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Transit Events in 2024

Whether you’re a transit provider, consultant, community activist, or policymaker, attending transit events can help you upskill, find future partners for initiatives, and learn more about the transportation landscape

Jawnt Team
March 20, 2024

Updated March 13, 2024

Whether you’re a transit provider, consultant, community activist, or policymaker, attending transit events can help you upskill, find future partners for initiatives, and learn more about the transportation landscape. Below is Jawnt’s list of transportation and transit events for 2024. (Did we miss something? Drop us a line.)

Transforming Transportation
March 19-20, 2024 
Washington, DC

Founded in 2003 and co-hosted by the World Bank and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, Transforming Transportation is the largest conference of its kind dedicated to fostering transport solutions in developing countries that address both climate and development goals. The global forum is a platform for innovators and leaders helping to transform the sector, from policymakers and CEOs to researchers and advocates. Across two days of technical sessions and plenaries, more than 150 speakers join thousands of participants in Washington, D.C., and online to accelerate innovation and create new partnerships. The conference covers key topics of concern for both climate change and sustainable development, including public transportation, electric mobility, walking and cycling, road safety, and increasing access to jobs, education and health care. Key themes have included recovery from COVID-19, financing the climate transition and the emergence of new mobility services.

Transportation Camp - Philadelphia
March 23rd, 2024
Philadelphia, PA

TransportationCamp is a series of decentralized unconferences held throughout the world, where people of all backgrounds meet to discuss transportation-related topics. Each one is organized independently by their own local organizing committee, and may be held in conjunction with a larger conference or event. Attendees include students, young and experienced professionals, and community leaders from a wide range of backgrounds—including transportation planning, technology, innovation, and policy.

Bicycle Leadership Conference
March 26 - 29th, 2024
Tucson, Arizona

Join PeopleForBikes for the 2024 Bicycle Leadership Conference, where top leaders and decision makers come together to chart the course of the bike industry. Featuring the perfect blend of inspiration, education, and action, speakers will offer lessons on guiding your business as well as short and long-term market insights to plan for the future. Subject matter experts will address pressing questions from the industry around retaining pandemic-era riders, current and future regulatory issues, prioritizing sustainability, using technology to make better business decisions, and capitalizing on the momentum of electric bicycles.

ACT West Coast Regional TDM Summit - Association for Commuter Transportation 
April 3 - April 4th, 2024
San Francisco, CA

In April, ACT’s Northern California Chapter will welcome attendees to South San Francisco for 1.5 days of panels, interactive discussions, networking, and tours. Hosted at Genentech’s South San Francisco campus, this event will highlight TDM strategies in action at a leading employer. Attendees will receive an inside look at TDM programs and initiatives in the region and learn how they’ve evolved to meet commuter needs. The summit is positioned to draw TDM leaders and innovators representing programs from the Bay area and beyond.

APTA Legislative Conference
April 7 - 9th, 2024
Washington, DC

The Legislative Conference is an opportunity for public transportation industry professionals across the nation to make our presence felt and our voices heard in Washington, DC. The Conference helps educate APTA members on important federal legislation and policy initiatives and affords an unparalleled opportunity to shape the industry’s positions and federal advocacy agenda.

CALACT 2024 Spring Conference and Expo
April 15 - 18, 2024
San Diego, CA

CALACT is a statewide, non-profit organization that has represented the interests of small, rural, and specialized transportation providers since 1984. Our membership is comprised of individuals and agencies from diverse facets of transportation, including operators of small and large systems, planning and government agencies, social service agencies, suppliers and consultants. The conference committee has prepared many informative educational sessions for attendees at the conference. Be sure to visit the buses and exhibitors during the Expo reception on Tuesday evening and the Bus Show Luncheon and EXPO on Wednesday. The CALACT Board of Directors and Staff hope that you have an enjoyable conference experience. 

APTA Mobility Conference
April 28 - May 1, 2024
Portland, OR

The Mobility Conference addresses the critical priorities and challenges facing bus and paratransit systems and explores the changing environment in which systems operate in today's mobility landscape. Participate in specialty workshops, technical tours and APTA's combined Bus Display & Products and Services Showcase. Who should attend: bus and paratransit system employees and managers, planners, board members, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and consultants.

NACTO Designing Cities 2024: Miami-Dade
May 7 - 10, 2024
Miami Dade, FL

The NACTO Designing Cities Conference brings together 1,000 officials, planners, and practitioners to advance the state of transportation in cities across North America. The 2024 event will be NACTO’s twelfth conference, and the first held in the Southeast U.S. The NACTO conference features a mix of formats over four days that promote connection, inspiration, and sharing best practices and lessons learned. The agenda features workshops with hands-on exercises, roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, seamless networking opportunities, panel conversations, and small group meet ups by affinity or topic expertise. Our conference is best known for our Walkshops - mobile tours of our host city and region that are designed and led by local staff and community members. Three Walkshops are included in the price of each conference ticket for every attendee. Our program also features our beloved Meet the Cities event, where every NACTO member agency has the chance to share a project they worked on that year.

Government Fleet's Public Transit Conference
May 7 - 10th, 2024
Louisville, Kentucky

New for this year, Public Transit Conference educational sessions are being offered at the 2024 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX), which is the largest annual conference for public fleets in the nation. The sessions will feature leaders discussing some of the latest issues facing public transit agencies today and will be curated by METRO Magazine – the oldest and most reliable brand in the industry. This new track of programming will be focused on increasing operational efficiencies, ensuring safety, and new technologies, just to name a few, and is ideal for transit systems looking to reshape and re-focus their operations. The new program is also an exciting and economical way to network with new and old peers alike.

