California Transit Association

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Press Releases

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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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
Transit Leaders Applaud Landmark Funding Law

State transit leaders today praised Governor Brown for signing into law an historic transportation funding and reform measure.

April 27, 2017
Trump's Budget a Raw Deal for Transit

California transit leaders denounced the budget plan released this morning by President Donald J. Trump as the act of a federal government retreating from its responsibilities.

March 16, 2017
Sen. Jim Beall Honored as Legislator of the Year

In recognition of his long-standing commitment to advancing the interests of public transit in California, Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) was honored with the Legislator of the Year award presented by the California Transit Association.

June 2, 2016
Transit Leaders Press for Special Session Solutions

Bills introduced as lawmakers deliberate infrastructure needs would help alleviate $72 billion transit funding shortfall.

September 1, 2015
Transit Leaders Praise Steinberg Plan for Cap and Trade Allocations

Measure Complements and Grows Initial Proposal from Governor Brown

April 14, 2014
Brand New

California Transit Association Launches New Brand Identity and Website

March 13, 2013
Fall Conference Partnership Announced

California Transit Association Teaming Up with CalACT to Present 2013 Event in Anaheim

February 27, 2013