The board member’s charge is to oversee a safe, cost-effective and customer-friendly public transportation system. Along with this privilege come very serious roles and responsibilities, involving safety issues, legal concerns, stewardship of public funds, and public advocacy. These are the issues all transit board members must be concerned with.

This handbook will examine ten key roles and responsibilities for board members and provide guidance on how to carry these out in the context of public transit. Additionally, it will offer tools on holding effective board meetings, developing committee and advisory group structures, and dividing responsibilities between board, management and staff.

This handbook will provide the basic information board members will need to carry out their roles and responsibilities in an ethical and meaningful manner. View PDF