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Welcome to Everett


Message from WSTA Executive Director:

Registration Now OPEN - Join us in Everett

It is my pleasure to announce that registration is now open for the 41st Public Transportation Conference, Vendor Expo and Roadeo on August 5 – 9, 2017.  Attendees, Roadeo Competitors and Vendors for the Expo can now register for this exciting 5-day event in Everett, Washington. Whether it’s your first conference or your 41st, the Washington State Transit Association hopes this year’s event will allow attendees to learnengage and inspire!

This year’s event will take place at multiple venues in beautiful downtown Everett.  The Conference will be held at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center with the Vendor Expo on the floor of the Xfinity Arena. The State Roadeo Competition will take place at the Everett Community College parking lot and Everett Transit Maintenance Facility.

As sessions and speakers get confirmed WSTA will send updates to keep you informed. We are also working on a variety of amenities and fun new activities during the Conference, so please keep checking the Conference website for the latest updates. Use the links below to view and access the information you need:

Conference Registration

State Roadeo Registration

Vendor Expo Registration

Sponsorship Opportunities

Hotel Information


Justin D. Leighton

Executive Director

Message from WSTA President:

Welcome to Everett, gateway to the north Cascades.

Everett Transit is pleased to be the host transit agency for the 2017 Washington State Public Transportation Conference, Vendor Expo and Roadeo.  The first horse drawn trolley was put in to service in 1893 and Everett has enjoyed its own independent transit system ever since.  The City bought Everett Transit Lines in 1969 making it one of only four city-owned and operated transit properties in Washington.  Unlike many systems our size, we operate 7 days a week, 365 days a year and connect with our regional transit partners at Everett Station.

Everett has major hotels to serve you and a full-service event center where you can enjoy all the vendor displays, including vehicles, in climate controlled comfort.  The bus roadeo will be at Everett Community College adjacent to our new Washington State University expansion campus. Everett Transit will run frequent shuttle service to make sure you get to your destinations on time. Your event ID will be your ticket to ride anywhere Everett Transit goes during your stay.

Within a short walking distance of your hotel you will find a myriad of food choices including South American, Asian, Mexican, Southwest barbecue and an Irish pub.  Everett offers majestic water views to the west and mountain views to the east. Miles of trails for walking or biking run throughout the city. Bring your sneakers and have a good time.


Tom Hingson

President - WSTA

Transportation Services Director

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