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APTA EXPO is the public transportation industry’s long- standing, premier resource for advancing mobility systems through a robust showcase of the latest-breaking technologies, products, and services.

Find the solutions to increase and retain ridership, reinvent the rider experience, infuse technology to enhance convenience, improve security, transition to a more sustainable system, boost system-wide reliability, and beyond.

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APTA EXPO is the public transportation industry’s long-standing, premier resource for advancing mobility systems through a robust showcase of the latest-breaking technologies, products, and services by organizations from around the globe.

EXPO: October 5-7, 2026

TRANSform Conference: October 4-7, 2026

Who Attends APTA EXPO

  • ADA Specialists
  • Architects
  • Board Members
  • Business Development / Sales Teams
  • C-Suite Executives
  • City Managers
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Compliance Officers
  • General Managers
  • Government Affairs Personnel
  • HR Personnel
  • IT Personnel
  • Maintenance Officers
  • Mobility Management Professionals
  • Maintenance Officers
  • Marketing Personnel
  • Operations Managers
  • Planning Officials
  • Purchasing / Procurement Officers
  • Research Coordinators
  • Risk Managers
  • Safety / Security Officials
  • Supervisors
  • Training Personnel

What You'll Find at APTA EXPO

  • Air Conditioning / Heating
  • Alternative-Fueled Vehicles
  • Automated Transit Systems
  • Automated Vehicle Monitoring
  • Buses
  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Communications Systems
  • Components & Structural Parts
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • Electrical Systems
  • Fare Collection Systems
  • Fleet Management Systems
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Passenger Information Systems
  • Rail and Railcars
  • Safety / Security Equipment and Services
  • Signage and Displays
  • Trolley Buses, Streetcars, and Light Rail


APTA EXPO is the premier event focused on advancing the public transportation industry and providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and information. To reach this goal, we continuously seek out new ways to add more value to the attendee experience through unique and engaging experiences, forward-thinking education, fruitful networking events, and more.


In addition to the annual TRANSform Conference, APTA EXPO offers an abundance of FREE education sessions within the Learning Zones on the Show Floor. These interactive sessions cover the latest critical topics impacting the public transportation industry now and in the future. 


Year after year, attendees tell us that the networking and relationship-building they get from APTA EXPO is unsurpassed and is one of the biggest reasons they keep coming back. Whether you‘re meeting a new client, supplier, investor, or peer in the industry, you won't find a better network of global transit professionals anywhere else in the world. And of course, EXPO is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and have a little fun!

Show Floor Destinations

APTA strives to create dynamic experiences that make EXPO not only a valuable professional development and business forum but also an immersive experience filled with celebration and connectivity.

  • Learning Zones: Learning Zones are a value-added experience for all EXPO attendees. These open-to-all interactive sessions on the show floor provide convenient, free education from subject matter experts on the topics most important to you and the industry overall. Learn more about Learning Zones. 

  • Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration: Attendees can take a ride into the future on the latest autonomous vehicles from the leading vehicle providers. This experience allows you to experience the most cutting-edge technology in a completely immersive experience. 
  • APTA CENTRAL: Visit and learn about the wide array of APTA products and services available to help your organization operate more efficiently and profitably. You can engage with APTA staff, renew or start your APTA membership, and more! Plus you can participate in daily prize drawings!


McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 S Martin Luther King Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60616 USA


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