California Transit Association



From informative sessions on how transit funding works to detailed reports on global warming’s impact on our industry, the Association’s webinar series demonstrates our commitment to ongoing member education and professional development. These free interactive forums allow our diverse membership base to learn and collaborate without the cost or time commitment typically associated with attending in-person seminars.

Past Programs

Use the links below to access materials from previous California Transit Association webinars.

TDA Reform Task Force Report

California Transit Association leaders present the initial draft results of work performed by the Association's Transportation Development ACT (TDA) Reform Task Force.

January 23, 2020
2019 Legislative Wrapup

The California Transit Association advocacy team provides a re-cap of this year's transit-oriented outcomes, including the status of measures sponsored by the Association.

October 23, 2019
BEB Technology – a Four-Part Series

The California Transit Association and CALSTART co-host a four-part series addressing the potential of battery electric bus (BEB) technology to meet the requirements of the Air Resources Board's Innovative Clean Transit regulation.

September/October, 2019
Fuel Cell Technology – a Four-Part Series

The California Transit Association and the California Hydrogen Business Council co-host a four-part series addressing the potential of fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) technology to meet the requirements of the Air Resources Board's Innovative Clean Transit regulation.

June/July, 2019
California Integrated Travel Project Briefing

Representatives of the California State Transportation Agency, the California Transit Association, and members of the California Integrated Travel Project (Cal-ITP) Steering Committee discuss the project’s direction and progress, as well as next steps and specific opportunities for transit agencies to participate in the process.

April 19, 2019
Innovative Clean Transit Regulation

Staff from the California Transit Association and the California Air Resources Board discuss the ARB's newly-adopted Innovative Clean Transit regulation, which requires all California transit agencies to transition to zero-emission fleets by 2040.

January 31. 2019
Innovation Theater Encore

Participants featured at our recent Fall Conference & Expo in Long Beach reprise four presentations showcasing how a technology or innovative product has helped modernize and advance public transit.

November 28, 2018
New PG&E Rate Proposal

Association regulatory staff and representatives from PG&E share details of the utility company's new rate design proposal and its potential benefit to transit providers.

November 20, 2018
2018 Legislative Wrapup

The California Transit Association advocacy team provides a re-cap of this year's transit-oriented outcomes, including the status of four measures sponsored by the Association.

October 1, 2018
Unpacking the Janus Decision

Experts in public transit labor and employee-employer issues discuss the impact on public transit from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of Janus v. AFSCME

July 31, 2018
Declining Transit Ridership: a UCLA ITS Report

Representatives from the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, the Southern California Association of Governments, and LA Metro discuss key findings from the recent study ""Falling Transit Ridership: California and Southern California."

April 11, 2018
HVIP Funding Opportunities

Representatives from CALSTART, administrators of the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP), discuss funding opportunities through the program that have the potential to save between $165,000 and $300,000 per transit bus as transit agencies begin to deploy or expand their fleet of cleaner technologies.

December 6, 2017
2017 Legislative Wrapup

The Association’s advocacy team provides a re-cap of 2017’s transit-oriented legislative outcomes, as well as insight into efforts to repeal the transportation funding enacted through Senate Bill 1.

October 26, 2017
Shared Mobility, Automation, and Transit's Role

The California Transit Association and the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies (UC ITS) present an exploratory discussion between transit professionals and UC ITS researchers on the integration of shared mobility, Transportation Network Companies, and automation into legacy and future transit systems.

July 20, 2017
Why Frequent, Fast, Walkable Transit Matters, And How to Get More of it in California

Steven Higashide, author of the TransitCenter report "Who’s On Board 2016: What Today’s Riders Tell Us About Transit That Works," discusses key findings, relates them to transit reform efforts in California, and explains how TransitCenter (a national foundation) supports campaigns to improve transit based on these principles.

December 8, 2016
2015-16 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

With the 2015-16 Legislative Session having ended September 1, and the Governor's September 30 deadline for acting on bills having passed, the Association's legislative advocacy team provides a recap of this year's transit-oriented outcomes.

October 4, 2016
Assessing the 2016-17 Budget Act and Legislation Impacting Transit in California

The Association’s legislative advocacy team provides an in-depth look the at transit-related aspects of the 2016-17 State Budget proposal, including the details of budget trailer bills still being finalized, plans for the allocation of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund revenues accrued through the state’s Cap and Trade program, and projections for the State Transit Assistance (STA) program. The program also reviews other priority bills working their way through the legislative process that hold potential impacts on public transit, and discusses the evolution of three major transportation funding proposals offered by the Governor and the chairs of the Transportation Committees in both the Senate and the Assembly.

June 22, 2016
State Transit Assistance Program Allocation Methodology

The California State Controller’s Office recently implemented a new interpretation of the statutes and regulations governing allocation of State Transit Assistance (STA) program funding. This presentation explores the basis for and specific impacts of the changes to the STA program, and provides the latest on the Association’s efforts to pursue a legislative remedy to the many unintended and potentially negative consequences of these changes.

April 20, 2016
Safety Management Systems for Bus Transit Agencies

Presented in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Office of Transit Safety and Oversight (TSO), this presentation explores the initiatives of FTA’s Bus Safety Program and focuses on the major components of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and its critical supporting elements, in addition to presenting the benefits FTA believes SMS can bring to a bus transit agency’s safety management infrastructure.

February 23, 2016
Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB): The Future is Today and Not Tomorrow ... Are We Ready to Roll?

This webinar presents the latest insights and developments regarding Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs). The program features representatives from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Southern California Edison, the Center for Transportation and the Environment, and the Association's ZEB Task Force.

Materials related to this program are available only to members of the California Transit Association.

July 29, 2015
Boosting Youth Ridership

Representatives from Foothill Transit, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and San Luis Obispo Regional Rideshare discuss successful youth ridership programs instituted by their organizations that help to foster healthy commuting habits while empowering young people to take control of their mobility. Presenters discuss program origins, implementation processes, lessons learned, and how their programs might be tailored for other transit agencies.

Materials related to this program are available only to members of the California Transit Association.

March 12, 2015
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategies

This exclusive presentation from Association staff and consultants from ICF International details the Association’s effort to assist agencies in applying for Cap and Trade funding for transit projects and services.

Materials related to this program are available only to members of the California Transit Association.

January 14, 2015
Building Understanding of Transit through Policies and Standards

How can transit agencies encourage clearer conversations among decision-makers about the real choices communities face? How do we balance the social service and ridership goals of transit?  How do we make sure that the standards we measure reflect what our community really wants?  This webinar looks at how policies and standards can build understanding and support around the real value of what we do.

May 7, 2014
TransitWiki: A New Interactive Resource

How it came to be, its value as a resource to transit agencies, and how transit agencies can enhance its value by contributing new content.

September 12, 2013
Localizing Innovation

Academically trained futurist Garry Golden discusses emerging opportunities that blend service design with data-driven innovations.

March 26, 2013
Better Data, Better Decisions

How do we validate, manage and make data more meaningful?

June 11, 2012
High-Speed Rail Draft Business Plan

Representatives of the California High-Speed Rail Association discuss the plan, at the time in the midst of a 60-day public comment period

December 7, 2011
Assembly Bill 118

Funding Opportunities for Clean Fuel Advancements

September 28, 2010
Beyond the Vehicle

Clean, Green and Sustainable

May 12, 2010
Transit Operations and the CHP

The Successful Annual Terminal Inspection

April 29, 2009
Climate Change and Transit

What the Fight Against Global Warming Means to Public Transportation in California

September 3, 2008