Transit Initiatives and Communities Conferences

Thank you to all who joined us at TIC 2017!

TIC 2017

2017 Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference

May 21-23, 2017 | Seattle, WA

Renaissance Seattle Hotel


The Transit Initiatives and Communities Conference is the only national conference exclusively devoted to understanding transportation ballot measures and providing concrete advice on how to win.  In 2017, the conference was hosted to Seattle, Washington, a city that enjoys a strong history of local investment in public transportation.  In November 2016, Seattle voters passed another sweeping proposal that will allow the local transit agency, Sound Transit, to continue to expand and enhance their network.

For over a decade, transit has enjoyed an average success rate of 71 percent at the ballot box.  Join advocates, transit professionals, and campaign leaders to advance local initiatives and learn how to win.

Past Registration / Program and Hotel Information

Early Bird Registration (through April 28th, 2017):  $395
Regular Registration (after April 28th, 2017):  $450


Registration includes all workshops, the mobile tour, and receptions.  However, you MUST still register for workshops and the mobile tour to get a ticket if you are planning to participate in these specific events.  If you have questions, please contact Kirsten Holland at

We also offer discounted rates for groups, non-profits, and students.  Please email Kirsten Holland at for more information and to register as a group, non-profit, or student.

Get your room now!

To reserve a room at the Renaissance Seattle at the discounted rate of $219.00 per night, you can call the reservations department at 1.800.546.9184 and tell them that you are with the Center for Transportation Excellence, or you can click here to reserve online through the event websiteThe hotel discount ends April 28, 2017.

Learn more about transit in Seattle and Washington State!

Check out this map to learn more about the history of ballot measures in Washington state. You can also read about the upcoming ST3 measure in Seattle in our campaign profile!

Map Key: Yellow: Sales Tax Measures
                  Green: Property Tax Measures
                  Blue: Other Types of Measures

2017 TIC Conference Sponsors and Partners

Past Conferences

2015 TIC
June 1-3, 2015
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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2013 TIC
June 23 - 26, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

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2011 TIC
June 20 - 22, 2011
St. Louis, Missouri

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2009 TIC
May 31 - June 2, 2009
Salt Lake City, Utah

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2007 TIC
June 10 - 12, 2007
Austin, Texas

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2005 TIC
April 10 - 12, 2005
Charlotte, North Carolina

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2003 TIC
December 7-9, 2003
Tempe, Arizona

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