| Date : 10/3/2009 (12)|
|10/3/2009 9:30 AM||10/3/2009 11:00 AM||Diversity Council||Segura 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/3/2009 11:00 AM||10/3/2009 6:00 PM||APTA Registration Desk||Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/3/2009 11:00 AM||10/3/2009 12:30 PM||Business Member Procurement Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level|
|10/3/2009 11:00 AM||10/3/2009 12:30 PM||Host Information Center||Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/3/2009 2:30 PM||10/3/2009 4:00 PM||Business Member Liaison & Outreach Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level|
|10/3/2009 2:30 PM||10/3/2009 4:00 PM||Workforce Development Subcommittee||Segura 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/3/2009 4:00 PM||10/3/2009 5:00 PM||Business Member Programs Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level|
|10/3/2009 4:30 PM||10/3/2009 6:00 PM||Labor Relations Subcommittee||Segura 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/3/2009 5:00 PM||10/3/2009 6:00 PM||EXPO Advisory Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level|
|10/3/2009 5:30 PM||10/3/2009 7:00 PM||Intergovernmental Issues Subcommittee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level|
|10/3/2009 6:00 PM||10/3/2009 7:30 PM||Commuter & Intercity Rail Joint Legislative Subcommittee||Del Lago 3-4, Lower Level|
|10/3/2009 6:45 PM||10/3/2009 9:00 PM||Human Resources Committee (Dutch-treat dinner)||JW Marriott Lobby|
(Dutch-treat dinner; meet in the JW Marriott Lobby
at 5:45 p.m.)
| Date : 10/4/2009 (41)|
|10/4/2009 8:00 AM||10/4/2009 9:00 AM||Meeting Site Selection Committee||Segura 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 8:00 AM||10/4/2009 9:00 AM||Business Member Government Affairs Subcommittee||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 8:30 AM||10/4/2009 7:30 PM||APTA Registration Desk||Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 8:30 AM||10/4/2009 10:30 AM||High-Speed & Intercity Rail Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon E, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 8:30 AM||10/4/2009 10:30 AM||Member Services Committee||Marbella 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 8:30 AM||10/4/2009 9:30 AM||Rolling Stock Equipment Technical Forum||Cordova 5-6, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 8:30 AM||10/4/2009 7:30 PM||Host Information Center||Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 9:00 AM||10/4/2009 10:30 AM||Procurement & Materials Management Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon C, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 9:00 AM||10/4/2009 10:30 AM||Rail Conference Planning Subcommittee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon G, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 9:00 AM||10/4/2009 10:30 AM||Legislative Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 9:00 AM||10/4/2009 6:00 PM||Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room||Barcelona, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 9:30 AM||10/4/2009 10:30 AM||Business Member Business Development Committee||Amarante 2-3, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 9:30 AM||10/4/2009 10:30 AM||Light Rail Transit Technical Forum||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 10:30 AM||10/4/2009 12:30 PM||2008-2009 APTA Board of Directors Meeting||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 4, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 10:30 AM||10/4/2009 11:30 AM||Streetcar & Heritage Trolley Subcommittee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 11:00 AM||10/4/2009 12:30 PM||Business Member Small Business Committee||Amarante 2-3, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 11:00 AM||10/4/2009 12:30 PM||Fare Systems & Programs Committee||Cordova 5-6, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 11:30 AM||10/4/2009 12:30 PM||Automated Guideway Transit Technical Forum||Marbella 4, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 12:30 PM||10/4/2009 1:00 PM||APTA Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salons 2-3, Lobby Level|
The Annual Business Meeting of the American Public Transportation Association features reports on the status of the association and the annual election of officers and directors. Representatives of member organizations on record as of October 4, 2009, are invited and urged to attend.
