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


  • 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.

CAC Meetings