The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA), operator of the Wheels Bus system and Dial-A-Ride paratransit service in the Tri-Valley, is seeking applications for members to serve on the Tri-Valley Accessible Advisory Committee (TAAC). Members on the TAAC represent the cities of Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton, unincorporated Alameda County and Tri-Valley social/human services agencies. Vacancies are for the following representatives:
- City of Dublin – 1 member, 1 alternate
- City of Livermore – 2 members, 1 alternate
- City of Pleasanton – 1 member, 1 alternate
- Alameda County – 1 member, 1 alternate
- Social Services – 3 members, 1 alternate
The committee members are expected to provide a forum and advise LAVTA staff on accessibility issues facing senior and disabled residents on LAVTA fixed route buses and Dial-A-Ride paratransit services. The committee meets six times per year for approximately 90 minutes. Currently the committee meetings are being held via Zoom due to Covid-19. TAAC members will receive a free annual LAVTA fixed route bus pass. In addition, ADA paratransit eligible members can ride Dial-A-Ride service to and from TAAC meetings free of charge.
Candidates must reside in the city they represent and must be able to solicit and disseminate information effectively to their constituents, be able to meet during regular business hours (typically 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and be able to analyze complex issues and reports to make recommendations regarding LAVTA services. Candidates must currently use LAVTA fixed route buses or Dial-A-Ride paratransit services or represent those who do. Candidates do not have to be disabled or over 65 years old.
Interested candidates should request an application by calling (925) 455-7555 or download an application by clicking here. Applications may be submitted by mail or email and must be received by LAVTA no later than April 18, 2022. LAVTA’s Board of Directors makes the final approval of TAAC representatives.
About the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was created in 1985 by the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton and Alameda County to serve area transit needs. In 2018 and 2019, LAVTA was named Transit Agency of the Year by the California Transit Association and the California Association for Coordinated Transportation, respectively. In 2020, LAVTA was named the top transit agency of its size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.
LAVTA supports environmental sustainability by reducing vehicle trips and traffic congestion on local streets and improving air quality in the Tri-Valley region. In addition to passenger fares, the agency is supported financially by federal, state and local agencies, including the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Measure B and BB.