Scholarships Available to Attend the Minnesota Public Transit Conference Conference Remotely

Publish date: August 4, 2020

Minnesota RTAP is encouraging FTA section 5310, 5311, 5307, and tribal transit providers to apply for scholarships to attend the Minnesota Public Transit Conference remotely. Details and registration links for the Minnesota Public Transit Conference may be found below. RTAP will only provide scholarships for remote attendance.

Apply now for a scholarship to attend the Minnesota Public Transit Conference remotely. 

You will be notified once your scholarship is approved and you will have 30 days following the conference to apply for reimbursement to RTAP. You must keep a copy of your proof of registration to submit to RTAP.

If you have any questions, please contact

About this year’s Minnesota Public Transit Conference

The 2020 Minnesota Public Transit Conference & Expo is scheduled for October 5–7 in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center.

Register to attend either online or in-person here!

This year’s event will be a new and fun hybrid event with opportunities to network and learn either in person or remotely.

As transit systems and the transit industry work to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, we have some great sessions and training opportunities lined up that will focus on how to communicate the safety protocols being implemented by systems that make riding the bus safe and how to recover riders and clients. We will discuss the new environment we find ourselves in and how to continue to offer great transit service as we all learn to live with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future.

The governor has announced that events of up to 250 participants are allowed with proper social distancing, safety protocols and the wearing of masks as we all work to help Minnesota businesses and our economy recover from this pandemic. The Mayo Civic Center and local caterers are working with us to ensure that safety protocols are used, with proper spacing of all participants, a mask requirement and careful food service protocols. For those who wish to participate in the conference remotely, we will provide audio and video participation for all sessions including training sessions and break-out sessions as well as the general sessions and interviews with all of our vendors and sponsors.

More information on the event is available on our website.

Topics covered at the conference include:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Communication and Outreach
  • Managing Staff in Turbulent Times
  • Maintenance
  • Safety for Operators, Staff and Riders
  • Recovery and Moving Forward
  • Transit Funding 2021 – What are the options in MN
  • And so much more!

Sign up to attend in-person or online, now! Click here to register.


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