What is the RTA?

The purpose of the RTA is to plan for and coordinate public transportation in the four-county region, including the City of Detroit, and to deliver rapid transit in a region where none exists. The RTA is also responsible for developing a Regional Master Transit Plan to guide present and future service and is empowered to put funding questions on the ballot for public vote.

What is the role of the CAC?

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) serves at the pleasure of the RTA Board of Directors. The CAC will be asked to advise the RTA on transit issues related to their communities, make suggestions for improvements in transit service, and advocate for greater funding for public transportation.

What are the expectations?

The CAC generally meets bimonthly on the second Monday of the month. Regular attendance is expected. Members will have the opportunity to volunteer for subcommittees and advisory roles as liaisons to major RTA planning projects. Apart from general membership meetings, CAC members will be expected to contribute at least 5 additional hours per month in public engagement and education activities.

Membership Application

Please complete the following form to apply for the RTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee for the 2021 term. For more information about the CAC or the application process, please email the RTA at [email protected] or call 313-402-1020.

CAC Application

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