The stage is set, the conference is going to kick off with informative and interactive sessions, exhibitors will showcase their newest products and vehicles, and we will have a chance to network face-to-face.
The pandemic hit quickly and as we all try and return to normality; we still wonder what that really looks like. We are all adjusting and have taken careful consideration into planning this event – on behalf of the NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) the show must go on….and we are excited!
Join us on Tuesday, June 28 for the annual golf tournament, Wednesday, June 29 for the conference and expo, and Thursday, June 30 for the conference event wrap up. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Tally 617-549-8782.
2022 NEPTA Conference & Expo Overview
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
11:00 am - GOLF followed by a light 19th hole reception
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Welcome Reception at Crowne Plaza Hotel
(Atrium meeting room)
Whether joining from the golf course, or from the hotel, join your colleagues for an evening reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Although this is not a sit-down dinner, a light pasta station with all the fixings including grilled chicken and sautéed shrimp, along with a fruit station will be served in a buffet setup
Hotel shuttle available to/from the Providence airport.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
7:00 am - 8:15 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - Vendor Setup
9:00 am -1:45 pm - Sessions & Lunch
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Expo
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Evening Reception
Thursday, June 30, 2022
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event conclusion starting with breakfast, followed by sessions, then box lunch to go or stay.
Registration & Information
(click on links below to register)
Thank you to the following companies
Event Refreshment Break Sponsors
Golf Hole in One Sponsor
Digital Branding Sponsor
Golf Tournament T-shirt Sponsors
Thank you to the following companies
Golf Tournament Tee Sign Sponsors
Thank you to the following companies
(click on link categories below to get the info you need)
How do I access the attendee list?You can view the attendee list by selecting – Register Now from the Exhibitor Registration link and also, when you click on the Conference Registration link you can view "Look who else is attending" on the left side. Complete agenda and attendee list available at the Registration Desk Event update posts, including attendee list, will be available at www.nepta.org. AICP credits have been approved where noted. From the online agenda click on the CM credit number for further instructions.
Event OverviewThe event will begin with an evening reception to welcome our guests to Providence, Rhode Island. All events will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. Plenty of FREE parking available. More information will be supplied when you register. Tuesday, June 28 - Golf and Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 29 - Exhibitor set-up, Conference, Expo, Evening Reception Thursday, June 30 - Morning networking breakfast, sessions, and lunch The focus of this year’s biennial event is advancing through times of change, in the workplace, on the road, and within ourselves. Sessions include adapting to the new wave of electric buses, safety and security updates, self-care focus, along with many more topics. Don’t miss the opportunity during the next two days to reconnect with friends and meet new ones, it has been a long time since many of us have seen each other in person. Learn from a diverse group of trainers and industry leaders, including representatives from the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, DC and Cambridge, MA. We have a full event of engaging sessions Wednesday and Thursday, along with an array of transit vendor displays during the expo hours on Wednesday. Event at a Glance Tuesday, June 28 11:00 am NEPTA 21st Annual Scholarship Award Golf Tournament – Valley Country Club 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome Reception – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atrium Dinner on your own- Suggestion list available at registration desk Wednesday, June 29 Crowne Plaza Hotel - Meeting Room 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Hours - Rotunda 7:00 am – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast - Rotunda 8:30 am – 9:15 am FTA Welcome - Plaza Ballroom 9:00 am – 10:30 am Vendor Display set up - Grand Ballroom, Foyer, Outdoor Area 9:30 am – 10:45 am Breakout Sessions The ABCs of Transitioning to Electric Buses - Bristol A National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) - Bristol B Managing The New Workforce - Tiverton 10:45 am Transition Break - Meeting Room Foyer 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Breakout Session FTA Oversight and Program Management - Bristol A Transit and Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) - Bristol B Difficult Decisions: Policies vs. Day-to-Day Practices - Tiverton 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker - Plaza Ballroom Immediately following lunch, please join the Transportation Expo 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Transportation Expo - Grand Ballroom, Foyer, Outdoor Area Be sure to check printed agenda during event for vendor demo times. 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Social Hour with light bites - Grand Ballroom, Foyer Dinner on your own – Suggestion list available at registration desk Thursday, June 30 Crowne Plaza Hotel - Meeting Room 8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast - Rotunda 9:15 am – 10:30 am Breakout Sessions Electric Vehicles in the Role of Transit - Bristol A How to Use Community Coalitions to Expand Transit Options - Bristol B Surviving & Thriving During Times of Great Change - Tiverton A program for Employees & Managers 10:30 am Transition Break - Meeting Room Foyer 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Breakout Sessions Voluntary Outreach Programs - Bristol A Recruiting and Retaining Bus Drivers - Bristol B Emotional Intelligence in Today’s Workplace - Tiverton 12:30 pm Event Concludes with box lunch to stay or go - Rotunda Complete agenda and attendee list available at the Registration Desk Rotunda Post event updates, including attendee list, will be available at www.nepta.org. AICP credits have been approved where noted. Click on the CM credit on the online agenda to be directed to the American Planning Association site for further information regarding credits. Meeting rooms subject to change, registration staff will advise if there are any changes.
