Access Advisory Committee

The Access Advisory Committee promotes and educates the public regarding acceptance and usage of the transit system. Members represent diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests, including, but not limited to, those who may be limited English speaking or who have disabilities, or those who have different levels of experience with public policy and group decision making.

This committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in monthly announcements. Meetings are currently held at CapMetro headquarters, located at 2910 East 5th Street. ***During the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be held virtually. See below for links to the meeting invitations or call into this conference line (512-910-8291 - use the conference ID 376 363 580#) to listen in on the meetings.***

Any eligible person seeking an appointment may apply to be considered at any time.

The CapMetro board of directors has the authority to establish advisory committees consisting of resident citizens of the Authority's territory and pursuant to Section 451 of the Texas Transportation Code. The board has adopted a new Advisory Committees Policy and Procedures (Resolution #1665, Sep. 24, 2010), which is explained below.

The Access Advisory Committee will consist of nine members. The members of each of the advisory committees will be appointed by each member of the CapMetro board of directors. The chairman of the board has two appointments and each of the other members of the board of directors has one appointment. Members of the committee will serve at the will of their appointing board member and their term shall end with the end of their appointing member's term.

The committee representatives will represent diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests, including, but not limited to, those who may be limited English speaking or who have disabilities, or who have different levels of experience with public policy and group decision making. These members must live in the CapMetro service area. There is a preference that members be transit users and may include residents, business owners and other key stakeholders concerned about transit service in the service area.

As per statutory requirements, each member of the CapMetro board of directors will select their appointees based on a recommendation from CapMetro's President/CEO.

The Access Advisory Committee reports directly to the board of directors.

The roles and responsibilities of the Access Advisory Committee are to:

  • Serve as a resource to CapMetro in promoting and educating the public regarding acceptance and usage of the transit system across jurisdictions and in suburban communities.
  • Provide a sounding board for innovative practices and ideas on specific topics of importance to the agency.
The Access Advisory Committee regularly passes resolutions which advise the CapMetro Board of Directors on upcoming service changes, programs, and policies related to individuals with disabilities.
The Access Advisory Committee's highest level of authority is to provide advice and recommendations to the board of directors. A member of any one of the advisory committees may not act in an official capacity except through the action of the board.

There are nine seats on the Access Advisory Committee. Members are appointed by the CapMetro board of directors for a term coinciding with the appointing board member's term.

Any eligible person seeking an appointment may apply to be considered (download DOC application here) at any time.

Access Advisory Committee Members

Committee MemberAppointed OnTerm EndsAppointed By
Paul Hunt (Chair)  6/1/20136/1/2024Becki Ross
Audrea Diaz1/28/20196/1/2023Wade Cooper
Glenda Born6/1/20136/1/2024Jeffrey Travillion
Otmar Foehner
7/1/20206/1/2023Eric Stratton
Estrella Barrerra   5/1/2014   6/1/2025Leslie Pool
John McNabb3/1/20146/1/2024Terry Mitchell
Mike Gorse1/1/2018 6/1/2025Leslie Pool
Andrew Bernet
7/1/20206/1/2025Ann Kitchen
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For more information or to arrange for special accommodations, please contact:

Edna Parra, Access Advisory Committee Liaison

 

The Access Advisory Committee (ACCESS) meets the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in monthly ACCESS meeting announcements. Meetings are currently held online.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be held virtually. See below for links to the meeting invitations or call into this conference line (512-910-8291 - use the conference ID 654 387 952#) to listen in on the meetings.

2022 Meeting DatesMeeting InvitationsAgendaMeeting MinutesMeeting Video
Jan. 5
Virtual Meeting
Agenda | Agenda Packet
MinutesVideo
Feb. 2
Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Minutes
Video
Mar. 2
Combined with CSAC
-
Minutes
Video
Apr. 6
Virtual MeetingAgenda | Presentation
MinutesVideo
May 4
Virtual MeetingAgenda
MinutesVideo
June 1
Virtual MeetingAgenda | Presentation
MinutesVideo
July 6
No Meeting
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-
-
Aug. 3
Virtual MeetingAgenda | Presentation
MinutesVideo
Sep. 7
Virtual MeetingAgenda
MinutesVideo
Oct. 5
Virtual MeetingAgenda
Minutes Video
Nov. 2
Virtual MeetingAgendaMinutesVideo
Dec. 7
Virtual MeetingAgendaMinutesVideo

For more information or to arrange for special accommodations, please contact:

Edna Parra, Access Advisory Committee Liaison