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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.

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

Name Term ends
Judy Daufney-Stenberg 8/31/2016
Zachary Howard 8/31/2017
David Johnson 8/31/2017
Matt Koltnow 8/31/2016
Andrew Martin 8/31/2017
Jenny Schmitz 8/31/2018
Gale Shinozaki 8/31/2017
Lucas Simons 8/31/2016
Jacob Struiksma 8/31/2016
David Wiggins 8/31/2016

How to apply

Apply online

You may also download the application, fill it out and submit it via email or U.S. mail.


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