Public transportation industry experts from across the country will meet in Cleveland, OH May 2-5, 2010 for the Bus & Paratransit Conference and International Bus Roadeo. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and hosted by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), the conference will focus on all aspects of the bus and paratransit industry, including: accessibility; safety & security; operations/maintenance/ management; sustainability; workforce development; business practices; technology; and technical and supervisory training. Technical tours, a bus display, and a bus and paratransit products and services showcase are also scheduled.
The 2010 International Bus Roadeo, which will be held on Sunday, May 2 at the West Park Station, highlights the best bus operators and bus maintenance teams in North America. Local bus roadeo competitions are held in North America to select the competitors in this prestigious competition. Additionally, on Monday, May 3 the finals for the Customer Service Challenge will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel starting at 2:15 p.m. The winners for both the International Bus Roadeo and the Customer Service Challenge will be announced at an awards dinner on Tuesday, May 4 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel from 7-9:30 p.m.