VIA SEEKS DISABILITY COMMUNITY ADVISORS TO SERVE ON COMMITTEE
VIA is seeking bus and VIAtrans riders as well as 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 is comprised of five (5) VIA Trustees, each of whom is a voting member and several VIA staff persons who provide information and assistance.
ATAC also includes seven (7) Community Liaison members, chosen 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.
Staff and Liaison members participate in discussions and respond to questions from VIA Trustees. Meetings last 1 ½ – 2 hours and are held at a VIA facility or virtually three to four times during the year.
There are four (4) positions for ATAC Community Liaisons currently open. Each position will represent one of the following groups:
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: ADA Coordinator- ATAC Application 1021 San Pedro Ave SATX 78212. Application deadline is March 9, 2021.
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.
Please call the VIA Accessible Services Department at (210) 362-2140 if you have any questions.