Riders on an MCI bus at the North Olmsted Park-N-Ride

Mission Statement

The mission of the Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) is to serve RTA's Board of Trustees, management, staff, users and general public in a pro-active role as the pulse of the community in the promotion and provision of high-quality transportation programs and services.


  • Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on fare changes, Long-Range Plan updates, and major or new projects.
  • Provide comments on service changes.
  • Review, monitor and recommend service and program improvements or expansion projects to RTA.
  • Strengthen relations within the transit communities through the development and implementation of public relations campaigns, programs and events.

Focus areas

  • Ease of Use. Make RTA easier to use for all riders. Participate in implementation of projects for improved transit waiting environments.
  • Safety and Security. Ensure that RTA is a safe and secure system.
  • Advocacy and Partnerships. Advocate and partner with organizations to increase transit funding and promote public transit use.

Interested in serving?

If you are a service-oriented person who rides transit regularly, you may interested in future openings.  Read the information here. If you are interested, print out the application, and mail it to RTA.

If you have questions, contact the Marketing Department, 216-566-5034.

2017 Meeting Schedule, agendas and minutes




CAB Meeting
January 12
CAB Meeting
February 9
CAB Meeting
March 9
TIAC Meeting
January 6
TIAC Meeting
February 3
TIAC Meeting
March 3
ADA Meeting
ADA Meeting
February 16
ADA Meeting
March 16




CAB Meeting
April 13
CAB Meeting
May 11
CAB Meeting
June 8
TIAC Meeting
April 7
TIAC Meeting
May 5
TIAC Meeting
June 2
ADA Meeting
April 20
ADA Meeting
May 18
ADA Meeting
June 15




CAB Meeting
July 13
CAB Meeting
August 10
CAB meeting
September 141
TIAC Meeting
July 7
TIAC Meeting
August 4
TIAC Meeting
September 1
ADA Meeting
July 20
ADA Meeting
August 17
ADA Meeting
September 21




CAB Meeting
October 12
CAB Meeting
November 9
CAB Meeting
December 14
TIAC Meeting
October 6
TIAC Meeting
November 3
TIAC Meeting
December 1
ADA Meeting
Ocotber 19
ADA Meeting
November 16
ADA Meeting
December 21

1 This meeting will take place at NOACA Headquarters, 1299 Superior Ave.

Citizens Advisory Board

Edward Opett, Chair
Steve Albro, Vice Chair
2nd Thursday of every month
8:30 a.m. -10 a.m.
RTA Main Office, Board Room

CAB Committees

ADA Committee

Transit Improvement Advisory Committee (TIAC)

Ron Jackson, Chair
3rd Thursday of every month
9:30 a.m. -11a.m.
RTA Main Office, Meeting Room 1
Marjorie Sutton, Chair
1st Friday of every month
8:30 a.m. -10 a.m.
RTA Main Office, Meeting Room 1

CAB Members

Steve Albro David Applefeld
Johnny Brewington Brooke Deines
Aldo Filippelli Marie Fratus
Martin Golob Crystal Guevarez
Ron Jackson Edward Opett
Donna Prease Dr. Joseph A. Sopko
Marjorie Sutton Jessica Whale
Andre White George Zeller


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