California Transit Association

55th Annual Fall Conference & Expo

Attend the California Transit Association Virtual Event of the Year
Presented by Proterra


The California Transit Association’s 55th Annual Fall Conference & Expo, presented by Proterra, is taking place November 18-19, 2020.

In keeping with the changes created by the COVID-19 pandemic, our theme is “Essential Reinvention,” and our annual premier event is being reimagined in a virtual format!

We may not be able to gather in person this year, but we are committed to bringing you all the same great benefits of our signature event: education, experts, exhibitors… all without leaving your desk.

The new, virtual environment will feature two insightful keynote addresses from industry experts, addressing today’s challenges and the novel solutions being implemented by innovative transit leaders. These sessions also offer unparalleled learning experiences through multiple breakout sessions and thought-provoking general discussion.


    Attendee Registration

    Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration


    Essential. Reinvention

    Our 55th Annual Fall Conference & Expo program will provide content-rich sessions in a virtual format.

    As our world changes, this year’s conference will acknowledge and address the most pressing social and technological trends transforming public transit as well as the calls for racial justice that we know must be embedded in our industry’s work going forward. As always, we will highlight innovations in transit service delivery and pilot programs being conducted by transit agencies around the state to share best-practices and explore what is working and what is not. Specific topics for this year’s keynote presentations and concurrent sessions include:

    • The Future of Transit

    • Racial Justice & Transportation Equity

    • ZEB

    • Hydrogen

    • Funding Sources

    • Labor Management

    • Emergency Response

    • Community Outreach & Engagement

    • Fare Policy

    • .....and much more



    9:00 am – 10:15 am      Keynote Session

    10:45 am – 11:45 am    Five Concurrent Sessions

    11:45 am – 12:45 pm    Expo

    12:45 pm – 1:45 pm      Five Concurrent Sessions


    7:45 am – 9:00 am        Small Operators Awards

    9:15 am – 10:15 am      Keynote

    10:45 am – 11:45 am     Five Concurrent Sessions

    11:45 am – 1:45 pm       Expo & Prize Drawing

    1:45 pm – 2:45 pm         Five Concurrent Sessions

    *Subject to change

    Connect With an Influential Audience

    The 55th Annual Fall Conference & Expo is known for its dynamic conference program and networking potential.

    Great opportunities are available to have your company name front and center before and during the virtual conference. There will be both online and printed recognition of your sponsorship, including a mailed welcome kit that will be sent to each attendee before the conference.

    The live stream platform has the potential to host even more association members and transit enthusiasts to take advantage of the learning.

    November 18 - 9:00 am to 1:45 pm (PST)
    November 19 - 7:45 am to 2:45 pm (PST)

    Our unique Virtual Expo Hall will showcase products and services that support our industry needs.

    This year’s conference includes a vibrant and interactive exposition complete with networking opportunities, and more. Our Virtual Expo Hall offers:

    • Gamification
    • 1:1 Appointments
    • Video Chat

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    sponsor opportunities


    Exceptional Value

    Conference registration includes access to all educational sessions and speaker materials.

    Registration Fees

    Member              $200

    Non-Member       $300

    Registration fees increase by $50 on October 19.

    Cancellation Policy

    Participants who wish to cancel their conference registration must contact the California Transit Association in writing via email to In the event of a cancellation, the following refund policy applies:

    • Cancellations received by October 19 will receive a full refund.
    • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 19.
    • Registered for the conference but can't make it? Ask about how to transfer your registration to another member of your organization.

    We’re Here to Help

    General Conference Information & Registration
    Contact Maria Barajas, Association Services Director, at (916) 446-4656, x 31008 or

    Conference Program
    Contact Erin Meyer, Events & Education Director, at (916) 446-4656, x 1035 or