Larry Hanley, President of the Amalgamated Transit Union, the largest union of transit workers in the United States and Canada, with 200,000 members in about 280 bargaining units. Since September 2010, it has been led by Lawrence J. Hanley, who has been called “a legend” by NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign founder Gene Russianoff in New York City for his history of organizing ATU members to directly fund rider organizing on Staten Island in the mid-1990s, winning the purchase of new equipment and fare reductions that more than doubled ridership.
Greg LeRoy, Executive Director of Good Jobs First is a nationally recognized resource center promoting accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families. Founded in 1998, it created the first labor curriculum on smart growth in 2000, orchestrated the national AFL-CIO convention denouncing sprawl in 2001, and has published more research on the pro-sprawl/anti-transit impact of economic development incentives than any group in the United States. Greg is also the primary author of Transit Rider Organizing: A How-To Manual (2011) and Bosses for Buses: U.S. Employers Supporting Public Transit (2013).
Dr. Beverly Scott, Former General Manager/Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and formerly the chief executive of transit systems in Atlanta, Sacramento, and Rhode Island, and a high-level executive in the systems of Washington DC, New York City and New Jersey. She is a member of the boards of directors of both Reconnecting America and Rail~Volution.