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Accessibility Advisory Committee vacancies

By Clarence Johnson

Apply to serve on AC Transit's AAC

OAKLAND, Calif. -- To ensure transit services are used and easily obtainable by all members of the public, AC Transit seeks volunteers to fill vacancies on its Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The District is interested in receiving applications from people who wish to volunteer and serve as advocates for seniors and disabled bus riders.

The AAC, consisting of 14 members, typically meets on the second Tuesday of the month to address concerns about, and implement and enhance, AC Transitís programs and services in relation to seniors and people with disabilities. The committee was established specifically to review policies and procedures and comment and advise the District and its seven-member Board of Directors on all matters relating to bus accessibility.

Citizens appointed to serve on the committee shall serve a term of one year beginning March 1, 2013. To maintain a panel representative of people who are seniors, people with varying disabilities and of diverse ethnic backgrounds, two committee members will be appointed by each Director.

Qualified applicants must use AC Transitís fixed-route service, be a senior or individual with a disability and/or represent such groups and be willing to devote the necessary hours to attend meetings. Along with identifying problems and offering probable solutions and ideas, prospective applicants should also have respect for others, be open to hearing divergent points of view and commit up to six hours a month to committee-related work.

If interested, applications can be obtained from and returned to the District Secretaryís Office, 1600 Franklin Street, 10th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 or by calling (510) 891-7201. Completed applications also can be faxed to (510) 891- 4705. All applications must be returned to the District Secretary by February 1, 2013.



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