Dec 8, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH -- A broad and diverse national coalition of the country’s leading public transportation agencies will hold a virtual rally to call for significant and immediate emergency federal relief and detail the dire consequences -- drastic service cuts, fare increases, layoffs of hundreds of thousands of workers across the country, and capital disinvestment -- if Congress fails to pass a coronavirus relief package.  

WHEN:   Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 – 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8 a.m. (PT) 

WHERE:  Zoom Conference. Link available via RSVP. Livestream at  

  • Patrick J. Foye, Chairman and CEO, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Alex Wiggins, CEO, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority 
  • Debra Johnson, CEO and General Manager, Denver Regional Transportation District 
  • Inez P. Evans, President/CEO, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo)
  • Leslie S. Richards, General Manager, Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)  
  • Steve Bitto, Director of Marketing and Communications, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
  • Robert M. Powers, General Manager, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 

RSVP:     To participate in the press conference and be able to ask questions, please email Aaron Donovan at to receive Zoom link and password.  Please use your real name as your Zoom screen name. Unidentified individuals will not be called upon for questions.   

PLEASE NOTE:  This information is being provided to the media for planning purposes only. It is not for publication, broadcast or social media.

Media Contact:

Linda Krecic
216-390-9605 (mobile)