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The Benefits of Becoming a Supplier Host

Transit Bus eXchange provides industry suppliers with an unmatched opportunity to engage with senior/director-level public transportation bus operators and cultivate relationships in an intimate setting. All operator attendee guests are pre-screened via a thorough qualification process and are carefully matched with supplier hosts. You can be assured they have strong influence over purchasing and want to meet you to learn about your solutions in order to make informed buying decisions.

The event format leaves nothing to chance. You’ll receive a profile of each participant, including an understanding of challenges they are facing and what is on their purchasing wish-list. Your personalized agenda will include matched one-on-one meetings, a private presentation to a group, planned seating at mealtimes and fun social activities designed to foster new relationships.

Benefits of Participation

  • Strategic information sharing offering insight into your customers
  • Exceptional networking opportunities in an intimate setting
  • Long-term relationship-building with prospects
  • Align your brand as a thought leader in the industry
  • High return on investment and opportunity to meet each attendee
  • Minimum of 12 “sales calls” with highly qualified prospects in two days
  • All costs included in the price

Your participation at TBX includes

  • Two-night stay in resort hotel
  • Meals and networking receptions
  • One-on-one meetings with matched operators
  • Presentation to a group of operators
  • Participation in all educational sessions
  • The full attendee list at the event
  • Full company profile in the TBX event guide
  • Company logo recognition in a print ad in METRO magazine

Act fast!  Limited host spots are available. 


Contact Your Metro Magazine Sales Rep:

Frank Di Giacomo

Frank Di Giacomo

Vice President/Emeritus
School Bus Fleet & Metro

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Justin Miller

Justin Miller

METRO and School Bus Fleet magazines

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Contact James Blue, General Manager of METRO to learn more about how this opportunity can change your business for years to come.

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Transit Bus eXchange

An extraordinary opportunity to connect with senior & director level transit and paratransit bus operators


Join us at the Transit Bus eXchange — furthering the industry through intelligently designed education and networking for the leaders in public transportation.


Marie Parker

“TBX was a fantastic opportunity to spend one-one-one time with vendors. Unlike large conferences, one can forget who they spoke to because the time spent is in passing. The time talking face to face is invaluable and allows for real connections."

-Marie Parker, General Manager, GoRaleigh, Raleigh, NC

TBX was a rare opportunity to laser-point focus our attention as an industry on new and old mobility issues while collaborating with industry partners who have solutions ready for market.

-Jon Nouchi, Deputy Director, City and County of Honolulu Transportation Services

Candace Moore

“Great networking opportunity, as well as insight to new technologies that are available with current and potential future suppliers.”

-Candace Moore, Manager of Fleet Services, Ann Arbor Transit Authority, Ann Arbor, MI

Keith Moody

“In the one-on-one sessions & presentations you meet with vendors that you wouldn’t have stopped at their booths during a tradeshow, and they end up being vendors that can help with things you wouldn't have known otherwise. What a great experience!"

-Keith Moody, General Manager, Clemson Area Transit (CATbus), Clemson, SC

Great event, networking, shared experience and vendor opportunities all in one place in a short time.

-Bart Wyss, Sr. Director Materials Management and Logistics, UPMC

Ted Ross

“Very well put together and never a boring moment. Great host and food, too.”

-Ted Ross, Operations Manager, Connect Transit, Texas City, TX

Attending TBX was very beneficial to our agency. As a small operator, it is often difficult to get time with suppliers to learn and build relationships. TBX made that possible!

-Martin Bean, CAO, Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission

This was a unique experience where I felt vendors were interested in transit operators wants, instead of just trying to sell their product

-Leslie Pedrosa, Operations Director, Valley Regional Transit

John Andoh

“The event was excellent, I had an opportunity to meet with vendors that can give us the necessary equipment and tools so that we can be successful at our transit system.”

-John Andoh, County Transit Director, Dutchess County Public Transit, Poughkeepsie, NY

TBX was a great opportunity to get quality time with vendors and to hear about all the latest industry developments...participants from across the country in all different aspects of transit who were able to bring their experience and knowledge.

-Martin Barna, Director of Planning, Alexandria Transit Company (DASH)

Gary Blazinsky

The Transit Bus Exchange was an outstanding event where the one-on-one vendor time was informative and productive...the opportunity to build long term business relationships.

-Gary Blazinsky, Administrator, Harford Transit LINK - Harford County Government

This event is the best use of your time. The structure of the event makes sure you meet the vendors that matter to you. I hope I can come again.

-Dave Frasier, Director of Procurement and Capital Projects, Blue Water Area Transit

Michael Reid

As a new maintenance manager, I found it very valuable meeting suppliers and networking with others.

-Michael Reid, Maintenance Manager, St Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission

Great opportunity to meet with vendors and other operators to discuss trends and latest technologies. The event was very informative!

-Rudy Long, Fleet Administration Supervisor, RTC of Southern Nevada

Lisa Todd

This was my first time attending...I found it to be an excellent networking event. I appreciated the one-on-one time with various vendors and suppliers as well as their brief group presentations...highly recommend this event to transit operators.

-Lisa Todd, Procurement Coordinator, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

Debbie Maxwell

“Great experience, the networking was awesome, and the information received was welcome and relevant! The event was well organized with a friendly staff."

-Debbie Maxwell, Assistant Director, Treasure Valley Transit, Nampa, ID