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Board of Directors

Nathan Triplett

Nathan Triplett
Chairperson
City of Lansing   

Shanna Draheim

Shanna Draheim 
Vice Chairperson
City of East Lansing

Phil Deschaine

Phil Deschaine​
Secretary / Treasurer
Meridian Township 

Members

Douglas Lecato

Douglas Lecato
Delhi Township

 

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Jack Schmitt
City of East Lansing  

 

Mark Grebner

Mark Grebner
Ingham County 

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Eric Tans
City of Lansing

 

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VACANT
City of Lansing

Derek Melot

Derek Melot 
City of Lansing

 

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VACANT
Meridian Township

Vacant

Maggie Sanders
Lansing Township

 

John Prush

John Prush 
Michigan State University

 

Phyllis Vaughn

Terrance Augustine*
EATRAN Representative

*Non-voting member

 

Board Information

Board packets are published by noon the Monday preceding a scheduled board meeting. Board packets are subject to change without prior notice.

Proposed board agendas are published by noon the Monday preceding a scheduled board meeting. Proposed agendas are subject to change without prior notice.

Board meeting minutes are approved at the next board meeting and published by noon the following day.

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Contact the Board Form

To ensure timely delivery, correspondence to CATA's Board of Directors must be submitted by the Thursday preceding a scheduled Board meeting, using the form below.

Upcoming Meetings

The Capital Area Transportation Authority will host an in-person Board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024 at 4 p.m. at Lansing Center Governor’s Room, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48933.

Observing a Board Meeting Online

As a reminder, members of the public who are unable to attend the meeting in person or prefer a remote format may observe virtually through online video- or audio-conferencing (public comment will not be available). Please note that the meeting link will be posted by 12 p.m. MONDAY preceding the scheduled Board meeting. Closed captioning is available for all virtual Board meetings and should automatically deploy for viewers.

Observers may use any device that supports the video-conferencing app or, when prompted after clicking the link, choose to join the meeting through a default browser, if applicable. Those who choose to access the meeting through the video-conferencing app may be prompted to download the app to observe. Members of the public choosing to observe the meeting electronically will be muted for the entirety of the meeting but will be able to view and hear all Board conversations. 

Providing Public Comment

To provide public comment during a Board meeting, members of the public must attend the meeting in person.

Individuals with a qualifying disability may request reasonable accommodation, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide public comment in writing prior to a scheduled Board meeting. Here's how:

  1. Be sure to include with your request for reasonable accommodation your public comment.
  2. All requests for reasonable accommodation must be received by 4 p.m. the day of the Board meeting.
  3. If the Board approves your request for reasonable accommodation, your public comment will be read during the public comment portion of the meeting.
  4. Submit your request for reasonable accommodation in writing through the Reasonable Accommodation form.

Transportation to CATA Board Meetings

Unless otherwise specified above, CATA Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Lansing Center Governor’s Room, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933.

Route 1 travels to the Lansing Center and provides the most direct and frequent service to Board meetings. View full list of Fiscal Year 2024 meetings.