Media Advisory



Virginia Miller

Kim Upton/Joni Goheen
Metro Media Relations

WHAT:This year on Nov. 8, nearly $200 billion in public transit referendums will be held across the United States. In Los Angeles, if Measure M passes, $120 billion for public transit and other traffic improvements will be available over the first 40 years. In Seattle, $54 billion for public transportation is at stake. In Atlanta, $2.5 billion for public transit is up for a vote. 
Public transportation leaders from Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, San Jose, Oakland, and Columbus will discuss their local ballot initiatives.
Reporters are welcome to attend the press conference or listen by phone.  RSVPs are required. Lunch will be served to those reporters who are attending in person.  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​ 
This media event is part of the American Public Transportation Associations’s (APTA) annual meeting, which will be held September 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
12:15-1:15 p.m. PDT 
WHERE:JW Marriot Los Angeles L.A. Live
900 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Plaza Room, 3rd Floor, Tower Side
Doran J. Barnes, 2016-2017 APTA Chair, Executive Director, Foothill Transit, 
West Covina, CA
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
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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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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