About VTA

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Statement of Purpose

Founded in 1977, the Virginia Transit Association (VTA) provides public education and legislative advocacy to support public transportation systems throughout the Commonwealth. The VTA has 57 total members, which include 24 transit properties and 33 business and associate members.

Who we are

“Transit is an important part of the transportation solution in Virginia,” said Former VTA President Cameron Pitts. “It can get people to work, school, shopping and healthcare facilities reliably, quickly and cheaply. It helps business reach out to more workers and contributes to a cleaner environment and a more livable community by reducing congestion on the roads.”

VTA is a coalition of transit professionals from public and private organizations who know that public transportation is important to the individual mobility, a clean environment, and livable communities. VTA members include:

 bullet Transit systems from across the state

 bullet Businesses that serve transit systems or who rely on transit for labor and customers

 bullet Local government officials and business leaders who recognize the importance of public transit

 bullet Organizations concerned about transportation, mobility, the environment, suburban sprawl, urban revitalization, and quality of life issues for the elderly

 bullet Individuals who support public transportation

Mission Statement

The Virginia Transit Association’s primary aim is the delivery of high-quality, responsive and reliable public transportation to all Virginians.

Objectives

Our objective is to:

 bullet Assist the operators of public transportation on the Commonwealth of Virginia in representing the public interest through the development of common policies, goals, and objectives

 bullet Provide a medium for exchange of ideas and experiences and to increase communications among members

 bullet Aid VTA members in dealing with special issues

 bullet Act as members’ voice to the state, local and federal governments and appropriate agencies

Staff

Lisa Guthrie, Executive Director
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Mitchell Smiley, Event Coordinator
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Jamie Crawford, Program Coordinator
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VTA Executive Committee and Officers

President: The Honorable Patricia Woodbury, Councilwoman, City of Newport News

Vice President: The Honorable David Snyder, Vice-Mayor, City of Falls Church

Secretary: Kevan Danker, Executive Director, Williamsburg Area Transport

Treasurer: Al Harf, Executive Director, Potomac-Rappahannock Transportation Commission

Immediate Past President: The Honorable Ron Rordam, Mayor, Town of Blacksburg

Executive Director: Lisa Guthrie

 

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