California Transit Association


Federal Lobby Day

Federal Lobby Day is the product of the Association’s efforts to bring attention to California’s transit needs and priorities among decision makers at the federal level. The Association conducted its first Federal Lobby Day in early 2013, when a small group of Association staff and leaders traveled to Washington, DC to meet with members of the state’s Congressional delegation and hosted an informational reception for lawmakers and their key staff members.

Federal Lobby Day 2017 took place September 6-7. The event featured 25 meetings with members of California’s congressional delegation, staff for key committees, Senators representing states other than California that benefit from investments in public transportation, leadership from the American Public Transportation Association, and Jane Williams, the new Deputy Director and current Acting Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration. In a break from previous years, the event also featured, at the direction of the Association's Federal Legislative Committee, an off-site reception for members of Congress and their staff.

Topics of discussion included: the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bills before the full House and Senate; the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program; the President’s Federal Infrastructure Initiative; Tax Reform; and, American jobs created through investment in public transportation.

For more information about Federal Lobby Day, please contact Legislative and Regulatory Advocate Michael Pimentel at or 916-446-4656 x1034.