|10/4/2009 1:00 PM||10/4/2009 3:00 PM||Financial Management Committee||Cordova 5-6, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 1:00 PM||10/4/2009 3:00 PM||Research & Technology Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon F, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 1:30 PM||10/4/2009 3:00 PM||Bus & Paratransit CEOs Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon C, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 1:30 PM||10/4/2009 3:30 PM||Rail Standards Policy & Planning Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 2:00 PM||10/4/2009 4:00 PM||Human Resources Committee||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 2:00 PM||10/4/2009 4:00 PM||Marketing & Communications Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon E, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 2:30 PM||10/4/2009 3:30 PM||Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee (Access Committee)||Segura 3-4, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 2:30 PM||10/4/2009 3:45 PM||Transit Board Members Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 2:30 PM||10/4/2009 4:00 PM||State Affairs Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 2:30 PM||10/4/2009 3:45 PM||Transit Board Members Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 2:30 PM||10/4/2009 3:30 PM||Bus Operations Committee||Marbella 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 3:00 PM||10/4/2009 4:00 PM||Security Standards Policy & Planning Committee||Segura 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 3:00 PM||10/4/2009 5:00 PM||Business Member Board of Governors (BMBG)||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 4, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 3:00 PM||10/4/2009 5:00 PM||Transit Wireless Communications Joint Council||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon F, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 4:00 PM||10/4/2009 5:30 PM||Access Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 4:00 PM||10/4/2009 5:30 PM||Security Affairs Steering Committee||Segura 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 4:00 PM||10/4/2009 5:30 PM||Rail Transit Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 4:30 PM||10/4/2009 5:30 PM||This is APTA – Realizing the Full Potential of Membership||Del Lago 4, Lower Level|
This session will cover everything you’ll want to know about getting involved in your association. The American Public Transportation Association is widely recognized as the voice of the transit industry. This session will focus on the many resources available to you as a new member. In addition, you will find out how APTA works and is governed. How can you realize the full potential of your membership? We’ll answer your questions on where to start as a new or long-standing member in getting to know about, and becoming involved in, your association. APTA’s success depends on participation and input from all its members.
- William Millar, President, APTA
|10/4/2009 5:30 PM||10/4/2009 6:30 PM||Leadership APTA Alumni Group||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon F, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 5:30 PM||10/4/2009 7:00 PM||Policy & Planning Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level|
|10/4/2009 5:30 PM||10/4/2009 6:30 PM||Universal Transit Fare Systems (UTFS)||La Serena Boardroom, Lower Level|
|10/4/2009 7:00 PM||10/4/2009 9:00 PM||Welcome Reception & Products & Services Showcase||Coquina Exhibit Hall, Lobby Level|
NEW THIS YEAR! Mix and mingle among your industry colleagues while examining the various displays at the first ever Annual Meeting Products & Services Showcase. This lively event is sure to set the tone for a week of learning and networking.
Reception sponsored by MV Transportation, Inc.
| Date : 10/5/2009 (32)|
|10/5/2009 8:00 AM||10/5/2009 9:15 AM||Small Operations Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon F, Lobby Level|
|10/5/2009 8:00 AM||10/5/2009 9:30 AM||Shared Use Working Group||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 2, Lobby Level|
|10/5/2009 8:00 AM||10/5/2009 9:30 AM||Procurement Steering Committee||Marbella 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/5/2009 8:00 AM||10/5/2009 9:30 AM||Capital Projects Subcommittee||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level|
|10/5/2009 8:30 AM||10/5/2009 6:00 PM||APTA Registration Desk||Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/5/2009 8:30 AM||10/5/2009 9:30 AM||Quality Service Task Force||Cordova 5-6, Lower Level|
|10/5/2009 8:30 AM||10/5/2009 9:30 AM||Transit Board Members Program Planning Subcommittee||Segura 1-3, Lower Level|
|10/5/2009 8:30 AM||10/5/2009 9:30 AM||Continental Breakfast||Mediterranean Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level|
Breakfast sponsored by LTK Engineering Services.
|10/5/2009 8:30 AM||10/5/2009 6:00 PM||Host Information Desk||Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/5/2009 9:00 AM||10/5/2009 6:00 PM||Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room||Barcelona, Lower Level|
|10/5/2009 9:00 AM||10/5/2009 6:00 PM||TCRP Information Center||Mediterranean Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level|
|10/5/2009 9:30 AM||10/5/2009 11:00 AM||Opening General Session: Quality Transit -- Now||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salons 4-8, Lobby Level|
The public transportation industry’s premier event officially begins in Orlando with the opening general session as we highlight public transportation’s accomplishments of the past year and challenges and opportunities ahead in the new economy. Now, more than ever the value of public transportation is evident. Educating the public on how public transportation is good for the economy, environment, and energy independence is of high importance. Come hear about the state of your association and witness the “exchanging of the gavel” ceremony between the incoming and outgoing APTA chairs.
