APTA’s annual Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop will be held here in Seattle next August from the 15th through 17th, a three-day event consisting of workshop sessions, panels, and technical tours. Unlike larger conferences like Rail~Volution, the Multimodal Workshop is much more technically-oriented and typically draws a clientele of transit planners and schedulers from around the country.
While geared more toward professionals in the transit world, the workshop is open to the general public, albeit at a higher price for non-APTA members. Topics include service scheduling, route design and structuring, facilities planning and more. Attendees will be treated to a luncheon on the workshop’s first day with guest speaker Jarrett Walker, author of Human Transit. There will also be four technical tours of various systems in the region, including a joint operations tour in the DSTT.
Registration information can be found here. Though there’s no set cap on how many can attend, there is limited capacity at the Red Lion, where the workshop is being held. If you plan on attending, please RSVP in the comments below and register as soon as possible so that APTA and Sound Transit, the host agency, can get a sense of how many will need to be accommodated. A pre-workshop technical tour will also be held in Portland the weekend before, which does not require workshop registration but does have space limitations so RSVP for that ASAP if you’re interested.