Transportation

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. EDT * Monthly on Tuesday of the third week

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1240 W 6th St Cleveland, OH 44113 (Directions)

GCRTA Office, Main Office Board Room (or watch on YouTube)

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), or RTA, is a political subdivision of the state. Its Board of Trustees is charged with managing and conducting RTA’s affairs. The board also establishes overall RTA administrative policies, which are implemented by the General Manager. It is the decision-making body of GCRTA.

Key duties of the board include approving business activities, setting long-term goals, and finalizing budgets. The board also reviews and votes on purchases and contracts worth more than $100,000.

The Mayor of Cleveland appoints four of the ten board members, whom City Council must approve. The Cuyahoga County Executive appoints three others, and a collection of mayors of other cities in Cuyahoga County appoint the remaining three.

Current board members:

  • Board President: Rev. Charles P. Lucas, Pastor Emeritus, St. James AME Church
  • Board Vice President: Paul A. Koomar, Mayor, City of Bay Village
  • Anthony D. Biasiotta, Mayor, City of Seven Hills
  • Stephen M. Love, Program Director, Cleveland Foundation
  • Deidre McPherson, Chief Community Officer, Assembly for the Arts
  • Calley Mersmann, Senior Strategist, Transit & Mobility, City of Cleveland
  • Emily Garr Pacetti, Vice President & Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Jeffrey W. Sleasman, Senior Director, The Fund for Our Economic Future
  • David E. Weiss, Mayor, City of Shaker Heights
  • Lauren R. Welch, Assistant Director of Communications, Say Yes Cleveland

Watching remotely?

Find a livestream of the meeting on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@gcrtalive7734/streams

Note: It can be difficult to see who is speaking when this livestream has the view of all the board members.

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We add two hours of pay ($36) to the assignment.

Find Documenters coverage of past GCRTA meetings here: https://cleveland.documenters.org/reporting/?agency=211

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Reporting

By Tina Scott 3/19/2024

Agency Information

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

GCRTA, or RTA, is a political subdivision of the state. Its Board of Trustees is charged with managing and conducting RTA’s affairs. The Board also establishes overall RTA administrative policies, which are implemented by the General Manager.

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