Somerville Seeking Residents to Serve on Newly Formed Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee

The City of Somerville is accepting applications to fill 10 seats on the newly formed Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee. The committee’s input will support and guide city policies and plans to make improvements for public transit riders and pedestrians. Committee members will promote riding transit and walking and will work to create a more comfortable, safe, and enjoyable built environment for doing so. Community members committed to advocating for a robust multimodal transportation system are encouraged to apply to serve on the committee as members.

The committee will be made up of a diverse set of stakeholders that may include business/institutional representatives; transit or pedestrian commuters; persons with disabilities; the elderly, youth, and students; lower-income residents; and transit or pedestrian advocates. Committee members will be appointed for a two-year term. The committee will meet with experts, conduct research, and ultimately submit recommendations to the City regarding transit and pedestrian issues like the design of proposed roadway or development projects, policies related to traffic signals, sidewalk design, and traffic calming, ensuring adequate funding for transit by the state, and transit expansion, service planning, and potential capital improvements.

How to Apply:
Interested community members should send a brief statement of interest and information on any relevant qualifications to Justin Schreiber at jschreiber@somervillema.gov by 12 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019.

The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at the address noted below:

Nency Salamoun, JD
NSalamoun@somervillema.gov
(617) 625-6600, Ext. 2323 (Voice)
(617) 808-4851 (TTY)

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