TPAC reviews regional plans and federally funded transportation projects, and advises area leaders on transportation investment priorities and policies related to transportation. Such efforts include curbing greenhouse gas emissions and creating communities with easy access to public transit. The committee also helps identify needs and opportunities for involving the public in transportation matters.
TPAC's 21 members consist of technical staff from the same governments and agencies as JPACT, plus a representative from the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council, and six community members appointed by the Metro Council. In addition, the Federal Highway Administration and C-TRAN have each appointed an associate non-voting member to the committee.
TPAC meeting schedule
TPAC meetings are generally held on the first Friday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Metro Council Chamber (unless otherwise notified).
Joint TPAC and MTAC workshops
The Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee and Metro Technical Advisory Committee have formed a joint workshop meeting series for 2018 as Metro approaches major decision milestones with the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and Urban Growth decision.
The joint workshops recognize the growing interest that our policy makers on JPACT and MPAC have shown in collaborating on land use and transportation policy in joint venues like the 2018 RTP Leadership Forums and the Climate Smart Communities policy workshops.
Joint TPAC and MTAC workshops are generally held on the first Wednesday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Metro Council Chamber (unless otherwise notified).