President’s Welcome and Remarks
- William Millar, president, APTA
- Hon. Buddy Dyer, mayor, city of Orlando, and vice chairman, LYNX - Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Orlando, FL
- Linda S. Watson, chief executive officer, LYNX - Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Orlando, FL
- Hon. Richard Crotty, mayor, Orange County, FL
- Beverly A . Scot t, Ph.D., 2008-2009 chair, APTA, and general manager/CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid TransitAuthority, Atlanta, GA
- Mattie P. “M.P.” Carter, 2009-2010 chair, APTA, and commissioner, Memphis Area Transit Authority, Memphis, TN
- Jean-Marc Janaillac, CEO, Ratp Developpement, and manager, Ratp Dev USA, Paris, France
- Administrator Peter Rogoff, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
- Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
General Session sponsored by Ratp Dev.
|10/5/2009 11:15 AM||10/5/2009 12:30 PM||General Forum: Authorization – Post SAFETEA-LU||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salons 4-8, Lobby Level|
Transportation for the future
Key staff members from U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees with jurisdiction over the federal transit program will discuss program proposals for multi-year authorizing legislation for these programs. The session will examine the implications of proposed changes for transit agencies and suppliers, as well as timing and other issues related to the development of this important federal legislation.
Jerome C. Premo, co-chair, APTA Business Member Programs Committee, and executive vice president AECOM, Orange, CA
J. Barry Barker, vice chair-government affairs, APTA, and executive director, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY
General Forum sponsored by AECOM.
|10/5/2009 12:30 PM||10/5/2009 1:45 PM||Rail Standards Policy & Planning Committee||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level|
- Chair, William R. Mooney Sr.
|10/5/2009 12:30 PM||10/5/2009 3:00 PM||Products & Services Showcase||Coquina Exhibit Hall, Lobby Level|
NEW THIS YEAR! The 2009 Annual Meeting proudly showcases many business members’ products and services. Registrants can view the products and obtain information relating to the transit products and services on display. Expert personnel are on hand to answer your questions as you inspect what’s new and innovative in the world of transit equipment and services.
Lunch sponsored by Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.
|10/5/2009 12:30 PM||10/5/2009 4:00 PM||Legal Affairs Committee||Law offices of Akerman Senterfitt, 420 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1000|
- Chair, Kenneth C. Scheidig
This event will be held in the
Law offices of Akerman Senterfitt
420 S. Orange Ave.
The shuttle bus departs at 11:30 a.m. from the Porte-Cochere entrance of the JW Marriott, located directly across from the Mediterranean Ballroom.
|10/5/2009 12:45 PM||10/5/2009 3:00 PM||Rail Transit CEOs Subcommittee||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level|
|10/5/2009 1:00 PM||10/5/2009 2:30 PM||Subcommittee on Older Adult Transportation (Access Committee)||Segura 1-3, Lower Level|
- Co-chairs, Rosemary B. Gerty & Lauren Skiver
|10/5/2009 1:00 PM||10/5/2009 2:30 PM||American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF)||Marbella 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/5/2009 1:00 PM||10/5/2009 2:30 PM||Public-Private Partnerships Task Force||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 2, Lobby Level|
- Co-chairs Jonathan R. Davis & Michael I. Schneider
|10/5/2009 1:30 PM||10/5/2009 2:45 PM||Operation Legislative Subcommittee (Transit Board Members Committee||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 3, Lobby Level|
- Co-chairs, Greg Evans, M.Ed. & Gloria Leonard
|10/5/2009 3:15 PM||10/5/2009 4:45 PM||Economic Stimulus: American Recovery & Reinvestment Act||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level|
Telling the ARRA story
Now that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds are flowing into transit agencies across the country, those agencies are faced with unprecedented reporting requirements. Hear the latest updates on these important reporting requirements, evolving programs, and more directly from the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Railroad Administration officials leading the programs.
