VIA is seeking bus and van riders to serve on the VIA Accessible Transit Advisory Committee (ATAC). The ATAC was created by the VIA Board of Trustees to study and review issues concerning the accessibility of VIA programs and services.

The ATAC includes five VIA Trustees, each of whom is a voting member, and several VIA staff who provide information and assistance.  ATAC also includes seven “Community Liaison” members, chosen for their knowledge and experience about transportation issues which affect older adults and individuals with disabilities.  Three of these positions are reserved for transit users, and the other Liaisons represent agencies which serve the disability and older adult communities. Staff and Liaison members participate in discussions and respond to questions from VIA Trustees.

Currently, there are three open positions for ATAC Community Liaisons. Each position will represent one of the following groups:

• persons who travel in a mobility device (wheelchair or scooter);
• persons who have a visual impairment; and
• persons who have intellectual disabilities.