Riders' Advisory Council Application

Call for applications for vacancies on Metro's Riders' Advisory Council.

Metro's Board of Directors wants to hear from people like you.

Metro's customers have a lot to say about our service. More importantly, they have a lot of good ideas to share. The Riders' Advisory Council offers Metro customers a chance to participate in making Metro better.

Metro is currently soliciting applications from customers interested in filling vacancies on the Riders' Advisory Council.   

Do you qualify?

We encourage you to apply for membership if you:

1. Ride Metrobus, Metrorail or MetroAccess;

2. Are not employed by Metro or a Metro contractor;

3. Are not an elected official; and

4. Live within the Metro service area.

How members are selected.

Metro's Board of Directors will appoint candidates that represent an accurate cross section of customers and different locations in Metro's service area.

With a limited number of vacancies on the Council, unfortunately not every applicant can be accepted. If you are not selected to fill a position on the Council, your application will be kept on file by Metro for one year and reviewed again when the Board of Directors makes subsequent appointments for which you are eligible.

What you give. What you get.

If selected, you'll advise Metro's Board of Directors and offer input to Metro staff on how to improve Metro's service. You won't be paid, but you will have the opportunity to help make a difference in the way Metro serves the region.

For more about the Council, see the main  Riders' Advisory Council page.

The Next Step.

Please complete and submit the application below.

Riders Advisory Council Application

To get this application in an accessible format, please call 202-962-2891 (TTY 202-638-3780).

Enter the following information:

* indicates a required field.


What do you use Metrorail, Metrobus or MetroAccess for?
Do you consider yourself transit-dependent?

Please provide a brief statement (500 words or less) outlining why you wish to serve on the Riders Advisory Council. Include your community involvement/volunteer activities.

Do you have any experience and familiarity with regional transit issues?


Please describe how you – as a member of the Riders' Advisory Council – would solicit feedback from fellow Metro riders.

We want the Advisory Council to be representative of the riders it serves.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Which best describes your race and/or ethnic background?
Is English your first language?
What is your household's annual income range?
What level of education have you completed?
If selected, serving on the Council requires attending 1-3 evening meetings per month that last 1-2 hours each. You're also encouraged to communicate with fellow members and Council staff between meetings. Are you able to commit to this level of involvement?
The council meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Can you meet at this time?

Metro may use or disclose the individual information collected on this form to fill positions on the Riders’ Advisory Council. Providing this information is voluntary, but an individual who does not submit a complete application with the exception of the self-identification of your race, ethnicity and income may not be considered as a candidate for membership on the Riders’ Advisory Council.  Except for the information on your race, ethnicity and income, information from this form may be disclosed for law enforcement purposes; to congressional offices or offices of elected officials in the Transit Zone; to contractors, grantees an others; for administrative claims, complaints and appeals; and in connection with litigation. Selected information about Riders’ Advisory Council members, excluding the information on race, ethnicity and income may be disclosed to the public.

In order to comply with certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for administration of civil rights laws and regulations that WMATA is subject to, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your race, ethnicity, and income. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will have no bearing on your application. All such information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used in accordance with provisions of applicable laws, orders and regulations.