J. Barry Barker, vice chair-government affairs, APTA, and executive director, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY
Session sponsored by GJB Consulting LLC.
|10/5/2009 3:15 PM||10/5/2009 4:45 PM||AdWheel Awards Ceremony||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salons 5-8, Lobby Level|
A lively and entertaining extravaganza honoring the best in transit marketing and communications.
Join in the excitement as we honor the first place winners and announce the grand award winners in the 30th Annual AdWheel Awards competition. Each year, the AdWheel Awards honor the best in public transportation, marketing, and communications. Awards will be given in four media categories: print, electronic, campaigns, and special events.
- Thomas J. Costello, vice chair-marketing and communications, APTA, and assistant managing director, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Urbana, IL
|10/5/2009 3:15 PM||10/5/2009 4:45 PM||Framework for Rail Safety Regulation||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon E, Lobby Level|
What should be the vision and mission for creating rail transit standards?
This session is devoted to a critical look at the rail standards effort and needs for the future. Recent events and NTSB recommendations have focused on both standards development and means for effective implementation within the industry. Are the priorities for standards development based appropriately and how far should they reach? What are the lessons learned within the industry and what might the future hold?
- Patrick A. Nowakowski, chair, APTA Rail Transit Committee; chair, APTA Rail Transit CEOs Subcommittee; and executive director, Dulles Rail Project, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Vienna, VA
- Michael T. Flanigon, director, Office of Safety and Security, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
- Robert C. Lauby, director, Passenger Division, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC
- Georgetta Gregory, program manager, Rail Transit Safety Section, Consumer Protection and Safety Division, California Public Utilities Commission, Los Angeles, CA
- Thomas Rettig, division manager, Guided Transport Systems Division, TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., Newtown, CT
Session sponsored by Whiting Systems, Inc.
|10/5/2009 3:15 PM||10/5/2009 4:45 PM||Getting Smart on Technology: How to Use It, When to Update||Palazzo Ballroom, Salons A-C, Lobby Level|
Tech-friendly transit for tech-savvy customers — what you do and how you do it without breaking the bank.
Technology evolves at lightening speeds and for transit agencies investing in know-how and constant upgrades is an enormous challenge. Yet, increasingly tech-savvy customers are demanding increasingly tech-friendly services. And the transit industry cannot afford to fall behind. How are some transit agencies keeping up with the times without creating a major hole in their budget? And what truly sets the benchmark for today and tomorrow?
- Linda J. B ohlinger, vice chair-research and technology, APTA; vice chair, APTF Board of Directors; and vice president, national director of management consulting, HNTB Corporation, Santa Ana, CA
- Wayne Watanabe, information technology manager, King County Metro, Transit Division/Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA
- Jonathan H. McDonald, P.E., chair, research and technology committee, APTA; principal-managing leader, Stantec Consulting Inc. San Francisco, CA
- Carter R. Rohan, senior director, transportation Planning and development, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
- Robert G. Ayers, P.E., president, Ayers Electronic Systems, LLC, Richmond, VA
Session sponsored by ExaDigm, Inc.
|10/5/2009 5:00 PM||10/5/2009 6:30 PM||2009 American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Awards Program||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salons 5-8, Lobby Level|
Building leadership with a championship recipe
The Scholarship Awards Program will not only introduce the 2009 Scholarship recipients, a sample of the remarkable talent that exist in our industry, but will be an interactive session with the next generation of leadership who will, no doubt, take the public transportation industry to the next level of success. For more than 20 years, the APTF has been at the forefront of efforts to build leadership for the future success of our industry. We know that whether through partnerships, direct engagement or financial support, companies and organizations make strategic investments in education because they know that the success of our nation’s transit systems in the global marketplace depends on a quality workforce. But, how do you develop the leadership skills necessary to serve a transit agency? In this session, you will learn what top executives, who are championing growing a talented and diverse workforce, are doing to build leadership at all levels of their organizations.
