Metro seeking volunteers from Clackamas County to serve on transportation advisory committee

From: Ellen Rogalin, Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274

Media and Interested Parties

Metro is looking for volunteers interested in transportation issues to serve on its Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee (TPAC).

Three community representative appointments are open for two-year terms starting in January 2017. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. The Metro Council expects to make the appointments in January.

This year, Metro is especially seeking applicants from Clackamas and Washington counties who can bring expertise in the following areas related to transportation planning:

  • The needs of underrepresented residents such as people of color, people with low income, people with disabilities, seniors and youth
  • Health and safety issues
  • Technological advancements and opportunities in transportation projects

All applicants should be able to attend regular meetings that take place on weekdays during business hours. The committee meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the last Friday of each month, though additional meetings are sometimes called.

TPAC is a 21-member regional committee that provides technical input to Metro's Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPAC) on regional transportation planning and funding priorities. The members include technical staff from the regional governments and agencies, a representative from the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, and six community members.

For more information on the application process or for assistance with the application, contact Metro's Lisa Hunrichs at 503-797-1839.

For more information about transportation planning in Clackamas County, contact Transportation Planning Supervisor Karen Buehrig at 503-742-4683.