Encouraging student involvement is an important goal for APTA's conferences and meetings. APTA's Blue Ribbon Panel on Workforce Development has embraced the need to prepare the next generation of leaders within the public transportation industry. Faculty and students at local colleges and universities are invited to attend and are encouraged to participate in the conference programming.
The conference offers great opportunities for students to network and interact with a variety of professionals within the industry, participate in educational sessions, hear from industry experts, and browse products and services. This is also be an added benefit for members to network, market and recruit a new generation interested in careers within the transit industry.
Student registration is free and includes admission to:
- educational/technical sessions
- the International Bus Roadeo
- technical tours
To be eligible, the student must be currently enrolled in a college or university
How to Register
Dowload a copy of the attendee registration form (add link) and return by fax or mail (following instructions on the registration form) along with a copy of your student identification.
A number of events specifically targeted toward students are scheduled at the Bus & Paratransit Conference. Please see the Student Events page for more information.
2013 APTF Scholarship Awards Program
Scholarship applications are due May 31, 2013.
The mission of the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) is to increase and retain the number of young professionals entering the public transportation field as a career in order to sustain growth and improvement throughout the industry. The following APTF Scholarships provide awards to deserving students – the future leaders of the public transportation industry. To apply, please see the APTF scholarship application.