The Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT) seeks residents to sit on its Rider Advisory Committee.

The committee serves as liaison between local communities and businesses in Western Contra Costa County. There are seven vacancies.

Committee members must reside in WestCAT's district, which includes the cities of Pinole and Hercules, the towns of Crockett and Rodeo, and other incorporated areas. The committee typically meets from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at WestCAT headquarters, 601 Walter Ave, Pinole.

Prospective applicants can contact operations manager Stacey Burks or administrative analyst Mica Mcfadden at 510-724-3331 or email info@westcat.org by Oct. 11.

WestCAT runs local buses as well as express buses to El Cerrito Del Norte BART, San Francisco's Transbay Terminal, and Martinez.

Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760 or tlochner@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at twitter.com/tomlochner



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