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

Alison Coleman, Senior Administrative Assistant
Alison.Coleman@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 & Video Minutes Materials
12/1/2021 12/1/2021 Agenda & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee   Materials
11/3/2021 11/3/2021 Agenda & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee   Materials
10/6/2021 10/6/2021 Agenda & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee   Materials
9/1/2021 9/1/2021 Agenda & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee   Materials
8/4/2021 8/4/2021 Agenda & Video for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes Materials
7/7/2021 7/7/2021 Agenda for Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee CANCELED

Committee members

Committee vacancies

There are 4 open seats on TAAC. Priority application deadline is October 18, 2021. Find out how to apply.

The committee consists of 16 members — a chair appointed by the Council, seven members chosen by disability and senior groups in the metro area, and eight others selected by the 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
  • John Clark
    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