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May 11, 2009

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APTA BUS & PARATRANSIT CONFERENCE COVERAGE

More Scenes from the Bus & Paratransit Conference

Here are some more scenes from the 2009 APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference in Seattle, as seen by photographer Heather Trimm.

 

About 20 buses and paratransit vehicles were on display May 4 in a parking lot near the conference hotel. The exhibit included standard and articulated buses, paratransit vans and cutaway buses, and a variety of engines and interior configurations.


 

King County Metro Transit, host system for the conference, showcased its articulated Rapid Ride vehicle and a station at the bus display in anticipation of next year's introduction of the BRT service.


 

Customer Service Challenge contestant Bruce Reid, representing the Toronto Transit Commission, confronts a passenger who was disrupting the trip with her singing and guitar playing.


 

Crowds visit the largest Bus Products and Services Showcase in the history of the conference, with 130 booths at the Washington State Convention Center. Conference participants learned about the newest and best in bus equipment from expert personnel.


 

The Closing Luncheon on May 6 brought together representatives of major employers, local governments, and public transit agencies to discuss their partnerships that improve mobility throughout the nation.



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