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American Public Transportation Association

 Call for Presentations

Please note that the 2011 submission deadline has passed.

APTA is pleased to invite its members to submit abstracts for the 2011 Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which will be held July 31-August 2 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles, California.

Planning Schedule

May 6, 2011 Abstracts and submittal forms due to APTA
TBD Accepted authors notified
July 31-August 2, 2011  Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop

Session Topics

Proposed technical presentations should address one of the session topics listed below.

  • Sustainable Planning, Policy and Community Development
    Abstracts should focus on partnerships for sustainable, healthy and livable communities, joint development, sustainable practices in transportation planning, land use, and urban design.
  • Green Design, Materials, and Infrastructure
    Abstracts should focus on integrating sustainability into construction projects and mitigating environmental impacts.
  • Sustainable Operations
    Abstracts should focus on energy-efficient, environmentally-sound, and socially-responsive practices in transit operations and maintenance (including the role of new technologies, energy-efficient fleets).
  • Sustainable Business Practices
    Abstracts should focus on sustainable business practices in manufacturing, procurement, project management, etc.
  • Sustainable Organizations
    Abstracts should focus on sustainable practices and design in organizations, including green offices, workforce engagement, performance metrics and sustainability reporting.

Submitting an Abstract

Please note that this opportunity is open to APTA members only. Others are welcome to become members of APTA by contacting Helene Brett of APTA’s Member Services at 202-496-4837 or email  

To submit your proposed technical presentation, please email the submittal form and your abstract to Rich Weaver at

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, May 6, 2011.


For general questions about the Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop or the call for presentations process, please contact:

If your organization is not a member, you can request more information about joining APTA by contacting:

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