Access Task Force
The Access Task Force enhances Metro’s Access paratransit program by advising the agency on priorities and areas of mutual concern while developing a vision for ongoing improvements. The Access Task Force will be changing over to the new Access Paratransit Advisory Committee in 2020.
Apply for membership
King County Metro seeks members to serve on the new Access Paratransit Advisory Committee
King County Metro invites the public to apply for membership for its new Access Paratransit Advisory Committee (APAC). The committee will advise Metro, the King County Executive and King County Council on transit issues and policy related to matters of equal access to public transportation for persons with disabilities. Metro’s Access Paratransit program serves people with disabilities who are unable to use fixed-route buses, helping them lead more independent lives.
The APAC is specifically charged with providing advice and counsel on Access paratransit service and identifying opportunities for continued improvement. This includes reviewing and commenting on Metro's annual performance metrics and trends relevant to Access; assessing feedback from Access customer surveys, and serving as a resource for transit promotion.
Applications are welcome from King County residents that reflect the diversity of the community, including Access riders, people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities from rural and urban areas, people of color, LGBTQ, seniors, family members, care providers, and those with limited English proficiency.
Those interested in applying can complete an online application by Friday, October 18, 2019. The APAC’s members will be appointed by the Executive and confirmed by the Council by motion. Selections will be made by early 2020.
Application in other languages
The APAC application is also available in other accessible formats and additional languages, including:
Please email Gunner Scott or call 206-263-5853 to be provided with the format that best fits your needs.
La solicitud para integrarse al APAC también está disponible en otros formatos accesibles y en idiomas adicionales, entre ellos español, vietnamita, árabe, chino simplificado y tradicional, ruso y panyabí. Comuníquese con Gunner Scott en firstname.lastname@example.org o al teléfono 206‑263‑5853 para recibir el formato que mejor se ajuste a sus necesidades.
Đơn APAC cũng có sẵn bằng các định dạng có thể truy cập khác và các ngôn ngữ bổ sung, bao gồm tiếng Tây Ban Nha, tiếng Việt, tiếng Ả Rập, tiếng Trung giản thể và truyền thống, tiếng Nga và tiếng Ba Tư. Vui lòng liên hệ với Gunner Scott tại email@example.com hoặc 206-263-5853 để được cung cấp định dạng phù hợp nhất với nhu cầu của quý vị.
كما يتوفر طلب التقديم للجنة APAC بتنسيقات أخرى يمكن الوصول إليها ولغات إضافية، بما في ذلك الإسبانية والفيتنامية والعربية والصينية المبسطة والتقليدية والروسية والبنجابية. يُرجى التوال مع جونر سكوت من خلال البريد الإلكتروني firstname.lastname@example.org أو الاتصال على 206-263-5853 لتزويدك بالتنسيق الذي يناسب احتياجاتك.
Заявки на участие в работе комиссии APAC также доступны в других форматах и на других языках, в частности на испанском, вьетнамском, арабском, упрощенном и традиционном китайском, русском и пенджабском языках. Чтобы получить заявление в формате в соответствии с вашими потребностями, свяжитесь с Гуннером Скоттом (Gunner Scott) по электронной почте email@example.com или по телефону 206-263-5853.
About the task force
King County Metro convened the task force in April 2018 to support Access riders, their caregivers, and other community stakeholders with an opportunity to advise Metro on its paratransit program. Having input from our stakeholders is valuable as Access responds to a 2017 King County Auditors’ report and implements a new service provider contract.
This Task Force builds on important community work from the past several years. In 2016, Metro secured a grant to support inclusive planning. A Community Advisory Group was formed in 2016-2017 to represent the interests of Metro Access riders as County staff prepared a request for proposals from paratransit service providers. After the County released this request for proposal, Metro then put the procurement process on hold to ensure that the future contract would reflect community recommendations. In the Fall of 2017, Metro convened a RFP workgroup that was specifically tasked with advising Metro on how to improve its request for proposal for a new contract.
Members are comprised of riders and/or family members, representatives of human service organizations that serve Access riders, and additional members of the public that are reflective of the communities that Access serves, which includes people with disabilities, people who speak English as a second language, and all geographic locations in King County.
Send an email
Download files that include agendas, minutes, and supporting documents for each meeting date listed below: