The 21-member council is made up of six individuals each from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia; two at-large members; and the Chairman of Metro’s Accessibility Advisory Committee. Created in 2005, the Riders’ Advisory Council serves as an advocate for riders and advises the agency’s Board of Directors on issues that affect Metrobus, Metrorail, and MetroAccess service.
The Council seeks input from a broad range of riders and organizations on budgetary and operational issues. Members represent a cross-section of Metro’s riders from around the region and includes people who use Metrobus, Metrorail, and MetroAcess, transit-dependent people, people with disabilities, and people with different travel patterns.
Members of the Riders’ Advisory Council shall serve three year terms and are required to regularly attend and participate in scheduled meetings. Council meetings are held once a month and are open to the public, in addition to committee meetings.
Anyone interested in applying should complete the online form.
Applicants may also print, complete, and mail a paper application to:
Riders’ Advisory Council
Office of the Secretary
600 Fifth St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Applications must be received by 11:59 PM, November 10, 2017.
Metro’s Board of Directors will appoint the final candidates at its December meeting.
Metro employees, contractors, and elected officials are not eligible to apply. All positions are unpaid.
More information about the Council can be found here.