Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
American Public Transportation Association

 2015 Bus & Paratransit Conference Call for Papers and Presentations


APTA is looking for fresh, innovative, cutting-edge ideas, case studies and best practices that will motivate participants beyond the conference.

When submitting your abstracts, your first paragraph should address what need, problem, or issue you are proposing to present and why it is important to public transportation.

We hope you will join the hundreds who are already planning to attend this premier event for the bus and paratransit industry professionals and help them learn the best practices they need to improve their transit agencies and organizations.

Guidelines for Abstracts

Below are guidelines that will help you with your submission.

  • Submitters (authors and co-authors) must belong to an APTA member organization.
  • All abstracts must be submitted online through the APTA website
  • Abstracts must be200 words or less (about a half page in length).
  • Up to four co-authors may be listed per submission
  • Selected authors must submit a bio, presentation and/or technical paper by the designated deadline. Late submissions will risk being removed from the program.
  • Although we suggest that you submit based on the topics identified, we also encourage submission of abstracts on topics that are not listed. If you have a topic that does not fall within one of the suggested sessions, please select "other" when submitting your abstract.

View tracks and descriptions of suggested topics

  • Deadline: Wednesday, September 3, 2015.

Planning Schedule

  • Abstracts due to APTA -September 3, 2014
  • Author notifications –Late November 2014
  • Technical papers due to APTA -April 15, 2015
  • Technical papers and presentations posted online –May 2015

Submit Your Abstracts




The following APTA staff is available to answer any of your questions about the Call for Papers and Presentations:

Cheryl Pyatt

Program Manager, Call for Papers Process or (202) 496-4875

David Bruening

Database Administrator, Technical Issues or (202) 496-4825

Helene Brett

Director of Membership, Membership Questions or (202) 496-4837

Copyright © 2015 American Public Transportation Association
1666 K Street NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone (202) 496-4800 | Fax (202) 496-4324
Logo Usage | Staff Intranet