Area residents have until Friday to apply for a spot on a committee that weighs in on long-term transportation plans in the region.

Through Dec. 15, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is accepting applications for the Citizens Advisory Committee to the Transportation Planning Board.

To be considered for a spot on the CAC, applicants must live in one of the TPB member jurisdictions and can’t be employed by one of the local transportation or planning agencies. Members must be able to serve for at least one year.

The CAC has 15 members. Nine are appointed by the Transportation Planning Board, and six are elected by the previous year’s committee. The committee is comprised of an even mix of residents from the District, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland.

The stated purpose of the advisory committee is to promote public involvement in transportation planning for the region, and to provide independent, region-oriented citizen advice to the TPB on transportation plans and issues.

The CAC typically meets on the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., six days prior to the meeting of the TPB.


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