September 23-25, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Testimonials

2018 BusCon Attendee and Exhibitor Testimonials   

“My first time attending BusCon after it was suggested to me. I was able to learn enough about changing my fleet to propane buses that it took my fears away about cost and infrastructure needs. Well worth my trip.”
- John Stapleton, Executive Director, Delta area Transit Authority / Schoolcraft County Transit Authority,  Escanaba, Michigan

“Bus Con has a lot of value at a small price.”
- David Monsey, Owner, Avalon Executive Transportation of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana

“This was our first experience exhibiting at BusCon and it was very positive. We reconnected with existing customers and showed them our new products and connected with many new customers. Within two days after the show, I had appointments set up for a trip to meet with two new and one existing customer.”
Christopher Kast, Business Development Manager, Veritech Inc., WHIPPANY

“This was Alexander Dennis Inc.'s first year exhibiting our E200 single deck bus at BusCon. Overall we had a great show and we were very impressed with the amount of traffic that stopped at our bus display and how many of these visitors were decision makers looking to gather more information and genuinely interested.”
- Franco Paganuzzi, Product Sales Director - Single Deck, Alexander Dennis Inc., Canyon Lake

 

2017 BusCon Attendee and Exhibitor Testimonials   

“BusCon is on the cutting edge of keeping the industry current on all new technologies."
-Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance , IndyGo, United States

“Great Experience Excellent networking opportunities”
-Bart Wyss,Director Distribution, Transportation & Logistics, UPMC, PA

“Great experience!  I got to network with companies that I do not see in local conferences.  This will lead to savings for my company.  I look forward to attending next year’s conference.”
-Ken Riley, Maintenance and Facility Manager, Island Transit, Coupeville

“It was great being at this year’s BUSCON. The connect program was fantastic and I really appreciate being selected to participate.”
- David A. Dunn, Superintendent of Maintenance, Razorback Transit, BUSB , Fayetteville, AR

“BusCon continues to prove to be a leader among tradeshows for Awash Ecowash Systems.  We begin the tradeshow and seem to never have a chance to stop talking to prospects as our bus wash display really pulls in interest of attendees.  We never say, ‘what time is it?’, its usually, ‘It is over already?’.  We always reach our quota of leads and results of sales every year and can't wait to get back again.”
-Jack Jackson, Owner, Awash Ecowash Systems Corp., Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

“As a first time exhibitor at BusCon, I was very pleased with the show, network opportunities and evening events.”
- Chris Goebel ,VP, United States Warranty Corporation, Cleveland, OH

 

2016 BusCon Attendee and Exhibitor Testimonials


“BusCon is great overall value. It provides useful education and products to any sector of the (ground) passenger transportation industry. Indianapolis is a very convenient venue.”
-Ian Patton, Operations Manager, Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation, Bloomington, IN            

“BusCon is on par with their education programs. When tough choices have to be made, and I can't attend both APTA and BusCon, I choose BusCon. It's easier to navigate within their selected venue and walkable city.”
-Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

“An unplanned meeting with a company rep netted us much needed (free) help with a transient overheating problem on a motorcoach we had purchased some months prior to BusCon. Getting a used cargo box for our double decker was yet another positive result from a second unplanned meeting at BusCon. We also saw new products in the exhibit hall that may benefit our program down the road too!”
-Mike Manganello, Executive Director, Lightrider Ministries, Upland, IN                                                              

"This was my first experience attending BusCon. When I first saw the ad I said, "I have to be there. It's an event that I can't miss.” I networked with as many vendors as possible that related to my Senior Transportation Initiative in San Antonio/Bexar County Texas. (It's a veteran run operation, SASSS (San Antonio Senior Shopper Shuttle); Fare free, door-to-door and wheelchair accessible service.) The networking alone paid for the price to attend." 
-Mel Feldman, Founder/Executive Director, San Antonio Sr. Shopper Shuttle, San Antonio, TX

"We were taken care of and that mattered.”
-Karie Strangeway, Sales & Marketing, Mechanical Products Company, Lombard, IL                                   

“BusCon keeps surprising us by the diversity of transportation operators that attend the show.”
-Jeff Goldwasser, Sales Executive, LaFrance Industries, LaFrance, SC

“Best BusCon Ever! It was a huge success for REV Bus Group.”                                                                                  
-John Walsh, President, REV Bus Group, Miami, FL                                                                        

