Community Advisory Committee

 Community Advisory Committee

Mission Statement

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

Current CAC Members

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Board of Trustees voted unanimously on the appointment of members who will serve on the reinvigorated Community Advisory Committee (CAC).

These individuals were appointed by the GCRTA Board of Trustees through an extensive application and review process.

The CAC consists of the following members:

Community Advisory Committee Leadership

ChairDr. Joseph Sopko
Vice ChairAlicia Howerton
SecretaryNichole Laird

Emeritus Members

  • Steve Albro
  • Marie Fratus
  • Ron Jackson
  • Donna Prease
  • Andre White


The purpose of the CAC is to support public transit in Northeast Ohio and to assist the Authority in fulfilling its mission and vision, through:

  1. Supporting the Authority's provision of services to individuals with disabilities; and
  2. Advocating and educating the community regarding the Authority's interests.

CAC Meetings