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Join the Citizen Advisory Committee

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In 1967 the state legislature created the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to advocate on behalf of current and future public transit customers. 

The CAC is an independent body that provides feedback on policy and planning issues, including fares and routes. The committee's major concerns are the quality of service, including reliability and frequency, speed, cleanliness, safety and security; fares; policies; financing and planning; and accountability.

They meet with SEPTA management, including the General Manager, to help SEPTA provide best-in-class transportation services that meets or exceed rising customer expectations.

The Citizen Advisory Committee holds three meetings a month. The Transit Subcommittee meeting discusses policy and operation of our services except Regional Rail. The Regional Rail Subcommittee meeting discusses policy and operation of Regional Rail. The Plenary meeting is a review of subcommittee findings and general transportation discussion. A meeting of the Executive Committee occurs immediately after the Plenary meeting.

Members of the committee are expected to attend all Plenary meetings and one of the subcommittee meetings each month.

Meetings, except of the Executive Committee, are open to the public.

CAC membership is a great way to provide input and promote public transit in our community. Presently, the Committee has openings in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. To be considered, individuals must:

  • Be a resident of Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery counties,

  • Be a regular SEPTA rider,

  • Have a passion for the region and public transportation, and

  • Be willing to meet at least twice a month with a great team of SEPTA customers committed to improving public transit services in our region.

Visit www.septa.org/partners/cac to learn more and to apply.

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