Community Members Sought to Serve on RTC Advisory Committees

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is seeking individuals interested in serving the community by becoming members or alternates of its citizen advisory committees. There are currently vacancies on the Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee, Bicycle Advisory Committee and Elderly & Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee (E&D TAC).

Citizen committees are vital to the RTC as they advise the commission on critical transportation-related issues, policies, plans, programs, and projects that affect the entire community.

The Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee is an independent oversight committee tasked with reviewing how the funds generated by the Measure D transportation tax are being spent. Committee members review Expenditure Plan expenditures on an annual basis to ensure they conform to the Ordinance.

The Bicycle Advisory Committee advises the RTC on bicycle-related issues and coordinates with local jurisdictions and bicycle-related organizations to promote cycling projects and programs. Members of the committee review proposed bicycle-related policies, programs, projects, plans, funding applications, and legislation.

The E&D TAC works with the RTC to identify and meet transportation needs of people living with disabilities, senior citizens, and low-income communities. Members of the committee review and guide the planning of specialized transportation programs, propose methods of using transportation to integrate the elderly and disabled population into the community, and serve as transportation advocates on the behalf of the elderly and disabled.

The deadline to apply to the Measure D Taxpayer Oversight Committee is Jan. 3, 2021. Applications for the Bicycle Advisory Committee and E&D TAC are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For more information or an application, visit or contact the RTC at 831-460-3200 or