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. This year’s symposium will focus on the following topics:

  • 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


AICP credits are available for this event 


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

Event Schedule & Speakers


Join the live stream on Youtube:

October 25, 2022:

October 26, 2022:

October 27, 2022:

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. Organizing Committee members:

  • Chad Riding, Andrew Furillo, Luisa Easter, Stuart Mori, Balwinder Tarlok, & Wendy Moran, Caltrans
  • Jacob Yan & Xilei Zhao, University of Florida
  • Art Guzzetti, APTA
  • Hilary Nixon, Mineta Transportation Institute
  • Kari Watkins, T-SCORE & George Tech
  • Greg Newmark, Kansas State University
  • Noreen McDonald, UNC Chapel Hill