Equity Workgroup

Apply now to join the Transportation Equity Workgroup!

Updated: January 31, 2019

SDOT Transportation Equity Workgroup - Applications closed on February 22 , 2019 

Applicants must be affiliated with community-based organizations, coalitions or networks interested in serving on the Transportation Equity Workgroup (TEW) and be nominated by one of these to participate. Communities of interest include:

  • People of color
  • People with low-income
  • Immigrant and refugee populations
  • Native populations
  • People living with disabilities
  • People experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity
  • LGTBQ people
  • Individuals who identify as girls and women
  • Youth
  • Seniors
  • Individuals who were formerly incarcerated
  • High-risk displacement neighborhoods
  • Racial justice, environmental justice, and/or transportation justice-based organizations
  • Underrepresented and under resourced human service providers and community-based organizations

Key Information

Interested in helping define Seattle’s transportation equity agenda? Learn more about the new Transportation Equity Workgroup we’re forming and how to apply below. Applications due by February 22.

Interested in applying and learning more? Join us at a learning session on:

  • January 31, 1 – 3 PM at Rainier Beach Library
  • February 5, 2019, 6 – 7:30 PM at Centilia Cultural Center

More information and application materials below.

Through our Transportation Equity Program, we’re establishing a Transportation Equity Workgroup (TEW) and looking for workgroup members to help inform the development of a Transportation Equity Agenda – a framework for transportation equity goals and priorities. The Transportation Equity Workgroup is looking to bring together a diverse group of individuals affiliated with Seattle-King County community-based organizations, coalitions or networks from Seattle’s racial and ethnic communities.

What will the workgroup do?

The workgroup will foster community among participants through facilitated engagement and provide workgroup members with an opportunity to help develop recommendations for solutions to eliminate racially disparate outcomes related to transportation in Seattle. Workgroup members will collaborate to provide community-guided suggestions to inform the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) transportation equity goals. SDOT will then develop a Transportation Equity Agenda in partnership with key city agencies.

Application guidance and frequently asked questions

For more information on the Transportation Equity Workgroup application process, benefit of workgroup participation, stipend support, communities of interest and desired qualifications, please refer to the:

How to apply

If you’re interested in becoming a workgroup member or if you are an organization interested in nominating a workgroup member to help develop SDOT’s Transportation Equity Agenda, please submit both forms:

Send your application in by email or postal mail

Please include the agency nomination form and responses to the questions in the application form and email them to transportationequity@seattle.gov by Friday, February 22, 5:30 PM.

To apply by mail, send your application and nomination form to:

Seattle Department of Transportation
ATTN: Transportation Equity Program
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3800
Seattle, WA 98104

Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked by February 22.

Please make sure the nomination form is completed by your affiliated organization and included with your application. The nomination form also requests the name of another person the organization designates as an alternative in the event the primary workgroup member is unable to finish their one-year term commitment.

Key Dates

Applications open for interested applicants to apply for TEW member seat Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Learning Session for potential applicants

Thursday, January 31, 2019, 1 – 3 PM

Rainier Beach Library
9125 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Evening Learning Session for potential applicants

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6 – 7:30 PM

Centilia Cultural Center
1660 South Roberto Maestas Festival St
Seattle, WA 98114

Application Deadline Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:30 PM
Selected Workgroup Members Notified Friday, March 8, 2019

Language assistance

Language assistance is available upon request and all efforts will be made to provide accommodations. If a written application in English or otherwise provides a barrier for your application, please contact Annya Pintak at transportationequity@seattle.gov or call 206-684-5142 and we can provide alternative methods for submitting your information.