In alignment with its ongoing commitment to bring equity and inclusion to all aspects of its decision-making, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) today announced it is seeking new applicants to join the agency’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee.
The committee, comprised of up to 12 members from across the CTA service area of Chicago and 35 suburbs, is an important part of CTA’s longstanding and industry-leading commitment to accessibility.
Applications for these unpaid committee positions are available on the website here, or by contacting Irma Gomez-Fierro, Manager of ADA Compliance Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 449-8389.
The deadline for completed applications is Friday, September 1, 2023.
Meeting four times a year, the ADA Advisory Committee discusses and provides informed input on a wide range of accessibility issues, from infrastructure maintenance and investments to long-range planning and guidance on current services, policies and practices. The committee is also a vital asset in facilitating dialogue between the CTA and the disability community to explore ways to further improve the accessibility of transit services.
This committee, which was first established in 1993, includes regular CTA riders who reflect a broad cross-section of the region’s disability community, and who share a commitment to representing the interests of persons with a wide range of disabilities.