Austin Transit Partnership, CapMetro and The City of Austin seek applicants for Community Advisory Committee

October 16, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas—Today, the City of Austin, CapMetro, and the Austin Transit Partnership are inviting community members in the Austin area and CapMetro service area to apply to join the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC advises all three partners on anti-displacement and equity matters related to Project Connect.  

Applications open Monday, October 16 and close Friday, November 17, 2023.  All CAC Members must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be residents of either the City of Austin or CapMetro’s Service Area;
  2. Not be a person who is registered or required to register as a lobbyist under City Code Chapter 4-8 or who is employed by a person registered or required to register under City Code Chapter 4-8.
  3. Not be an employee of the City of Austin, CapMetro, or ATP;
  4. Not have a contract for real property, goods, or services with the City of Austin, CapMetro or ATP, or be employed by such a contractor; and,
  5. Shall abide by the ATP Ethics, Conflicts and Nondisclosure Policy, as amended.

The goal is for the CAC to be representative of Austin’s diverse community with nominations for membership inclusive of women, families with small children, Black people, indigenous people, people of color, people from immigrant and/or undocumented populations, members of the LGBTQI community, students, and workers’ rights advocates, among others.

A variety of interests and experiences will also be considered, including community organizing, household affordability, environment and conservation, green planning and design, housing and transportation, urban planning and architecture, health and human services, accessibility, small, local and minority owned business, mobility justice, and/or other relevant topics as they relate to transit. Interested individuals are not required to be a current or former transit user to apply to join the committee. 

The candidates selected by the nominating committee will provide geographic representation as it relates to the proposed transit plans as well as a diversity of viewpoints. Members will be selected based on their use of transit to commute, applicant demographics such as age, gender, race, housing status and income, and how their personal, professional, or lived experience has contributed to meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness, mobility justice, the advancement of criminal justice reform, housing and land-use policy, workforce/labor policy, connection to community organizations, and increasing economic and other opportunities for underserved transit users.

For more information about the CAC, the nominating and appointments process, and membership of the committee, visit  


About Austin Transit Partnership

The Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) is the local government corporation responsible for implementing Project Connect and leading Austin Light Rail.

ATP is responsible for the day-to-day implementation, planning, financing, execution and oversight of Austin Light Rail.

In November 2020, Austin voters approved a referendum (“Prop A”) to provide a dedicated revenue stream to fund investments in Project Connect, a program of transit improvements, including Austin Light Rail. More information on the original Proposition can be found at

Media Contacts: ECPR Texas

Dennyse Salinas – 956.588.8943

Anita Garza – 361.655.4683