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 2013 APTA Conferences

Below you can find an archive of information from conferences held in 2013.

You can view 2014 conferences here.


2013 APTA Conference Schedule


  • Business Member Board of Governors Annual Business Meeting
    January 22-25
    Hyatt Regency Coconut Point   |   Bonita Springs, FL 

    This meeting focuses on issues related to doing business in the public transportation industry ranging from business development, procurement and workforce development to government affairs and regulatory issues. 

    Who should attend: transit sector leaders from business member companies including OEMs, suppliers, contractors, consultants, contract operators and A&E firms.  Small business members are also encouraged to attend!

    Contact : Fran Hooper at 202.496.4876 or


  • Transit CEOs Seminar
    February 9 - 12
    Renaissance Palm Springs   |  Palm Springs,  CA

    This unique executive leadership forum on emerging trends and best practices focuses on public transportation policy, new business models, security, labor relations, funding, finance, and more.  Join the open exchanges with your colleagues and offer your perspectives.

    Who should attend : chief executives of public transportation systems and their deputies – senior executives who wish to move to a CEO position.

    Contact : Lynne Morsen at 202.496.4853 or
  • Legal Affairs Seminar
    February 24 - 26
    Omni Austin Hotel Downtown   |   Austin, TX

    Provides up-to-date information on regulatory/legislative developments, industry-related litigation, and other legal issues affecting the transit industry.

    Who should attend : attorneys representing all APTA members

    Contact : Jim LaRusch at 202.496.4808 or
  • Marketing & Communications Workshop
    February 24 - 27
    Omni Los Angeles Hotel   |   Los Angeles, CA

    Intensive and interactive workshop focusing on all aspects of public transportation marketing and communications, including media relations, customer service, ridership initiatives, and best practices.

    Who should attend : all public transportation personnel involved in marketing, communications, media relations, advertising, planning, research, service development, and customer service

    Contact : Jack Gonzalez at 202.496.4824 or


  • Legislative Conference
    March 10 – 12
    JW Marriott   |   Washington, DC

    Educates members on important Federal legislation and policy initiatives; provides members with opportunity to shape future industry positions and Federal transportation policy; provides direction on the industry’s legislative strategy and advocacy efforts with the U.S.  Congress and Administration; offers sessions with key members of Congress, Hill staff,
    Administration officials, and Washington opinion makers.

    Who should attend : board members, policy makers, transit operators, consultants, manufacturers and suppliers, local coalition members, and state association leaders

    Contact : Brian Tynan at 202.496.4897 or

  • Fare Collection Workshop & TransITech Conference
    March 18 - 20
    Sheraton Phoenix   |   Phoenix, AZ

    The Fare Collection Workshop caters to small operators and large agencies alike; those new to the discipline, as well as seasoned veterans; engineers, operations, revenue management and policy staff.  As the workshop is held in concert with TransiTech 2013, plenary sessions will marry the topics into a program of common interest.  The program will feature innovations and updates in the areas of policy, fare media, transit benefits, open payments, system procurement and implementation, theft and fraud, revenue management, as well as technology and equipment.

    Who should attend : transit and supplier/consultant personnel engaged in the design, procurement, and operation of fare collection methods, equipment, and technology

    Contact : KellyAnne Gallagher at 202.496.4895 or


  • International Bus Roadeo
    May 3 - 7
    J.W. Marriott Indianapolis   |   Indianapolis, IN

    The International Bus Roadeo is a unique learning opportunity for operators and maintenance teams to experience transit agency professionals up close and personal. The Roadeo is more than a competition of driving skills and maintenance disciplines; it is a training and networking opportunity for all attendees. There are also multiple training sessions for operators, maintenance teams and supervisors as part of the Bus & Paratransit Conference. Send your champions to be honored at the 2013 International Bus Roadeo!

    Who should attend : bus operator and maintenance teams

    Contact : Saahir Brewington at 202.496.4834 or

  • Bus & Paratransit Conference
    May 5 - 8
    J.W. Marriott Indianapolis   |   Indianapolis, IN

    Programming includes topics such as policy and planning, operations and maintenance, public transportation in today’s operating environment, technology, safety and security, procurement, professional development, and special issues on accessible transportation. The conference includes over 40 specialized educational sessions, National Transit Institute mid-level management and procurement training, and bus operators and mechanics technical workshops.  Special events include a bus display and exhibitor showcase featuring the latest bus and paratransit vehicles, products, and services.

