Welcome to the 46th Annual Washington State Public Transportation Conference, Vendor Expo, and State Roadeo. It will have been three full years since we last gathered for this Pacific Northwest multimodal event. We are excited to co-host the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Public Transportation State Partnership Conference with this year's event. State Partnerships will bring State Association and Dept. of Transportation leaders from across the country to expand the conference experience.
Thank you to Spokane Transit Authority for their gracious ability and willingness to host. Led by CEO E. Susan Meyer, the STA team and community has been a tremendous help in bringing forward this first imperson conference in three years including hostin the State Roadeo.
Much has changed, some for temporary but much forever. Our path forward through our personal and professional endeavors will refined by what we have all experienced over the last two and half years. Redefining Our Communtiies' Experince, be it a community of colleges, the community ouy serve, what and how we move forward certainly will be redefined.
See you in Spokane!