Special Thanks to: 


New in 2014, APTA EXPO launch the Public Transportation Innovation Challenge as part of their breadth of Workforce Development initiatives. The event featured 11 enlightened pitches on innovation and technology in the public transportation industry. Presenters had just five minutes to teach, enlighten, inspire, and present a new idea and potentially secure business opportunities.

The following public transportation professionals were chosen to present their innovative industry ideas: 

Adam Socki HDR Inc.
Bryan Wilson OLEV Technologies, Inc.
Gamaliel Anguiano SLO Transit
John Hatler The T
Kam Leong Metrolinx
Laura Grams HDR
Nicolas Letendre New Bus Project
Tsurumi Hamasu Way Sine LLC
Vickie Hoffmann ORBIS, Inc.
Young Park TriMet
Zhiting Cai Rice University

Thank you to the event sponsors and judges:

Daniel Cohen – RedShift Writers

Councilmember Ed Gonzalez – City of Houston

Judge Robert Eckels – Texas Central Railway

Jeff Reichman – January Advisors

Peter Varga – APTA Chair and The Rapid

John Whaley – Jonyprofit

Stay Tuned!

We look forward to sharing more information about the second edition of the Public Transportation Innovation Challege in the coming months leading up to ATPA's EXPO 2017!

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