On Monday, June 12, top U.S. transit leaders will participate in a press briefing to discuss the impact of the Administration’s proposed FY18 budget cuts to the federal Capital Investment Grants (CIG).  Hosted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the press briefing will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards and is part of the annual APTA Rail Conference.

Public transit leaders from around the nation will describe their programs that are at risk and what this means for the communities they serve.  APTA President and CEO Richard White will give a national perspective on this critical issue that will negatively affect many communities nationwide.   Public transit leaders will describe what increased investment in public transportation projects would mean for their transit systems and their local communities.

Reporters can attend the briefing in person or by phone.  A phone number will be sent out once you have confirmed that you are participating.   See below for details.

Speakers at the Event: 
Doran J. Barnes, Chair, American Public Transportation Association and Executive Director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA
Richard A. White, Acting President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Peter Rogoff, CEO, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
Nuria Fernandez, General Manager/CEO, Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA
Mark Fuhrmann, Deputy General Manager, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
John Porcari, Interim Executive Director, Gateway Development Corporation
Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
Sharon Greene, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Finance Practice for HDR

Additional Event information:
When:       Monday, June 12 at 12:15 p.m. Eastern Time
Where:     Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
                     Salon ABC
                     110 South Eutaw Street
                     Baltimore, MD
RSVP:       If you plan to attend by phone, RSVP to Lia Weintraub at lia@thepastorumgroup.com​ and we will send you the call-in information.


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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.      

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