Class of 2024 Timeline

  • June 1, 2023: $5,000 tuition payment due.
  • June 8-10, 2023: In-person Kickoff session in Pittsburgh, PA. Introductions to Emerging Leaders Program leadership, mentors, APTA members, and senior management. Customized workshop including skill-building sessions, time with industry mentors, and a site visit to a local transit facility.
  • June 11-14, 2023: APTA Rail Conference. We encourage attendance at APTA committee meetings, conference sessions, and events to gain an appreciation of the rail side of the industry. We recognize that participants may not be able to attend the entire conference.
  • July 2023 – April 2024: Mentors and mentees meet monthly, online and in-person, to discuss a broad range of industry and career development topics. These relationships will develop your awareness and knowledge of the public transportation industry and help facilitate your career advancement.
  • September 2023 – February 2024: Individual Project Presentation Webinars. Each class member will deliver an online presentation (in groups of 6-7), sharing a project or program from their own team/organization. Class members, ELP Committee members, local and national mentors, and the presenters’ managers are invited to join these webinars.
  • October 6-7, 2023: In-person Mid-Year session in Orlando, FL. Additional access to industry leaders, skill-building sessions, networking opportunities, and time with your national mentor group for team-building and planning your capstone project.
  • October 8-11, 2023: APTA TRANSform Conference and EXPO. We encourage attendance at APTA committee meetings, conference sessions, and EXPO to see the industry’s newest technologies, products, and services first-hand.
  • March/April 2024: Capstone Industry Webinars. Project teams will present their capstone projects virtually to the industry. Presentations will be recorded and posted on the APATU Learning website.
  • April 25-27, 2024: In-person Capstone session in Portland, OR. Workshop will feature panels on leadership and industry challenges, sessions that highlight innovative practices and project approaches at peer agencies, and discussions of the class’ program takeaways and next career steps.
  • April 28 – May 1, 2024: APTA Mobility Conference. The class will be recognized at a graduation program. Class members will have the opportunity to deliver their capstone presentations during the graduation ceremony and to APTA committees.
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