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. This year's program will feature an in-depth discussion of Senate Bill 1 – both the opportunities presented by this monumental new transportation funding package, and threats posed by current efforts to repeal the funding measure through a statewide ballot initiative. In addition to analysis of other timely topics, attendees will get an update on the Association’s legislative priorities for the current year. View this year's conference agenda.

The 2018 Spring Legislative Conference is just $175 per person for California Transit Association members, and $200 per person for non-members when you register by the discount deadline of April 23.  After that date, fees will increase by $25. An exceptional value, a full conference pass provides admission to the full educational program, all group meals (breakfast, refreshment break and lunch) and the Tuesday evening Legislative Reception.

If you have questions about registration, please contact Mandy Puliz at or (916) 446-4656, x 1004.

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The conference takes place at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, located at 828 I Street in Sacramento. The Library Galleria is part of the Central Library, which faces I Street between 8th and 9th Streets. The nearest parking structure is Standard Parking at 849 J Street. The vehicle entrance is in the alley off of J Street, between 8th and 9th Streets. The parking rate is $12 if you arrive before 9:00 a.m., and $20 after 9:00 a.m.


Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:  916-545-7100
Toll-Free Reservation Center:  877-678-6255

A block of rooms has been reserved for the California Transit Association at a special rate of $209, plus tax. You may reserve by calling the hotel numbers listed above and referencing “California Transit Association”. The cut-off date for making a reservation is April 25.

Join us for our Legislative Reception, set for Tuesday, May 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The event takes place at The Bank, located at 629 J Street in Sacramento.  All conference registrants will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with state legislators and their staff.  Delicious appetizers and drinks will be served.

Please RSVP for the Legislative Reception when registering for the conference online.

The 2018 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 Janneh Johnson at or (916) 446-4656, x 1017 with any questions.

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