To participate in the International Rail Rodeo you must be an APTA transit system member. Additionally, APTA Bylaws state that APTA Management Company or State Association membership shall not take the place of the transit system membership. All registrations will be verified for transit system membership and will be subject to cancellation.

Each APTA member transit system is entitled to send one (1) operator and or one (1) maintenance team. APTA reserves the right to interpret this rule according to the transit system’s membership status.

You must log in to complete your online registration. If you do not have a login, you can create one here. If you forgot your password and/or are experiencing trouble logging in, please contact APTA membership department at  For specific questions related to your registration, please call APTA’s Anitha Atkins at (202) 496-4839.

The registration fee includes admission to all events associated with the International Rail Rodeo including the Rodeo Awards Reception.

Registration Type Fee
Operator $805
Mechanics Team (3 person) $2,415
Operator /Mechanics Team (4 person) $2,900
Operator/Mechanics Team (5 person) $3,625
Supervisor $545
Rodeo Committee Member $305
Spouse/Guest (includes Swap Meet and Awards Reception only) Not applicable to fellow employees or industry professionals $125
Additional Rail Rodeo Awards Reception Tickets (one ticket is included with each registration fee) $150

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

If you are paying by check, please download the Rail Rodeo Registration Form.


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

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be refunded if a request is received in writing and post-marked no later than May 24, 2019. A 20% cancellation fee will be withheld. There will be no refunds after the May 24, 2019 deadline.
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