California Transit Association

Spring Legislative Conference

The 2017 Spring Legislative Conference takes place Tuesday, May 16-17 in Sacramento. The event kicks off Tuesday the 16th with an evening Legislative Reception, and culminates Wednesday the 17th with the full conference program at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria.

In the spotlight this year will be Senate Bill 1, the landmark transportation funding package passed by the Legislature on April 6 that is estimated to generate up to $1.1 billion annually in new funding for public transportation. Conference attendees will get expert insight on what it all means for transit providers, riders and stakeholders.

The conference program traditionally 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 timely topics like Cap & Trade, STA allocation methodology, and state funding in general, attendees will get an update on the Association’s legislative priorities for the current year.

Also on the agenda will be the presentation of the Association’s Legislator of the Year, Legislative Staff Member of the Year, and Legislative Committee Member of the Year awards.

Attendee Registration                  Sponsor Registration

As one of our signature events, the Spring Legislative Conference blends professional development and networking activities with dynamic educational and informational sessions. Bringing more than 150 transit professionals to Sacramento each year, this comprehensive review of transit policy fosters high-spirited discussion and problem solving from passionate colleagues, guest speakers and other industry experts.

It’s the 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.

 

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 timely topics like Cap & Trade, STA allocation methodology, and state funding in general, attendees will get an update on the Association’s legislative priorities for the current year. View the preliminary program for this year's event.

The 2017 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 18.  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 mandy@caltransit.org 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.

Accommodations

Residence Inn Downtown Sacramento at Capitol Park
1121 15th Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
Phone:  916-443-0500
Toll-Free Reservation Center:  888-236-2427
www.marriott.com/sacdt

A block of rooms has been reserved for the California Transit Association at a special rate of $172, plus tax. Please note that our room block and the hotel are completely sold out.

Join us for our Legislative Reception, set for Tuesday, May 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The event takes place at Esquire Grill, located at 1213 K 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 2017 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 kim@caltransit.org or (916) 446-4656, x 1492 with any questions.

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