Delivering Essential Innovation

CTAA’s EXPO is the premier annual training and networking event for community and public transportation professionals. Participants take part in essential learning and networking events. Speakers and sessions will keep attendees up to date with innovative technology, workforce development, communication strategies, funding, and regulations. The EXPO also features a trade show with all of the latest community transportation goods and services. To find out more, visit our About page with the full breakdown.

We regret to inform you that we will be cancelling our 2021 Roadeo. After numerous conversations with state transit associations, we found that hosting two roadeos within seven months of each other was simply unworkable.

We will be holding our next National Community Transportation Roadeo in May 2022, taking place in Louisville, Ky. It is our hope that as our industry enters a new stage of post-pandemic life, states begin hosting local competitions once again.

While CTAA is saddened to make this announcement, we remain hard at work ensuring our 2021 EXPO offers innovative, and timely, content. Our full agenda and schedule can be found here. Additionally, we are excited to announce we will be holding a new event that honors our community and public drivers in a different format. More information on this new event will be released later this summer.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our events team at

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All registration cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing and are subject to a $75 administrative fee. Cancellation and refund requests should be sent via email to Cancellations received after Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 are nonrefundable, but substitutions will be accepted. Please allow 30 days following the conference for refund processing.

EXPO Trade Show and Educational Sessions

Greater Richmond Convention Center

Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third Street

Host Hotel

500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA

Ancillary Hotel

501 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA

Emerging Leaders Academy

The CTAA Emerging Leaders Academy is designed for transportation system employees who have shown promise as a future leaders.

Those considering participation in the Academy must be committed to pursuing leadership roles within the community transportation field and being of service to their system and the field as a whole. They will also commit to participating in all activities of the Academy.

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Whether you are passionate about history, arts, gardens, antiques, fine dining, outdoor recreation, theme parks, or NASCAR, there’s something for every taste in the Historic Richmond Region. Come find out why so many visitors fall in love with the Historic Richmond Region every day.

Richmond offers a wide range of cultural attractions. One of the finest museums in the Southeast, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, features collections from Europe, the Far East, and America. Special collections include the Faberge Russian Imperial Jewels and the Lewis Collection of Art Nouveau. Other major museums include the Science Museum of Virginia, the Children’s Museum, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, and the Valentine Museum. These reflect Virginia’s heritage as well as the wonders of the modern age.

Getting to Richmond

Richmond International Airport’s modern terminal is just minutes from downtown. Seven major airlines – Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United – offer nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting options to points around the world. For more information, visit


We know how critical it is to remain safe and vigilant during in-person meetings, which is why we want to share with you what steps CTAA, the Host Hotel and the Convention Center are doing to keep you protected.


During each intensive and workshop session, we will have one chair for every six foot table. We are working with the Convention Center to ensure that there is a thorough sanitization process between each session. There will also be hand sanitizers and face masks available for your convince. We will be following local health guidelines in relation to face masks; which currently require the use of face masks in indoor spaces.

Host Hotel

The Richmond Marriott is committed to providing you with a safe and convenient stay. With their Commitment to Clean, guests will experience enhanced cleaning measures in all guest rooms. The Commitment to Clean includes:

  • The requiring of face masks in all indoor public areas;
  • Requiring that surfaces are treated with hospital-grade disinfectants and that this cleaning is done with increased frequency;
  • Using enhanced cleaning technologies including electrostatic sprayers to sanitize surfaces throughout the hotel;
  • Offering contact-less interactions; and
  • Requiring all surfaces to be thoroughly cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectants in guest rooms.

Convention Center

The Greater Richmond Convention Center staff have undergone extensive training and education to comply with state and local safety guidelines for meetings and events. Their cleaning and safety protocols include:

  • Physically-distanced floor plans;
  • Plastic dividers with directional arrows have been installed in lobby areas throughout the facility to encourage one-way walkways;
  • Plexiglass dividers have been installed in between each hand-washing area in all restrooms throughout the facility;
  • Requiring face masks in all indoor public areas; and
  • The GRCC Housekeeping Department has staff dedicated for events to perform frequent cleaning with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces. Facility meeting rooms, surfaces, and equipment are disinfected with Protexus electrostatic sprayers.

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.