Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility

The Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility (ACTA) is a new, all-volunteer group of community members committed to working with New York City Transit on a range of accessibility issues.

ACTA collects community and rider feedback on accessibility issues to share with NYCT to make improvements. This includes feedback on subways, buses, and Access-A-Ride paratransit. ACTA helps NYCT develop new accessibility initiatives and promotes these projects to the community.

ACTA members will meet several times a year at NYCT offices and in the field. NYCT seeks a diverse group of Transit riders to serve as ACTA members. The goal of ACTA is to represent many forms of disability and include persons from across the spectrum of disabilities. Members need not be experts in disability or accessibility issues. Members must be committed to working with NYCT to advance systemwide accessibility.

How to apply to be a member of ACTA

Applications for ACTA are now open. To apply, send a one- or two-page resume and short letter of interest to accessibility@nyct.com, with "ACTA application" in the subject line.

Your letter of interest should include the following:

  1. your specific interest in the committee, and
  2. your experience with accessibility and the transit system, and
  3. the strengths you would bring.

Applications are due March 31, 2019. A selection committee will review all applications and schedule interviews with qualified applications. We will announce ACTA membership and hold our first ACTA meeting by June, 2019.

Guidelines

For more details about ACTA and to find out more about what it means to be a member, download a copy of the guidelines.

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