Sponsoring Organizations

Cooperating Organizations



The 18th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation will be held October 19-22, 2008 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mark you calendar now for the 19th National Conference to be held in Burlington, Vermont, October 24-28, 2010.



Download conference brochure pdf here



Conference Session List and Speakers
Click here.




Plan now to attend this conference — held once every two years, it offers a valuable experience for rural transit and human service transit providers, tribal transit managers, planners,state agency staff, intercity bus operators, consultants, researchers and trainers — anyone who is interested in learning about the latest in best practice and current research in rural public and intercity bus transportation.

The conference includes multiple routes to offer learning opportunities throughout the conference for everyone: planning and design; policy, funding and finance; rural transportation in today's operating environment; technology; and special issues in rural transportation.


Conference Keynote Event
“Progress with Foresight…Regress with Hindsight”

Michael Dilitch

presented by
Michael Dilich, Foresight reconstruction, Inc.



Tuesday's Special Guest
Luncheon Speaker


FTA Administrator James Simpson


James Simpson
FTA Administrator




Tuesday Morning Special Guest Speakers

Dale Marsico

Dale Marsico

Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)



Bill Millar

Bill Millar

President, American Public Transportation Association (APTA0





Learn more about the Conference Logo and MAT's "RETROs".


The conference will be held at Qwest Center Omaha in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, just 5 minutes from the Omaha Airport. To learn more about the area, visit the Area Information page.


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To learn more about Omaha, watch this video.





Sponsoring Organizations:

Transportation Research Board, Federal Transit Administration, National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Nebraska Association of Transportation Providers, and Nebraska Department of Roads


Cooperating Organizations:

American Public Transportation Association, American Bus Association, Community Transportation Association of America, AASHTO's Multi-State Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)