2018 Summer Conference & Roadeo

PPTA 2018 Roadeo & Summer Meeting


July 20 to 23, 2018 in Philadelphia

It's time to Roadeo! SEPTA is a phenomenal partner, and alongside PPTA's Rodeo Committee, we are busy working closely together to prepare an outstanding experience for all.

Download the Final Roadeo & Summer Meeting Program (PDF)

Judges & Volunteers

Based on this year's facilities and associated requirements and set up needs, volunteers involved with the course set up are asked to arrive in Philadelphia by 10:00 AM, Friday, 7/20, in order to help set up the courses if possible. We recognize beginning set up on Friday morning is a departure from past years, and earlier than normal. We are hopeful for a solid turnout, as the more hands building the course, the quicker and the better. See the attendee registration form for a discount available to Friday's course-building volunteers.)

Click here to download a Roadeo judging sign-up sheet for Saturday's Pre-trip portions of the competition, as well as the Roadeo Sunday morning. We hope you'll consider signing up as a volunteer Judge. If so, please fill this form out and return it to sara@ppta.net so that we may add you to the volunteer master schedule for this year's competition. Please feel free to share the volunteer sign-up sheet throughout your agencies as well- the more the merrier!


Hotel Information

The host hotel is the Loews Philadelphia, located at 1200 Market St (zip is 19107). Their phone number is (215) 627-1200.

Please follow the link below to make your reservation. At $144 for center city Philadelphia, this is a great rate at a very nice hotel!

*Please be sure and make your hotel reservations before the end of the month in order to guarantee a room at this low rate*

Also, a special rate has been secured for parking with the hotel for those planning to bring a vehicle to the city ($24/day, rather than the typical $48). SEPTA will also be providing a system-wide all-access transit pass to each person attending the Summer Meeting & Roadeo.

PPTA is proud to announce a partnership with PPTA Member Enterprise to provide rental car options for PPTA members traveling to the Summer Meeting. Additional information about this exciting new partnership will be forthcoming.

Click here to reserve your hotel room for the PPTA Roadeo and Summer Meeting:


Click here to download the sponsorship packet; we are actively working to acquire sponsors for the events noted. Note that payment for all sponsorships must be received by July 17.

Roadeo Handbook

Click here to download the 2018 Roadeo Handbook, a resource and reference as competitors prepare for the Roadeo.

Roadeo Contestant Qualifications

  • At a minimum, participants should be a full or part-time operator for not less than one (1) year and should have not had a preventable accident within the calendar year prior to the Roadeo.
  • In addition, the contestants should generally have a good attendance record and should not have been subject to punitive action during the prior calendar year.
  • Each PPTA member is responsible for ensuring that their participants meet these qualifications.
  • Each PPTA member is permitted to enter three (3) operators in each classification - Bus and Paratransit.
  • For PPTA members who sub-contract services, those sub-contractors shall be allowed to enter operators, however, the sub-contractors' entrants shall be included in the members' limit of three (3) participants per category.

Registration for Meeting and Roadeo

We will utilize a paper registration form this year. Also, we are set up to primarily accept payment by check. Further details are noted in the attached registration forms.

Additional information regarding competition sign up and registration pricing and various options are found in the registration forms below.

  *   Registration Form: Roadeo Competitor & Competitor Guests

  *   Registration Form: Attendee & Attendee Guests

Please help us by completing all fields requested in these forms. As our host, SEPTA is working to provide several no-cost and a few special low-cost opportunities to experience Philadelphia while you're in town for the Summer Meeting & Roadeo. We ask that you indicate the number of people in your party that would be interested in participating in these events. PPTA will follow up with additional information on the activities you select.

Registration forms can be mailed to the PPTA Office at 600 N 3rd St, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101, faxed to (717) 234-7176 or emailed to sara@ppta.net.

Registration will close on Tuesday, July 10.