California Transit Association

Advocacy

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 2019 took place June 19-20. The event featured 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 Matt Welbes, the Executive Director for the Federal Transit Administration. Among the topics discussed were the Association’s priorities for the impending federal surface transportation reauthorization, the THUD appropriations bill, and federal support for zero-emission bus deployments.

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