Macon, Georgia- The Georgia Transit Association (GTA) will hold its annual meeting December 7-9, 2011 at the Macon Centreplex. The meeting will begin Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with breakout sessions addressing current topics of interest to transit entities and related agencies.

Rick Jones, Executive Director of Macon Transit, stated, "we are so excited to host the GTA annual meeting in Macon again. The conference hasn't been here since 2007 and we are honored to host our transit colleagues." The keynote speaker will be, Pat McCrory, former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. McCrory was the 53rd mayor serving a record seven terms from 1995-2009. During his tenure, McCrory implemented transportation and land use plans that have been used nationally as templates for other municipalities. He received a presidential appointment to serve on the United States Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) from 2003-2006. He will discuss how Charlotte became a transit friendly city.

The GTA represents the legislative interests of rural and urban public transit entities, provides a forum for the exchange of information ideas and experiences, works toward securing adequate and stable funds for public transit and promotes a positive image for transit throughout Georgia. To learn more about the GTA, please visit