|Pierce Transit Route 57 - 2011 Snowstorm (Photo by Chris K.)|
According to the group's charter posted on the Pierce Transit website, CTAG will be limited to nine members. The Board will select applicants to create a large cross section of individuals from various interest groups - including fixed route riders, seniors, students, etc. Members will meet at least quarterly, and will work together on a variety of subjects.
The position is unpaid, but if you are selected, "CTAG members may be provided ORCA passes to enable active participation in Group proceedings and project." Not a bad perk for someone contributing their time.
As previously reported back in May, CTAG will mimic the goals of other transit advisory and oversight groups found in other jurisdictions.
CTAG is slated to help Pierce Transit with the following issues:
- Ensure quality customer service by providing information on service quality and changes in public needs, as part of a strategic cycle of public involvement;
- Develop new markets by identifying new market segments, providing input on customer activity, and serving as ambassadors for the Agency to their respective constituencies;
- Add value to the community by considering transit in their community and development planning efforts, and promoting the benefits of transit to the business community;
- Develop new revenue streams by identifying potential public-private partnerships and cost containment opportunities and legislative changes that encourage innovation, and making the case for transit investment; and
- Value employee success by providing feedback on service quality, allowing the Agency to target training and professional development needs.
If you have had some burning ideas that you think could help Pierce Transit reach its goals and improve service, this might be the opportunity you have been looking for.
Applications are due on Friday, October 19th. Interviews are to be held shortly thereafter. Appointments are tentatively scheduled to be made by the Board of Directors during their November Board Meeting on November 19th.