Upcoming Conferences!

4/10/2010 – 4/13/2010

Classic Center

Athens, Georgia

Make plans to attend the only conference created for you! If you provide transportation to a university, operate in a university community setting, are considering offering transit services to university students, or sell products and services to such a system, then you should plan to attend this conference!

If you are a partner in a transportation and university community, and interested in promoting transit-oriented development, then this is the conference for you!

APTA’s Transportation and University Communities Conference is all about you – your needs, challenges, solutions. It’s a rare opportunity to find the answers you need to ensure a cost-efficient and effective transit system to serve your campus. Meet others facing the same obstacles as you. Partner with transportation professionals, network with leading experts on university community transportation. Learn how to make your transit system thrive. It’s all here at this conference!

Join us for the educational and enlightening look at the opportunities and trends facing today’s universities and their student transportation systems.


  • Program sessions on the following topics:
  • Marketing
  • Universal Access
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation in Small University Communities
  • Transportation Safety and Security, Emergency Preparedness
  • Future University Trends
  • Networking Opportunities to meet transportation officials, leading experts and peers who can help you operate your system more successfully.

Who Should Attend

  • University officials, administrators, faculty, parking professionals, facility managers, and professionals responsible for transportation-related activities and facilities on campus.
  • Transportation executives, administrators, general managers, operations managers, board members and planners.
  • Municipal officers, policy makers, administrators, planners, finance, transit and transportation professionals, and board and commission members.
  • University students and student government officials and representatives.
  • Consultants, transit suppliers, and individuals interested in highly successful, effective and efficient transit operations, policies, plans and relationships; and individuals interested in highly successful, effective and efficient transit operations, policies, plans and relationships.

Airport Transportation

Transportation from the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport to Athens, GA will be provided free of charge to conference participants.

Airport to Conference (April 10):

  • Shuttles from Atlanta to Athens will be on Saturday, April 10th with departures at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Please go to the lower level, door LS2, downstairs from Delta baggage claim. The drivers will not be able to leave their bus, so anyone not at the bus at the departure time will need to wait for the next bus.
  • Look for shuttles that are red, white and black labeled “The University of Georgia” displaying either “University of Georgia” or “Special” on the destination signs.
  • Travel time is about two hours.

Conference to Airport (April 13):

  • Returning shuttles from Athens to Atlanta will be on Tuesday, April 13th with departures from the Hotel Indigo and the Athens Classic Center at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
  • Travel time is about two hours.


4/22/2010 – 4/23/2010

The Wyndham Riverfront

New Orleans, Louisiana

The American Public Transportation Association in consort with the Federal Transit Administration and the USDOT Joint Programs Office will conduct an International Transit ITS Best Practices workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana during the week of April 19th, 2010 (April 22nd and 23rd).

The workshop will focus on Electronic Payment Systems and will be conducted in conjunction with the ISO Technical Committee 204 meeting which occurs earlier in the week. This is the 18th in a series of workshops intended to encourage the deployment of ITS technologies in the transit industry and related fields such as traffic management and emergency services. We cordially invite you to join us for this meeting.

The meeting location is the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans located at 701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA and just a few blocks from the Lowes hotel in which the FTA will hold its own meeting. A room block has been set up with a nightly rate of $133.  Attendees should call the hotel directly at 504-524-8200 to make reservations.

The registration charge for this workshop is a modest $75.  Please download the registration form on the right and return to DeeNaye Williams by email atdwilliams@apta.com, or by fax to 202-496-4335.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop please contact either Kevin Dow at kdow@apta.com (202) 496-4831 or DeeNaye Williams atdwilliams@apta.com or (202) 496-4899.

Your support and attendance is greatly encouraged.

Lou Sanders


The conference includes

  • National ITS Architecture
  • International ITS Models
  • Review of ISO (International) Standards Efforts

General Program

Coming Soon.  A preliminary program is now available.

Who Should Attend

ITS practitioners and those interested in implementing ITS into their system architectures.


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