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American Public Transportation Association

 About This Conference

Students in front of a NDSU sign, wearing matching yellow Tshirts, with a NDSU Impact bus parked in the street next to them.Welcome to the only conference to address the special transportation needs of university communities created for you! APTA’s 2016 Public Transportation and Universities Conference, hosted by the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) is a great opportunity to visit one of the country's premier public transportation providers serving Grand Valley State University, listed among the "Top 100 Universities" in the United States.

 Join us as we commemorate the 10th biennial conference!

If you are a university, provide transportation to a university, operate in a university community setting, are considering offering transit services to university students, or sell products and services to such a system, then you should plan to attend this conference!

If you are a partner in a transportation and university community, and interested in promoting planning, transit-oriented development and transportation management demand strategies, then this conference is for you!

If you are a student working in and/or advocating for transportation services on a unversity campus, then you don't want to miss this opportunity!

During this conference, meet others facing the same opportunities and challenges as you. Explore partnerships and networking opportunities with university, transportation professionals, students and leading experts on university community transportation issues. The conference agenda provides multi – track sessions on innovative financing for transit services; marketing and communicating your transit services to students; technology; planning; sustainability; student engagement; safety and security - late night shuttle services; university-operated transit services; providing transit services for multi-university and college campuses; successful mitigation/intervention in university parking policies; effective policies to curb adverse interactions with bicylists; bike share programs; on-demand ridership models; strategies for when the money "dries" up; and building the next generation of transit's workforce, among others.  There are also interactive sessions specifically geared to universities and their transit partners interested in initiating new university transportation services, and those with new programs already underway.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore The Rapid's system and programs, including the first Bus Rapid Transit line in the State of Michigan.

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