Dear APTA Guests,

It’s Fall, and time for the APTA Annual Conference !

We are headed to Seattle and hope you are planning to join us. We have organized some activities that will hopefully peak your interest and allow us to explore what makes Seattle such a great city.

All Guests are Welcome and many of the activities have been organized as ‘pay as you go‘. If you would like to join the ‘pay as you go’ activities, we would appreciate you providing your contact information and signing up using the Guest Signup Form. This will facilitate getting in touch with you should there be any changes to the schedule, due to weather etc., and also enable us to make group reservations.

A few of the activities, as noted below, require an APTA Ticket. These tickets may be purchased at the Conference Registration Booth or will be included with your Conference Name Badge if you registered on APTA’s website, along with an APTA Member, prior to the conference.

We are looking forward to sharing a fun filled Conference with you in Seattle!

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any suggestions or questions.

Karen Melaniphy
Spouse – Michael Melaniphy
President & CEO, APTA

Kay Thomas
Spouse – Gary Thomas
Outgoing Chair, APTA
President/Executive Director, DART

Sunday, September 30th

Welcome Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Daily Grill Restaurant, Sheraton Hotel
Full Buffet $21, Continental Buffet $15 or Menu Available
Please RSVP so we can set up a group reservation

Pike Place Market

11:00 a.m. – Meet in the Sheraton Hotel Lobby (Seating Area)

We will walk to Pike Place Market
Famous Fish Market, Original Starbucks, Daily Dozen Doughnuts, Specialty Shops, Restaurants and more…

Welcome Reception (APTA Ticket)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Convention Center, 4B

Monday, October 1st

Seattle Center

10:15 a.m. – Meet in the Sheraton Hotel Lobby (Seating Area)

We will walk to the Westlake Center Monorail Station ($4.50) for a ride to Seattle Center. At Seattle Center you may experience several attractions including:

  • Space Needle ($19)
  • Chihuly Exhibit ($19)
  • King Tut Exhibit at Pacific Science Center ($27.50)

(Combo Ticket – Space Needle & Chihuly -$33)

Product Showcase Luncheon (APTA Ticket)

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Convention Center, 4B

Tuesday, October 2nd

Bainbridge Island

8:30 a.m. – Meet in the Sheraton Hotel Lobby (Seating Area)

A 20 minute walk or $10 taxi ride to the Ferry to Bainbridge Island ($8)

Planning to take the 9:35 a.m. Ferry to Bainbridge Island and the 2:55 p.m. Ferry back to Seattle

  • Bainbridge Island
  • Washington State Ferries

Wednesday, October 3rd

Women’s Transportation Seminar Breakfast (APTA Ticket)

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Convention Center, 6BC

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