Photo by Mitch Wood
Senior leaders of the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) recently came to Washington to meet with their APTA counterparts on major issues facing their associations and the public transportation industry in North America. Topics included governance; legislative and regulatory issues; advocacy strategy; standards; mobility management; workforce development; sustainability; and research. APTA and CUTA senior leadership meet to exchange information every one to two years. In the photo above, from left: front row, APTA representatives Rosemary Sheridan, vice president-communications and marketing; Kathryn D. Waters, vice president-member services; Karen Harvey, director-human resources; Pamela L. Boswell, vice president-program management and educational services; Mary Childress, vice president-finance; and Petra Mollet, chief of staff; back row: James LaRusch, APTA chief counsel and vice president-corporate affairs; Arthur Guzzetti, APTA vice president-policy; Michael Roschlau, CUTA president & CEO; Raymond Bédard, CUTA director, training and membership development; Patrick LeClerc, CUTA director, marketing and public affairs; Jean Paré, CUTA director, research and technical services; Robert Healy, vice president-government affairs; and Maureen Shuell, CUTA director, events and publications.