Apply to join TPAC today
To apply, submit an online application form by midnight on Dec. 5, 2022. If you have questions, contact Marie Miller at [email protected].
Starting in 2023, community positions are open on the Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee. Metro is seeking six community representatives to fill these positions, with an emphasis on individuals who are employed by or affiliated with a community-based organization. Unaffiliated community members may also apply as community representatives on the committee. There are an additional three positions open for community representative alternates.
Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee (TPAC):
- Provides technical input on transportation planning and funding priorities to the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT) and makes recommendations on transportation needs in the region to the Metro Council
- Provides input to Metro staff on development of policies, programs and projects to implement actions in the Regional Transportation Plan
- Identifies needs and opportunities for involving the public in transportation decisions.
The committee helps guide implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan, which addresses:
- Investments for all forms of travel – motor vehicle, transit, bicycle and walking – and the movement of goods and freight throughout greater Portland (Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties)
- Implementing a congestion management process, transportation and air quality planning, active transportation, and transportation safety and public access
- Inequities in system services, impacts and benefits experienced by communities of color and other historically marginalized groups.
Community representatives play a critical role in elevating the conversation beyond technical analysis by contributing expertise that crosses city and county lines and is grounded in the experiences of people living and working across the region.
Committee member commitment
TPAC meetings are being held online until further notice.
- Participate in one three-hour meeting per month (12 per year). Meetings are typically held on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to noon
- AND participate in one three-hour workshop per month (12 per year). Workshops are typically held on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon
- AND prepare for the meetings and workshops by reviewing the agendas and materials in advance of the meetings and preparing feedback and questions. One to two hours of preparation time is required per meeting
- Community representative appointments are 2 to 3 years.
Metro is seeking six community representatives and three community member alternates.
Metro is encouraging staff of community-based organizations to apply to community representative positions
Community based organizations, and in particular, organizations focused on racial equity, climate, transportation and small business, are encouraged to apply. Unaffiliated community members may also apply as community representatives on the committee.
Metro is encouraging unaffiliated community members to apply as community representative alternates
Three community members will serve as TPAC member alternates. The community member alternates may have the option of being paired with a community-based organization that will support their participation in the committee.
Metro will provide a monetary stipend to community organizations that recognizes their staff’s time and labor serving on TPAC. Metro will provide additional stipends for organizations who are sponsoring a community member. Community members will be provided a stipend for their time and labor.
Application and selection process
TPAC community representatives are selected through an application, interview and appointment process. Metro staff will conduct interviews and recommend candidates for the Metro council president to nominate for confirmation by the Metro Council.