Where is the 2022 NEPTA Conference?Event is exclusively at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886. For the group rate at the Crowne Plaza, use the below link and enter the dates you want to stay. The group code will automatically pull up the link for the discount price of $149. If you experience difficulty booking, please contact Kelly O'Brien, Sales Assistant, Crowne Plaza Hotel. Here is the link
What is the registration fee for attendees?All-inclusive (receptions, breakfast, lunch, breaks and conference sessions) is $385 (members) / $485 (non-members). No additional fees apply for guests registering for the transportation expo only (with one paid registration) *. Please be sure to indicate the guests’ names and titles when you register. You can register now here.
What are the Conference hours?Wednesday, June 29 at 9:00am and concludes Thursday, June 30.
Where and when is the 2022 Northeast Passenger Transportation EXPO?This year’s transportation expo will be held in the Crowne Plaza hotel Grand Ballroom and Foyer. Enjoy a nice afternoon visiting with exhibitors, network with colleagues and enjoy an afternoon refreshment. NEPTA will conclude this event with an evening reception starting at 5:00 pm. The expo will remain open until 6:00 pm. Dismantle may begin at 6:15pm.
What is the exhibitor schedule?Wednesday, June 29 Vendor Display: set up: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
What is the registration deadline?To meet the 2022 Northeast Passenger Transportation Conference/EXPO Program Book deadline, booth registration, conference registration deadline, artwork and payment are due by June 10. Event registration will remain open throughout event. Due to the passed deadline of June 10, there is no guarantee new registrations will be listed in the program book; however, a complete registration list will be available at the event for those who register through June 22. Continued up-to-date registration information will remain on the site until after the event. A real time “look who else is registered” link is available on both the conference registration link and the exhibitor registration link.
Will I be able to attend if I register after June 10?Registration is always accepted; however, we cannot guarantee placement or recognition in the program book after June 10. Payment still must be made prior to the event. Yes, we encourage preregistration, but we welcome all registrants even during the event. Please note: Event registration will remain open throughout event. Due to the passed deadline of June 10, there is no guarantee new registrations will be listed in the program book; however, a complete registration list will be available at the event for those who register through June 22. Continued up-to-date registration information will remain on the site until after the event. A real time “look who else is registered” link is available on both the conference registration link and the exhibitor registration link.
Where should I stay?The host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Providence Warwick (airport) with a special guest rate of $149pp plus tax. You can book directly with the group rate here.
What is the fee for exhibitors?Exhibit booth reservation is $925, which includes receptions, breaks, lunch and conference sessions. No additional fees apply. Booth Registration Includes: 8' high back wall, 3' high side drape, 6" skirted table, two chairs, wastebasket, and one 7"x44" (one-line) ID sign with booth number. Includes registration for all receptions, breaks, meals for one, additional booth attendee registration is $100. To register additional booth attendees, use the CONFERENCE REGISTRATION link on the registration page. No additional carpet purchase is necessary. For additional accessories, electrical, internet, etc. are available for additional fees through Capital Convention Exhibitor Services upon registration.
Is there parking available?Yes, there is free onsite parking at the hotel.
Information about our host cityWarwick, Rhode Island, is the second largest city in the state and is located approx. 12 miles south of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, 63 miles southwest of Boston, Massachusetts and 171 miles northeast of New York City. Founded in 1642, it has been a part of major events in American history. It is home to Rhode Island’s main airport, T.F Green Airport, which serves the Providence area and also functions as a reliever for Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts.
What if I registered already? Is there anything else I need to know?Your “event at a glance” was included in your emailed confirmation at the time you registered. This email is also your invoice and/or paid receipt. The attached documents are designed to help navigate through the event and what to expect to make your attendance more relaxing. If you have any questions, contact NEPTA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. CONFIRMATION LINKS: EXHIBITOR INFORMATION (download) EVENT INFORMATION FOR ALL REGISTRANTS (download)