Help shape the future of accessibility programs at TransLink

Help shape the future of accessibility programs at TransLink

HandyDART user with Compass Card

Are you passionate, knowledgeable, and committed to improving accessibility and public transit? We’re looking for new members for the 2023 HandyDART Users’ Advisory Committee and the Access Transit Users’ Advisory Committee. For more information or to apply online, visit the Access Transit Planning page. Applications are being accepted until October 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Please note that meetings are currently being held virtually and will continue to be virtual throughout 2023.

HandyDART Users’ Advisory Committee (HDUAC)

The HDUAC is for HandyDART customers and their representatives to give advice and guidance on HandyDART plans, programs, and other initiatives. The Committee advises TransLink to help improve HandyDART service for customers. The HDUAC helps TransLink hear directly from customers and stakeholders to ensure the service meets their needs.

HandyDART customers, or individuals who have direct experience working with them, can sit on the HDUAC. Members serve for two-year terms, with the option to apply for a second consecutive term. Members attend a minimum of four meetings per year and are appointed by TransLink’s Board of Directors.

Candidates are evaluated based on their experience and understanding of HandyDART service, their ability to work collaboratively, and how they contribute to the diversity of the committee. Those interested in applying can fill out and submit an application form.

Access Transit Users’ Advisory Committee (UAC)

The purpose of the UAC is to advise TransLink on accessibility improvements on our conventional transit services. The Committee provides accessibility-related advice on plans, programs, and other initiatives that TransLink funds.

The UAC meets approximately six times per year, and members are appointed for a three-year term, with the option to reapply for a second consecutive three-year term if they wish.

Candidates will be evaluated based on relevant qualifications and the need to reflect a balanced representation from various user groups, including persons with one or more disabilities, their representatives, and seniors or their representatives. Committee members are chosen to participate based on their background, transit experience, accessibility knowledge, and community involvement. Those who are interested can submit an application form. For more information, please contact access.transit@translink.ca.