Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has created a citizen advisory group called the Committee on Accessible Transportation or CAT. The purpose of the CAT is to provide an ongoing opportunity to advise UTA on accessibility issues related to facilities, service, equipment, plans and programs to assure non-discrimination for qualified people with disabilities. The CAT is established through a charter by the UTA Board of Trustees.
Annual ADA Celebration
Each year UTA and the Committee for Accessible Transportation (CAT) celebrate the progress made relative to transit accessibility since the signing of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Marking the 27th anniversary of the act’s signing by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, CAT and UTA will celebrate at 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 at UTA headquarters (669 West 200 South, Salt Lake City).
With the invaluable assistance of CAT, UTA works diligently and comprehensively to ensure it provides accessible and inclusive transportation services and facilities. This celebratory event is not only a way to highlight the progress to date but a way to inspire people to continue the work in an on-going effort.
All are welcome to join in the celebration which includes awarding both the “I Choose to Ride” and the “Going the Extra Mile” awards. Copies of the invitation and information about the awards is can be found on the right side of this web page. You cordially are invited.
To assure input is received from representatives of all age and disability groups as well as from residents in all UTA service areas, individuals representing the following groups have been identified as important representation on the CAT:
- Cognitive or learning disabilities
- Mental illness
- Mobility impairments or physical disabilities
- Deaf/hearing impaired
- Blind/visually impaired
- Multiple disabilities or combinations of disabilities
- Seniors (65 years & older)
Individuals must reside in one of the following counties within the current UTA service area: Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah
Immediate Family Member Restriction: Only one family member may serve on the CAT at any given time.
CAT meetings will be held each month, usually on the second Monday and will last approximately 2 ½ - 3 hours. In addition, each member is required to serve on a CAT Subcommittee that will meet at least once monthly. Attendance and participation at monthly meetings is very important.
If selected, membership terms start in July and end in June of the following year. A membership term runs for two consecutive years. You may re-apply for an additional two-year term. A voting CAT member may be elected to serve only two terms or four years maximum.
CAT members receive a monthly UTA pass for the duration of active membership.
How do I apply for CAT membership?
Interested persons should complete the downloadable application for consideration to be selected for CAT membership. If you should need assistance completing this application or have questions, please contact thee ADA Compliance Officer at 801.287.3536 (voice) or dial 711 to make a relay call. Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year and will be reviewed when openings occur. New applications must be received by Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. If received after this date, applicants are held in the “applicant pool” and reviewed to fill terms when openings occur during the membership year.
All printed information is available in an alternate format upon request and can be found on the UTA website.
Return your completed application to:
c/o UTA ADA Compliance Officer
669 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Applications are accepted any time. Download here.