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17th International Conference on Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2020

Automated Transit for Smart Mobility

This conference will be 17th of a series of successful conferences that began in 1985 in Miami, Florida. Since that time, subsequent conferences have become the meeting place of professionals from around the world to share project experience, advanced technologies, and innovative ideas on the planning, design, implementation, and operations of automated people movers and automated transit systems. Conference attendees will include planners, engineers, APM and transit system owners and operators, government officials, system suppliers, prospective owners, educators, and students as they reflect on the past and look to the future.

The APM-ATS Conference has been around the world: Yokohama (1991), Paris (1996 and 2011), Las Vegas (1997), Copenhagen (1999), San Francisco (2001), Singapore (2003), Orlando (2005), Vienna (2007), Atlanta (2009), Phoenix (2013), Toronto (2016), and most recently, Tampa (2018). We now look forward to welcoming attendees from around the world to Chicago, Illinois.

Steering Committee


  • Craig Elliott, A.M.ASCE, Lea+Elliott, Inc. (Conference Chair)
  • Bill Sproule, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Michigan Tech University (Technical Chair)

Conference Committee

  • Matthew Lesh, A.M.ASCE
  • Brian McKeehan, P.E., F.ASCEGresham, Smith and Partners

Local Organizing Committee

  • Jim HarperChicago Transit Authority

About the Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE

The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) is a specialty membership organization focused on transportation and development professionals and the transportation and development industry. It is one of the American Society of Civil Engineers' 9 specialty Institutes.

T&DI combines the talents and perspectives of its members to promote professional excellence in all aspects of transportation engineering, urban planning, and development. We strive to enhance their career development through:

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