- Robert H. Prince Jr., chair, APTF Board of Directors; cochair, APTA Collaborations and Partnerships Working Group, Blue Ribbon Panel on Workforce Development; and vice president and industry liaison, AECOM, Boston, MA
- Linda J. Bohlinger, vice chair, APTF Board of Directors; vice chair-research and technology, APTA; and vice president, national director of management consulting, HNTB Corporation, Santa Ana, CA
- Barbara K . Gannon, Psy.D., member, APTF Board of Directors; chair, APTA Workforce Development Subcommittee; and executive director, Center of Transportation Leadership, Eno Transportation Foundation, Washington, DC
- Carolyn Flowers, vice chair, APTA Diversity Council, and chief operations officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
- Jason Schiedel, secretary, APTA Human Resources Committee, and senior project manager, AECOM,New York, NY
- Ray J. Melleady, vice president, parts management services, Neopart, Corporation, Honey Brook, PA
- Eric T. Hill, first APTF scholarship recipient in 1988, and director, system management & operations, METROPLAN ORLANDO, Orlando, FL
|10/5/2009 5:00 PM||10/5/2009 6:30 PM||Steering Agencies through Turbulent Times||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level|
What the transit industry has learned from a year of record highs and lows.
Surfing this past year’s volatile fuel prices, surge in ridership, and drop in operating and capital budgets has left many a transit professional with frazzled nerves, but has also pushed the industry to be more creative than ever to maintain a positive image, good employee morale, satisfied customers, and a balanced budget. Join a round-table discussion with transit leaders about the extraordinary measures they have taken in these extraordinary times and how they are positioning their agencies for a bright future.
- Beverly A . Scot t, Ph.D., 2008-2009 chair, APTA, and
general manager/CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, GA
- Mark R . Aesch, chief executive officer, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, Rochester, NY
- Stephen G. Bland, chief executive officer, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
- Gary C. T homas, vice chair-rail transit, APTA, and
president/executive director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
- John B. Catoe J r., chair, Leadership APTA, and general manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
Session sponsored by Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc.
|10/5/2009 5:00 PM||10/5/2009 6:30 PM||APTA Governance Round Table||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon E, Lobby Level|
Repositioning APTA to better address industry goals
A major restructuring of APTA’s governance has been proposed to prepare APTA to lead the industry in the future and to deliver the potential seen in TransitVision 2050. This visionary effort to realign APTA and improve its ability to address current issues, engage all sectors of the industry in APTA’s governance, strengthen and empower committees and cultivate new industry leadership.
Sharon Greene, vice chair-business members, APTA; chair, APTA Business Member Board of Governors; and principal, Sharon Greene and Associates, Laguna Beach, CA
APTA Past Chairs Round Table
- John P. Bartosiewicz, executive vice president/chief operating officer, McDonald Transit Associates, Inc., Fort Worth, TX
- Michael S. Townes, immediate past chair, APTA, and president/chief executive officer, Hampton Roads Transit, Hampton, VA
- Celia G. Kupersmith, chair, APTA Waterborne Transit Operations Committee, and general manager, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District, San Francisco, CA
- Richard A . White, executive vice president, AECOM Arlington, VA
|10/5/2009 5:00 PM||10/5/2009 6:30 PM||Advancing Mobility Management||Segura 1-3, Lower Level|
Hear the importance of engaging new partners.
Mobility management is a strategic approach to managing a coordinated community-wide transportation network with multiple partners. With new technologies, mobility management can offer a single point of customer access to multiple travel modes while lowering the costs of providing services. Join a peer-to-peer exchange with mobility managers, among others, and hear how they are expanding transit’s portfolio of services to advance mobility management.
- Marlene B. Connor, chair, APTA Intergovernmental Issues Subcommittee; vice chair, APTA Systems Management and Operations Planning Subcommittee, and director of public transportation, Wilbur Smith Associates, Holyoke, MA
- J. Barry Barker, vice chair-government affairs, APTA, and executive director, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY
- William E . “ Bill” Hearndon, CCTM, manager of paratransit operations, LYNX - Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Orlando, FL
- John Irvine, public relations manager, Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, Tallahassee, FL
- Martin Bütikofer, regional manager, Passenger Traffic Division, Swiss Federal Railways, Bern, Switzerland
- Mary Jo Morandini, general manager, Beaver County Transit Authority, Rochester, PA
- Yehuda Gross, ITS program manager, ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
|10/5/2009 5:00 PM||10/5/2009 6:30 PM||Doing Business with DBEs||Palazzo Ballroom, Salons A-C, Lobby Level|
Success, strategy, and practice
If you’re a DBE, attend this session and hear success stories from a program graduate, goals from an agency prospective, and strategies for fulfilling requirements from primes. If you represent an agency, use this opportunity to learn about best practices and ways to improve your DBE program. Primes will want to attend this session to network with the DBEs in attendance. Panelists will discuss how to develop business practices and build relationships that lead to success for DBEs and the rest of the industry.