Strong Towns National Gathering 
May 14 - 15th, 2024
Cincinnati, OH

This is where bottom-up ideas and advocates from across North America meet to ignite another year of action. Connect with hundreds of attendees who share your vision, from citizen advocates, to professionals, to local officials. Never a dull moment. Explore a program jam-packed with engaging speakers, practical workshops, and fun events. Hear from inspiring voices including Barkha Patel, Joseph Minicozzi and, of course, Chuck Marohn. You’ll return home excited, emboldened, and equipped—knowing you are an indispensable part of an energetic, unstoppable movement.     

MAASTO Conference 2024
August 26 - 28, 2024
Kansas City, MO

The future of transportation relies heavily on our ability to effectively move people and goods to and through the Midwest. These are transformative times in our industry. Attendees of this annual conference will gain insight and develop relationships that better shape the next generation of mobility.  Don’t miss out on this chance to be among the industry leaders as we collectively seek to transform transportation for all.

ACT TDM Week 2024 - Association for Commuter Transportation
September 16 - 20th, 2024

Welcome to TDM Week, an opportunity to create awareness among decision-makers and key TDM stakeholders about the importance of including a range of safe and reliable modes of transportation for all users in the transportation planning process. This week is a time to share the importance of enacting programs that reduce the carbon footprint of transportation in our communities. By taking a TDM Week pledge, you're committing to spreading awareness of the many positive benefits TDM has on the sustainability of our communities and the improvements to the quality of life of all people.

MOVE America 2024 
September 24 - 25, 2024
Austin, TX

MOVE America is the #1 tech mobility event in the Americas, bringing together the people and companies redefining mobility. MOVE America connects the entire mobility ecosystem, focused on tech, business models and sustainable futures. Leaders and visionaries from across the mobility value chain gather at MOVE for an unparalleled opportunity to learn, innovate, partner and do business. We host executives from world leading CPOs, OEMs, fleet operators, governments and cities, battery manufacturers, transport operators, investors and utilities. We believe in the power of cross-sector partnerships to push boundaries and solve mobility’s most pressing issues.

North American Bikeshare & Scootershare Association Annual Conference
October 7 - 9, 2024
Philadelphia, PA

The NABSA Annual Conference is the only shared micromobility-focused conference globally and serves as the leading cross-sector gathering space for shared micromobility professionals. NABSA is the shared micromobility industry’s membership organization with representation from system owners, operators, host cities, equipment providers, and technology and service providers. During this multi-day conference, attendees experience the host location’s shared micromobility systems and street infrastructure firsthand during mobile workshops, learn from and share ideas with shared micromobility peers at panel sessions, connect with exhibitors, hear inspiring plenary speakers, and network with colleagues from all over the world. In addition to learning, the conference includes multiple evening social events, and is a great place to network and socialize with others in the industry!

NYPTA Annual Conference & Expo
October 15 - 17th, 2024
Buffalo, NY

The New York Public Transit Association’s Conference is the largest gathering of public transportation managers and professionals in New York State. Transit professionals from across the state come to the conference each year to learn and preview the latest innovative products and services. NYPTA’s partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the Rural Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) has resulted in increased attendance of large and small operators, transit professionals and decision- makers at all levels of these organizations.

Transportation Alternative's Vision Zero Cities
October 16 - 18, 2024
New York City, NY

Vision Zero is not just a policy goal — it’s an imperative. Explore the challenges and opportunities facing us as we work to build a world with zero traffic deaths. The 11th annual Vision Zero Cities will convene global leaders dedicated to achieving Vision Zero. This gathering unites city officials, planners, engineers, advocates, scholars, and industry leaders to share insights, explore innovative strategies, and discover cutting-edge solutions for challenges facing our cities. Over three days, participants will engage in keynotes, in-depth breakouts, immersive field tours, and personalized networking, all geared towards advancing safer and fairer streets and public spaces.

Mpact Transit & Mobility Conference
October 20 - 23rd, 2024
Philadelphia, PA

The annual Mpact Transit + Community conference (formerly Rail~Volution) focuses on the interplay of transit, connected mobility options, land use and development in building great places to live – for everyone. Join practitioners, leaders and advocates from communities across the United States and Canada. Share best practices, real-world solutions and innovative approaches to the challenges that face cities and regions of every size.

ACT TDM Forum 2024 - Association for Commuter Transportation 
November 12 - November 13th, 2024
Charlotte, NC

ACT is reimagining the TDM Forum to convene industry experts, new thinkers, and skilled practitioners for a deeper exploration of key TDM issues. This event promises in-depth discussions and engaging panels, offering a platform to address and strategize new solutions for today’s transportation challenges. Attendees can anticipate nuanced conversations on emerging trends, transportation decarbonization strategies, and innovative TDM solutions shaping the transportation landscape within our communities and at work sites. From the complexities of post-pandemic mobility to the integration of smart transportation systems, the forum provides a valuable opportunity for stakeholders to collaborate, share expertise, and envision the future of efficient, accessible, and sustainable transportation solutions.

CoMotion LA
November 12 - 14th, 2024
Los Angeles, CA

Global mayors and policymakers, leading technologists, public transport operators and venture capitalists, start-ups and established players — the entire landscape of emerging mobility is again present for the most important edition of CoMotion LA ever. Be part of immersive and interactive talks, pitches, demos, & workshops offer a path forward for cities and mobility systems as we enter a more impactful phase of the Mobility Revolution.

California Transit Association Fall Conference & Expon
November 20 - 22nd, 2024
San Jose, CA

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.

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