You could be the next board member!

The Transit Advisory Board (TAB) is accepting applications for new members to help advise Seattle on challenges and opportunities related to transit and public transportation. This volunteer board plays an important role in ensuring a successful and well-coordinated transit system, citywide!

TAB members are not only passionate about transit, they also are serious about ensuring projects and programs are equitable and inclusive of all people in all communities across the City.  Because they represent all travelers of public transportation, each member must advise with a keen appreciation for safety and appreciate the value of a multi-modal transportation network that keeps people, goods and services moving efficiently.

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, and 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, business, and neighborhood organizations that depend on our public transportation system

The City of Seattle is committed to diversity on City's boards and commissions. That means people of color, immigrants or refugees, youth, seniors, persons with disabilities, and sexual and gender minorities are needed and valuable participants, who shouldn't hesitate to apply today!

Submit a statement of interest or cover letter and resume no later than midnight Monday, August 5, 2019 to Email: Caylyn.Rolph-Tate@seattle.gov | subject line: "TAB Recruitment"

OR Mail:

Caylyn Rolph-Tate
ATTN: TAB Recruitment
Office of the Mayor
P.O Box 94749
Seattle, Washington 98124-4749

Welcome to the Transit Advisory Board (TAB)

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

Upcoming meeting

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Seattle City Hall
600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
Boards and Commissions Room L280

The Board usually 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.