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Comments from the APTA Floor

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Passenger Transport
asked EXPO floor attendees what their primary reason was for attending the show. Here are some of their responses.

“To see new products.”

“For the procurement sessions—we’re interested in electric buses.”

"This is our first time at an EXPO—it’s overwhelming!”

"It’s my first EXPO. I want to see if there are opportunities to sell pedestrian and vehicle barriers.”

“I’m interested in seeing first hand new energy savings and energy storage methods.”

“Electrification. The future is all about electrification.”

“This is where you need to be if you’re in transportation.”

“We want to learn from what other systems are doing.”

“We’re behind in technology at our small agency and want to see what’s new in the industry.”

“We’re replacing all our old buses and wanted to see all the newest technologies.”

“I’m an international exhibitor. This is my first time at EXPO. I came to meet vendors.”

“This is my first EXPO. I’m looking for business and also I just want to network.”

“My company is a supplier to bus and rail. I’m a first-timer at EXPO. This is a great show.”

“I’m interested in learning more about safety and security systems.”

“I’m a first-timer looking for networking opportunities.”

“My company is looking for dispatch software.”

“My company came to EXPO to do research. We started out manufacturing vending machines and began hearing from the public transit and parking industries. We also partner with a company that manufactures kiosks.”

“EXPO is a company event for us. It’s an opportunity to meet clients and suppliers and find innovative products.”

“I’m a college student who was in Atlanta for a job interview. My field is information technology, so when I heard about the EXPO, I decided to check it out.”

“I go to EXPO every three years. I learn a lot about the latest technologies and I take that information back to my system.”

“My agency is preparing for some solicitations and we know there are things we don’t know. If we can’t talk to vendors the way we do at EXPO, we don’t know what’s out there.”

“My company is exhibiting here.”

“I’m here to see my competition.”

“I’m here to see my customers.”

“Technology is changing so fast we’d like to see you hold EXPO every 2 years!”
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