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Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of 28 volunteer members (6 transit riders and 22 organizations representing transit riders) who meet with Metro management every 2 months to provide input on community transit issues.

These regular meetings provide opportunities for proactive, early, and continuing public participation for Metro projects, programs, and decision making.

Additionally, CAC members facilitate public involvement by sharing information about surveys, events, and other participation opportunities with their communities.

Apply to the CAC

You may apply to the CAC at any time. CAC applications are reviewed once a year, in December, but may be reviewed sooner if there is an open seat.

Click here for the online application.

Click here for a PDF / mail in application.

Applications may also be picked up at the Customer Service desk at the Metropolitan Transportation Center (MTC) at 181 Ellicott St, Buffalo.

Current members

The CAC is composed of 6 “riders-at-large” (people who ride the bus regularly) as well as 22 representatives from community, governmental, and philanthropic organizations who serve transit supportive and transit dependent populations. Currently, the CAC includes the following organizations:

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)
Buffalo Transit Riders United (BTRU)
Buffalo Urban League
Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT)
Coalition for Economic Justice (CEJ)
Community Action Organization (CAO) of Western NY
Erie Community College (ECC)
Erie County Department of Senior Services
GoBike Buffalo
Highland Community Revitalization Committee
Journey’s End Refugee Services
Matt Urban HOPE Center
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Buffalo
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Housing Authority
Partnership for the Public Good (PPG)
People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) Buffalo
Riders at Large (6)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199
University Heights Collaborative
Western New York Independent Living