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 2011 APTA Conferences

Below you can find an archive of information from conferences held in 2011.


2011 APTA Conference Schedule

January 2011

February 2011

  • Transit CEOs Seminar
    February 5-8, 2011
    The Westgate Hotel - San Diego, CA
    Sessions on leading change and leadership styles, multimodal planning and the greening economy, social media, funding and grants, organizational safety culture, procurement, working with developers, and labor relations will stimulate open exchanges with your colleagues and offer new perspectives.

  • Legal Affairs Seminar
    February 20-22, 2011
    Argonaut Hotel - San Francisco, CA
    Up-to-date information on regulatory/legislative developments, industry-related litigation, and other legal issues affecting the transit industry.

  • Marketing & Communications Workshop
    February 27-March 2, 2011
    The Westin Gaslamp Quarter San Diego - San Diego, CA
    Intensive workshop focusing on all aspects of public transportation marketing and communications, including media relations, customer service, ridership initiatives, and best practices.

March 2011

  • Legislative Conference
    March 13-15, 2011
    J.W. Marriott - Washington, DC
    Directs the industry’s advocacy effort to the U.S. Congress and Administration; sessions with key senators and representatives, administration officials, and Washington opinion makers.

  • Fare Collection Workshop
    March 28-30, 2011
    Hilton Miami Downtown - Miami, FL
    Fare collection and enforcement, equipment maintenance, fare structure concepts, money-handling security, surveillance, and fare media standards. Also features an equipment display.

  • TransITech
    March 29-31, 2011
    Hilton Miami Downtown - Miami, FL
    Information technology, traveler information and intelligent transportation system issues affecting public transportation systems. Also features an products and services showcase.

May 2011

  • International Practicum on Implementing High-Speed Rail in the United States
    May 3-5, 2011
    Marriott Inner Harbor - Baltimore, MD
    Join international high-speed rail practitioners and top domestic rail experts for an in-depth workshop that will provide the critical information you need to implement high and higher speed rail in the United States. The practicum will cover key elements on infrastructure, rolling stock, operations, finances and management, markets and customers and federal and state programs. It will include an advanced track which will build on the successful 2010 program.

  • International Bus Roadeo
    May 20-24, 2011
    Peabody Memphis - Memphis, TN
    Encourages excellence and professionalism in bus operators and salutes the men and women who are the heart of our transit systems and who keep communities moving. Bus operators and maintenance teams vie in separate competitions involving safe driving skills and maintenance disciplines.

  • Bus & Paratransit Conference
    May 22-25, 2011
    Marriott Memphis Downtown - Memphis, TN
    The conference includes a series of interactive sessions focused in these topic areas: accessibility, business practices, operations/maintenance/management, policy/planning/marketing, safety & security, sustainability, technology, and workforce development. Conference also includes a bus display and exhibitor showcase featuring the latest bus and paratransit vehicles, products, and services.

June 2011

  • International Rail Rodeo
    June 9-12, 2011
    Boston Marriott Copley Place - Boston, MA
    Showcases the men and women who keep our rail systems moving, the rail rodeo tests operators’ and maintainers’ skills amongst their peer groups, both nationally and internationally.

  • Rail Conference
    June 12-15, 2011
    Boston Marriott Copley Place - Boston, MA
    Discussions and workshops will cover safety and security, planning, sustainability, finance, capital projects, operations, and all technical or technological aspects of providing rail service. The focus is on timely issues of wide-spread interest for all rail modes, including high-speed rail. Conference also includes an exhibitor showcase featuring the latest rail products and services.

  • Risk Management Seminar
    June 19-22, 2011
    Embassy Suites Des Moines – On The River - Des Moines, IA
    Includes sessions on a return to duty program, a review of the insurance market, workforce 2020: are you prepared, and ADA/Legal update, domestic preparedness – how to build your community emergency response program, accident reconstruction and biomechanical issues in the transit industry, and a risk management roundtable, are among some of the topics to be addressed.

  • Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference
    (Hosted by the Center for Transportation Excellence)
    June 20-22, 2011
    Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark - St. Louis, MO
    The only national conference devoted to understanding the role of ballot measures in improving transportation choices and investment, and providing advice on how to achieve success at the ballot box. The conference features leading national transportation experts, seasoned campaign professionals, and offers many opportunities for interaction and dialogue. 

July 2011

  • Transit Board Members Seminar and Board Support Employee Development Workshop
    July 23-26, 2011
    Hyatt Regency Jersey City - Jersey City, NJ
    Professional development sessions focused on leadership in the board members’ governance roles and support functions.

  • Sustainability & Public Transportation Workshop
    July 31-August 2, 2011
    Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza - Los Angeles, CA
    Workshop features cutting-edge speakers and break-out groups presenting environmentally/energy efficient, economically sound and socially responsible developments and practices to advance public transportation’s role in sustainability.

August 2011

October 2011

  • Annual Meeting & EXPO
    October 2-5, 2011
    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - New Orleans, LA

    • Annual Meeting
      APTA's Annual Meeting, the premier event of the industry, is a must-attend for all public transportation professionals. Transit professionals from throughout North America will learn, network, discuss influential topics and find solutions

    • APTA's EXPO
      Held every three years, APTA'S EXPO is public transportation’s premier showcase of technology, products and services. Network with 17,000+ professionals and explore 750 public transportation-related companies across 280,000 NSF of exhibit space.

  • Bus Technical, Maintenance & Procurement Workshop
    October 2-5, 2011
    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - New Orleans, LA
    This workshop brings together transit bus maintenance professionals to discuss and share information on the latest topics in these areas.

December 2011

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