Transit Advisory Board

Qualities of the positions:

  • Two- or three-year terms, reverting to two-year terms in 2017
  • Six appointed by Mayor
  • Five appointed by City Council
  • One Get Engaged member
  • Appointments confirmed by City Council
Member

Term Expires

Position

Marci Carpenter 8/2/18

Chair

Carla Chávez

8/2/18

Vice-Chair

Jennifer Malley

8/2/17

Member

Andrew Martin

8/2/18

Member

Ron Posthuma

8/2/18

Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee Liaison

Carla Saulter

8/2/17

Member

Michelle Tang

8/31/18 Member (Get Engaged)
Erin Tighe

8/2/17

Vice-Chair

Katie Wilson

8/2/18

Vice-Chair

Boardmember Bios:

Marci Carpenter
Marci is a lifelong transit rider and a lifelong activist and volunteer in the disability community. She serves as President of the National Federation of the Blind of Washington. She has previously served as a member of Boulder, Colorado’s citizen Ad Hoc Transportation Committee.

Carla Chavez
Carla is Development Manager for Transportation Choices Coalition, working to promote transportation alternatives throughout the Puget Sound region. With a background in marketing, she has traveled extensively and speaks both Spanish and Portuguese.

Jennifer Malley
Jen is the Transportation Policy, Planning & Projects Supervisor at Seattle Children's Hospital, where she manages the implementation of innovative, multi-modal strategies to reduce the organization's drive alone rate. A graduate of the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, Jen is passionate about improving mobility options and traffic safety for Seattle residents of all ages, abilities and income levels. She is an avid bike-to-light rail commuter from her South Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Andrew Martin
Andrew's experience with transit and interest in transit planning in Seattle started when he lived in the U-district as a teenager attending a program for visually disabled teens. He went on to attend the UW for his undergraduate study and became very familiar with many bus routes in the city. After working in Seattle for a few years, his career took him to other cities where he gained first-hand experience with how other major metropolitan areas have designed transit systems with bus and rail such as Washington DC, and the Bay Area. More recently he served on the Link Connections Sounding Board and on Metro's Transit Advisory Board.

Ron Posthuma
Ron has a long professional career in transit, including at the U.S. Department of Transportation, King County Department of Transportation and Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board. Now retired, he remains active in civic affairs and is ready to bring an inside view of transit planning to the Transit Advisory Board.

Carla Saulter
Carla is a writer, a public transportation advocate, and a lifelong King County Metro rider who is passionate about social and environmental justice. Carla is the former director of outreach & communications for Transportation Choices Coalition, where she developed a number of innovative outreach programs, including Books on the Bus & Ride Transit Month. She is also a former member of the King County Council's Transit Advisory Committee. Carla currently works as a freelance writer, primarily focusing on her love of transit & instilling that value in her young children.

Michelle Tang
Michelle uses transit as her primary mode of transportation across the city & to the east side for work, and has been an active commute coach for the Metro vanpool program. She is excited about the opportunity to be a voice for Seattle/East side commuters, and ensure that the perspectives of other community users - including seniors, youth, peak & off-peak riders - are heard.

Erin Tighe
Erin is a recent college graduate, interested in politics and government. She has become active in transportation and transit issues, both within her neighborhood and as part of Metro’s Link Connections Sounding Board.

Katie Wilson
Katie serves as General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union, an independent, member-run union of transit riders organizing for better public transit in Seattle, King County, and beyond. She seeks to ensure that the interests of low income, senior, and disabled transit riders are taken into account on the Board.

 

Former Boardmembers:

Member

Term

Position

Ifrah Abshir 2017 Member
Ezra Basom 2015-17 Member
Kevin Duffy-Greaves 2015-17 Member
Celeste Gilman 2015-17 Member
Jonathan Howard 2015-17 Secretary
Zach Shaner 2015-17 Bicycle Advisory Board Liaison
Quinn Majeski 2016 Member (Get Engaged)
Odessa Stevens 2015-16 Secretary; Get Engaged
Annie Tran 2017 Member (Get Engaged)
Harriet Wasserman 2015-16 Pedestrian Advisory Board Liaison