Making Democracy Work

Lunch & Learn Programs

Interesting programs held monthly

We've had interesting programs and more are being planned. Take a look! To RSVP for a Lunch & Learn, click here:

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Hosted at Five Ten Bistro + 510 W. Main St Merced, CA 95340 Starting at Noon October 26th

Our speaker is Artis Smith, Transit Director for the Joint Powers Authority for Merced County (TJPA).)

Artis is responsible for the management of The Bus, Merced County's single countywide public transit system and the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) which is a five-county public transit system to Yosemite National Park. Prior to joining MCAG-TJPA, Artis spent 15 years in the private sector working for public transit operators. He is also a veteran, having served 7 years in the United States Army as a non-commissioned officer.

Among the topics Artis Smith will address are:

  • The importance of public transit in our community
  • Riding The Bus for free through Measure V
  • National ridership trends
  • Getting to Yosemite on YARTS

RSVPs required by 10.24 to: