DVRPC seeking applicants for participation task force

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is looking for applicants to fill slots on the newly created Public Participation Task Force.

The commission will select 12 members through an interview process, and 12 additional members will be selected by the nine counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey that are represented on the DVRPC Board.

Members will be notified by April 15 and will serve two-year terms.

The task force will replace the Regional Citizens Committee, a volunteer group that had previously provided public input on DVRPC decisions.

That committee was disbanded last year in the midst of a long-running battle between DVRPC staff and Pennsylvania Transit Expansion Coalition, or PA-TEC, a group that has criticized regional transportation spending decisions.

Interested area residents can find more information, as well an application form, here.

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