About this Conference

What better location than New York City – the epicenter of business, media, culture, and transportation – to launch APTA’s 2019 TRANSform Conference: a reimagined APTA Annual Meeting.

We’ve reimagined (and also reinvented and reinvigorated) this annual flagship event for the public transportation industry. At APTA’s TRANSform, you’re certain to find new experiences around every corner.

Photos from 2019 TRANSform Conference

  • The 2019-2020 APTA officers, from left: Freddie C. Fuller II, secretary-treasurer; Jeffrey A. Nelson, vice chair; Nuria I. Fernandez, chair; David M. Stackrow Sr., immediate past chair; and Paul P. Skoutelas, president and CEO.
  • APTA shared its message on an illuminated billboard over Times Square.
  • The New York MTA Pipes and Drums welcomed attendees to the Monday morning General Session.
  • APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas and new APTA Chair Nuria I. Fernandez greeted TRANSform Conference participants the morning of Oct. 14.
  • Polly Trottenberg, commissioner, New York City DOT, co-host system for APTA’s TRANSform Conference.
  • Veronique Hakim, managing director, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the other co-host system.
  • Randi Zuckerberg, founder & CEO, Zuckerberg Media, presented the keynote speech at the morning session on “TRANSformational Technology.”
  • FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams led the Monday afternoon FTA Update General Session.
  • The Leadership APTA Class of 2019 celebrated its graduation at the breakfast.
  • This year’s APTF Scholarship recipients were recognized at the APTA Honors Breakfast.
  • APTA Chair Nuria I. Fernandez, second from left, leads the conversation at the Wednesday Wake Up Breakfast with, from left, FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams; Polly Trottenberg, commissioner, New York City DOT; and Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim, managing director, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  • Violinist and social activist Vijay Gupta spoke at the Closing General Session about how music can help people connect, including outreach efforts to people who are homeless.


APTA’s TRANSform is where learning, sharing, experiencing, and networking will take center stage, providing the latest in policy, technology, and new mobility ideas.

Join APTA and our hosts, NYC DOT and MTA and be a part of this bold, new event.

What you’ll experience:

  • Powerful keynotes to help you see public transit in a different way
  • Unconventional session formats to maximize your learning and sharing experiences
  • Exciting technical tours that showcase one of the world’s largest public transit systems
  • A new products and services showcase format with more hours to extend the time you have to connect with partners
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities inside and outside the conference to broaden and deepen your career relationships

APTA’s TRANSform will provide the ideas, insights, and connections to help you manage the changing mobility environment and the future of public transportation.

Who should attend: transit personnel, policymakers, board members, government agencies, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The 2019 TRANSform Conference is scheduled for October 13-16, 2019 in the Marriott Marquis, New York, NY​

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