California Transit Association

Fall Conference & Expo

Join Us This Fall

Come to Sacramento this November 2-4, 2021 as the California Transit Association and Sacramento Regional Transit District host the 56th Annual Fall Conference & Expo, presented by Proterra. This year's theme is Embracing Change: New Era. New Vision.

This continues to be the West Coast’s most influential transit event of the year, bringing together diverse public transit professionals for action, education, collaboration, and networking.

Attendee Registration

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration



As the state's foremost public transit gathering for agencies of all sizes, the California Transit Association conferences showcase leading experts to help elevate public transit service delivery throughout California.

At the 56th Annual Fall Conference & Expo, public transit professionals will learn and connect. Program offerings will follow the conference theme, Embracing Change: New Era. New Visionand include sessions covering a wide range of topics such as Fiscal, Planning, Policy & Compliance; Maintenance; Management & Leadership; Marketing & Communications; Operations; and more.

We're thrilled Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, will be among our special keynote speakers. Gladney is President and CEO of Smart Growth America and is a nationally recognized thought leader on the equitable and sustainable revitalization of communities. Over the past 10 years, he has worked on community revitalization projects in more than 25 cities and has served as a strategic advisor on projects with estimated development costs of over $1 billion and totaling more than 5 million square feet of planned development.  

View the Agenda-At-A-Glance here

As always, there will be a full and fast-moving program filled with solution-driven breakout sessions and keynote addresses from top transportation leaders. We’ll also have a show-stopping Expo Hall featuring the latest trends, cutting-edge technologies, and new products driving the future of transit services.

View the many valuable Sponsorship & Exhibitor opportunities


We will be among the first to experience the $180 million renovation and expansion of the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento with its expanded exhibit hall, new ballroom, additional meeting rooms, and a new outdoor plaza.

The Association is pleased to offer conference participants special rate accommodations a nearby hotel:

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Room Rate: $195 per night, plus tax
Deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate: Friday, October 8, 2021
Book your room online, or call: 1-800-325-3535 and mention California Transit Association


Registration for the 56th Annual Fall Conference & Expo is open.

Early-Bird Discount Deadline: September 21, 2021

Member Prices
Single Day - Thursday Pass - $200
Single Day - Wednesday Pass - $200
Full Conference - $375

Non-Member Prices
Single Day - Thursday Pass - $300
Single Day - Wednesday Pass - $300
Full Conference - $475

The event will take place at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. Accommodations at special rates will be available at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, located across the street from the convention center.

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center

(Formerly the Sacramento Convention Center)
1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814


The California Transit Association is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all Conference participants and Association staff. All participants including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and staff, will be required to abide by a series of risk mitigation protocols.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
The Association is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 in order to protect the health and safety of our community. During check-in, all Conference participants must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by providing their paper COVID-19 vaccination card or digital photo of their card via a mobile device.

*An individual is fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Mask Requirement
The Association is requiring all Conference participants to wear masks at all times other than when actively eating or drinking.

Additional Protocols
The Association will implement the additional risk mitigation protocols:

The Association will ensure the Conference is in full compliance with all applicable state and local government public health mandates.

The Association will ensure the Conference indoor activities and sessions will be held in rooms that allow participants to be seated in theater seating with a minimum of three feet apart.

All networking activities will occur in spaces large enough to accommodate social distancing.

The Association will provide ample outdoor space available for eating and drinking.

The Association will provide boxed or plated Conference meals to minimize points of contact with food.

Read our full COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Protocols.



Contact Maria Barajas, Association Services Director, at (916) 446-4656, x 31008 or

Contact Erin Meyer, Events & Education Director, at (916) 446-4656, x 1035 or

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Kim Rothschild, Senior Director, Business Development at (916) 446-4656, x 1492 or