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 nine community members appointed by the Metro Council. In addition, the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, City of Vancouver, Clark County, Washington Department of Ecology and C-TRAN System 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 noon in the Metro Council Chamber (unless otherwise notified).
Joint TPAC and MTAC workshops
Periodically, Metro staff convenes joint workshops of the Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee and Metropolitan Technical Advisory Committee to explore issues affecting both land use and transportation in our region. These workshops help guide the technical and policy work of both committees. Metro staff expects to convene five workshops in 2020.