Upcoming Events


7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 9 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 9 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

Ariana Grande Concert

Oct 9 - 9, 2015
Ariana Grande is bringing The Honeymoon Tour to New Orleans! Few artists are… more

City Park Pumpkin…

Oct 9 - 25, 2015
Get ready for some nonstop fall fun at New Orleans' City Park! Located at City… more

Collective Media…

Oct 9 - 25, 2015
Join Longue Vue for the first opening of its three-part "Collective… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Oct 9 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Foundation for…

Oct 9 - 10, 2015
The International Organization, Foundation Languages, will hold its 19th Annual… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Oct 9 - 9, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Gentilly Fest

Oct 9 - 11, 2015
Free to the public, Gentilly Fest celebrates all things … more

Hell Yes Fest

Oct 9 - 11, 2015
HUKA Entertainment and The New Movement are proud to announce the 4th Annual… more

James Beard Taste of…

Oct 9 - 9, 2015
Enjoy a tasting reception featuring an exciting lineup of New Orleans' finest… more

Longue Vue House and…

Oct 9 - 11, 2015
For the 10th Anniversary of the storm, Longue Vue will commemorate the revival… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Oct 09, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 9 - 10, 2015
Does art imitate life or vice versa? In this effervescent romantic comedy by… more

The Cinderella…

Oct 9 - 27, 2015
Donations of costume jewelry, girls' princess dresses and teen prom dresses… more

The Foundation…

Oct 9 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Foundation Gallery for  House: Group Exhibition with Andrew… more

The Historic New…

Oct 09, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Oct 09, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

The Roosevelt New…

Oct 9 - 11, 2015
The Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience returns to the streets of New Orleans… more

The Sweat Social…

Oct 9 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 9 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

World's Largest Public Transportation Expo Convenes in New Orleans October 3-5

September 29, 2011

World's Largest Public Transportation Expo Convenes in New Orleans
October 3-5
The American Public Transportation Association brings more than 17,000 attendees and 750 exhibitors for EXPO 2011

WHAT:  American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Annual Meeting and EXPO 2011

WHERE:  New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) Halls D-J

WHEN:   Monday, October 3 - Wednesday, October 5     

The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Annual Meeting and EXPO 2011 will bring more than 17,000 attendees from the public transportation industry to New Orleans for four days of exhibitions, meetings and leadership sessions. APTA's EXPO 2011 is expected to generate $19 million in economic revenue.

EXPO 2011 - the largest public transit exposition in the world - will feature more than 750 exhibitors showcasing a full range of innovative products, services and technologies that enhance passengers' experiences and enable public transit systems to operate more efficiently. A number of exhibitors will use EXPO 2011 as a backdrop to showcase future technology that will revolutionize public transportation in the 21st century.

Exhibitors will present new innovations to public transportation including products ranging from eco-friendly to emergency response and security to intelligent transportation systems; as well as various services geared towards safety, efficiency and sustainability. A guided media tour will be offered Monday, October 3 with APTA leaders to showcase the highlights of emerging technology relating to public transportation. In addition, educational and informative seminars will be conducted for conference attendees and local media.

The opening session will commence with remarks by Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Sherri Lebass, secretary of  Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Barbara Major, chairwoman of New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's Board of Commissioners; and Justin Augustine III, chief executive officer of New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.


  • Mon, Oct 3, 8 a.m.: Opening General Session featuring Mayor Landrieu and New Orleans Regional Transit Authority representatives, La Nouvelle Ballroom.
  • Mon, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m.: EXPO Guided Media Tour with APTA Leaders, Hall E, Room 252 
  • Tues, Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m.: State of the Industry Media Lunch with APTA Leaders, Room 357 (RSVP to Mary Ellen Akins required by 9/29)

HOURS: Mon, Oct. 3: 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tues, Oct. 4: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed, Oct. 5: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

HOURS: Sun, Oct. 2: Noon - 4 p.m.
Mon, Oct. 3: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tues, Oct. 4: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, Oct. 5: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

APTA: Mary Ellen Akins, 540-229-4505,
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019,; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962,, Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514,
MCCNO: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027,