Welcome and Registration

Welcome to the 45th Annual Public Transportation Conference, Vendor Expo, Maintenance Forum, and Committee Day!

As we begin to Grow Public Transportation for the Future after the devastating Global COVID-19 Pandemic we hope to bring everyone together, in a safe way, to inspire how we move forward together.
This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with the Maintenace Forum which was moved from March due to the Pandemic. Additionally, because we moved the Conference to October, during WSTA Committee Season, we are going to hold a day of Committee before we start the Conference and Forum.

A big thank you to the team at C-TRAN for being our Host Agency this year. We look forward to the highlights they have to offer. Finally, we also want to say thank you to our Conference partners at WSDOT Public Transportation Division for their work on putting sessions on and organizing the award for the Wall of Fame.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:
The Conference will be a Vaccinated-Only Event with limited legitimate medical and religious exemptions.  We will no longer accept a negative COVID-19 test as a way to enter the conference.

Further, Govenor Inslee has issued an indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status.  We will follow all local and state health orders. 

Fully vaccinated includes the 2-week waiting period after the last dose is administered. The last vaccine dose must be administered by the 27th of September to ensure a full 2 weeks before an October 11 arrival at the Conference. 

For vaccine proof, attendees will need to show their actual CDC Vaccine Card or a photo of it at the registration desk to receive Conference credentials.

No Exceptions. For more information please contact Justin Leighton; justin@watransit.com.

Event Details

Date: October 11 – 13
Location: Vancouver Hilton, Downtown Vancouver WA

Committee Day: October 11, 12:00pm – Noon
Maintenace Forum: October 12, 7:00 am – October 13, Noon
Conference: October 12, 7:00am – October 13, 9:00pm
Vendor Expo: Haul-in will be Monday, October 11, with a strike down on the 13th. Vehicle Display will haul in on the morning of the 11th and strike down the evening of the 13th.
Wall fo Fame Banquet: October 13, 6:00pm
State Roadeo: Canceled

Wall of Fame Awards

The 2021 Washington State Wall of Fame Awards, Presented by WSDOT, will be held on October 13, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm in conjunction with the 45th Washington State Public Transportation Conference located in Vancouver, WA.
The deadline for WOF Submissions is
Friday, September 3rd
Download WOF Guidelines & FAQ by
Download WOF Entry Form by

WOF Attendees must have a ticket for the Banquet and show proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 Test. See above for detials. Visit the Conference Registration link to register and buy your tickets. Full Conference Registration includes WOF Banquet.
WOF Only Tickets are $50.00.


Registration Products and Prices

Please CLICK HERE to download the Registration Flyer. It outlines the rates for all events and products for; Committee Day, Maintenace Forum, Conference and WOF.

Cancelations must be done in writing and sent to Melanie Espinoza at melanie@watranist.com

Registration Is Now Open

Key Registration Dates:
Regular: 8.14-9.10
Late: 9.11-09.20