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 Invitation Letter

To: CEOs and Deputies of Public Transportation Agencies
From: Michael P. Melaniphy
President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: December 15, 2011
Subject:   APTA Transit CEOs Seminar
January 28-31, 2012

I am pleased to invite you to the American Public Transportation Association’s Transit CEOs Seminar, January 28-31, 2012 at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This unique leadership forum offers an unparalleled opportunity to exchange insights with your colleagues and learn from the best.

With overall ridership on an upward trend, this seminar encourages forward-thinking strategies even as pressures continue to challenge the public transportation industry. We’ll talk about new business models, security, labor relations, management theory and practice, transportation policy and trends, quality customer service on every level, and more – all relevant to your everyday work and your broader, longer-term vision.

This seminar will be my first as APTA’s new president and CEO, and what a welcome opportunity to meet with you. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday at the committee meetings, luncheon, and welcoming reception. If you are newer to your chief executive position, please join me at the “President’s Breakfast for Newer CEOs” on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. We’ll also talk Sunday during the lunch-by-system size and the “Chair & President’s Dialogue.” I’d like to meet and talk with everyone during the seminar and hope you will be there through Tuesday, January 31.

We hope you will accept our invitation to speak at the session, ‘Peer-to-Peer Presentations: Case Studies, Best Practices, and New Programs.’ When you are offering to speak or have questions about the educational program, please contact APTA’s Lynne Morsen at or 202-496-4853.

Please find the preliminary program, registration and hotel forms at:

For more information about registration and hotel arrangements, Heather Rachels will be glad to assist you. Her contact information: 202-496-4838, We encourage you to register today for the best rates and room availability; the early registration discount is available through December 30. We are looking forward to seeing you at APTA’s Transit CEOs Seminar.


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