The Symposium will take place October 25-27, 2022. The central theme for the symposium is “translating transit research into practice.” As the transit industry is poised to take advantage of the largest transit and rail investment in our lifetimes, the symposium will be a platform where transit experts share insights on how evidence-based research is being or can be, used to make the most of these opportunities in a changing environment. In addition to discussions on transit research and practice in the US, a group of international speakers will be invited to share transit insights from non-US contexts. The Symposium will focus on the following topics:

This year’s topics included:

  • Zero-fare transit
  • Fare collection and payment options
  • Electrification and zero emissions
  • Transit resiliency
  • Public health and transit
  • Mobility hubs and multimodal coordination
  • Strategic funding for public transit
  • Managing costs and maintenance


Questions? Contact the following:

Chad Riding
Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transit
(916) 907-2212

Dr. Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan
Assistant Professor & UFTI Transit Lead
Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering

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  • Event Schedule (Draft)
  • Speaker Biographies (Coming soon)

AICP credits are available for this event (Coming soon)

The Symposium is convened by a partnership between APTA, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), University of Florida Transportation Institute, and the T-SCORE University Transportation Center.

This free, online event has drawn hundreds of participants every year since 2020. Recordings of the 2021 Symposium are available on YouTube: