Public Transit Advisory Board (PTAB) +

The City of Sioux Falls has a strong interest in the development of a balanced and multimodal transportation system. A healthy public transportation system plays an important role in preserving and improving the mobility of persons participating in the social and economic life of this community.
The Public Transit Advisory Board (PTAB) was created to assist the Council in matters concerning transit and paratransit so it can more effectively address issues in this area.
The City Council acts as the project sponsor for federally assisted transit improvements.

Number of Members


Special Qualifications

Members must represent private transportation, public transportation riders, advocates of the elderly and disabled, and representatives of the safety industry, school industry, and the general public.

Residency/Registered Voter Requirement

Must be a resident and registered voter of Sioux Falls.

Summary of Duties

Review and comment on charter bus procedures, operating and capital budgets, major service changes, monthly reports, service procedures, and fare changes.

Bren Schweitzer
Transit Program Coordinator
City Center
231 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls SD 57104



Public Transit Advisory Board Members - 2023-2024

  • Allen Svennes                Term Expires:  November 2024*
  • Erik Nelson                     Term Expires:  November 2024*
  • Emmanuel Gutierrez   Term Expires:  November 2024
  • Joni Tschetter                Term Expires:  October 2025
  • Jaime Johannesen        Term Expires:  January 2026
  • Bailey Abbott                Term Expires:  November 2026*
  • Vacancy

* Second/Final Term


Duties of the Public Transit Advisory Board:

The Public Transit Advisory Board shall act as an advisory committee to the Mayor.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Review and ranking of Section 5310 applications.
  2. Review and comment on charter bus procedures.
  3. Review and comment on operating and capital budgets.
  4. Review and comment on major service changes.
  5. Review of monthly reports.
  6. Review and comment on service procedures.
  7. Review and comment on fare changes.