2019 Biennial Conference
& Expo
Event Overview
Agenda with presentations as available
Meet our Presenters
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This biennial event will occur next in 2021. Check back for details. 

Event Overview

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Credits Approved

General Conference Information

Interested in learning more about the latest trends and technologies facing the future of mobility and transit? Join us at this year's biennial conference and Expo in Warwick, Rhode Island.

NorthEast Passenger Transportation Biennial Transportation Conference and Expo offers a unique opportunity for transit professionals to share best practices, develop professional growth and connect with colleagues in a central location. This regional event offers a day and a half of interactive, engaging sessions.



Tuesday, June 25

20th Annual NEPTA Scholarship Golf Tournament 

11:00 am Modified Shot-Gun Start

Where: Valley Country Club Warwick 

What to expect:

  • A fun day on the course with colleagues supporting a great cause - the NEPTA Scholarship Award Program

  • Need that "do-over" Purchase Mulligans / $5 per ticket (4 ticket limit) 

Can not be used on Par 3 or Hole-In-One holes

  • Lunch to-go will be served in sponsored registration bags courtesy of 

"Recycle, Reuse" Golfers,bring your registration bag to the conference for expo goodies you pick up along the way

  • Closest to the Pin prize and hopefully more than one Hole-In-One winners will be announced while enjoying a light snack

as we close the tournament. 

Need to rent clubs? Valley CC recommends calling Golfer's Warehouse, 60 Freeway Drive, Canton, RI 02920


Need clubs and won't have time to pick them up off site? Contact Carol Tally membership@nepta.org 

NEPTA will not be hosting a reception after golf. Please join us at NYLO at 6:00 pm (details below)


Tuesday, June 25 


Evening Reception

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: NYLO by Hilton Hotel Warwick

Join your colleagues for a cocktail and snacks at NYLO hotel. This restaurant and outdoor patio provides an eclectic atmosphere along the Pawtuxet River.  There is ample free parking at NYLO, located just minutes away from the Crowne Plaza but free transportation will be provided on a rotating schedule listed below.  

Tuesday evening Shuttle service to NYLO

              5:45 pm:  Shuttle from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to NYLO

              6:15 pm:  Shuttle from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to NYLO

                       6:45 pm:   Last Shuttle  from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to NYLO


 Returning to the Crowne Plaza Hotel

              7:00 pm:  Shuttle from NYLO to the Crowne Plaza Hotel

              7:20 pm:  Shuttle from NYLO to the Crowne Plaza Hotel

              7:40 pm:  Shuttle from NYLO to the Crowne Plaza Hotel

                    8:00 pm: Last Shuttle from NYLO to the Crowne Plaza Hotel

*If your schedule conflicts with these times, ask at NYLO's front desk if their shuttle is available. 

Dinner on your own: Recommendations

Wednesday, June 26

All events Wednesday and Thursday are at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI

~ Transportation Expo is Wednesday only ~

7:30 am Registration (Rotunda)

7:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast (Rotunda)

VENDORS: *You do not need to check in at the Registration Desk in the Rotunda before setting up. Stop by the information table located outside the Grand Ballroom for booth location. Name tags will be available all day.

Registration Desk (in Rotunda) will be available until 2:00 pm, then moved to the Grand Ballroom Registration Area

9:00 am - 10:30 am Vendor set up & Vehicle set up

9:00 am Vendor Vehicle Arrival Time

Vehicle Display Parking Area: Expo area will be marked, please do not park in that area until directed to do so. 

9:00 am - 3:30 am Conference Hours (various breakout sessions)

10:30 am - 11:00 am coffee/tea break (Plaza Foyer)

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch (Atrium)

1:30 pm - 6:00 pm Transportation Expo Designated Hours (Grand Ballroom, Grand Ballroom Foyer, Outdoor Vehicle Area)

Vendor Display Area is accessible to attendees after lunch with designated hours from 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Break with Del's Lemonade 

Afternoon Break will be served near the outdoor vehicle display (weather permitting)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Social reception with light bites (vendor display areas)

6:00 pm Expo Concludes (dismantle displays, vehicles can remain in the parking lot)

Dinner on your own: Recommendations

Thursday, June 27

All events Wednesday and Thursday are at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Registration Open  (Grand Ballroom Registration Area (Grand Foyer)

7:30 am  - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

~No Transportation Expo Today - Wednesday only ~

9:15 am - 10:30 am FTA Plenary Session 

10:45 am - 3:30 pm Conference Hours (various breakout sessions)

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker Hendrik "Rik" Opstelten, Program Analyst, Office of Innovation and Research, USDOT - Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC (Salon I, II, III)

To help prepare for FTA Family Feud, please fill out the survey available by email >> click here

3:30 pm Conference Concludes

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Conference Agenda & Speakers

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Thank you to our
event sponsors!
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Contributing Sponsors

Registration Fees

MEMBER FULL TWO-DAY CONFERENCE:  $375 (20% discount applies after two paid registrants from same organization)

NON-MEMBER FULL TWO-DAY CONFERENCE:  $475 (20% discount applies after two paid registrants from same organization)

MEMBER ONE-DAY EVENT:  $215 (20% discount applies after two paid registrants from same organization)

MEMBER EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION:  $875 (additional registrants at the booth fee $100, all meals, sessions and events included)


*See Registration Options drop down menu on registration page for all registration options.

~~Early Bird Pricing Available until Monday, June 10 ~~

If you are registering additional attendees from the same organization, please be sure to select "Add Anther Person" when promoted and select the appropriate registration option for that attendee, continue to all attendees are registered. Conference registration fee includes all receptions, breakfast, lunch, breaks and conference sessions.

June 10 Sponsorship Printing and Early Bird Registration Pricing Deadline


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