- Huelon A. Harrison, principal, Legacy Resource Group, Dallas, TX
- Melissa L. Boyles, president, Legacy Civil Rights Consulting, LLC, Chandler, AZ
- Sophia Green-Robinson, business development manager, Parsons Corporation, San Francisco, CA
- Michael Muhammad, assistant vice president, economic opportunity, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
|10/5/2009 6:30 PM||10/5/2009 7:30 PM||APTA/COMTO DBE Networking Event||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 4, Lobby Level|
This event, organized by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) and APTA, is an outstanding networking opportunity in a festive setting. Disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) will sit down with primes and transit agencies to discover new opportunities in a relaxing atmosphere after a busy conference day. All are welcome, so please join us. We’ll see you there.
Reception sponsored by ALSTOM.
|10/5/2009 7:30 PM||10/5/2009 8:30 PM||American Public Transportation Foundation Gala Reception -- Celebrating Champions And Leaders||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salons 1-2, Lobby Level|
Join us at the American Public Transportation FoundationGala to honor our 2009 scholarship champions — the future leadership and talent of our industry. This is a must-attend event—providing an evening of networking, food, and music — where we will celebrate the remarkable achievements of our scholarship winners. The gala also features a special guest, Sam “Mr. Clutch” Jones, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. “Mr. Clutch” is also a 10-time NBA champion and a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer!
The APTF is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the development, training, education, and achievement of young professionals who are pursuing careers in public transportation.
Tickets are $75 per person; contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law; and proceeds benefit the APTF scholarship fund. Tickets may be purchased until 2 p.m., Monday, October 5, at the APTA registration desk, located in Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level in the JW Marriott.
Thanks To Our Corporate Sponsors
- Bombardier Transportation
- Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.
- Hatch Mott MacDonald
- Motor Coach Industries, Inc
- URS Corporation
- Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
- Gilbert Tweed A ssociates, Inc.
- HDR ENGINEERING, INC.
- LTK Engineering Services
- MV Transportation, Inc.
- Reba Malone and Associates
| Date : 10/6/2009 (22)|
|10/6/2009 8:00 AM||10/6/2009 9:30 AM||Waterborne Transit Committee||Segura 6, Lower Level|
- Chair, Celia G. Kupersmith
|10/6/2009 8:30 AM||10/6/2009 9:30 AM||Board Support Subcommittee||Segura 1-3, Lower Level|
|10/6/2009 8:30 AM||10/6/2009 9:30 AM||Continental Breakfast||Mediterranean Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level|
Breakfast sponsored by Herzog Transit Services, Inc.
|10/6/2009 8:30 AM||10/6/2009 6:00 PM||APTA Registration Desk||Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/6/2009 8:30 AM||10/6/2009 6:00 PM||Host Information Desk||Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level|
|10/6/2009 9:00 AM||10/6/2009 6:00 PM||Moderators/Speakers & A/V Preview Room||Barcelona, Lower Level|
|10/6/2009 9:00 AM||10/6/2009 6:00 PM||TCRP Information Center||Mediterranean Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level|
|10/6/2009 9:30 AM||10/6/2009 11:00 AM||General Session: APTA Business Members Present: Doing Business in the New Economy||Mediterranean Ballroom, Salons 4-8, Lobby Level|
The new realities and new rules of doing business in the new economy
The fundamentals of doing business have changed significantly in the last year: surety markets have evaporated in many business sectors, cash is much harder to access, the leasing market is upside down, public agency bond ratings have taken a hit, and many suppliers in our market are in poor shape, restructuring, or even going away. Discover new strategies and ways of doing business, and how successful business partnerships between the public and private sectors can be forged.
