Learn more about TPAC, the role of community representatives including commitment and stipends and find the link to the online application. If you have questions, contact Marie Miller at [email protected].
Starting in January 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.
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.
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 stipends to TPAC community representatives. Learn more.
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.