Celebrate the Holiday Season with NEPTA

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm FTA Jeopardy dedicated to PTASP and more.  Link to  frequently asked questions and  FTA’s PTASP fact sheet.   17th L'Apogee Meeting Room Graduate Hotel


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm TCRP Session with Gwen Chisholm Smith   17th L'Apogee Meeting Room

The Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has an established reputation for providing current, informative reports and other tools to help public transportation practitioners solve problems and inform decisions. It is your ticket to information central. Whether you are a service provider, consultant, supplier, or involved in any sector of public transportation, TCRP provides the tools needed to innovate and solve problems facing the public transportation industry. TCRP research addresses a broad spectrum of concerns including: facilities, vehicles, equipment, service concepts, operations, maintenance, human resources, administrative practices, funding and finance, planning, and policy. Timely and relevant information is easily accessible online and free of charge.  Join us to talk about the value of the TCRP program, what it offers, and ways to get involved.


Gwen Chisholm Smith currently serves as Manager of the Transit Cooperative Research Programs.   She is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing management of program activities.  Ms. Chisholm also currently manages the NCHRP and TCRP Legal Projects in addition to directing the overall TCRP program. Prior to joining the TCRP in 1993, Ms. Chisholm Smith was employed in the Office of General Counsel at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.  In this position, she interacted with all levels of management in the areas of operations, maintenance, engineering, and planning. She prepared First Amendment and tort defense litigation, pleadings, interrogatories, and trial proceedings on legal challenges facing the Authority.  Prior to working for WMATA, she served as a legislative aide to the Montgomery County Council (Maryland), conducting research on policy issues and recommending appropriate action to the council. Ms. Chisholm received her Juris Doctor and Masters in Public Administration degrees from the University of Baltimore, and a Bachelor of Arts from Morgan State University.  She has been admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Graduate Hotel * Providence, Rhode Island.  

Summary of Events

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm     Federal Transit Administration Region 1 Update

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm     Transit Cooperative Research Program  (TCRP) 

Reception following sessions

6:00 pm     Dinner, Annual Meeting and Presentation of Awards


Entertainment throughout the event provided by the real mentalist, Jon Stetson.

Questions? Contact NEPTA at 800-NEPTA01 (637-8201) or email membership@nepta.org

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Support the Marine Toys For Tots holiday toy collection. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the annual meeting. A drop box will be available. 

If you wish to donate directly to the Toys For Tots program, select link here

Individual (or group) Registration
Members $125 pp
Non-member $150 pp


  • Includes 1 event registration (session, reception and dinner)

  • Multiple registration available

  • Member Registration Fee $125 per person

  • Non-member Registration Fee $150 per person

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If wish to join the list of sponsors - do not select this option. Scroll down and check out the opportunities before making your selection. Questions? Contact Carol Tally, NEPTA Executive Director at 617-549-8782

Event and AV Sponsor Prime Package
Includes 1 registration
Package A


  • Includes 1 event registration (session, reception and dinner)

  • A/V sponsor signage during afternoon FTA update session, reception and dinner

  • 6-month online Buyer's Guide (rectangle banner) with hyperlink

  • Logo with hyperlink on www.nepta.org

Evening with the Real Mentalist: Jon Stetson 
Sponsor Package
Includes 1 registration


  • Includes 1 event registration (session, reception and dinner)

  • Logo on introduction sign for Jon Stetson

  • Logo with hyperlink on www.nepta.org

Multiple sponsorships available

Door Prize Basket Sponsor


  • Back by popular demand. All attendees will have the opportunity to win a holiday basket featuring your logo. NEPTA will provide the baskets per sponsorships received during registration. 

  • Logo listed on www.nepta.org

  • Event registration  (session, reception and dinner) sold separately above

Multiple sponsorships available

Direct Scholarship Award Fund Sponsor
*denomination of your choice


  • Funds directly submitted to the NEPTA Scholarship Award Program.

  • Acknowledgement during scholarship presentation

  • Learn more about this program >>

Purchase tickets at the registration desk throughout the event. Drawing will be announced after dinner.
Proceeds will benefit the scholarship award program.

50/50 Raffle Tickets for purchase during the event

  • Lucky winner will win 50% of funds collected 

  • Balance of funds will benefit the scholarship award program. 

Ticket Pricing

$5 per ticket / $20 for 6 tickets

Tickets will be available at the registration desk.

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Support the Marine Toys For Tots holiday toy collection. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the annual meeting. A drop box will be available. 

If you wish to donate directly to the Toys for Tots program, select link here

The NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association (NEPTA) is a non-profit association of passenger transportation professionals in the public and private sectors.

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