Citizens Advisory on Transit

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 MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Citizens Advisory on Transit is to assist in the planning and review of publicly funded transportation services within the Rochester area. The Advisory recommendations are forwarded to the Common Council.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The advisory is composed of seven members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council. Meetings are held on a period basis as often as once a month. Meetings are typically held late afternoons from 4:15 p.m. until 5:45p.m. with the exceptions of evening neighborhood meetings which are held as needed.

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

 Study and review issues pertaining to public transit in the Rochester area.

 Support community awareness of issues related to public transportation.

 Provide opportunity for community input and act as a forum for public discussion of public transportation issues.

 Act as an appeals board in regards to paratransit eligibility.

APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS

The seven members shall be selected based on the following criteria.

 Resident of the City of Rochester with the exception of 1 seat which may be extended to a resident within the 4 surrounding townships of Rochester, Cascade, Marion or Haverhill.

 Have an expressed interest in public transportation.

 Is a rider of public transportation and/or involved in agencies involved in support services eg. travel training or vocational training of riders.

Appointments are for three years.

For further information contact: Anthony Knauer – Rochester Public Works, 507-328-2424 email: tknauer@rochestermn.gov