The establishment of a Technical Advisory Committee is required by state law dating back to the formation of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC), predecessor agency to Metro.
Since its formal inception in 1977, TAC has undergone periodic reviews of its membership, functions and responsibilities based upon the changing needs of this agency; however, its function remains relatively unchanged.
"Subject to the supervision of Metro, the committee shall provide technical assistance to Metro by reviewing and evaluating the various transportation proposals and alternatives within Los Angeles County. Transportation issues transmitted to the committee will include the funding, operation, construction and maintenance of streets and freeways, bus and rail transit, demand and system management, accessibility for the disabled and air quality improvements.
The committee shall review, comment upon and make recommendations on such matters as are referred to it by Metro. Cooperatively with the modal subcommittees...Metro staff will forward issues, projects or programs…to the committee for review and action."
Currently TAC is composed of thirty-one voting and non-voting members from the following agencies:
The TAC meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at Metro Headquarters Building, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952.
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