Welcome to the Transit Advisory Board (TAB)

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 from any of the following:

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

We're committed to promoting diversity in the City's boards 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: TransitBoard@seattle.gov | subject line: "TAB Recruitment"


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

The Transit Advisory Board was founded by Seattle City Council Resolution 31572 in March 2015. The Board is composed of 12 regular members - six appointed by the Mayor, five appointed by the Council, and one Get Engaged member. The board advises the Mayor, the City Council, and all departments and offices of the city "on matters related to transit and the possible and actual impact of actions by the City upon all forms of public transportation."

The Board shall:

  • Be provided the opportunity to comment and make recommendations on City policies, plans, and projects as they may relate to transit capital improvements, transit mobility, and transit operations throughout the City
  • Help facilitate City policies, plans, and projects that support local and region-wide transit mobility efforts, to help ensure a functioning and coordinated transit system throughout the City and region
  • Function as the public oversight committee of revenues collected under Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD) Proposition 1, which was absorbed into the City of Seattle in June 2016

The Board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 – 8 PM in City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Room L-280, Second Level. The public is welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact Benjamin Smith, TransitBoard@seattle.gov or 206-684-4209