Call for Proposals

Planning is underway for the New York Public Transit Industry’s 2024 Conference & Expo, October 15 – 17, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. The New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) seeks proposals specific to our conference theme to be considered for conference sessions.

Selected proposals will be allotted 15-20 minutes per speaker. Proposals that tie to the conference theme, "Beyond the Route: Ideas, Insights, and Innovations in Public Transit", will be given priority. NYPTA is encouraging graduates of the Public Transit Leadership Institute (PTLI) to present on your area of expertise.

Presentations will be selected based on topics, relevance to conference attendees, timeliness, and other criteria. Please submit your proposal no later than Friday, May 24, 2024.

When completing your proposal, be concise, yet include enough detail to convey the scope of the presentation content. Proposals will be evaluated on their perceived interest to attendees including how well they relate to current issues of importance facing the transit industry. Proposals should  be well thought out and clearly describe the topic to be discussed. Proposals submitted by private consultants, vendors, or operators should attempt to include a client or representative of a transit system to provide context for the topic.

Topic Ideas:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • COVID-19 Recovery
  • Intermodal planning, services, facilities
  • Revenue innovations
  • Mobility management
  • Micromobility
  • Microtransit
  • Professional development
  • Public/private partnerships
  • Customer Service
  • Cost-saving innovations
  • Maintenance topics
  • Emergency procedures
  • Technology transfer
  • Procurement (vehicles, fuel)
  • Safety and security policies programs
  • Senior management leadership training
  • Best practices for small and large operations
  • Transition to zero emission vehicles
  • Electric and hydrogen fuel cell

When completing your proposal, please be concise, yet include enough detail to convey the scope of the presentation content.

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