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American Public Transportation Association

 General Information for Attendees

Accessible Transportation

AdWheel Awards Exhibit

All entries in this year’s AdWheel Awards competition will be showcased at a special AdWheel Exhibit located in the East Lobby, Level Six in the Convention and Trade Center. Be sure to visit the exhibit and see the best in public transportation marketing, advertising, and communications. The exhibit is the perfect place to gather new marketing and communications ideas.

Don’t miss the AdWheel Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 1, from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., to see who comes out on top in this year’s competition.

Airport Transportation


Name badges are required for all business sessions, committee meetings, meal functions, receptions, technical tours, and shuttle buses. Please cooperate by wearing your badge at all times.

Please welcome APTA's newest members who are easily identified by the red "New Member" ribbon on their badges.

Conference badge lanyards compliments of Trapeze Group.

Cell Phones

As a courtesy to other attendees, please turn off cell phones and other personal mobile devices during committee meetings and business sessions.

Audio / Video Recording

To assist APTA in meeting its obligations regarding intellectual property and proprietary information, please refrain from audio or video recording at the sessions.

Continuing Education

APTA is awarding certification maintenance (CM) credits through the American Planning Association’s professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), for sessions tailored to the needs of new and experienced planners. In addition, APTA is now an approved provider of continuing education hours (CEHs) through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for sessions tailored to architects education requirements.

Dress Code

The organizing committee encourages a business casual dress code at all events.

Future Meeting Dates

Host Information Booth

King County Metro Transit will have a general information desk in the APTA registration area, Rooms 602-603, Level Six in the Convention & Trade Center. Metro staff will be available Saturday through Wednesday to answer questions you may have regarding local sites, restaurants, social, and cultural activities, and to provide transportation information and maps. The host information desk will be open the same hours as the APTA registration desk.

Saturday, September 29 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, October 1 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Moderators & Speakers

Registration Desk

You can register and pick up your badge upon arrival. The registration desk, located Rooms 602-603, Level Six in the Convention & Trade Center, will be open the following times:

Saturday, September 29 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 30 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, October 1 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 2 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m..

Conference registrants’ bags compliments of Keolis Transit America, Inc.

Social Networking

Stay connected to attendees and access up-to-the-minute information at the Annual Meeting through social media.

  • Connect with us on Facebook at
  • Follow us on Twitter @APTA_info
  • Tweet along with us using the hashtag #APTAannual12


Thanks To Our Annual Meeting Sponsors

  • ALSTOM Transportation Inc.
  • Apollo Video Technology
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • CDM Smith
  • Clever Devices Ltd.
  • Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.
  • Gilbert Tweed Associates, Inc.
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • HDR Engineering, Inc.
  • Herzog Transit Services, Inc.
  • Keolis Transit America, Inc.
  • Legacy Resource Group
  • H.W. Lochner, Inc.
  • LTK Engineering Services
  • Mineta Transportation Institute
  • Motor Coach Industries, Inc.
  • National Insurance Consultants, Inc.
  • Nova Bus
  • Parametrix, Inc.
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Parsons Corporation
  • RouteMatch Software, Inc.
  • SPX Genfare
  • Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
  • Trapeze Group
  • Veolia Transportation

Student Involvement

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