“Awash Systems had another successful BusCon. We were able to connect with so many new prospects for great lead generation and of course see our existing customers personally for great feedback. We will see you in September 2017!”
-Jack Jackson, President, Awash Systems Corp., Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

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Great client service.”                                                                                    
-Charlie Mitchell, Sales Represenative, Diamond Coach, KS                                                                                    

“Buscon was a great event to showcase our latest model unit. The customer feedback and interactions really help us grow.”
-James Mansell, microbird inc, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada

“As a first time attendee, the show so big that I did not plan for/have enough time to see everything and talk to everyone. Everyone was so friendly and engaging! The only thing I will need next year is more time to network!”
-Rodrigo Morales, Sales Manager, Power Door and Step, Van Nuys, CA
 

2015 BusCon Attendee Testimonials

"I found an exhibitor offering a better source for tires that will save our company around $1,500 per year. My trip to BusCon was covered by that alone."
-Dave Clark, President, Skyline Shuttle, Duluth, MN 

“BusCon continues to provide the best opportunity to show case new and innovative products for the bus and transit industries. I recommend exhibiting at BusCon for anyone who has new transit products or services.” 
-Robert Benninghoff, Sales and Engineering, Bentech Inc., Philadelphia, PA

“This was a great BusCon. The catering was the best ever! Event staff showed great hospitality and service! Appreciated the golf cart ride. The after-hours events were great! This year was a great visit.”
-Tyrone, Owner, Integrity Limo Service, Indianapolis, IN

“Great information at each seminar that I attended and wonderful networking opportunities for those individuals who are serious about transit!”
-Darren D. Cochran, Training Transportation Service Supervisor, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, OH

“As someone who works in safety and policy for a university transit system, the seminars were very educational and provided a lot of insight into industry standards and what is happening around the country in transportation. I gained valuable knowledge that I will be sharing with my coworkers so that we can improve the safety and reliability of our service.”  
-Alexander Houck, Safety and Policy Officer, University of Maryland Dept. of Transportation Services, College Park, MD

“The choices for the educational sessions were excellent. I felt the show was well attended and was pleased with all aspects of BusCon.”        
-Thomas Bazow, President, Excursions Trailways, Fort Wayne, IN

“My work involves virtually every transportation sector - and yet - this is the one trade show I regularly attend and rarely miss.”  
-Ned B. Einstein, President, Transportation Alternatives, New York, NY

“Great exhibits, professional educational sessions and appreciate the networking opportunities. Indianapolis is a wonderful location, convenient, accessible and very affordable.”  
-Michael Terry, President and CEO, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN 

“My first BusCon was fantastic! I learned so much about equipment, brakes, lifts, etc. I also enjoyed the variety of seminars and the networking opportunities. I saw familiar faces and made great new contacts. I'll see you all next year.”
-Julie Hatter, LA Bella Chauffeurs, Owner, Los Angeles, CA 

“This was my first year at BusCon. Not knowing what to expect, I explored the exhibition hall on Tuesday only since I figured I would be able to visit all the vendors in one afternoon, which was not the case with the very large exhibit hall.  As a Procurement Specialist, I was able to network and receive product information vital to my transit organization. This experience has greatly increased my vendor base and my knowledge of the transit industry. Next year, I plan on taking advantage of the knowledge of the speakers and attending the entire conference.” 
-Kathleen Honl, Accounting and Procurement Coordinator, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), Portage, IN 

“I like how much space there was in the exhibit hall.”         
-David Monsey, Owner, Bada Bing Limo, Indianapolis, IN
 

2015 Exhibitor Testimonials

“It was an excellent venue for showing off and introducing the product we came to the show with andwe appreciated the ease of working with BusCon representatives.”             
-Clayne A. Woodbury, FAAC, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI


“BusCon enables us to see customers who use our product, and it allows us to showcase new designs & patterns.”        
-Jeff Goldwasser, Sales Executive, La France Industries, La France, South Carolina


“BusCon 2015 turned out to be the best networking opportunity I have had so far this year. In turn, it provided me with opportunities to quote.”             
-Charles McMillan, Commercial Sales Representative, ProAir / American Cooling Technologies, Elkhart, IN


2014 BusCon Attendee Testimonials

“You definitely get a feeling of what is important to the customers in this market niche.”                              
-Doug Stumpfl, Business Development Manager, AFV LLC, Twinsburg, OH

