California Transit Association


Fall Conference and Expo

The Fall Conference and Expo is our three-day signature event featuring dynamic presentations from industry experts on today’s pressing transit challenges and the novel solutions being implemented by innovative transit leaders. Expect an incredible learning experience through our educational breakout sessions, abundant opportunities to connect with transit colleagues and a robust exhibit of new products and services for the public transportation industry. Attended by nearly 700 transit professionals of all levels and more than 100 suppliers, this is the preeminent networking event of the season.

Make plans now to join us for our 52nd Annual Fall Conference and Expo, taking place November 8-10, 2017 in Riverside.

The 2016 rendition took place November 16-18 at the Oakland Convention Center and Oakland Marriott City Center.  The event featured three keynote presentations presented by Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente; Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré; and East Bay-based advertising icon Carol H. Williams.  Attendees also were treated to an in-depth discussion of transit issues featuring a panel of transit agency general managers, in addition to 20 educational sessions presented in tracks related to Maintenance; Management & Leadership; Operations; Fiscal, Planning, Policy & Compliance; and Marketing.

As always, highlights of the 51st conference included the presentation of the annual Small Operator Awards, with the Transit Agency of the Year Award being presented to Thousand Oaks Transit, and the Transit Professional of the Year Award going to Len Engel, General manager of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority.  The Transit Innovation Award was presented to Victor Valley Transit’s Needles CarShare Program, Congressman Sam Farr was honored with the Distinguished Service Award.

Many thanks to all the sponsors and exhibitors who helped to make the event such a success.  Thanks also to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, who served as Host Agency while providing invaluable logistical help and volunteer support.

Keep an eye on this page for photos, videos and presentation files from the 2016 event, coming in December.