Somerville Seeks New Members for Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee

The City of Somerville is seeking resident volunteers to join the Somerville Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee (PTAC). Founded two years ago, PTAC provides input on policies, plans, and projects that impact public transit riders and pedestrians. The committee consists of transit and pedestrian commuters; persons with disabilities; seniors, youth, and students; business and institutional representatives; lower-income residents; and transit or pedestrian advocates.

The committee meets monthly, and members will be appointed for a two-year term. Staff support to PTAC is provided by the City’s Mobility Division. PTAC meets with subject experts, assists in stakeholder engagement, supports data collection and topical research, reviews project plans, and prepares policy recommendations to the City. Major areas of focus include street and sidewalk design, traffic calming interventions, traffic signal operations, MBTA bus service planning, and bus priority infrastructure.

How to Apply:

Interested community members should send a brief statement of interest and information on any relevant qualifications to and by noon on Friday, September 17.

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.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x2250 or

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