Media Advisory



Mantill Williams

Virginia Miller

What: Media Conference Call on Aging Public Transportation Infrastructure
As a part of National Infrastructure Week, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) invites you to participate in a press conference call briefing that explores the current state of the nation’s aging public transportation infrastructure.  Many of the public transit systems across the country are a victim of their own success: garnered tremendous growth without the ability to expand capacity. Our country’s failure to consistently invest in the upkeep, maintenance and expansion of our once proud infrastructure is a recipe for crowded buses and subways, as well as delays because of outdated equipment and technology.     
This comprehensive discussion will feature the General Managers and CEOs from across the nation who are dealing with day-to-day real-world challenges of providing public transit service after multiple decades of American disinvestment in infrastructure.      
Valarie J. McCall, Chair APTA, Member board of trustees of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 
Richard White, Acting President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association
Joseph Calabrese, CEO/General Manager of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Dorval Carter, President of the Chicago Transit Authority
Jeff Hamm, Executive Director/CEO, Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Authority
Jeffrey Knueppel, General Manager, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
Dennis Martin, Interim Executive Director, NJ Transit
Ellen McLean, CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County
Ed Reiskin, Director of Transportation of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager and CEO, The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority
When:11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Eastern Time), Thursday, May 19, 2016 
RSVP:  To RSVP and obtain the call information, contact Virginia Miller, 202-496-4816 or  or Mantill Williams, 202-496-4869 or​

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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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