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.


CAT has 15 community members: eight seniors and/or people with disabilities who use TriMet, six representatives of seniors and/or people with disabilities and 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 Business Meetings

The CAT business meeting is held on the third Wednesday of every other month, except August, from 9:00 a.m–12:00 p.m. At this meeting, CAT receives information and public comment, deliberates and takes action.

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 As a subscriber, you will receive the monthly CAT Business Meeting agenda and minutes.

CAT membership (2013–2014)

T. Baker

Dr. T. Allen Bethel

John Betts

Jan Campbell

Leon Chavarria-Aguilar

Eileen Collins-Mastel

Deidre Hall

Diana Keever

Patricia Kepler

Adam Kriss

Arnold Panitch

Paul Pappas

Zoe Presson

Claudia Robertson

Chris Walker

For more information

Phone: 503-962-8200
TTY: 7-1-1
Fax: 503-962-8229
Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays