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Ohio Needs Transit | Leadership & Education


Looking to the Future

Planning has begun for Ohio Needs Transit Conference & OPTA Expo 2021.   Plan to Join Us! Details coming soon!

The OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT Conference 2020 will include Feature Presentations, thirty-two Panels and Topic Discussions, On-Site Transit Experience Tours, Networking and Socials activities and the  vibrant OPTA EXPO 2020.

OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT CONFERENCE 2020 will include education sessions that provide continuing education credits and a two-day specialized education and training track presented by the National Transit Institute | NTI.

*Feature Presentations and Panel & Topic Discussions will be updated as confirmed. 


Three feature presentation general sessions will be hosted. 

Tuesday, April 21

Innovation and the Future of Mobility

Wednesday, April 22

Partnerships Transforming
Public Transportation 


OPTA 50th Anniversary Awards Luncheon


32 Panel & Topic Discussions will be presented on a variety of topics.

Finance & Regulation  Human Resources Planning

Service & Riders • Transit site Tours

Maintenance • Technology


The National Transit Institute at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was established to develop, promote and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED for NTI Session | Included as a Conference Feature | No Additional Charge

NTI will be hosting customized sessions for conference attendees.  Schedule with links to descriptions as follows:

Tuesday, April 21

Transit Asset Management Implementation for Tier II Providers and Sponsors

Two Session Track

Session A | 9 am – 12 Noon

Session B | 2 – 4 pm

5 Hours | CEUs:  .50

Understanding ADA

Session | 8 am – 12 Noon

4 Hours | CEUs:  .40

Wednesday, April 22

Grow Your Ridership by Welcoming Older Riders

Session | 8 am – 12 Noon

4 Hours | CEUs:  .40




Register now and enjoy the full benefits provided by OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT Conference 2020!


Full Conference Registration  includes Feature Presentations, 32 Panel & Topic Discussion, Network and Social Events On-Site Transit Experience Tours, Continental Breakfast and Luncheon Meal Service


OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT Conference 2020 Registration

$175 Each – OPTA Member Attendee

$250 Each – OPTA Non-Member Attendee

- OPTA Members and Non-Members welcome -

Ohio Public Transit Association

605 N. High St., #175

Columbus, OH 43215

Laura Koprowski, Executive Director

614.626.1116 Office/Mobile

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JOIN OPTA NOW!  Visit OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT website for details on the work statewide that the leadership and members are doing and how your business can benefit.   The Association provides leadership,  resources, training, government relations and advocacy services to public and private transit agencies and transit service providers across the state.

If you work in – or just love transit – there are many ways to get involved with a passionate group of state-wide leadership who are working to transform mobility and redesign the future of transit.

Contact Laura Koprowski

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