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Public Transportation Conference


Register now

  • Join us at the Yakima Convention Center Aug. 17-20.
  • Register now. Vendor registration has closed.
  • Ready to learn and collaborate?
    > session descriptions (pdf, 170kb)
    > schedule summary (pdf, 49kb).
  • The Washington State Transit Association will host the 2014 Roadeo August 16 and 17 in Yakima. Register now!


The 2014 Washington State Public Transportation Conference invites you to help create a brighter tomorrow. Our world is changing. Our communities are changing. And transportation is changing, too.

  • What do we want the future to look like?
  • How can we better serve and engage our customers?
  • How can we help strengthen our communities?

The conference will bring together transportation providers, policymakers, planners and visionaries in Yakima August 17-20. Please join the conversation and learn, collaborate and celebrate accomplishments. Come to the conference and help create what's next for transportation.



Rates

  • Full Conference $325 
  • One Day $150 
  • Just the Banquet (Wall of Fame or Roadeo) $30 each

Book Your Hotel Room

Book now to get special conference rates, as low as $83 per night single occupancy. Call and ask for the WSDOT Public Transportation Conference rate by Friday, July 25. After this date, rooms are subject to availability and rates are likely to increase. 

  • Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
    607 East Yakima Avenue
    1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466)
  • Holiday Inn
    802 East Yakima Avenue
    877-410-6667

Public Transportation Wall of Fame

WOF Community Transit
Community Transit team honored
Community Transit’s 2012 Transit Team was chosen to join the 2013 Wall of Fame for their exceptional achievement demonstrating Community Transit’s core values. Each Transit Team member is also took the honor of the transit agency's Employee of the Year. Back row: Senthil Nanjaiyan, Eric Wilkinson, Bill Kalinowski.
Front row: Jayen Hass, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, Rakesh Sud, Kathryn Rasmussen, WSDOT Public Transportation Director Brian Lagerberg. CT team members not pictured: Jack Bartlett, Mike Warren, John Warren.
2013 Wall of Fame honorees from King County Metro's Infrastructure Team
King County Metro team honored
2013 Public Transportation Wall of Fame honorees from King County Metro replaced 20-year-old infrastructure with new systems that provide computer-aided dispatching, automated stop announcements and displays, integration with the ORCA smart card system, automatic passenger counting and real-time customer information. The transit radio system and on-board systems/communication center system team was nominated for their tenacity, creativity, problem-solving and collaboration. The team, not all of whom are pictured, included Antoinette Alfred, Ruben Arciaga, Randy Boshart, Dean Bryant, Ray De La Cruz, Bruce Dahl, Joe Dorage, Mark Foss, Kathryn Gish, Victoria Hughes, Ruth Kindhen, Harold Lemmon, Dennis Lock, David Magidman, Ron Moattar, Jon Moss, Keith Nelson, Darrel Riley, Dan Santon, Steven Stark, Polly Stewart, George Stites, Diane Suterland, Sheryl Wampler, Patricia Westover, Mark Wickline.

2013 Wall of Fame award winner Carol Headley, Jefferson Transit 
Jefferson Transit's Carol Headley honored
Carol has worked as a dial-a-ride operator and dispatcher for Jefferson Transit since 1988. Carol is a kind-hearted, caring person who has been there for her customers through thick and thin during her 25 years of public service.

Island Transit team 2013 Wall of Fame 
Island Transit smells like team spirit
Island Transit's new facilities coordination team was dubbed that agency's 2013 Spirit Award Team. They also took an esteemed place on the 2013 Wall of Fame at the last Public Transportation Conference. Island Transit lovingly nominated the team's members as Robyn “Uniquely Otherworldly” Goldring, Jud “IT Wizard in the Clouds” Hobbs, Pete “Don’t ask him about getting locked in the Chicken Coop” Schrum and Gary “Master of Laughter and Awe” Manker for coordinating all aspects of Island Transit's “Barn” construction project. "It is beyond incredible that they have accomplished this so eloquently while keeping their sense of humor intact," the nomination letter states.
Pictured left to right: Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson; Island Transit team members Gary Manker, Pete Schrum, Robyn Goldring and Judd Hobbs; and WSDOT Public Transportation Director Brian Lagerberg