California Transit Association


53rd Annual Fall Conference & Expo

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

The 53rd Annual Fall Conference & Expo is set for October 24-26 at the Long Beach Convention Center and the Westin Long Beach, and is hosted by Long Beach Transit.

Make plans now to join us for our 53rd Annual Fall Conference & Expo, presented by BYD, taking place October 24-26 in Long Beach.

A 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 with nearly 600 attendees, abundant opportunities to connect with transit colleagues and a robust expo with more than 100 suppliers providing products and services that fit our industry needs.

For more information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Janneh R. Johnson at, or by phone at (916) 446-4656, x 1017.

Attendee Registration               Sponsor Registration               Exhibitor Registration


Information. Innovation. Inspiration.

The 53rd 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, there will be at least one hands-on, interactive activity focused session during each track 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 Waterfront

Located in the heart of sunny Southern California, Long Beach blends urban sophistication with the relaxed atmosphere of a beachside community and is quickly developing a reputation as The Urban Waterfront Playground™. Find out why this October!

Conference Program

Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

Book Your Accomodations

Conference registrants can reserve a guest room at the Westin Long Beach or the Courtyard Long Beach Downtown under the California Transit Association room block. Please see below for the special rates offered to conference attendees.

*A limited number of per diem rate rooms are also available on a first come, first served basis.

Reserve your room by the cutoff date of Monday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Please note that the conference rate may sell out before this date, so be sure to book early!

Westin Long Beach
333 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

$209 per night + tax & fees (Standard Room)

Call the Westin directly at (562) 436-3000 to reserve your stay. Please reference "California Transit Association Conference" upon making your reservation.

Courtyard Long Beach Downtown
500 East First Street
Long Beach, CA 90802

$209 per night + tax & fees (Standard Room)

Call the Courtyard Long Beach Downtown directly at (562) 435-8511 to select your room and reserve your stay. Please reference "California Transit Association Conference" upon making your reservation.

Exceptional Value

Conference registration includes access to all educational sessions, speaker materials, networking meals, and receptions. Take advantage of early bird rates. Register by July 20 and save $50.

REGISTRATION FEES BEFORE July 20 July 20 - September 14 AFTER September 14
Member $375 $425 $475
Non-Member $475 $525 $575
Single Day - Member $200 $250 $300
Single Day - Non-Member $300 $350 $400

Small Operators Award Breakfast: $40 Member, $50 Non-member.

Registration fees will increase by $50 after September 14.

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 September 30 will receive a full refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after October 1.
  • Registered for the conference but can't make it? Ask about how to transfer your registration to another member of your organization.

Connect With an Influential Audience

With a dynamic conference program and wonderful networking opportunities, this EXPO will prove yet again, the place attendees want to be.

Expo Schedule            Expo Hall Map

Register now, before booth fees increase by $150 on August 15.

Innovation Theater

The California Transit Association’s Innovation Theater is back as the place of learning set in a casual environment built to facilitate peer sharing, problem solving through technology, and collaboration. Applications to present at the Innovation Theater are due July 2. Apply using the link below.

Conference attendees will:

  • Experience 10 minute presentations on new technology and innovative products by a supplier and a transit agency.
  • The latest upgrades and products that maximize today’s cutting-edge technology including apps, software, data capture and manipulation, open source resources, and beyond.
  • See first-hand innovative products and solutions that enhance service and satisfaction at their transit agency.
  • Exchange best practices with peers and learn about the latest in transit technology.

How to Apply               Innovation Theater Application

We’re Here to Help

  • General Inquiries & Exhibitor Information: Mandy Puliz, Association Services Coordinator,
  • Membership & Innovation Theater: Kim Rothschild, Senior Director, Marketing & Business Development,
  • Conference Program, Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities: Janneh R. Johnson, Events & Education Director,

To contact us by phone, call (916) 446-4656.