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SWTA’s 2021 Summer University Conference


We’re excited to head to Santa Fe for our 2021 Summer University Conference – July 18-22, 2021. As is the hallmark of this event, we’ll again feature 3 tracks of 2-day seminars: Community Mobility | Marketing | Transit Law

Plus a 3-Day Maintenance Train-the-Trainer Session and a 1-Day CEOs Forum. See our 1-Page Flyer below for an easy-to-print overview of key conference details.

We’ll also feature additional sessions currently in planning, as well as an outdoor Vehicle & Exhibit Display & Evening Out, Tuesday, July 20 from 5 8 pm at the Santa Fe Railyard (sponsored by our Presenting Sponsor – Creative Bus Sales).

In light of the continuing threat of COVID-19, we’ll require our attendees and exhibitors to engage in recommended precautions so that we may gather in-person, including:

  • Wearing masks
  • Social distancing as per state, local and venue requirements
  • Any other health & safety measures in place at event venues
  • We will not require proof of vaccination in order to participate at this event
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SWTA Virtual Session: Using Propane as an Affordable & Low-Emissions Fuel Source


Although zero-emission electric buses using battery technology are becoming increasingly wide-spread, for public transit systems operating smaller vehicles – particularly in rural areas – alternative fuels producing lower emissions than standard diesel fuel are an important component of reducing overall vehicle emissions. This session will explore how propane fuel is used by transit operators to achieve improved fuel efficiency, reliability and lower emissions.

Steve Whaley, Director of Autogas Business Development at the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) will share trends and examples in propane fuel for smaller transit vehicles and systems from the SWTA Nation operating propane fuel vehicles will share their experiences.

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