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 Call for Papers

To: All APTA Members
From: William Millar
Date: October 26, 2010
Subject: APTA 2011 Rail Conference Call for Papers

The American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2011 Rail Conference will be held June 12-15 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. APTA is pleased to invite its members to submit half-page abstracts by November 23, 2010 within these technical and educational tracks:

Track Subject
1 Technical Forums
2 Operations
3 Safety and Security
4 Planning, Sustainability & Finance
5 Capital Projects
6 APTA Theme & Initiatives, General Management

Please note: We will be focusing on all rail modes: Urban Rail, Commuter Rail, High-Speed/Intercity Rail, and Multi-Modal.

To submit abstracts and review the session descriptions, please visit the Call for Papers section of the website. For questions or assistance with the online submission process, please contact David Bruening of APTA’s Finance and Administration Department at (202) 496-4825 or email

Planning Schedule

November 23, 2010 Abstracts due to APTA
January 21, 2011 Author Notification
April 4, 2011 Technical Papers due to APTA
May 2011 Conference proceedings available online

You are encouraged to share your professional expertise with transit industry peers and showcase your projects. By submitting an abstract, authors are proposing to prepare a paper of ten pages in length for the conference proceedings.

APTA plans to receive approval from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the professional institute of the American Planning Association, to award Certification Management credits tailored to meet the needs of new and experienced planning officials at the 2011 APTA Rail Conference.

If you are submitting abstracts addressing topics such as planning and sustainability, APTA is requesting that you also send to Cheryl Pyatt at a bio for you and any co-authors that are certified members of the American Planning Association.

If you have questions or want more information about the rail conference call for papers process, please contact Cheryl Pyatt of APTA’s Program Management and Educational Services Department at (202) 496-4875 or email

We look forward to your participation and learning more about your work.

This opportunity is open only to APTA members. All authors must be members of APTA. For information about joining APTA, please contact Helene Brett of APTA’s Member Services Department at (202) 496-4837 or e-mail

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