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CALACT Members invited to participate in California Transit Association Survey on Policy Recommendations for the State Transformation Task Force

Policy Recommendations for Transit Transformation Task Force Survey

The California Transit Association has graciously shared their survey seeking input from CALACT members on policy recommendations for transit transformation in California. Michael Pimentel, Executive Director of California Transit Association and CALACT board member, Amy Hance are members of the California State Transportation Agency led Transformation Task Force. Rick Ramacier, CALACT  Board Member and CALACT Legislative Committee Chair is also on the Transformation Task Force Technical Working Group. The Task Force includes 25-members from across California’s transit industry and is charged with developing policy recommendations to increase transit ridership and improve the transit experience for all users of those services.

The Task Force will begin to review and discuss its initial priorities for “enablers” (i.e., statutory changes, regulatory amendments, and administrative improvements) necessary for the State of California to implement to support public transit agencies in achieving “transformational ridership” at the June 17th meeting.

To help inform the priorities for the Task Force, please complete the following survey, indicating the problems / challenges your organization faces across a variety of priority areas identified by CalSTA and your representatives on the Task Force and the specific statutory changes, regulatory amendments, and/or administrative improvements your organization would recommend the state implement to break past them. (Ex. Problem: “Cost of zero-emission transition will make it harder for my agency to meet its farebox recovery requirements;” Proposed Solution: “Exempt the full cost of the zero-emission transition from the calculation of operating costs for purposes of farebox recovery requirements.”)

Please complete the survey by June 3rd to provide sufficient time to compile the data before the next task force meeting. This information will also be used for advocacy efforts in informing elected officials of the need for continued funding to maintain and enhance transportation services to California residents.