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COTA President/CEO Featured at APTA Press Conference on National Public Transit Measures

09/09/2016

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WHAT: This year on Nov. 8, nearly $200 billion in public transit referendums will be held across
the United States, including a renewal of the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA)
levy in Columbus.
Public transportation leaders from Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, San Jose, Oakland, and
Columbus will discuss their local ballot initiatives during a press conference at the
American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) annual meeting.
W. Curtis Stitt, COTA President/CEO, will offer the COTA perspective, and discuss the
impact of renewing the levy, which would maintain the revenue from the 2006 levy
through 2026 without raising taxes, and allow COTA to continue to deliver expanded
service and implement planned enhancements.
Reporters are welcome to attend the press conference or listen by phone. RSVPs are
required. If you plan to call-in by phone, after you RSVP, you will receive the call-in
information. Please RSVP by contacting Mantill Williams at mwilliams@apta.com
The APTA annual meeting will be held Sept. 12-14. This annual conference will draw
approximately 1,700 public transportation leaders, as it delves into a variety of topics on
public transportation.
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 12
3:15-4:15 p.m. EDT
WHERE: JW Marriot Los Angeles L.A. Live
900 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Plaza Room, 3rd Floor, Tower Side
WHO: Moderator:
Doran J. Barnes, 2016-2017 APTA Chair, Executive Director, Foothill Transit,
West Covina, CA
Panelists:
Richard A. White, Acting President & CEO, APTA, Washington, DC
Jeannie Bruins, Los Altos Mayor and Vice Chairperson, Valley Transportation
Authority Board of Directors, San Jose, CA
Phillip A. Washington, Immediate Past Chair, APTA; Chief Executive Officer,
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
Peter M. Rogoff, Chief Executive Officer, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
Claire McCarthy
Corporate Communications Intern
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Marty Stutz
VP of Communications,
Marketing & Customer Service
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Keith T. Parker, AICP, General Manager/CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit
Authority, Atlanta, GA
W. Curtis Stitt, President/Chief Executive Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority,
Columbus, OH
Grace Crunican, General Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District,
Oakland, CA

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