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The world’s largest public transportation showcase

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.

The future has arrived and what happens next, happens here.
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Read below for APTA EXPO Policies and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.


By registering to attend the APTA TRANSform Conference & EXPO, you agree to abide by APTA's Code of Conduct for APTA Conference Attendees. Please also review the official Rules & Regulations to familiarize yourself with everything before arriving on-site. 

We All Belong

APTA provides a safe, hospitable, and productive environment for all TRANSform & EXPO participants. We do not tolerate harassment. APTA is commited to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and respect in all of our activities. We ask that all members and event participants serve as partners in this commitment by helping us to maintain a professional and welcome environment. All forms of discrimination, harassment, and bullying are prohibited in all APTA activities. Learn more about our commitment to inclusion at the links below.

We All Belong | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Accessibility Features


APTA EXPO is the premier event for the public transportation industry. Organized by the American Public Transportation Association, APTA EXPO is a global event designed to advance the public transportation industry and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and information. Through unparalleled networking, a showcase of the latest innovations, technologies, and best practices, APTA EXPO is the place to immerse yourself into the industry while experiencing the latest in transit trends and initiatives, including but not limited to sustainability, enhanced mobility, autonomous vehicles, zero-emission/electric vehicles & infrastructure, passenger experience, technology, cleanliness, and safety and security.

APTA EXPO will take place October 5-7 at the McCormick Place & Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. APTA’s TRANSform Conference will coincide with EXPO.

APTA EXPO is attended by a diverse range of professionals from the public transportation industry, including transit agency leaders, government officials, suppliers, manufacturers, consultants, and more.

APTA EXPO is host to hundreds of exhibitors from around the world who provide solutions for forward-focused public transportation systems. They showcase their latest products, services, components, accessories and more to support bus, light- and heavy-rail, and autonomous mobility systems. Check out our growing list of exhibitors for APTA EXPO 2023 and start making plans to join us in October!

At APTA EXPO, you can expect to find a wide range of exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in public transportation, including technology, vehicles, equipment, services, autonomous vehicle demonstrations, and more. There are also free educational sessions within the Learning Zones on the show floor, organized networking opportunities, interactive installations, and more. 

Stay tuned for registration details, including pricing and deadlines, in 2026. In addition to the FREE EXPO-Only access, APTA members get additional savings toward the TRANSform Conference and for early registration.

Companies and organizations interested in exhibiting at APTA EXPO are encouraged to reach out to Ron Bates at +1-703-706-8230 or to discuss options and secure your space. Additional information about exhibiting can also be found here.