Welcome & Registration

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 in-person for this Pacific Northwest multimodal event. We are excited to co-host State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference, a conference in partnership with APTA, CTAA, and AASHTO. State Partnerships will bring together State Association and Dept. of Transportation leaders from across the country to expand the conference experience.

Thank you to Spokane Transit Authority (STA) for graciously hosting this event. Led by CEO E. Susan Meyer, the STA team and community have been a tremendous help in assisting with this conference and hosting the State Roadeo.  

Much has changed, some temporary and much forever. Our path forward through our personal and professional endeavors will be redefined by what we have all experienced over the last two and half years. As we work with our communities of colleagues or the communities we serve, Redefining Our Communities' Experiences from our shared successes, lessons, trials, and tribulation will make us stronger than before.  

See you in Spokane!

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Registration

Attendee Registration - Registation for All Conference, Vendor Expo and State Roadeo is now closed. You may register on-site during the conference, please see staff at the Registation Desk upon arrival. 

The Conference, Vendor Expo and APTA State Partnerships registration provide complete access to the full slate of events and venues. The 2022 product rates are comparable to similar events, given the rising cost of goods and materials. Please be sure to read the full details on the registration form to understand what is included. For information on the Wall of Fame Awards Banquet and Roadeo Awards Banquet tickets, please see those sections on the website.

Registration deadlines and the cancelation policy will strictly be adhered to, so please be mindful of this information. 

Registration Deadline:  Regular registration ends on July 25th without any penalties. You will not be allowed to register online starting July 26th. Registrations on July 26th and after will need to be taken care of in person onsite at the Conference registration desk. Please note, payment may be sent via check or made via credit card.

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Vendor Registration & Information - Registration is Now Closed, Contact WSTA

Bird: May 26 – June 17
Regular: June 18 – July 15

  • Exhibitors will not be allowed to register after 7/15 – no exceptions this year, so please be mindful of the deadline.
  • All vendors much purchase a booth – no vehicles will be inside the facility at this event.
  • Additional Attendee price is not intended for “walking the show”. If you wish to “walk the show” you must purchase a regular Conference attendee registration or One Day registration.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you once your registration has been received and approved. We appreciate your patience during this process. All payments must be received by July 31, 2022. Payment methods include check, Visa or MasterCard via our website.

Please note, we are requiring all attendees to indicate a cell phone number on your registration form. Your cell phone number is required in order to print your conference/vendor expo attendee name badge. This is how the registration system will identify you. This number will not be utilized for anything else.

Booth Assignments:
Booth assignments will be assigned one to two weeks after registration closes. Vendors will then be notified of their booth assignments two to three weeks prior to the event. Sponsors will receive premium spots in the room followed by Associate Members.

Booth Exhibitor Hall:
Fee includes 8'x8' booth space with pipe and drape, one 6' skirted table, two chairs, and meals for one person. The exhibit area will be fully carpeted. The exhibitor hall will be at the Davenport Grand (333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA). **Vendor space is limited, so please sign up soon!

Vehicle Display:
There will be a designated place outside the Spoakne Convention Center which is directly located across the street from the Davenport Grand where vehicles will be displayed. WSTA will email those who are bringing a vehicle to display with further information.

Shipping:
For shipping questions and concerns, please contact Patti Dickerson at LCD Expo Services at pattid@lcdexpo.com. 

Lodging:
Once you have completed your registration form you will recieve a confirmation email with lodging information for the Davenport Grand which include a link to book online. For further information on the Davenport Grand Hotel, please refer to the lodging & travel section of the conference website. 

Program

The Draft Program At-A-Glance is now available

Updated on 07.01.2022. The Program will continue to get refined as we get closer to the even. Please check the top right heading for the last updated information. 

 


The Draft Program is now available.

Updated on 07.01.2022. The Program will continue to get refined as we get closer to the even. Please check the top right heading for the last updated information. 


Lodging & Travel

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This year's events will be located at the beautiful Davenport Grand Hotel located in Downtown Spokane and located across the street from the Riverfront Park, where the iconic Spokane River Falls, Spokane Clock Tower, and Pavilion are located. Downtown Spokane is walkable, with many restaurants and bars within blocks of the hotel. CLICK HERE to visit the Davenport Grand's page for local sights and activities. 

The Davenport Grand Hotel Room block is now full. 

We are encouraging you to check out the DoubleTree by Hilton, which is within walking distance and offers a government rate.  DoubleTree by Hilton CLICK HERE to view the hotel. 

For those who do have a room with The Davenport Grand and need to make changes or cancel your reservation, you can call the group housing team at 509.789.6815 (Monday to Friday from 8am -5pm) to further assist with requests guests may have.

Getting there: 
If you are flying into Spokane International Airport, you have access to downtown via the Spokane Transit Authority bus route 60, rental cars and taxi cabs, and TNCs. 

If taking the bus, please find STA bus route 60 at concourse C and take the 28 min ride to Washington @ Spokane Falls Blvd bus stop, located at the NW corner of the hotel complex. The bus will drop you off at the entrance of the hotel. Bus fare for STA is $2:00 for an adult.  

For more on STA, please visit their Website, and they can be found on the Transit App. 

Please see the WSTA Roadeo Event page for details for those attending the Roadeo. 

 

 

Getting there: 
If you are flying into Spokane International Airport, you have access to downtown via the Spokane Transit Authority bus route 60, rental cars and taxi cabs, and TNCs. 

If taking the bus, please find STA bus route 60 at concourse C and take the 28 min ride to Washington @ Spokane Falls Blvd bus stop, located at the NW corner of the hotel complex. The bus will drop you off at the entrance of the hotel. Bus fare for STA is $2:00 for an adult.  

For more on STA, please visit their Website, and they can be found on the Transit App. 

Please see the WSTA Roadeo Event page for details for those attending the Roadeo. 

Event Addresses:

Roadeo
August 27-28, 2022

Operators Course Competition
Jefferson Park & Ride under I-90 Freeway
Between 3rd and 4th Aves • Spokane, WA 98168
STA Shuttles will be provided

Maintenance Competition 
Spokane Transit Authority's Maintenance Base
1229 W. Boone Ave. • Spokane, WA 99201
STA Shuttles will be provided

 

WA State Conference & Vendor Expo
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State Partnerships Conference 

August 28-30, 2022
Davenport Grand 
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd • Spokane, WA 

Vendor Expo 
August 29-30, 2022
Davenport Grand
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd • Spokane, WA

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Wall of Fame Awards

It's time to submit your Wall of Fame Award Nominees. The Nominees will be recognized at the 46th Washington State Public Transportation Conference, Vendor Expo, and State Roadeo in Spokane WA on August 30 at 6:30pm. 

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, July 15th. No late submissions will be accepted, so please be mindful of the deadline.

How many honorees may we recognize? Each agency may submit up to three nominations: two individuals and one team. For more information on the Wall of Fame (WOF) nominations, please visit their FAQ/guidlines document by CLICKING HERE

For questions about the Wall of Fame, please contact Debi LaVaque at debi.lavaque@wsdot.wa.gov (Please do not contact WSTA Staff for questions regarding nominations).

The Banquet is part of the Full Conference Registration. No need to buy a separate ticket.  For extra tickets or those not attending the Conference, you can buy a single banquet ticket for $45. Day of purchases will be $60.  Registation is now closed. Please buy your ticket day of.

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