The 2016 Bus & Paratransit Conference is scheduled for May 15-18, 2016, at the Westin Hotel & Charlotte Convention Center, 601 S College Street, Charlotte, NC.
APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference and Roadeo to Proceed in Charlotte
With news of the current political situation affecting the LBGT community in North Carolina, APTA has received many inquiries on the status of its 2016 Bus & Paratransit Conference and International Bus Roadeo.
APTA is committed to being inclusive and does not condone discrimination of any kind against anyone who works for, or uses, public transportation. APTA’s long-standing Diversity Policy and our recent LGBT initiative reflect the values we stand by.
This message is inform you that on Saturday APTA’s Executive Committee met and made the decision to move forward with the conference as planned.
This decision was not made lightly and we know it will not please everyone. One chief reason we decided to proceed is to support the City of Charlotte, which has long had a track record of creating an environment that not only values diversity, but strongly embraces it. We feel that our attendees will feel welcome in Charlotte.
Public transportation serves and employs a diverse universe of people, and we are working with the City of Charlotte and will spotlight the impact and strength that diversity brings to our industry during the conference.
About This Conference
This technical, educational program covers operations and maintenance, accessibility and paratransit, integrated mobility and transformative technology, first- and last-mile transportation, safety and security, planning and sustainability, funding and finance, capital programs, procurement, and workforce development. Participate in the Maintenance Managers Workshop and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Tuesday, DBE Academy Training, National Transit Institute training courses, Bus Display, Products & Services Showcase, and technical tours.
Who should attend: bus and paratransit system employees and managers, board members, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and consultants