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 Call for Presentations: Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop

APTA cordially invites its members to submit an abstract(s) to be considered for presentation at the 2013 Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop, which will be held July 29-31, 2013, at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco, California. This year's workshop is hosted by SamTrans and co-hosted by Caltrans.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions is March 20, 2013.

Topic Areas

The topic areas we plan to focus on at this year's workshop include:Planning for Economic Recovery, Ridership Changes Based on Transit Benefits Changes and Other Factors, , Service Planning  for Special Events and Natural Disasters, and Service Disruptions, Developing Relationships between Traffic Engineers and Transit, Operations Scheduling, Smart Transit Facilities Planning, Innovations in Vehicles, and Service Planning and Scheduling, Agency Survival Guide: Keeping Knowledge when the Knowledge Keepers Leave, New Technology Related to Transit Operations / Service, Planning and Scheduling Waterborne Transit, BRT and Other Techniques to Expedite Bus Services, Balancing Capacity and Demand, Incorporating Title VI into Modern Service Planning, and Serendipity in Service Planning and Operations.

If you have topic ideas outside these areas that you would like to have considered, please do not hesitate to submit them. We are looking for the latest information on best practices, successful projects, and knowledge transfer relating to all areas of transit planning and scheduling.

How to Submit an Abstract

Your submittal must include:

  1. A completed Proposed Technical Presentation Submittal Form
  2. An abstract describing the subject to be presented

Please email your form and abstract to APTA's Kevin Dow at All abstract submittals will be acknowledged upon receipt.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Please note that this opportunity is open to APTA members only. If your organization is not a member, you can request membership information by contacting Helene Brett of APTA's Member Services at or (202) 496-4837.


If you have questions about the conference or about abstract submittal, please contact APTA's Kevin Dow at (202) 496-4831 or

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