“I always come away from BusCon with some new knowledge or idea that can be applied to my fleet operation to improve service levels or personnel quality. The move to Indianapolis was a great move. The town was awesome and convenient.”
-John McMahon, Fleet Manager, Park ‘N Fly, Atlanta, GA

“Indy is the best “little” city around. I’m from Chicago and this walk-able city is by far the best in its class.”
-Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN        

“Wonderful job with BusCon in Indianapolis. The Convention Center was a great location. Please consider keeping it there for a few more years!”                                                                                  
-Lori Sylvester, Long Range Planner, CATS, Anderson, IN             

“BusCon 2014 was absolutely awesome. The sessions and show floor were great and the networking opportunities were top-notch. I highly recommend that every industry professional attend next year.”
-Scott C. Kirk, Operations Manager, Columbia County Public Transportation, Dayton, WA

“BusCon sessions are an excellent value with a wide range of educational topics and high quality speakers. Additionally, BusCon has great show floor. The venue and city (Indianapolis) are very visitor friendly.”
-Ian Patton, Operations Manager, Bloomington Public Transportation Corporation, Bloomington, IN

“Informative sessions, nice networking opportunities, location and venue.”                        
-Jared Davis, President, Davis Transportation LLC

“I have attended BusCon six times and I learn something new each time. It is a great experience and I have met some great colleagues.”                                                                                                       
-Judy Manor, Program Coordinator, Sr., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ        

“I learned a lot and it will grow our training program.”                                                                                     
-Mark Dantzler, Chauffeur Operations Clerk, JKS limousine/Windy City limousine, Elmhurst , IL

“The industry is making major changes and BusCon is a GREAT tool to keep abreast of the changes.”
-Norbert Zoglman, President, Wheelchair Vehicles Unlimited LLC, Buford, GA

“The driver training classes were excellent and timely. I gained new information and I am excited to pass the information on to our safety compliance manager.”                                                                                 
-Steve Bush, Midwest Area Manager, OATS, Inc., Sedalia, MO

“It was a great experience. I enjoyed seeing new buses and networking with other industry professionals.”
-Louis Ferri, Operations Manager, Palm Tran Connection, West Palm Beach, FL               

“My experience at BusCon 2014 was awesome & I can’t wait for next year, which will be my seventh year.”                                
-James Torres, Director of Maintenance, Longview Transit         

“Indianapolis was a great venue for BusCon. The venue, entertainment and restaurants were all within easy walking distance.”                                                            
-Stan Chisum, General Manager, Alliance Bus Group, Lewisville/ Longview, TX

“Excellent opportunity to meet with vendors, manufacturers and dealers in a convenient yet relaxed environment.”
-Jared Zimlin, Business Development Director, Priority One Financial Services, St. Petersburg, FL

“It was a very informative event that also allowed you to network with experienced industry professionals involved in all aspects of the transportation industry.”                                                
-Lambert Rahming, CEO, Reliable Tours & Travel, Nassau, Bahamas       

“BusCon provides an excellent opportunity for our transit agency to further our staff’s education, achieve greater efficiency by hearing the success and failures of other agencies, see first-hand the newest products available in the industry, and most importantly, BusCon injects passion and excitement into our agency each year!”                                                                        
-Taylor Wegrzyn, Transit Manager, City of Valparaiso, Valparaiso, IN

“This was my first time at BusCon and I thoroughly enjoyed the show floor.”                                       
-Michael Barnes, Sales manager-Electrical, Collins-N-Co./Burnstines, Bristol, IN

“This is my first time attending BusCon. I had a great time experiencing and observing all of the new technology available to bus fleets. I really enjoyed the educational seminars because they were very informative and helpful.”                         
-Anthony Dimino, Superintendent, New York City Transit, New York, NY

“BusCon is a great networking opportunity.”                                                                                             
-Charlie Vits, Bus Market Development Mgr., SafeGuard/IMMI, Westfield, IN

“I enjoyed being able to talk directly with vendors and see all the new products.”                   
-Kevin, Mechanic, Hart Transit, Henderson, KY
 

2014 BusCon Exhibitor Testimonials

“Our group from Toleda comes to BusCon every year for the networking and show floor opportunities. This is one of the best places in the country to talk to transit vendors, network with transit professionals and see new items in the marketplace. If you’re looking for small vehicles or cutaway transit vehicles- this is the best show to come to.”
– James Gee, Toleda Area Regional Transit

“Technology has been increasing every year. There’s new technology out there that will help us as the end-user. The operators will walk away from here with an idea of buying one or two different models that we may not have normally seen. So, it was a good show for us.”
– Rick Tisone, Stout’s Transportation

“There’s quite a number of options here and we’ve talked to a lot of people and vendors. The large variety of different types of buses and vans is why we’re here.”
– Manny Guardiola, Epic Limo Inc.

