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American Public Transportation Association

 Rail Conference Registration

The registration fee includes admittance to all general and concurrent sessions, roundtable discussions, the Welcome reception and the Products and Showcase Lunch.

All conference attendees must register in order to attend conference events.

It has come to our attention that unauthorized companies have been contacting APTA attendees and exhibitors and identifying themselves as having access to attendee lists. APTA does not sell its attendee lists and any vendors attempting to sell you this information should be considered fraudulent.

Badges are required for all events.

You must login to complete your online registration. If you do not have a login, you can create one here. If you forgot your password and/or experiencing trouble logging in, please contact APTA membership department at or 202-496-4822. 

Conference Fees
Early Fee (paid by 4/27/18) Standard Fee (paid after 4/27/18 ) Onsite Fee
$ 825 $875 $950
$1375 $1375 $1450
Federal Government
$425 $425 $500
University Faculty
$425 $425 $500

Spouse/Guest (includes Welcome Reception and Products Showcase Lunch only) Not applicable to fellow employees or industry professionals

$125 $125 $200

Selecting one of the registration types below requires pre-approval from APTA or additional verification. Please note that you will get a badge only and will not have full access to the events that requires a ticket. If you would like to have full access to the conference, please select one of the registration fees above.

To register for one of the registration categories below, click here to download the "pay by check" form and email it to


Email request to
Valid only for the session(s) for which you are speaking

Valid student ID must be submitted with the registration form


APTA requires payment to be submitted at the time of registration. Registrations will not be considered valid until payment is received by APTA. Registrations may be paid by check, credit card or ACH option.

Please note: to receive the early rate, payment must be received by Friday, April 27, 2018.  

Pre-registration will close on Friday, June 1, 2018. If you are not registered by the pre-registration deadline, you will need to register and pay onsite.  Onsite registration will open on Saturday, June 9, 2018.  

Events Requiring Separate Tickets

Selecting the event below requires an additional fee of $150 per person.

Rail Rodeo Awards Banquet - June 10, 2018 

Tickets may be pre-ordered by completing the Rail Rodeo Awards Banquet Tickets portion of the conference registration form.


Changes/substitutions must be made in writing to Please download and complete the registration from to submit your substitution request. All changes/substations must be submitted prior to the pre-registration deadline listed above.   

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration fees will be refunded, minus a 20% cancellation fee if a request is received in writing and post-marked no later than May 11, 2018. There will be no refunds after the May 11th deadline.

Special Accommodations

If you need additional accommodations to have full and equal enjoyment of this meeting, please inform the APTA meetings department when you register.





Pre-registration has closed, but you can still register on-site at the conference.


 Important Dates

  • Early Fee Deadline - April 27, 2018
  • Refund Deadline - May 11, 2018
  • Pre-registration Deadline - June 1, 2018
  • On-site Registration - June 9, 2018​



Registration/Floor Access 

Kwakuita Spence
(202) 496-4845

Showcase Booth Reservation

Marcus Eng
(202) 496-4874

Conference Logistics

Anitha Atkins
(202) 496-4839

Educational Sessions & Call for Paper

Saahir Brewington
(202) 496-4834

Sponsorship Opportunities

Heather Rachels
(202) 496-4838
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