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 General Information for Attendees

Accessible Transportation

Long Beach Transit's buses are all accessible, as are the buses and rail service of neighboring transit systems.

Airport Transportation

Long Beach Transit (LBT) will have complimentary buses running directly from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to the three conference/roadeo hotels. In addition, you may take regular fixed route service or private transportation from Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and John Wayne (Orange County) Airport (SNA (OC)).

Business Members

APTA’s Business Members are hosting a networking and resource room in Room 203-C, Level 2 in the Convention Center during the conference for conversation and connections. In addition, a Business Member Networking Breakfast will be held on Monday, May 7.

Cell Phones

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

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are open to all interested APTA members. Members are encouraged to participate and become involved.

Continuing Education

APTA plans to award AICP CM credits for sessions tailored to the needs of new and experienced planning officials.

Dress Code

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

Future Meeting Dates

Host Information Desk

Long Beach Transit (LBT) has a general information desk in the APTA registration area, Room 203-B, Level 2 in the Convention Center. LBT staff is available 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 is open the same hours as the APTA registration desk.

Long Beach Information

When you register for the conference, you’ll receive a complimentary transit pass good for all LBT services during the conference. There are plenty of fun things to see and do in Long Beach and the passes are good through Sunday, May 13.

Name Badges

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

Registration Desk

Admission to all scheduled activities requires a name badge. Please register and pick up your badge upon arrival. The registration desk, located in Room 203-B, Level 2 in the Convention Center, is open the following times:

Saturday, May 5 1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, May 7 7 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 8 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registrants’ tote bags compliments of Trapeze Group.

Conference badge lanyards compliments of Motor Coach Industries, Inc.

Shuttle Service

Long Beach Transit (LBT) will have complimentary buses running directly from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to the three conference/roadeo hotels.

Social Networking

Stay connected to attendees and access up-to-the-minute information at the Bus & Paratransit Conference through social media.

Speakers & Moderators

Boardroom I, Third Floor in the Renaissance has been reserved daily, from Sunday through Wednesday, for moderators to meet informally with their speakers to go over last-minute details prior to the start of their sessions. In addition, Moderator/Speaker Guidelines and APTA's PowerPoint template are available from the link below.

Student Involvement

Encouraging student involvement is an important goal for APTA's conferences and meetings. Currently enrolled students can register free for this conference.

TCRP Information Center

For more information on the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), stop by the TCRP Information Center, located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 2 in the Convention Center, from Monday through Wednesday. You may also visit the TCRP website at www.tcrponline.org

Technical Papers

Each paid registrant will receive online access to the conference technical papers as part of the conference registration fee. This added member benefit, available after the conference, affords members universal access to some of the most important technical research advancing the industry presented at the conference.

Transit Pass

When you register for the conference, you’ll receive a complimentary transit pass good for all LBT services during the conference, good through Sunday, May 13.

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