Transit Advisory Board

Qualities of the positions:

  • Two year terms
  • Six appointed by Mayor
  • Five appointed by City Council
  • One Get Engaged member
  • Appointments confirmed by City Council

Influence Seattle's public transportation system... Join the Transit Advisory Board! - extended to Friday, October 12!

Current members represent all types of travelers of public transportation and people passionate about transit!

Board members serve a two-year term, with opportunities for re-appointment.

TAB members shall be representatives of any of the following:

  • Different geographical locations citywide
  • A variety of transit rider groups including persons with disabilities, senior and school age community members, commuters, and low-income riders
  • Travelers of different public transportation modes (e.g. bus, light rail, streetcar, ferry)
  • Residents with an interest in improving transit conditions within the City and region, and have experience with urban transit issues
  • Transit-related organizations and clubs
  • Schools, businesses, and neighborhood organizations that depend on our public transportation system

We're committed to promoting diversity in the City's board and commissions. People of color, immigrants or refugees, youth, seniors, persons with disabilities, and sexual and gender minorities are encouraged to apply.

If interested, please submit a statement of interest (cover letter) and resume (or equivalent information) by Friday, October 12, 2018!

Email: | subject line: "TAB Recruitment"


Benjamin Smith
ATTN: TAB Recruitment
Seattle Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 34966
Seattle, Washington 98124-4996

MemberTerm ExpiresPosition
Marci Carpenter 8/2/18 Member
Jennifer Malley-Crawford 8/2/19 Co-Chair
Andrew Martin 8/2/18 Member
Ron Posthuma 8/2/18 Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee Liaison
Alexandra Wakeman Rouse 8/2/19 Member
Carla Saulter 8/2/19 Member
Lucas Simons 8/31/19 Member (Get Engaged)
Erin Tighe 8/2/19 Co-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.

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.

Alexandra Rouse

Alexandra (Alex) Rouse works on issues related to federal infrastructure and transportation programs and policies, but her passion is ensuring Seattle is an inclusive, vibrant city. She is a lifelong King County Metro rider, and has added cycling and riding Sound Transit Link Light Rail from her Rainier Beach neighborhood to her commuting repertoire. Holding extensive outreach and community-building experience with diverse communities around the city, and having lived in 8 different neighborhoods in Seattle, she brings a valuable point of view to the 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.

Lucas Simons

Lucas is a Master's in Urban Planning and Master's in Public Administration candidate at the University of Washington. He has spent the last five years woring on public affairs in one way or another, with an emphasis on public transportation. He is well-versed in transit issues in the CIty of Seattle thanks in part both to his academic work as well as his work experience.

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.

Former Boardmembers

Ifrah Abshir 2017 Member
Ezra Basom 2015-2017 Member
Carla Chávez 2015-2018 Vice-Chair
Kevin Duffy-Greaves 2015-2017 Member
Celeste Gilman 2015-2017 Member
Jonathan Howard 2015-2017 Secretary
Zach Shaner 2015-2017 Bicycle Advisory Board Liaison
Quinn Majeski 2016 Member (Get Engaged)
Odessa Stevens 2015-2016 Secretary (Get Engaged)
Michelle Tang 2017-2018 Secretary (Get Engaged)
Annie Tran 2017 Member (Get Engaged)
Harriet Wasserman 2015-2016 Pedestrian Advisory Board Liaison
Katie Wilson 2015-2018 Vice-Chair