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American Public Transportation Association

 State Affairs Committee

This APTA State Affairs Committee's purpose is to provide a forum for identification, discussion, and resolution of public transit issues by state transit associations, state departments of transportation, transit systems, and affiliated interests. The committee is comprised of state association executive directors and officers, state department of transportation officials, and transit system general managers.

Activities Include:

  • The development of the annual State Public Transit Partnerships Conference;
  • Network and coalition building efforts to build state support for transit funding;
  • Responding to appropriate technical issues;
  • and, improving the management of state transit associations.


  • Regularly scheduled calls to discuss state transportation​ issues.
  • In person meetings at the yearly State Public Transit Partnerships Conference, APTA Legislative Conference, and APTA Annual Meeting.
  • Next Meeting: APTA Legislative Conference, Sunday, March 13 at 3:30 PM. 


Membership in the committee is open to all full time employees or officers, including board members, of APTA member organizations that have an interest in state issues.   


  • State Association Subcommittee






Lisa Bacot
telephone (850) 878-0855 
fax (850) 878-0725

Vice Chair: 

Don Chartock
telephone (360) 705-7928
fax (360) 705-6800

Staff Advisor: 

Rich Weaver
telephone (202) 496-4809
fax (202) 496-4322

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