Accessible Transit Advisory Committee - Accessible Transit Advisory Committee Overview

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  • Accessible Transit Advisory Committee

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    Christina Byrne

    Department Manager, Public Outreach

    (714) 560-5717
  • Accessible Transit Advisory Committee (ATAC) advises OCTA about issues that relate to OCTA fixed-route transit and paratransit services for customers with special transportation needs. The Accessible Transit Advisory Committee was originally formed in 1992 in response to the Americans with Disabilities Act and formalized the predecessor “504 Committee.”

    Major Responsibilities Include:

    • Advising OCTA about issues that relate to OCTA transit and paratransit services.
    • Recommending the appropriate mechanism for obtaining disabled and senior service users’ input on issues, i.e., focus groups, surveys, public meetings, et cetera.
    • Communicating with care providers and agency clients regarding service-related information.
    • Assisting with special needs service evaluations.

    Selected by the OCTA Board of Directors, the ATAC is composed of 34 members representing a broad base of individuals with disabilities and senior citizens in the county. Selection criteria for the ATAC includes demonstrated interest and involvement with people with special needs and senior citizens; membership in a large, active OCTA constituency group (i.e. Braille Institute, senior centers); and a willingness to dedicate no fewer than 8 hours a year to OCTA meetings and activities. This recruitment process typically takes place late winter/early spring with final selection in June.

    2023 Recruitment Period

    Each year, as terms of various members expire, a recruitment process is conducted to fill vacant positions on the ATAC. Applications will be accepted for the 2023-2024 Accessible Transit Advisory Committee spring of 2023.

    If you need additional information, please contact Christina Byrne at (714) 560-5717 or


    Upcoming Committee Meetings

    The Accessible Transit Advisory Committee meets quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at OCTA offices at 600 S. Main Street, Orange, CA 92863. Please call Christina Byrne at (714) 560-5717 to confirm meetings.

    • July 26, 2022
    • October 25, 2022
    • January 24, 2023
    • April 25, 2023
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