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ABQ RIDE seeking PTAB members as Sun Van ridership grows

ABQ RIDE's Paratransit Advisory Board is looking for members.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

Members of the community are invited to become a part of ABQ RIDE’s Paratransit Advisory Board (PTAB).

"I became involved with the Paratransit Advisory Board because I have been an advocate of people with special needs, through my career in education,” said Jacqueline Smith, PTAB Chair. “Also, my son is a Sun Van rider.  It's important to volunteer in order to give back to the Albuquerque community. Volunteers do not always have the time, they just have the heart."

Sun Van is ABQ RIDE's paratransit service. It provides accessible transportation to community members whose impairment makes it impossible to ride the fixed-route service.

“Sun Van is a very important part of ABQ RIDE’s goal of providing equitable public transportation to the Albuquerque metro area,” said Interim Transit Director Stephanie Dominguez. “More than ever, we are eager to hear from community members regarding our paratransit service. The best way to communicate this feedback is to become part of PTAB.”

Those impacted by paratransit service are encouraged to join the advisory board. The members of this committee serve in an advisory role to the City of Albuquerque Transit Director and the department. Public meetings are held every other month to addresses a wide variety of matters relevant to the paratransit community.

Meetings are held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every other month, on the third Tuesday of the month at the Alvarado Transportation Center (ATC), 100 1st St. SW.

Members must be residents of the City of Albuquerque and able to attend the meetings. To apply to serve on PTAB, visit abqride.com.

The next PTAB meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at the ATC, on the second floor of the Santa Fe Conference Room. At this time there is an option for Zoom.