Sharon Greene, vice chair-business members, APTA chair, APTA Business Member Board of Governors; and principal, Sharon Greene and Associates, Laguna Beach, CA
Frank J. Wilson, president & chief executive officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., vice chair, APTA Rail Transit CEOs Subcommittee, and executive director/CEO, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
Paul Soubry, president and chief executive officer, New Flyer, Winnipeg, MB
Jane A. Chmielinski, executive vice president and chief corporate officer, AECOM, New York, NY
|10/6/2009 11:15 AM||10/6/2009 12:30 PM||The Vision and the Blueprint: High-Speed Rail in the U.S.||Palazzo Ballroom, Salons A-C, Lobby Level|
Presented by the Mineta Transportation Institute and APTA
High-speed rail planning is advancing across the country thanks to a down payment of $8 billion in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (AARA) funds.
At this session we welcome the Federal Railroad Administration for a discussion on implementing President Obama’s vision of high speed rail in the United States, and their charge to develop a National Rail Plan. FRA Deputy Administrator Karen Rae will be joined by representatives from the primary U.S. rail-advocacy associations who will describe their work in executing high-speed rail projects in support of ARRA,
NOTE: See the session titled: Launching High-Speed Rail in the U.S.
- Rod Diridon, chair, APTA High-Speed and Intercity Rail Committee, and executive director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, CA
- Karen J. Rae, deputy administrator, Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC
- Frank J. Busalacchi, secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Madison, WI
- Eugene A. Conti Jr., chair, AASHTO Standing Committee on Rail Transportation, and secretary, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, NC
Session sponsored by HDR ENGINEERING, INC.
|10/6/2009 11:15 AM||10/6/2009 12:30 PM||LISTENING SESSION -- Presenting the Draft APTA Strategic Plan 2010-2014||Palazzo Ballroom, Salons F-H, Lobby Level|
Hear what priorities the plan sets for APTA and how APTA intends to achieve those goals and give us your feedback.
In the first half of 2009, APTA members held a broad conversation about what will shape the transit industry in the next five years, what would be ideal achievements, and what APTA can do to facilitate those achievements. That input has set the context for a new APTA strategic plan that will guide the association from 2010-2014.
Mattie P. “M.P.” Carter, 2009-2010 chair, APTA; chair, APTA Strategic Plan Steering Committee; and commissioner, Memphis Area Transit Authority, Memphis, TN
Session sponsored by ISE Corporation.
|10/6/2009 11:15 AM||10/6/2009 12:30 PM||GENERAL FORUM Transit Mega Projects||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon E, Lobby Level|
A North American update
This forum highlights several of the largest transit public works projects in North America. Find out more about the planning associated with advancing these projects and the transportation benefits to communities, including job creation, mobility options improvements, and the provisions of enormous environmental benefits.
- Frank T. Martin, senior vice president/national business sector manager-transit, Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc., Tallahassee, FL
- Michael J. Scanlon, secretary-treasurer, APTA, general manager/chief executive officer, San Mateo County Transit District and Caltrain (Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board), San Carlos, CA
The Mass Transit Tunnel Project
- Richard R. Sarles, executive director, New Jersey Transit Corporation, Newark, NJ
- Susan Bass Levin, first deputy executive director, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, New York, NY
Toronto Transit Commisson's Expansion Plans
- Adam Giambrone, chair, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON
Central Link Light Rail Line In Seattle
- Michael Williams, project development officer, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
Session sponsored by Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, In
|10/6/2009 11:15 AM||10/6/2009 12:30 PM||Partnerships for Sustainable Communities||Palazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level|
Creating opportunities with coordinated investments
- Diana C. Mendes, AICP, chair, APTA Policy & Planning Committee, and senior vice president, AECOM, Arlington, VA
- Susan Borinsky, associate administrator, Office of Planning and Environment, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
- James Lopez, senior advisor to the deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Sustainable Development, Washington, DC (invited)
- Brett Van Akkeren, director, Development, Community, and Environment Division, Smart Growth Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
Session sponsored by GJB Consulting LLC.
|10/6/2009 12:45 PM||10/6/2009 2:45 PM||Awards Luncheon||Mediterranean Ballroom, Lobby Level|
All Annual Meeting registrants are invited to the 2009 Annual APTA Awards Celebration to honor APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation Manager, Business Member, and Board Member award winners; APTA’s Local Distinguished Service Award; Innovation Award; Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Awards; and the newest members of the Hall of Fame.
