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Transit Advisory Committee Vacancy

Transit Advisory Committee Vacancy Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2023

What is the Transit Advisory Committee?

The Transit Advisory Committee advises on city and state projects, positions and policies on transit service planning, scheduling, infrastructure modernization, expansion and long-term sustainable funding for transit.

Committee members help advance an agenda for a robust public transit system for all who live, work, and visit Cambridge, including the transit services provided by the MBTA and EZRide, among others.

What is the role of the Transit Advisory Committee?

The recent work of the advisory committee includes:

  • Writing letters of support for public transit expansion projects;
  • Brainstorming ideas to change or add new bus routes;
  • Reviewing street designs for city and state projects;
  • Providing feedback on service reliability and improvements;
  • Identifying new funding opportunities.

Who can serve on the Transit Advisory Committee and what is the length of appointment?

Committee members are appointed to two-year terms and represent a cross-section of stakeholders: businesses and large institutions; commuters; persons with disabilities; neighborhood residents with low income, elderly, youth, students, and transit advocates.

The City of Cambridge is committed to advancing a culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commission members must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

When does the Transit Advisory Committee Meet and what is the time commitment for members?

This committee currently meets virtually on the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Transit Advisory Committee has optional subcommittees that meet occasionally to discuss specific state or city projects.

How can I apply to serve on the committee?

Interested individuals may apply for this Committee through the city’s online portal at CambridgeMA.gov/apply. The application deadline is Monday, May 1, 2023. A cover letter and resume may be submitted during the online application process. Paper applications are also available at the City Manager's Office at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have questions or require more information, please contact Andrew Reker at 617-349-6959 or areker@cambridgema.gov. For more information, visit: Cambridgema.gov/transitadvisorycommittee.

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