Accessible Transit Advisory Committee - VIA Metropolitan Transit

Accessible Transit Advisory Committee

VIA SEEKS DISABILITY COMMUNITY ADVISORS TO SERVE ON COMMITTEE

VIA is seeking bus and van riders, and those who work with organizations supporting the disability community, 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, several VIA staff members who provide information and assistance and 10 community Liaisons. The committee meets three to four times a year to study, discuss and review issues related to the accessibility of VIA programs and services.

The 10 community Liaisons are selected for their knowledge and experience about transportation issues which affect older adults and individuals with disabilities. Three (3) of these positions are reserved for transit users. The other Liaisons represent agencies which serve the disability and older adult communities. The ATAC reports to the VIA Board of Trustees.

Currently there are six (6) positions for ATAC Community Liaisons. Each position will represent one of the following groups:

  • Persons who are blind or have low vision

     

  • Person who have intellectual disabilities

     

  • Persons who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices

     

  • Persons who have hearing impairments

     

  • Persons who who are non-neuronormative

     

  • Older adults from the City/County Commission on Elder Affairs

     

If you would like to be considered for one of these ATAC positions, please complete and submit the ONLINE APPLICATION below or click the DOWNLOAD button, to print the application, complete and return to:

VIA Metro Transit
Attn: ADA Coordinador- ATAC
1021 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Application deadline is January 31, 2022.

When estimating weekly travel, a trip from one destination to another is considered a trip; a round trip would be two trips. “Local organizations” include religious or educational activities, neighborhood associations and civic, volunteer or advocacy groups. For the last two questions, please tell us in your own words why you are interested in the ATAC and how you can help other ATAC members to understand disability and age-related transportation problems and opportunities.


Accessible Transit Advisory Committee Application

VIA ACCESSIBLE TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ATAC) APPLICATION
I CERTIFY THAT ALL INFORMATION I HAVE PROVIDED IN THIS APPLICATION IS TRUE AND CORRECT AND UNDERSTAND THAT ANY FALSIFIED STATEMENTS, OMISSIONS OR CONCEALMENTS MAY SUBJECT ME TO DISQUALIFICATION. I HEREBY AUTHORIZE VIA TO MAKE ANY INVESTIGATION IT CONSIDERS NECESSARY IN REGARD TO MY CONSIDERATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE ACCESSIBLE TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (ATAC).