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Virginia Miller
(202) 496-4816

 International Bus Roadeo Competition To Be Held and Bus & Paratransit Conference Will Begin on Sunday, May 6, 2012


Public transportation industry experts from across the country will meet in Long Beach, CA May 6-9, 2012 for the Bus & Paratransit Conference, which will be held at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.  Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and hosted by Long Beach Transit, this conference will focus on all aspects of the bus and paratransit industry, including: policy and planning, operations and maintenance, public transportation in today’s operating environment, technology, safety and security, and special issues on accessible transportation.  A bus display and a bus and paratransit products and services showcase are also scheduled and are open to the media.  To see a complete schedule go to the following link:

The 2012 International Bus Roadeo, which will be held on Sunday, May 6, at the Long Beach Convention Center’s Arena Parking Lot from 8-11:30 a.m., highlights the best bus operators and bus maintenance teams in North America.  The bus operators compete on a course that challenges their driving skills.  The bus maintenance teams compete in a troubleshooting competition.  Local bus roadeo competitions are held in North America to select the competitors in this prestigious competition. 

WHO:  37th International Bus Roadeo Competition  
WHAT: Bus Operators Competition and a troubleshooting Maintenance Competition
WHEN: Sunday, May 6 at 8:00 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. Pacific Time 
(Note:  Break for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)
WHERE:  Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach Arena Parking Lot
400 E. Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA

PRESS: Media registration for the 2012 Bus & Paratransit Conference and International Bus Roadeo is FREE but registration is required.  To register onsite, go the Convention Center, Room 203B.


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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organization which represent a $68 billion industry that directly employs 420,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.


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