
    • Planning for 2020
  • November 19, 2019
    • Consent agenda
    • General Manager’s Update
    • Income-Based Fares Update
    • RapidRide – New Communications Technology
    • Mobility Framework Letter of Support
  • October 15, 2019
    • Consent agenda
    • Accessibility Technology
    • Mobility Framework Equity Cabinet update
    • I-976
  • September 17, 2019
    • Consent agenda
    • North Link update
    • Mobility Framework Equity Cabinet update
    • Remaining meetings
  • August 20, 2019
    • Consent agenda
    • Update on Eastside conversation
    • General Manager’s Update
    • Mobility Framework Workshop
    • Work plan update
    • Mercer Island Letter
  • July 16, 2019
    • Consent agenda
    • Chairperson report
    • Real-time customer information
    • TAC new member recruitment
  • June 18, 2019
  • May 21, 2019
    • General Manager update
    • Innovative Mobility (Ride2 and Via) report
    • Mobility Framework engagement overview
    • Chairperson report
  • April 16, 2019
    • General Manager updates
    • North Eastside Mobility Project
    • Income-based Fares
    • New chair
  • March 19, 2019
    • Renton, Kent, Auburn Area Mobility Plan
    • Income-based fares
  • February 19, 2019
    • March service change – Buses coming out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel
    • RapidRide program overview
    • Finalize work plan
  • January 26, 2019
    • Opening community-building activity
    • General Manager Rob Gannon
    • Briefings on Metro programs and projects
    • Determine work plan for 2019
    • Community agreements and working rules
    • Nominate a chair and select a chair
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