Public Transit


The Public Transit Advisory Council (PTAC) represents Iowa public transit agencies regarding all State of Iowa public transit funding and policy issues. Council membership includes public transit professionals from regional, small urban (20,000 to 49,999 population), large urban (50,000 to 199,999 population), and urban transit systems (200,000+ population). PTAC members are appointed by the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Public Transit director, and serve a term of three years and a total of no more than four terms. Vacancies are filled by the Iowa DOT’s Public Transit director, with the recommendations from the PTAC’s members.


The Public Transit Advisory Council (PTAC) meets on the first Thursday of February, May, August, and November from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Iowa DOT’s central complex in Ames. A teleconference may replace the regularly scheduled meeting in Ames, if the agenda warrants a shorter meeting.

Year Date Agenda
2020 September 3 Agenda
2019 November 7 Agenda
2019 February 7 Agenda



Dennis Hart, superintendent
Clinton Municipal Transit Administration (MTA)
Representing: Small urban systems 20,000 to 49,999 population

Elizabeth Presuitti, chief executive officer 
Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART)
Representing: Large urban transit systems 200,000+ population

Barb Neal, general manager
Director of Transit, CyRide
Representing: Large urban transit systems 50,000 to 199,999 population

Hugh Lively, executive director
Regional Transit Authority/RIDES
Representing: Rural transit systems

Randy Zobrist, executive director
River Bend Transit
Representing: Rural transit systems