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Committee on Accessible Transportation

The Committee on Accessible Transportation (CAT) was formed in 1985 to advise the TriMet Board of Directors and staff on plans, policies and programs for seniors and people with disabilities.

Membership

CAT has 15 community members: seven seniors and/or people with disabilities who use TriMet, six representatives of seniors and/or people with disabilities andone local government representative, as well as one member of the TriMet Board of Directors. All CAT members are appointed by the TriMet Board president for a two-year term.

CAT responsibilities

Together with TriMet staff, CAT develops an annual work plan to identify major issues and prioritize the year's activities. The work plan helps CAT balance their work agenda with available time and determine subcommittee assignments.

CAT Work Sessions

The CAT Work Session meets monthly to review in detail issues assigned by the CAT Executive Committee and to develop recommendations to CAT for consideration at the CAT business meeting. These issues include service- and program-related areas involving TriMet's bus, MAX, WES and LIFT services.

CAT work session meetings may be canceled at times and the meeting time may be adjusted based on the number of agenda items. Please call 503-962-8200 or TTY 7-1-1 (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays) to request a copy of the Work Session monthly meeting agenda and minutes. CAT meeting schedule

CAT Business Meetings

The CAT business meeting is held on the third Wednesday of every month, except August, from 9:30–11:30 a.m. At this meeting, CAT receives information and public comment, hears subcommittee recommendations, deliberates and takes action. CAT meeting schedule

About CAT meetings

All CAT meetings are open to the public and include a forum for citizen comment and input. Public comment is not accepted at meetings of ad hoc CAT subcommittees.

Communication aids

If you require a sign-language interpreter or other communication aid at a CAT meeting, please call 503-962-8200 or TTY 7-1-1 (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Friends of CAT mailing list

If you would like to be added to the Friends of CAT mailing list, please call 503-962-8200 or TTY 7-1-1 (8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays) or email cat@trimet.org. As a subscriber, you will receive the monthly CAT Business Meeting agenda and minutes.

CAT membership (2012-2013)

T. Baker

Dr. T. Allen Bethel

John Betts

Jan Campbell

Leon Chavarria-Aguilar

Harold Cheeks

James Jackson

Diana Keever

Patricia Kepler

Beth Nagy-Cochran

Arnold Panitch

Zoe Presson

Claudia Robertson

Chris Walker

Terry Watson