    Who should attend : all bus and paratransit system personnel, board members, policymakers, suppliers, consultants, and any other personnel involved with bus and paratransit design, construction, operations, and maintenance

    Contact : Yvette Conley at 202.496.4868 or

  • International Rail Rodeo
    May 30 - June 2
    Philadelphia Marriott Downtown  |  Philadelphia, PA

    At the 2013 International Rail Rodeo Operators and Maintainers will gain firsthand exposure to the history of Philadelphia’s transit system. Operator Teams will showcase their skills and knowledge on SEPTA’s rail equipment.  Maintainers will experience additional training opportunities in new Technology Workshops. The International Rail Rodeo is a celebration of front line employees. Send us your best operators and maintainer teams to learn and network with each other and to compete for the 2013 Team Achievement Award.

    Who should attend : rail operators and maintainers teams

    Contact : Saahir Brewington at 202.496.4834 or


  • Rail Conference
    June 2 - 5
    Philadelphia Marriott Downtown  |  Philadelphia, PA

    Workshops and technical sessions cover timely issues of widespread interest in operations, technology, safety, security, planning, finance, capital projects, and the technical aspects of providing all modes of rail service: urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity. Features the industry’s premier product and services showcase to learn more about advances in railroad and rail transit markets.

    Who should attend : rail agency mid-level and top management, board members and policymakers, government agency staff, suppliers, consultants, and contractors

    Contact :Marcus Eng at 202.496.4874 or (registration questions)
    Lynne Morsen at 202.496.4853 or (education program)

  • Risk Management Seminar
    June 9 - 12
    Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza  |  Cincinnati, OH

    Includes sessions on a return to duty program, a review of the insurance market, workforce 2020: are you prepared, ADA/legal update, and domestic preparedness — how to build your community emergency response program, accident reconstruction and biomechanical issues in the transit industry, and a risk management round table.

    Who should attend : risk managers, claims/safety/security officers, policymakers, insurance brokers, and suppliers of products and services in the risk management industry

    Contact : Bill Grizard at 202.496.4878 or

  • 2013 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference
    June 23 – 26
    Hotel to be determined   |   Atlanta, GA

    The Center for Transportation Excellence conducts the biennial Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference to bring together transit agencies, local officials, transportation supporters, advocates, and ballot measure campaign professionals to discuss the latest information on transportation ballot measures. Conference sessions offer insights into recent elections and key trends shaping campaigns. Sessions are interactive and provide extensive case studies. TIC is an excellent opportunity for networking and practical learning.

    Contact : Nicole DuPuis at 202.496.4807 or


  • Transit Board Members Seminar & Board Support Employee Development Workshop
    July 20 - 23
    Hyatt Regency Austin    |   Austin, TX

    Professional development sessions focus on public transportation board members’ policy and governance roles as well as the support functions for clerks of the board. Educational sessions are offered in areas such as the board’s roles and responsibilities, hiring a chief executive officer, legislative advocacy, and leadership.

    Who should attend : board members/commissioners and clerks of the board of public transportation systems

    Contact : Lynne Morsen at 202.496.4853 or

  • Sustainability & Public Transportation Workshop
    July 28-30
    Westin St. Francis - San Francisco, CA

    Features cutting-edge speakers and breakout groups presenting environmental/energy efficient, economically sound, and socially responsible developments and practices to advance public transportation’s role in sustainability. The workshop is for general managers and senior staff likely to implement sustainability in transit agencies, suppliers, consultants, and other supportive public transportation’s role in sustainability.
  • Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop
    July 29-31
    Westin St. Francis - San Francisco, CA

    This workshop is for schedulers, planners, and personnel involved in the operation of all transit systems. Sessions will provide planners and schedulers with the latest in scheduling, facilities planning, technological advances, designing routes, and bus rapid transit. Technical tours of the San Francisco area will offer insight into connecting the various modes of transportation used throughout the city.

    Contact: Jeff Hiott at (202) 496-4881 or


  • Annual Meeting
    September 29 – October 2
    Hilton Chicago   |   Chicago, IL

    The industry’s premier event, includes general sessions and forums focused on current issues facing public transportation and features thought leaders and transit experts.

    Who should attend : transit personnel, policymakers, board members, government agencies, manufactures, suppliers, and consultants

    Contact : Anitha Atkins at (202) 496-4839 or (registration questions)
    Lynne Morsen at 202.496.4853 or (education program)


  • ITS Best Practices Workshop
    November 13 – 14
    Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport   |   Detroit, MI

    The objective of the workshop is to create a forum that brings together industry leaders among the transit systems using Transit ITS, transit systems exploring innovative enhancements for their current / future systems, as well as the consultants and suppliers involved in the deployment of Transit ITS

    Contact: Rachelle Jezbera at (202) 496-4883 or 


APTA's December committee meetings are scheduled for December 5-6, 2013, in Washington, DC.

Contact: Marcus Eng at (202) 496-4874 or



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