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 2012 12th National Light Rail Conference Sustaining the Metropolis: LRT & Streetcars for Super Cities

The 2012 12th National Light Rail Conference Sustaining the Metropolis: LRT & Streetcars for Super Cities is scheduled for November 11-13, 2012 (Sunday-Tuesday), at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.

Attend the Conference

  • Registration is now open. Please see the registration page for more information on how to register. Make sure to register by September 28 to pay the discounted Early Registration Fee.
  • Hotel reservations at the Grand America Hotel must be received by October 19 to receive APTA's discounted room rate. Please note that rooms may sell out prior to October 19, so early bookings are recommended.
  • Product Showcase Exhibitors can now reserve a table. Space is limited, so make your reservation soon.
  • Sponsorship Opportunites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Important Dates

  • Early Fee Deadline – September 28, 2012
  • Refund Deadline – October 12, 2012
  • Hotel Reservations (for group rate – October 19, 2012
  • Pre-registration Ends – November 2, 2012
  • On-site Registration – November 11-13, 2012

About This Conference

This conference will show decision-makers in mid-sized metropolitan regions how investments in light rail and streetcars have addressed and can continue to address the greatest deficiency of transit in modern America: The failure to connect Americans to jobs, which now overwhelmingly are in the suburbs. Conference sessions will show the positive results being experienced in metropolitan areas that have embraced light rail and streetcar; and similarly, show how other metropolitan areas that have rejected these modes of transportation have fared.   

This conference will explore new ways to plan, design, construct, maintain and operate light rail and streetcar systems. The host for this conference will be the Utah Transit Authority, a showcase of innovation in public transportation. They will be proud to share with you how their integrated rail transit system is connecting cities and suburbs with their communities and providing visitors car-free access to a wide variety of places to see and things to do.

Who Should Attend: All light rail and streetcar systems staff, including supervisory and management, system planners, board members, policy makers, government agencies, suppliers, consultants and contractors.

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