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 Call for Papers Invitation

To: APTA Members
From: William Millar
Date: October 28, 2011
Subject:     2012 APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference
Call for Papers

The American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2012 Bus & Paratransit Conference & International Bus Roadeo will be held May 4 - 8 at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel and Hilton Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, CA. 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 November 28, 2011, within the technical and educational routes below tailored to meet the needs of the transit industry:


  • A - Accessibility
  • B - General Management/Business Practices
  • C- Maintenance/Operations
  • D- Marketing/Communications
  • E- Planning
  • F- Procurement
  • G- Safety and Security
  • H- Technology
  • I- Workforce Development

To submit abstracts and review the session descriptions, please visit By submitting an abstract (of no more than 2000 characters), authors are proposing to prepare a paper of about ten pages in length for the conference proceedings. For questions or assistance with the online submission process, please contact David Bruening at or (202) 496-4825.

Planning Schedule

November 28, 2011 Abstracts due to APTA
January 20, 2012 Author notification
March 9, 2012 Papers due to APTA
April 30, 2012 Conference proceedings available online

You are encouraged to share your professional expertise with transit industry peers and showcase your projects.

If you have questions or want more information about the bus & paratransit conference call for papers process, please contact Cheryl Pyatt of APTA’s Program Management and Educational Services Department at (202) 496-4875 or email at

The call for papers and the opportunity for one’s work to be included in the bus conference proceedings are member services, i.e., available only for APTA members, all authors must be members of the American Public Transportation Association 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

We look forward to your participation and learning more about your work.



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