“There are a lot of really nice displays at BusCon. It’s kind of special to us because we brought a new bus to display and showoff our new design. Industry professionals got to see our new ideas. The people that were not able to make it really missed a good show.”
– Steven Shaffer, Cardinal Transportation

“This is our first attendance and we were very excited. We had a great reception and have met a lot of wonderful people.”
– Christine Smith, Zenith Motors

“We got great results at BusCon.”
– Paul Ardovini, Hutchinson Industries, Inc.

“It’s a great value for an exhibitor. The amount of traffic that you get for what you pay is terrific.”
-Sharad Agarwal, First Transit Inc.

“I get a lot of good ideas from the show floor because people are sharing experiences and looking for solutions. They’ll come to me, and we can start to work out a solution that day, on the floor.”
– Charles McMillan, American Cooling Technology

“I find BusCon to be an excellent venue and very successful show. The people are very friendly and it is a different group than we get at other bus conventions. Most of the bus shows we go to are attended by motorcoach operators. This show is attended by people of all types of operations- mini buses, small shuttles, limousines. So, we get a better spread.”
– Charlie Shriver, Shriver Insurance Agency

“Educational seminars are a great chance to get guidance from industry leaders.”
– Martin Bentley, Go Express Travel

“Wow! I thought the show was bigger and better!“
– Michael Terry, IndyGo


2013 BusCon Attendee Testimonials

“I enjoyed BusCon again this year. I always come away with new ideas, solutions, and friends. See you in Indy.”
-John McMahon, Park N’ Fly, Inc.

“I was contacted about BusCon and was glad that I attended.”
-Andy Yeaman, Trinity International University

“This was my first experience at BusCon. It was great to have so many vendors that pertain to my business in one location. I was able to predetermine which vendors I would visit at their booths ahead of time. This made for an efficient use of my time on the show floor.”
-Larry Logeman, Executive Express

“I think it is very important to keep up with new products/ services/ benefits for bus companies so I always refer to the companies on the show floor. ”
-Diane Walden, Trailways Transportation System, Inc.

“Everything was excellent.”
-Pauline Gonzalez, SFMTA

“I enjoyed the panel discussions and I was able to make some contacts on the exhibit hall floor that will help me meet my targeted reductions in petroleum consumption.”
-Scott Conlon, Montgomery County Fleet Management Services

“BusCon is a great opportunity to see what is coming up in the future and keep up with the constantly changing business of transportation.”
-Jose, Owner, CTS

“Loved it, and I loved Chicago! Would love to see BusCon come to New Orleans!”
-Kyle Soignet, Lafourche Arc

“Being a first timer from the island of Kauai, Hawaii, I enjoyed the networking opportunities and the seminars that were available. I look forward to the next BusCon event.”
-Duane Kaleo Carvalho, County of Kauai – The Kauai Bus

“I really enjoyed my first experience at BusCon 2013. Being that I’m from a university, I was glad to see seminars related to my line of work. The ADA Compliance seminars were informative and helpful. I appreciate all new information I learned that I would not have known otherwise.”
-Diana Watts, The University of Toledo

“This was my first BusCon event and it was great. The variety of products and services showcased was phenomenal. I look forward to attending again next year.”
-Tom Dietz, Hopelink

“I always enjoy BusCon for its wealth of information year after year, having attended since its beginning.”
-Paul Godin, LIMOTOUR

“As a first time attendee, I was impressed with all the networking opportunities available. I was able to make strong connections during the show that lead to more business afterward.”
-Julece Glaum, Keep It Moving Transportation

“As a small company that with a fleet of used vehicles, it is a great place to find replacement parts and new items for upgrading my older equipment.”
-Scott Boubek, YDrive Limousine Service LLC

“Great exhibit hall full of buses.”
-Nick Martinho, MBT Worldwide

“BusCon was very informative and the presentations were excellent. We found some very useful information while attending the sessions.”
-Marti Pytel, Senior Transportation Connection

