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Influential Metro transportation committee seeks community reps

Posted by on September 24th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

This just in from Metro:

    Pat Emmerson

Metro transportation advisory committee seeks community representatives

Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee is looking for three community representatives to serve two-year terms beginning January 2010. TPAC provides technical input on transportation planning and funding priorities for the Portland metropolitan region to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation.

In addition to six at-large community members, TPAC has 14 representatives from agencies in Washington and Oregon that are involved in transportation issues, as well as one chair. Community members should have expertise or a strong interest in transportation policy, which can involve freight, transit, auto, cycling, pedestrian and other ways of moving goods and people.

Community representatives are selected through an application, interview and nomination process. Potential members should be able to attend regular meetings that take place on weekdays during normal working hours. Metro favors diverse representation on all its advisory committees; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For a full list of members or to submit an application online, visit and search for TPAC. The completed form can also be mailed to: TPAC Recruitment, Metro Council Office, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232. Applications are due at Metro by 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 2009.


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