SAVE OHIO TRANSIT!
URGENT REQUEST!
 
WE NEED YOUR TESTIMONY!
 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO
Monday, March 8 BY 12 Noon

 
As you are aware, the proposed state transportation budget puts funding for public transit at considerable risk due to a 90% reduction in funding proposed by Governor DeWine.
   
Although the Ohio House of Representatives passed their version of the Transportation Budget yesterday that increased discretionary funding to $56 million per fiscal year, we still must make our case to the Ohio Senate..

CALL TO ACTION - We need your help advocating for public transit by providing in-person or in writing testimony.  Your testimony is invaluable and will help demonstrate the need for transit on the Ohio Senate.

Testimony from all of our systems - urban, suburban and rural - helps us persuade members.  

Stephanie Kunze, Chairwoman, Transportation Committee for the Ohio Senate, has invited all transit agencies, as well as entities supporting public transit, to join the hearing in person if possible.

In-Person Testimony
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 10:00 am

Ohio Statehouse
Senate Finance Hearing Room
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio 43215
 
** Your photo ID and mask will be required for access.
** Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior the hearing.
 
DEADLINE FOR WRITTEN TESTIMONY EXTENDED:
Due Monday, March 8th by 12:00 Noon
Submissions must include your name, title, organization, address, phone and email. You may submit using the form attached, as a word document or within an email
 
DEADLINE – Written testimony - Friday, March 5th by 5:00 pm
Send to to Matt Carle, matt@chwadvisors.com

Please join these advocacy and lobbying efforts by providing your testimony.  Written testimony is just as important as in-person and we need to submit as much testimony as possible.

For more information, contact Matt Carle, matt@chwadvisors.com.

Thank you in advance for your time, passion and testimony.  

Thank you to all!
Claudia Amrhein
President, OPTA | General Manager & CEO, PARTA
UPCOMING CONFERENCE CALL MEETINGS
OPTA Member Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Details and documents for Executive Committee and Board Meetings
will be posted to Board Book It prior to the meetings.
Visit Board Book It to access meeting documents.

All meetings will continue to be scheduled as conference calls.

For more information, contact admin@ohioneedstransit.org