“Great show for medium-duty buses.”
-Dave Frasier, Blue Water Area Transit

2013 BusCon Exhibitor Testimonials

“BusCon 2013 set yet another record in the number of vehicles on the show floor and in product diversity.”
-Larry Plachno, National Bus Trader

“BusCon is always a good show, and there were more vehicles displayed than I have ever seen before. The first day was rocking and we generated lots of great leads.”
-Randy Angell, C H Bus Sales

“We had several large clients along with some smaller groups coming to BusCon to see us. I feel this is a well run show that covers multiple market segments. We appreciate the relationship and efforts put forth by the Bobit Business Media.”
-Phil Tom, Turtle Top

“BusCon provided a fantastic opportunity for our company to advance our brand, connect with current customers, and meet potential new customers.”
-Will Gutilla, A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems

“Always a great place to come face-to-face with the who’s who in the bus industry, strengthen current leads and expand our potential customer base. Keep up the good work.”
-Jay Demaske, United States Warranty Corporation

“BusCon 2013 gave us the opportunity to officially launch our VersatAL window line! It is a very well-orchestrated show and a not to miss event!”
-Christian Niquet, SpectAL Industries, Inc.

“BusCon was a tremendous place to network with customers, vendors and dealers. Plus it gave us the best opportunity to exhibit our product to key people in the bus market.”
-Jim Cermak, MobilityWorks Commercial

“We are always looking for ways to get our products noticed, and in a cost effective way. BusCon provided us with a marketing opportunity and b2b solutions in the most convenient way, which allows us to build long term relationships with the other exhibitors and attendees at the show. We will be back next year.”
-Ted Wu, Planet Halo




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Testimonials

“BusCon is on the cutting edge of keeping the industry current on all new technologies.”

-Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

“Bus Con has a lot of value at a small price.”

-David Monsey, Owner, Avalon Executive Transportation of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

This was our first experience exhibiting at BusCon & it was very positive. We reconnected with existing customers, showed them our new products & connected with many new customers. Within two days after the show, I had meetings set with new customers

-Christopher Kast, Business Development Manager, Veritech Inc., Whippany

“Great Experience! Excellent networking opportunities.”

-Bart Wyss, Director Distribution, Transportation & Logistics, UPMC, PA

James Wang

“An excellent way to network with all companies within the industry. It will broaden your view on whats out there and what can help. Highly recommended for any bus company that is trying to grow.“

-James Wang, Director of Operations, Peoria Charter. Urbana, IL

Jack Jackson

“BusCon continues to prove to be a leader among trade shows for us. We begin and seem to never have a chance to stop talking to prospects. We always reach our quota of leads and results of sales every year and can't wait to get back again."

-Jack Jackson, Owner, Awash Ecowash Systems Corp., Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

Chris Goebel

“As a first time exhibitor at BusCon, I was very pleased with the show, network opportunities and evening events.”

-Chris Goebel , Vice President, United States Warranty Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio

“Another great year for BusCon. Appreciate the continued growth in the exhibitors providing a variety of products and services. The increasing number of educational session and focus on vehicle maintenance and evolving technologies are welcomed."

-Michael Terry, President & CEO, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

Robert Losiniecki

“The one on one vendors were amazing...they just wanted to help even if they didn't have a product that I could use. I networked with other fixed route agencies. It was a great experience. Thanks BusCon!"

-Robert Losiniecki, Maintenance Director, Durham City Transit Company , Durham NC USA

“My first time attending BusCon after it was suggested to me. I was able to learn enough about changing my fleet to propane buses that it took my fears away about cost and infrastructure needs. Well worth my trip.”

-John Stapleton, Executive Director, Delta area Transit Authority / Schoolcraft County Transit Authority, Escanaba, MI

"This was Alexander Dennis Inc.'s first year exhibiting our E200 single deck bus at BusCon. Overall we had a great show & were very impressed with the amount of decision makers looking to gather more information that stopped at our bus display."

-Franco Paganuzzi, Product Sales Director - Single Deck, Alexander Dennis Inc., Canyon Lake

“Great experience! I got to network with companies that I do not see in local conferences. This will lead to savings for my company. I look forward to attending next years conference.”

-Ken Riley, Maintenance and Facility Manager, Island Transit, Coupeville

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