California Transit Association

54th Annual Fall Conference & Expo

Attend the California Transit Association Event of the Year
Presented by BYD

Monterey-Salinas Transit is hosting the 54th Annual Fall Conference & Expo.

Make plans now to join us for our 54th Annual Fall Conference & Expo, presented by BYD, taking place November 13-15 in Monterey.

Our three-day signature event features dynamic presentations from industry experts on today’s pressing transit challenges and the novel solutions being implemented by innovative transit leaders. Attended by more than 800 transit professionals of all levels, this is the preeminent networking event of the season. Expect an incredible learning experience with abundant opportunities to connect with transit colleagues, a robust expo with suppliers providing products and services that fit our industry needs, and learn how "Our People Move California."

Exhibit booths and vehicle spaces are sold out. Please contact Maria Barajas at or (916) 446-4656 x 31008 to be placed on a waiting list.

Online registration is now closed, onsite registration will be available at the Monterey Conference Center. Registration fees will remain the same. 

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

Attendee Registration


Information. Innovation. Inspiration.

The 54th Annual Fall Conference & Expo program will focus on the trends that are transforming public transit, innovations and pilot programs being conducted by transit agencies around the state, sharing best-practices, and exploring what is working and what is not.

As always, our premier annual event features insightful keynotes, in-depth educational tracks, and opportunities to learn from thought leaders as we cover today’s most pressing transit issues and happenings.

Creating an enhanced learning environment, each educational track will include at least one hands-on, interactive activity focused session where attendees can “learn by doing.” Concurrent sessions will be offered through the following five educational tracks:

  • Fiscal, Planning, Policy & Compliance
  • Maintenance
  • Management & Leadership
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Operations

View the Conference Schedule

Join Us on the Coast

Located on California’s scenic central coast, the city of Monterey and surrounding area have attracted artists since the late 19th century, and many celebrated painters and writers have lived and worked there. Notable attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman’s Wharf, and 17-Mile Drive.

The conference program takes place at two adjacent venues:

Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

The Portola Hotel & Spa
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Book Your Accommodations

The Portola Hotel & Spa is sold out on Wednesday, November 13, and has limited space available on Thursday, November 14. Rooms are still available for conference attendees at the following locations:

Hotel Abrego
755 Abrego St
Monterey, CA 93940

Hotel Pacific
300 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940

Casa Munras
700 Munras Ave
Monterey, CA 93940

Connect With an Influential Audience

The 54th Annual Fall Conference & Expo is known for its dynamic conference program and wonderful networking opportunities.

Exhibit booths and vehicle spaces are sold out. Please contact Maria Barajas at or (916) 446-4656 x 31008 to be placed on a waiting list.

Sponsor Registration

View Prospectus           Expo Hall Map           Vehicle Space Map

Innovation Theater

The California Transit Association’s Innovation Theater, sponsored by Tripshot, is a place of learning set in a casual environment built to facilitate peer sharing, problem solving through innovation, technology, and collaboration. The Theater will be presented Wednesday, November 13 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with industry professionals who will have insight and solutions to the latest challenges in the transit industry, and receive one-on-one attention during follow-up question-and-answer sessions.

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Exceptional Value

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

REGISTRATION FEES July 24 - October 18 After October 18
Member $425 $475
Non-Member $525 $575
Single Day - Member $250 $300
Single Day - Non-Member $350 $400

Small Operators Program and Awards Breakfast: $40 Member, $50 Non-member.

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 15 will receive a full refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 15.
  • 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 Manager, at (916) 446-4656, x 31008 or

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

Innovation Theater & Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Kim Rothschild, Senior Director, Marketing & Business Development, at (916) 446-4656, x 1492 or