(Formerly APTA Annual Meeting)

Join us in Orlando, Florida to connect to what's new and what's next in the public transportation industry. Formerly APTA's Annual Meeting, APTA's TRANSform Conference, taking place November 7-10, is the only event where the entire transportation industry converges to learn, share and network.



Registration Type Early (paid by 10/1/21) Standard (paid after 10/1/21) Onsite Fee
Member $975 $1,100 $1,175
Non-Member $2,500 $2,500 $2,675
Federal Government $500 $500 $575
University $500 $500 $575
Speakers Complimentary for session in which you are speaking ONLY
*If you wish to attend the full conference, please register as an attendee
Students Complimentary with valid student ID (Sessions & EXPO ONLY)

Worry Free Registration: Cancellations or refunds requested on or prior to November 1st will receive a full refund.

What you’ll experience:

  • Powerful keynotes to help you see public transit in a different way
  • Unconventional session formats to maximize your learning and sharing experiences
  • A new products and services showcase format with more hours to extend the time you have to connect with partners
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities inside and outside the conference to broaden and deepen your career relationships

APTA’s TRANSform will provide the ideas, insights, and connections to help you manage the changing mobility environment and the future of public transportation.

Who should attend:

  • Transit personnel
  • Policymakers,
  • Board members
  • Government agencies
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Consultants ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Who is attending? 

  • Members can view the full registration list here.
  • Registered non-members can view the abbreviated registration list here.


Saturday, November 6
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lunch served at 11:30
APTA Board of Directors Meeting with Business Meeting of the Membership

Jeffrey A. Nelson
Chair, APTA
Sunday, November 7
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Tickets required
Monday, November 8
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Committee Meetings
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening General Session with Keynote

Featuring Dr. Cady Coleman
Former NASA Astronaut and U.S. Air Force Colonel
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EXPO 2021
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. General Session: Federal Partners Update
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Sessions
  • Cities, Real Estate, Downtowns & Building-Back-Better
  • Congress and the Year Ahead on Infrastructure Investment
  • Making an Organizational Commitment to Racial Equality Discussion Group
  • New Technologies and Issues in Fare Collection
  • Transit as a Central Strategy for Reducing Our Carbon Footprint - Climate Change
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
Tuesday, November 9
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Committee Meetings
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. APTA Honors Ceremony & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EXPO 2021
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Educational Sessions
  • CEOs Sharing Panel: Priorities and Challenges as we Emerge from the Pandemic
  • Innovations in Mobility: Transformational Ideas for Across the Continent
  • Lessons from COVID -- Which COVID Policies Should be Preserved Post-Pandemic
  • Transit Ridership Trends and the Future of Ridership
  • What an Equitable Transit Service Looks Like: Putting Equity Into Action
  • What Can You Do To Stop a Cyber-Attack?
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Educational Sessions
  • Communicating & Measuring the Value of Transit Beyond Ridership
  • Defining Workforce Needs to Support Bus Fleet Electrification
  • Fares, Fare Free & Means-Testing: Fare Policy Trends Emerging from the Pandemic
  • Hot Topics in Safety and FTA Safety-related Initiatives
  • Public Transit and the Post-Pandemic Landscape
  • Smart Money – Successful Strategies for Capital Investment and Project Selection
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
Wednesday, November 10
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. General Session with Keynote

Featuring Jeff Henderson
Award-Winning Chef, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EXPO 2021
9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Educational Sessions
  • Becoming an Equity-Fluent Leader
  • Now Hiring! Successful Approaches to Your Transit Worker Shortage
  • Reimagining Transit Public Safety and Security
  • Seizing the Moment: New Opportunities to Advance High-Performance Rail
  • Sustainability Discussion Group (Topic TBA)
  • ZEB: The Evolution of Zero-Emission Technology and How to Manage it
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Educational Sessions
  • Sustainable State & Local Transit Funding Post-Pandemic / Innovative Funding
  • Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
  • Transit’s Response to the Societal Issue of Homelessness


Committee Meetings

At all APTA conferences, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend any committee meetings that are listed in the conference program. It's the best way for APTA members to decide whether to join a committee or for non-APTA members to decide to become a member of our association. Working together is the best way to get acquainted and bring your leadership skills to the national level.




Interested in hosting an event on-site? Visit our "In Conjunction With (ICW)" page for more information.

A Note about Health & Safety: To keep all our participants and staff safe, a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination, and masks, will be required for entry into the event. To learn more about the safety protocols and policy, please visit our Health & Safety page.