California Transit Association

Public Transit: Framework for Our Future

2013 Spring Legislative Conference Coming May 13-14

Public transit today is not a discretionary service; it is essential. Many riders lead more fulfilling lives because of the freedom of mobility that transit provides, and communities are enriched as a result. In recent years, as government budgets have tightened, whether due to adverse economic conditions and/or political decisions, transit funding has too often been in the crosshairs. While we have succeeded in restoring some baseline funding, we are continually challenged to look for new and innovative ways to meet California’s expanding needs for transportation options in the 21st century. Plan to attend the 47th Annual Spring Legislative Conference in Sacramento to explore ideas and possibilities for the Framework for Our Future.

Why Attend?
Legislative and regulatory advocacy is a key benefit of membership in the California Transit Association. But we can’t do it alone. We are most effective when our nearly 200 member organizations are both informed AND involved. This event gives up-to-the-minute information on the Association's actions and outcomes at the state level and federal levels. Experts from the legislative and regulatory realms will discuss the latest approaches and priorities on hot topics such as MAP-21 and Cap-and-Trade revenues. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with their legislative delegations to make the case for public transit.

Public Transit: Framework for Our Future is an ideal opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with other transit advocates, network with colleagues, and make an impact by bringing public transit to the forefront with state and federal policy makers.

Make plans today to join us May 13 and 14. Click on the tabs below for more details.

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The Spring Legislative Conference features experts from the legislative and regulatory realms discussing the latest approaches and priorities on the most important issues facing transit agencies today. In addition to analysis of other timely topics, attendees will get an update on the Association’s legislative priorities for the current year. Stay tuned for more information as this year's agenda evolves.

An exceptional value, registration provides admission to the full educational program, all group meals (breakfast, refreshment break and lunch) and the Tuesday evening Legislative Reception. Register by April 22 to save $25.

Member $175 $200
Non-Member $200 $225





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Cancellation Policy

Participants who wish to cancel their conference registration must contact the California Transit Association in writing via email to In the event of a cancellation, the following refund policy applies:

  • Cancellations received by May 1 will receive a full refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 1.
  • Registered for the conference but can't make it? Ask about how to transfer your registration to another member of your organization.

The conference takes place at the Citizen Hotel, located at 926 J Street in Sacramento (corner of 10th and J) in the Metropolitan Terrace on the 7th Floor. A block of rooms has been reserved for the California Transit Association at a special rate of $189, plus tax. The cut-off date for making a reservation is April 29.

Reserve a Room

Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:  916-447-2700

Valet parking is available at the hotel for $32 a day. In addition, there are city-operated parking garages located at 10th and I streets (the City Hall Garage) and 10th and L streets (the Capitol Garage) which charge $1.50 per half hour, up to a daily maximum of $25.

Join us for our Legislative Reception, taking place Tuesday, May 26. All conference registrants will have an opportunity to network and socialize with state legislators and their staff. Delicious appetizers and drinks will be served. Stay tuned for more information on the event develops.

Please RSVP for the Legislative Reception when you register for the conference.

The 2020 Spring Legislative Conference offers outstanding sponsorship opportunities for businesses who wish to reach an audience of key decision makers in the California transit industry. Please contact Kim Rothschild at or (916) 446-4656, x 1492 with any questions.

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