For the fifth year running, BYD (Build Your Dreams) will serve as the headline sponsor for the West Coast’s most high-profile and influential transportation industry event. From November 13-15, the California Transit Association will be holding its 54thAnnual Fall Conference & Expo, presented by BYD, featuring keynotes, networking opportunities, and educational sessions with industry thought leaders.

This year’s edition of the California Transit Association’s signature event will be held in Monterey, hosted by Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), and the theme will be “Our People Move California.”

BYD’s leadership role in the conference extends to presentations, with BYD’s Justin Scalzi and James Holtz participating in two educational sessions as industry experts. BYD’s Zach Kahn will provide introductory remarks to kick off the conference.

In “Building ZEB Infrastructure for Battery Electric Fleets” on Wednesday, November 13, Scalzi and other industry panelists will discuss designing, planning, and building out infrastructure needed to comply with California’s new Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) rule. In “Real-Life Experiences with Battery Electric Buses” on Thursday, November 14, Holtz and other industry leaders will provide information and insight to help agencies decide which ZEB technology is the best for them.

“BYD is thrilled to be sponsoring the California Transit Association’s signature annual event for the fifth consecutive year,” said Patrick Duan, BYD Vice President North America. “It has been wonderful working with the California Transit Association and transit agencies across California to electrify bus transportation in our forward-thinking state.”

California has taken the lead in the effort to convert America’s gas-powered public transportation systems to electric. More than a quarter of the transit agencies that use zero-emissions fleets are in California, and nearly 45% of America’s zero-emission buses are in California. BYD’s sponsorship of the Fall Conference & Expo signals BYD’s support for the California Transit Association and their work keeping California the national leader in sustainable public transit.

The California Transit Association’s 54thAnnual Fall Conference & Expo, presented by BYD will take place at the Monterey Conference Center and the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA.

The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world’s leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a truly zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. BYD has 220,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. For more information, please visit