Archer Public Affairs Director, Eric C. Bugaile, was elected Chairman of the Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority (SRTA) at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting in January. Appointed by the Dauphin County Commissioners, the Chairman can serve two one-year terms on the 11-person governing board. He previously served as SRTA Vice-Chair for two years. Eric was also recently re-elected Chairman of the Board of Capital Area Transit (CAT), a role he has served in since 2012.

The SRTA was formed jointly by CAT and Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (CPTA) to run the combined Harrisburg-based CAT and York-based rabbittransit systems, which make the combined system covering 11 counties and serves 3.1 million riders annually. SRTA provides fixed route, paratransit, commuter express and microtransit services. It has 440 vehicles and 580 employees.

Eric, who is a longtime Harrisburg transportation-policy expert, joined Archer Public Affairs following a distinguished 40-year career in state government, including serving over 28 years with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Transportation Committee, 20 years as the Executive Director (R). In that position, he worked with the Committee Chairmen to set the Committee agenda, analyze and draft legislation on a wide range of transportation subjects, including traffic laws, highway and bridges, railroad, mass transit, pedestrian, bicycle and aviation statutes. The Committee also served as the standing committee in the House to review proposed regulations of PennDOT, the State Police and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Eric has received a Senate commendation for community service and was twice named by the US Jaycees as An Outstanding Man in America. He was the former Transportation Committee Staff Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and a member of the task force that wrote the Public Private Partnership Toolkit for Legislators. He also serves as the treasurer of the Association of Retired Legislators in Pennsylvania.

About Archer Public Affairs

Archer Public Affairs provides full-service government and regulatory affairs advice and advocacy. The firm comprises a bipartisan team of accomplished professionals with a strong network of contacts and experience at all levels of government and in a wide range of industries, from health care and energy to real estate development and transportation. APA has offices in Trenton, NJ, Harrisburg, PA and Washington, D.C.