Spring Legislative Conference
On May 19th, we virtually convened California’s top policy decision-makers in support of public transit.
On May 19 the California Transit Association's held its 2021 Spring Legislative Conference, convening transit agencies of all sizes and industry professionals to advance our top legislative and regulatory priorities. We were thrilled to have FTA Deputy Administrator Nuria I. Fernandez deliver the opening keynote address, kicking off a full and fast-moving program featuring top policy decisionmakers and industry experts. Senate Transportation Committee Chair Lena Gonzalez and Assembly Transportation Committee Chair Laura Friedman also joined us to share their bold vision for a more equitable, sustainable, and accessible future.
View the full conference agenda.
Key federal officials joined us to examine the status of the American Jobs Plan and federal transportation reauthorization and discuss how transit agencies can get involved in advocating for federal support that better advantages public transit. We also unpacked the work the Association did in 2020 to provide temporary statutory relief to transit agencies through the state budget process and our current efforts to build upon those relief measures with the California Legislature in 2021. Among the other sessions, we dived into the Association’s sponsored legislation, funding for zero-emission transit buses, and the Newsom Administration's Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure.
Special thanks again to our event sponsor, MV, and Year-Round Sponsors BYD, Nova Bus, GILLIG, and Allison Transmission.