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California Transit Association

Fall Conference & Expo

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

Insightful Keynotes

Join your transit colleagues from all around the state at the California Transit Association’s 53rd Annual Fall Conference & Expo, presented by BYD and co-hosted by Long Beach Transit.

Taking place October 24-26, the conference will focus on the mega-trends that are reshaping public and private transportation into a new mobility ecosystem inspired by technology, big data, and ever-increasing rider expectations. What do we need to do today to be ready and relevant for a successful tomorrow?

Come to Long Beach this fall and be part of the dialog that will explore the ideas, expectations, and challenges we face in Transforming Transit: Redesigning Our Future.

•  Cutting Edge Education

•  Face-to-Face Networking

•  One-Stop Expo

With more than 20 sessions, 3 keynotes, expanded Expo activities featuring more than 100 suppliers providing products and services, plus much more, attendees will gain a lot of learning packed into two-and-a-half days. View the conference brochure to see all that's in store for attendees.

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               View the Conference Brochure


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 Accommodations

Conference registrants can reserve a guest room at the Westin Long Beach or the Courtyard Long Beach Downtown.

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

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

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.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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

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. 

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, networking meals, and receptions. Take advantage of early bird rates. Register before September 14 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 Program and Awards 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.


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.

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