As part of the community involvement process, Michigan public transit agencies have formed local advisory committees comprised of individuals with disabilities, senior citizens, and individuals with a strong interest in the transportation challenges for people in these two groups. The local committees meet at a variety of times and places to discuss access issues and review each individual public transit provider's plans for facilities and services.
For more information about Local Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting times and places please visit the Calendar home page or click here for a printable list of the current meetings.
Purpose of the Local Advisory Council
- To provide input, review and comment on the Vehicle Accessibility Plan as required by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
- To generate discussion, interpretation, and recommendations to the Board regarding any senior adults and persons with disabilities related issues of a significant nature.
- To report regularly to the Board of Directors of each transit agency the activities, actions and recommendations of the Council.
The authority of the LAC is expressly derived from within the transportation subsection of Act 51. This states that every transportation system shall have an advisory committee representing persons with disabilities. This committee shall meet on a regular basis, not less than 1 times a year. The accessibility plan is submitted in compliance with Section 10e (18) of the Michigan Transportation Fund Act (MLC 247.660e) ("Act 51") and the administrative rules for Michigan's Comprehensive Transportation Fund which requires input from seniors as well as persons with disabilities.