California Transit Association

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With our results-oriented approach to advocacy, making news is what we do. Keep tabs on Association happenings by viewing our release of important announcements to the press.

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House Leaders Unveil Core Infrastructure Bill, INVEST in America Act

U.S. House Committee leaders announce transformational, once-in-a-generation transportation infrastructure bill, INVEST in America Act, covering core of President Biden's American Jobs Plan.

JUNe 4, 2021
Statement in Support of Newsom Administration's May Revision Budget Proposal

California Transit Association applauds the Newsom Administration’s May Revision Budget Proposal released today, which prioritizes investments in public transit that will help California navigate economic recovery and establish long-term growth.

May 14, 2021
California Transit Association Makes Key Recommendations to Inform Development of the American Jobs Plan

This week the California Transit Association submitted a suite of recommendations to key Congressional leaders, charged with advancing the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Jobs Plan.

MAY 6, 2021
Rebuilding Nation's Infrastructure Blueprint for Rebuilding Post-Pandemic Economy

California Transit Association applauds the Biden-Harris Administration for introducing the ambitious blueprint to Build Back Better, which includes new investments of $621 billion for transportation infrastructure and resilience over the next eight years

MArch 31, 2021
California Transit Association Applauds California Department of Public Health for Commitment to Prioritize Vaccinating Transit Workers

Recent announcement by California Department of Public Health is affirmation of critical role public transit plays in society and recovery efforts.

march 11, 2021
California Transit Association Hails Senate's Passage of the American Rescue Plan

California Transit Association hails Senate’s passage of the American Rescue Plan providing $30 Billion in critical funding relief for public transit agencies nationwide, with California expected to receive $4 Billion of package.

march 6, 2021
Governor Newsom and State Lawmakers Strike Deal to Reopen Schools

California Transit Association issued a statement in response to the agreement reached by Governor Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers to reopen California’s schools for in-person instruction by March 31.

march 1, 2021
Public Transit is Essential to Reopening of Schools

In response to the ongoing negotiations between Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature over a proposal to reopen K-12 schools, this afternoon the California Transit Association submitted a letter urging the state to grant frontline transit workers priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine alongside other transportation professionals in the education and child care sector.

february 24, 2021
$30 Billion COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Public Transit

California Transit Association applauds House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for providing $30 Billion of COVID-19 emergency funding for public transit.

FEBRUARY 9, 2021
California Transit Association Urges Governor Gavin Newsom to Reprioritize Transit Frontline Workers In Vaccine Rollout

California Transit Association submitted a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to again prioritize transit frontline workers in the state’s new rollout plan.

January 26, 2021
New Executive Director - Michael Pimentel

Michael Pimentel is announced to lead California Transit Association as Executive Director.

January 5, 2021
Future of Transit Report

Transit Agencies’ Report Prioritizes Rider and Workforce Safety as Agencies Recover Amid COVID-19 Pandemic.

July 21, 2020
Emergency Funding Relief Request

California Transit Association issues formal request for relief funding to state and federal leadership, launches “California Without Transit” statewide ad campaign.

June 30, 2020
Response to 2020 May Budget Revise

State funding for local public transit down $350 million on top of $2 billion in local losses. Additional state support likely needed to stabilize transit.

MAY 14, 2020
Response to CARES Act

Recently signed federal stimulus provides much-needed relief for struggling California transit agencies.

MARCH 27, 2020
New Leadership Seated

New Executive Committee Chair and Vice Chair Elected for 2019-2021 Term

November 13, 2019
Voters Reject Proposition 6

Decisive Outcome Preserves Critical Funding for State's Transportation Infrastructure

November 7, 2018
New Study Reports Massive Economic Benefits of SB 1

Nearly $183 billion in economic activity and driver benefits throughout the California economy will occur in the next 10 years due to the passage of SB 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, according to a new study.

February 28, 2018
Setting the Record Straight on Bus Electrification

The Association responds to an op-ed by a member of the Air Resources Board that slams transit agencies for "stalling" action on zero-emission bus regulations.

February 1, 2018
Transit Leaders: Senate Bill 1 About More than Just Road Repair

Criticism of landmark transportation infrastructure package decried as disingenuous and short-sighted

May 26, 2017