Notice of Cancellation: 2020 Oregon Public Transportation Conference

In order to comply with social distancing guidance from Governor Brown and the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Transit Association (OTA) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) have jointly cancelled the Oregon Public Transportation Conference (OPTC) scheduled for October 25-27, 2020.

Rather than organizing a virtual conference, the planning team will monitor the developments of COVID-19 until a safe, in-person conference can be organized. This decision honors and upholds the OPTC’s long-held commitment to networking, community building, and social learning. Therefore, it is our belief that the essence of OPTC will be best upheld through an in- person conference at a future time.

In place of the conference, ODOT and OTA will be offering virtual trainings on “Transportation Tuesdays” throughout the month of October. More information will follow about these fall training opportunities. If you would like to suggest a training topic, please submit your thoughts or a proposal to [email protected] or [email protected].

Lastly, we will continue to honor the leadership shown this year in public transportation by recognizing people and agencies for the annual OTA and ToGo awards. Nomination information will be announced in July, and the honors will be awarded throughout the month of October.

Thank you for understanding the cancellation, and we apologize for any inconvenience it may cause. As a planning team, we will continue to make informed and safe decisions on behalf of the transportation community. We look forward to convening and learning virtually with you this October.