LAVTA, which operates Wheels and Dial-A-Ride services in the Tri-Valley, is currently seeking applications to fill nine seats on the Tri- Valley Accessible Advisory Committee (TAAC).
The spots include one member for the city of Dublin and two for Livermore, and an alternate for Pleasanton. Additionally, LAVTA also needs one member and one alternate to represent unincorporated Alameda County and three social services representatives.
According to LAVTA, "committee members are expected to provide a forum and advise LAVTA staff on accessibility issues facing senior and disabled residents on LAVTA fixed route buses and Dial-A-Ride paratransit services."
Committee members come from the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and unincorporated Alameda County and are appointed to represent their respective community, as well as an individual who represents Tri-Valley social and human services agencies, on accessibility issues affecting seniors and disabled passengers.
Committee members meet six times per year for about 90 minutes; committee members will receive a free annual LAVTA fixed route bus pass, and ADA paratransit eligible riders can ride Dial-A-Ride service to and from committee meetings for no charge.
Candidates must live in the city they represent and be able to effectively find and share information with their constituents, be able to meet during normal business hours (usually 3:30 to 5 p.m.), and "be able to analyze complex issues and reports to make recommendations regarding LAVTA services." In addition, candidates must currently use Wheels fixed buses or Dial-A-Ride services, or represent those who do; they also do not need to be disabled or over 65 years old.
An application can be requested by calling 455-7555 or downloading one at www.wheelsbus.com. Applications should be submitted by April 13. LAVTA's Board of Directors approves the representatives.