Are you a fan of bicycle lanes? Do you think HOV lanes are a bad idea or a good one? Should Transit Oriented Development (high density housing and commercial development near transit hubs) be a priority in San Mateo County?
There are no right or wrong answers to those questions, but if you feel strongly about any of these issues and you want to help decide the future of transportation spending in San Mateo County, the Transit Authority wants you.
The San Mateo County Transportation Authority is soliciting applicants for its Citizens Advisory Committee. The 15-member committee acts as a liaison between the public and the board of directors, providing valuable input to the seven board members on the projects and programs in the Transportation Expenditure Plan.
The advisory committee members serve a 3-year term. Each year five members are termed out and any who want to continue serving must reapply and go through an interview process. The same process new volunteers go through.
Citizen Advisory Committee members don’t need special knowledge of transportation policy or projects. “There isn’t really any requirement other than being a resident of San Mateo County,” said Transportation Authority spokeswoman Chritstine Dunn.
The committee meets on the Tuesday before the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in San Carlos. Members of the CAC must be residents of San Mateo County. Interested persons can download an application from the TA website at www.smcta.comor call 650-508-6223 for more information.
The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 5, 2013.
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