Last Day: Riders Needed for Metro’s Advisory Council

Wiehle-Reston East station/Credit: Elvert Barnes vis Flickr

Frustrated with Metro’s performance? Have some suggestions for improvement?

Metro is seeking volunteers to join its citizen riders group to give feedback and help impact on the transit system. Today’s the last day to apply.

The Metro’s Riders’ Advisory Council needs Fairfax County riders to fill available positions on the volunteer council. Other reps are from the District of Columbia, Arlington County, Fairfax County and Prince George’s County.

The 21-member council is made up of six individuals each from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, two at-large members and the Chairman of Metro’s Accessibility Advisory Committee.

The Council advises the agency’s Board of Directors on issues affecting Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess service. It was created in December 2005 to improve interaction with riders and seeks input on operational and budgetary issues.

Members of the Riders’ Advisory Council serve three-year terms and are required to regularly attend and participate in scheduled meetings.

Anyone interested in applying should complete an online form. Applications are also available at Metro sales offices at Metro Center Station, Anacostia Station, Pentagon Transit Center and Metro Headquarters (600 Fifth St NW).

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.

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