March 16, 2009
Plan Now for APTA Bus Conference: May 1-6 Event in Seattle Includes Annual Roadeo
Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the 2009 APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference & International Bus Roadeo/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Conference, the largest such event in the bus and paratransit industry. The May 3-6 conference, hosted by Seattle’s King County Metro Transit, will feature an exciting array of speakers and events.
Featured highlights will be nationally recognized, award-winning comedian Kathy Buckley, who will “explain” how to overcome today’s adversities for a better tomorrow; National Transit Institute training sessions on “Understanding the ADA” and “Mobility Management”; new sessions on sustainability; technical tours; and much more.
This year also features the BRT Conference, presented every three years and co-sponsored with the Transportation Research Board.
For those looking for a little competition, there is the annual International Bus Roadeo. Watch as mechanics and operators from across North America compete in various areas to take home the top honors. The winners will be recognized at the annual awards banquet.
Everything you ever wanted to know about buses you will find at the annual Bus Display and the Bus Products & Services Showcase—both of which offer the newest products for the bus and paratransit industry. Experts representing a variety of products and services will be on hand to answer your questions.
APTA’s small operators will want to take advantage of the session/tour geared specifically toward small transit systems, which features a visit to Kitsap Transit in Bremerton, WA, led by Executive Director Richard Hayes. Attendees will travel to Bremerton via Washington State Ferry.
So don’t miss out. Register now! Early bird registration ends March 20. Contact Heidi Salati at email@example.com for more information.