Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (TAAC) advises the Council on management policies for public transportation services in the region from the perspective of riders with disabilities.

The TAAC was created by the Minnesota Legislature. The committee includes riders and advocates for older people and the disability community, as well as representatives of service providers and other appropriate agencies.

Video describing TAAC's work

Staff contact

Rachel Hawley
Rachel.Hawley@metc.state.mn.us
651-602-1701

Meetings

TAAC meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

Meeting materials

Note: Minutes are not final until approved at the following meeting.

Meeting Date Agenda, Materials & Video Minutes
3/6/2024 3/6/2024 Agenda, Materials & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee  
2/7/2024 2/7/2024 Agenda, Materials & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee  
1/3/2024 1/3/2024 Agenda, Materials & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee 1/3/2024 Minutes
12/6/2023 12/6/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee 12/6/2023 Minutes
11/1/2023 11/1/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee 11/1/2023 Minutes
10/4/2023 10/4/2023 Agenda, Materials & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee 10/4/2023 Minutes

Committee members

Committee vacancy

We're seeking a committee member for District H. Find out how to apply.

The committee consists of 16 members — a chair appointed by the Met Council, seven members chosen by disability and senior groups in the metro area, and eight others selected by the Met Council who represent districts that are combinations of the Council's 16 districts.

  • A chair appointed by the Council Chair and confirmed by the full Council
  • 8 members are appointed by the full Council from Precincts A-H
  • 2 members are appointed by the Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD)
  • 2 members are appointed at large by the Minnesota Area Agency on Aging (MAAA)
  • 2 members are appointed at large by the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD)
  • 1 member is appointed at large by Minnesota AARP

See the TAAC districts map (PDF)

At least half of the committee members must be certified as ADA paratransit eligible under the Americans with Disabilities Act and be active users of public transportation in the metro area.

  • David Fenley, Chair (at large)
    Minnesota Council on Disability
  • Sam Jasmine
    Precinct A
  • Christopher Bates
    Precinct B
  • Patsy Murphy
    Precinct C
  • Ken Rodgers
    Precinct D
  • Jeffrey Dains
    Precinct E
  • Darrell Paulsen
    Precinct F, Vice Chair
  • Kari Sheldon
    Precinct G
  • Vacant
    Precinct H

  • Trevor Turner
    Minnesota Council on Disability
  • Erik Henricksen
    Minnesota Council on Disability

  • Diane Graham-Raff
    Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
  • Patty Thorsen
    Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
  • Heidi Myhre
    Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Claudia Fuglie
    Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Richard Rowan
    AARP Minnesota