Access Advisory Committee

The Access Advisory Committee promotes and educates the public regarding acceptance and usage of the transit system. Members represent diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests, including, but not limited to, those who may be limited English speaking or who have disabilities, or those who have different levels of experience with public policy and group decision making.

This Committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in monthly announcements. Meetings are currently held at Capital Metro headquarters, located at 2910 East 5th Street.

Any eligible person seeking an appointment may apply to be considered at any time.

  • The Capital Metro board of directors has the authority to establish advisory committees consisting of resident citizens of the Authority's territory and pursuant to Section 451 of the Texas Transportation Code. The board has adopted a new Advisory Committees Policy and Procedures (Resolution #1665, Sep. 24, 2010), which is explained below.

    The Access Advisory Committee will consist of nine members. The members of each of the advisory committees will be appointed by each member of the Capital Metro board of directors. The chairman of the board has two appointments and each of the other members of the board of directors has one appointment. Members of the committee will serve at the will of their appointing board member and their term shall end with the end of their appointing member's term.

    The committee representatives will represent diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests, including, but not limited to, those who may be limited English speaking or who have disabilities, or who have different levels of experience with public policy and group decision making. These members must live in the Capital Metro service area. There is a preference that members be transit users and may include residents, business owners and other key stakeholders concerned about transit service in the service area.

    As per statutory requirements, each member of the Capital Metro board of directors will select their appointees based on a recommendation from Capital Metro's President/CEO.

    The Access Advisory Committee reports directly to the board of directors.

    The roles and responsibilities of the Access Advisory Committee are to:

    • Serve as a resource to Capital Metro in promoting and educating the public regarding acceptance and usage of the transit system across jurisdictions and in suburban communities.
    • Provide a sounding board for innovative practices and ideas on specific topics of importance to the agency.
    The Access Advisory Committee regularly passes resolutions which advise the Capital Metro Board of Directors on upcoming service changes, programs, and policies related to individuals with disabilities.

    The Access Advisory Committee's highest level of authority is to provide advice and recommendations to the board of directors. A member of any one of the advisory committees may not act in an official capacity except through the action of the board.

  • There are nine seats on the Access Advisory Committee. Members are appointed by the Capital Metro board of directors for a term coinciding with the appointing board member's term.

    Any eligible person seeking an appointment may apply to be considered (download DOC application here) at any time.

    Access Advisory Committee Members
    Committee MemberAppointed OnTerm EndsAppointed By
    Chris Prentice (Chair)  6/1/20136/1/2020Wade Cooper
    Vacancy6/1/20156/1/2020Wade Cooper
    Glenda Born6/1/20136/1/2021Jeffrey Travillion
    Molly Birrell (Secretary)7/1/20146/1/2020Juli Word
    Estrella Barrerra   5/1/2014   8/1/2019Delia Garza
    John McNabb3/1/20146/1/2021Terry Mitchell
    Mike Gorse1/1/2018 6/1/2019Delia Garza
    Pat Thomas 1/1/2018 6/1/2019Ann Kitchen
    Paul Hunt (Vice Chair)6/1/20136/1/2021Rita Jonse
    For more information or to arrange for special accommodations, please contact:
    Yannis Banks, Access Advisory Committee Liaison
    (Phone) 512-389-6521
    (Email) yannis.banks@capmetro.org
  • The Access Advisory Committee (ACCESS) meets the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in monthly ACCESS meeting announcements. Meetings are currently held in Capital Metro's Board Room, located on the second floor at 2910 E. 5th St, TX 78702.

    Meeting Dates Agenda Topics (subject to change) 
    Jan. 3, 2018Agenda
    February 7, 2018Agenda
    March 7, 2018Agenda
    April 4, 2018Agenda
    May 2, 2018Agenda
    June 6, 2018Agenda
    July 4, 2018RECESS
    Aug. 1, 2018Agenda
    Sep. 5, 2018Agenda
    Oct. 3, 2018Agenda
    Nov. 7, 2018Agenda (LOCATION CHANGED to 624 Pleasant Valley)
    Dec. 5, 2018Agenda

    For more information or to arrange for special accommodations, please contact:
    Yannis Banks, Access Advisory Committee Liaison
    (Phone) 512-389-6521
    (Email) yannis.banks@capmetro.org

  • AAC Application

  • AAC Meeting Minutes