The 2016 International Bus Roadeo is scheduled for May 13-17, 2016, at the Omni Charlotte, 132 E Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference and Roadeo to Proceed in Charlotte
With news of the current political situation affecting the LBGT community in North Carolina, APTA has received many inquiries on the status of its 2016 Bus & Paratransit Conference and International Bus Roadeo.
APTA is committed to being inclusive and does not condone discrimination of any kind against anyone who works for, or uses, public transportation. APTA’s long-standing Diversity Policy and our recent LGBT initiative reflect the values we stand by.
This message is inform you that on Saturday APTA’s Executive Committee met and made the decision to move forward with the conference as planned.
This decision was not made lightly and we know it will not please everyone. One chief reason we decided to proceed is to support the City of Charlotte, which has long had a track record of creating an environment that not only values diversity, but strongly embraces it. We feel that our attendees will feel welcome in Charlotte.
Public transportation serves and employs a diverse universe of people, and we are working with the City of Charlotte and will spotlight the impact and strength that diversity brings to our industry during the conference.
About the International Bus Roadeo
The International Bus Roadeo is a unique learning opportunity for operators and maintenance teams to engage with other transit agency professionals up close and personal. The Roadeo is a competition of driving skills and maintenance disciplines; it is a training and networking opportunity for all attendees. As part of the Bus & Paratransit Conference, there are multiple training sessions for operators, maintenance teams, and supervisors. Send your champions to be challenged at the 2016 International Bus Roadeo.
Who should attend: bus operators, maintenance teams, and their supervisors
Interested in a smaller buses or paratransit vehicles? Learn more about The National Community Transportation Roadeo
only national venue to honor and celebrate the value of rural and community transit operators. The CTAA driving course includes three competitions: Body-on-Chassis (BOC) vehicles, often known as cutaways; 15-passenger Vans; and, Minivans. APTA members receive CTAA member rates to participate! (CTAA members likewise receive APTA member rates for our International Bus Roadeo).