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American Public Transportation Association

 Call for Papers Invitation

To: APTA Members
From: Michael P. Melaniphy, President & CEO
Date: July 29, 2014
Subject:     2015 APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference
Call for Papers and Presentations

The American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2015 Bus & Paratransit Conference will be held May 3 - 6, in Forth Worth, TX. This conference is designed to enhance the technical skills and increase the effectiveness of today’s bus and paratransit workforce. APTA is pleased to invite its members to submit half-page abstracts by Friday, September 3, 2014. 

 By submitting an abstract (of no more than 200 words), submitters are also given an option to prepare a paper of no more than ten pages in length for the conference online proceedings. Abstracts will be submitted under the following routes:


  • Route 1 - Technology
  • Route 2 - Operations & Maintenance
  • Route 3 - Accessibility
  • Route 4 - Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness
  • Route 5 - Planning, Sustainability & Finance
  • Route 6 - Capital Programs
  • Route 7 - Policy, Management & Workforce Development


Planning Schedule

Presentation ideas and abstracts due to APTA September 3, 2014
Author notifications Late November 2014
Paper reprint forms due to APTA February 13, 2015
Technical Papers due to APTA April 15, 2015
Technical papers and presentations posted online May 2015


If you have questions or want more information about the bus & paratransit conference call for papers process, please contact Cheryl Pyatt, Program Manager at (202) 496-4875 or email at If you need technical assistance, please contact David Bruening, Database Administrator at (202) 496-4825 or email at

The call for papers and presentations and the opportunity for one’s work to be included in the bus conference online proceedings are member services, i.e. all authors must be members of  APTA or a Federal partner such as the Federal Transit Administration or Federal Railroad Administration. If your organization is an APTA member, its employees are automatically APTA members. For information about joining APTA, you are invited to contact Helene Brett of APTA’s Member Services Department at (202) 496-4837 or e-mail

You are encouraged to share your professional expertise with transit industry peers and showcase your projects.  We look forward to your participation and learning more about your work.


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