Do you use Access Paratransit? Or are you interested in advising us on equal access to public transportation for people with disabilities? Then consider joining the Access Paratransit Advisory Committee (APAC).

The committee advises King County Metro, the King County Executive, and King County Council on transit issues and policy around equal access to transportation for people with disabilities. Metro’s Access Paratransit program serves people who can’t use our conventional bus system, helping them lead more independent lives.

Apply by Dec. 3 to be considered for the 2022 committee.

A bit more about the committee

APAC provides advice and counsel on Access Paratransit and identifies ways it could be improved, including:

  • Reviewing and commenting on program performance metrics and trends
  • Assessing feedback from customer surveys
  • Serving as a resource for transit in our community

Application information

Applications are welcomed from King County residents who reflect the diversity of the region, including Access riders; people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities; Black, Indigenous, People of Color; members of the LGBTQ community; seniors; family members and care providers of Access riders; and those with limited English proficiency.

APAC’s members will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. Selections will be made in early 2022.

Applications can be submitted through the online portal, by telephone, or through a paper application that can be mailed out to prospective applicants. The APAC application is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, and Somali. Please contact Gwyn Howard at ghoward@kingcounty.gov or (206) 263-9768 (WA Relay: 711) to be provided with the format that best fits your needs.

About Access Paratransit

Metro’s Access Paratransit service provided 10,111,164 miles of rides for over 14,000 registered riders in 2019. Access is Metro’s American Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit program for persons whose disabilities prevent them from using Metro’s traditional bus service. The Access program provides next-day shared rides and is intended to offer a comparable level of service to that provided by regular bus service. Metro is committed to providing equal access in all its services. See our Accessible Services webpage for more information.