2018 Annual Conference 

Thank you all for attending the 2018 Annual Public Transportation Conference.  We appreciate your support and taking the time to attend in this annual event and we hope the information you received was informative! We look forward to seeing everyone next year!!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Arkansas Public Transportation Conference! We hope to see you next year!
We'd also like to thank our speakers: Kristen Joyner of South West Transit Association; Gwen Moritz of Arkansas Business Publishing Group; Sky Brower and Sean Tappe of PC Assistance; Robbie Sarles of RLS & Associates;  Greg Nation of Arkansas Department of Transportation; Gail Lyssy of Federal Transit Administration and Reba Wingfield of Wingfield & Corry
Also, a special thanks to ATA's president Adam Waddell of Razorback Transit and Mayor Pat McCabe of Hot Springs for the welcome to Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. 
Another thank you to Hots Springs Intracity Transit for letting our attendees take a tour of the Transit's Historic Missouri-Pacific Railroad Depot.  Thank you to the Tour Guide, Michael Hibblen of NPR Station KUAR-FM 89.1



Arkansas Transit Association would like to thank everyone who Sponsored an event! 

Monday Registration Refreshments

- Ricon-Vapor

Water Station

- MORryde International

Morning Break

- Valeo Thermal Bus Systems

Welcome Reception

- Safety Vision

Tuesday Registration Refreshments

- American Cooling Technology

Water Station

- AngelTrax

 Morning Break

- Gillig

Vendor Expo Refreshments

- Q’Straint/Sure-Lok

 Vendor Afternoon Expo Refreshments

- Summit Bus

Tradeshow & Door Prize Drawing

- Risk Management Resources

- Freedman Seating Company

- Engraph Software

Fish Fry Reception

- BraunAbility

Annual Fish Fry

- Central States Bus Sales


Arkansas Transit Association would like to also thank all of the Vendors! We appreciate your support! 

247 Security

Brittany Wilkening

Video Recording

A Corporate Image

Marie Friend

Supplier for Transit Promotional Products

Altro USA

Doug Studer

Vinyl Safety Flooring for Transit

American Cooling Technology

Steve Gardner

Transit Air Conditioning


Paul Rothschild

Bus Air Conditioning Systems


Matt Beck

Accessible Lifts/Van Conversions

BXS Insurance

Danny Farmer

Risk Management/Property, Casualty & Workers’ Comp Insurance

CMI Enterprises

Sandy McClellan

Fabric & Vinyl Seating Upholstery

Central States Bus Sales

Mark Harris

Distributor of Champion Buses & Goshen Coaches; Video Camera Installation

Complete Coach Works

Jay Raber

Bus Remanufacturing

Creative Bus Sales

Brent Roy

New and Pre-Owned Bus and Van Dealership

Crow-Burlingame Company

Curtis Dixon

Fletcher Lord

Auto / Truck / Bus Parts

CWI Digital Systems

Chris Ishmael

Onboard Mobile Video Recorders

Ecolane USA

Susan Starwalt

Demand-Response Scheduling and Dispatch Software

EnGraph Software

Kyle Archer

Brett Cale

ParaPlan Suite Software

Freedman Seating Company

Dave Rose

Transit Seating/ Mobility Device Restraint Systems


Gerflor Transport Flooring

Kurt Brown

Transit Bus Flooring




Joe Saldana

Low Floor Buses & Trolleys

GMV Syncromatics

Jeff Hunter

Dispatch, Tracking and Passenger Information Software

Master’s Transportation

Bill Beck

David Lindsey

Intercity and Charter Bus Company

Mobility One Transportation

William Ward

Sell, Lease, and Rent Accessible Minivans and Vans


Nick Brown

Passenger & Paratranist Vans

MORryde International

Joe Carroll

Suspension Systems for Buses & RVs

Nationwide Bus Parts

Donna Jerrell

Marcus Lawrence

Bus Parts

Pro Auto

Matt Ross

Melissa Hoover

Body & Paint, Towing & Transport


Trisha Nolen

Mitch Drouillard

Mobility Device and Occupant Restraints

REV Bus Group

Darrin Hendrixson

Commercial Shuttle Bus

RouteMatch Software

Cody Cornwell

Demand Response/Paratransit Software

Safe Fleet Bus & Rail

Jason Michaud

Digital Video Recording Systems

Safety Vision

Madison Nguyen

Mobile Video Equipment and Software

Summit Bus

David Carney

Dan McKnight

Richard Cooper

Ricky Fontenot

Sales & Service for Buses, Vans for Passengers with Disabilities, and Bus Air Conditioning

Thermo King

Jeff Frachiseur

HVAC Systems for Small and Large Transit Buses

TPC (The Payroll Company)

Erik Mitchell

Nick Polk

Human Resource Consulting

Trans/Air Manufacturing Corp.

Kermit Walden

Climate Control Systems


Jamie Smith

Commercial Shuttles, Transporters and Mobility Vans


Shaw Turner

Sarah Frost

Project Management and Consulting

USSC Group

Brian Chappell

Transit Seating Solutions

Valeo Thermal Bus Systems

Rob Barnes

HVAC for Bus Manufacturing


Larry Vaughn

Robert Bellock

Cameras, Announcement System & Signage

Certificate of Excellence - 5310 Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled

Certificate of Excellence - 5311  Central Arkansas Development Council/ South Central Arkansas Transit

FTA Certificate of Excellence - 5307 Razorback Transit

Arkansas Transit Association - President's Award - Ann Gilbert