A second and final overflow room block for the SMART-TD National Training Seminar in July has been acquired.


  • Hotel: Hampton Inn, Cleveland Downtown
  • Address: 1460 E. Ninth St., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114
  • Rate: $179/night
  • Booking deadline: Saturday, June 8, 2024

How to book: Rooms can be booked online by following this link. Alternatively, reservations can be made by calling 216-241-6600.

Convenient location: The Hampton Inn is an eight-minute walk from the NTS host site at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, 100 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44114.

Inquiries: If you have any questions or need further information about the NTS, please contact the Transportation Division at 216-228-9400 or email Nick Torres at ntorres@smart-union.org.

If space at the Hampton Inn sells out, additional attendees for the NTS will be responsible for finding their own lodging.

Time is running out for Transportation Division local leaders and members to take advantage of reduced registration fees for the 2024 National Training Seminar (NTS). The registration fee for the NTS, scheduled from July 9 to July 11, 2024, at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio, will increase from the “early bird” rate of $200 per person to $250 per person on May 1.

Important Topics and Agenda

Educational sessions will cover critical topics such as the new Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), bus and transit worker assault prevention, rail safety, and transportation cyber threats. Sessions will also focus on leadership at the local level, with specialized courses for chairpersons, secretaries, treasurers, and presidents. A full agenda is now available on the SMART app. Download the app here.

Group Events

A welcome reception is planned for the evening of Monday, July 8, followed by full-day training on Tuesday, July 9, through Wednesday, July 10. The event will conclude with a half-day of training on Thursday, July 11. A group event is scheduled at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for all registered attendees on the evening of Wednesday, July 10th.

Note: The Local Secretary & Treasurer training will conclude on the afternoon of Friday, July 12.

Registration and Cancellation

The registration fee will increase to $250 on May 1, and onsite registration will be $290 to cover last-minute additional costs associated with meeting planning. Children 11 and under are complimentary. You may cancel your meeting registration up to 5 days before the first day of the meetings without penalty.

To register online, visit NTS – Cleveland Registration. For inquiries, call the Transportation Division at 216-228-9400 or email Nick Torres at ntorres@smart-union.org.

Hotel Reservations

April 30th update: The Hilton room block has reached capacity. Additional lodging options are being arranged by the union at nearby hotels. Details will follow.

Stay Updated

Additional details will be updated on the SMART website and SMART app as they become available.