Alfred H. Harf, chair, APTA Awards Committee, and executive director, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, Woodbridge, VA
Presentation Of Awards
- Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Awards
More Than One Million, Fewer Than Four Million Passenger
- Greater Lynchburg Transit Company, Lynchburg, VA
More Than Four Million, Fewer Than 30 Million Passenger Trips Annually
- Intercity Transit, Olympia, WA
More Than 30 Million Passenger Trips Annually
- San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego, CA
Hall Of Fame Award
Outstanding Business Executive Of The Year Award
- Tim Solso, chairman and CEO, Cummins, Inc., Columbus, IN
Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member
- Delon Hampton, Ph.D., P.E., chairman, Delon Hampton & Associates, Washington, DC
Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member
- David M . Stackrow, board member, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
- Seattle Mayor Gregory J. Nickels, and chair, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
Outstanding Public Transportation Manager
- John B. Catoe Jr., general manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC
Luncheon sponsored by GFI GENFARE and APTA.
|10/6/2009 3:00 PM||10/6/2009 6:00 PM||Technical Tour: LYNX Operations Center||LYNX Operations Center|
Please sign up for the tour at the host information desk, located in the APTA registration area, Del Lago 1-2, Lower Level in the JW Marriott.
LYNX is providing transportation to and from the LYNX Operations Center with buses departing at 2 p.m. from the JW Marriott’s bus staging area, the Porte- Cochere located directly across from the Mediterranean Ballroom, and returning to the JW Marriott at 5 p.m.
The tour of the new LYNX Operations Center (LOC) includes a look at the first bio-diesel blendingfacility built and operated by a transit company and an up-close demonstration of the Zimek cleaning machine that kills viruses, bacteria, and toxins in a matter of 20 minutes.
LYNX became the first transit agency in the country to own and operate its own bio-diesel blending facility. The agency will convert its entire fleet of 290 buses to carbon neutral bio-diesel fuel, which will be a major step in improving the agency’s impact on the environment.
The bio-diesel facility is located at the LYNX Operations Center, which opened in November of 2007. The LOC sits on 24.1 acres and houses 24 maintenance bays, 16 lifts, and teaching facilities that include computer classrooms for maintenance workers. The LOC also includes tire and electronic repair shops as well as a wash-and-fuel facility.
The Zimek machine will be of special interest to transit agencies dealing with concerns about the spread of viruses such as the H1M1 swine flu. Zimek, a company based in Sarasota, Florida, patented the decontamination machine for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which wanted it to help disinfect secure areas used by the President of the United States. It uses a revolutionary micro-particle disinfectant, which kills dangerous bacteria, viruses, and toxic mold that may cause severe health problems on buses.
In May, LYNX became the first public transportation agency to use the “Dri-Mist’’ treatment that works by spraying a mist and fogging the entire bus. The microparticles settle inside all areas of the bus, providing 30 days of prevention. Every LYNX bus is now cleaned using the Zimek system. It also is used in various work spaces, bathrooms, and the passenger terminal.
|10/6/2009 3:00 PM||10/6/2009 5:00 PM||Best Practices for Small Operators||Palazzo Ballroom, Salons F-H, Lobby Level|
This session will showcase examples of best practices from small operators across the nation.
This session will cover a variety of topics geared towards small transit systems, but applicable to everyone. You will hear from some of APTA’s best and brightest small transit systems and business members on what they are doing best, how they did it, and how you can do it, too. Hear innovative and exciting examples from small operations leaders then ask yourself, “How can I keep up?”
- Jeanne Krieg, vice chair, APTA Small Operations committee, and chief executive officer, Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, Antioch, CA
- Carl G. Sedoryk, general manager/chief executive officer, Monterey Salinas Transit, Monterey, CA
- Michael S. Harbour, general manager, Intercity Transit, Olympia, WA
- Daniel Ours, executive director, Lakeland Area Mass Transit District, Lakeland, FL
- Kirk Shore, new graduate, Leadership APTA Class of 2009, and AVM product line manager, Clever Devices Ltd., Plainview, NY
- Alessia Marzano, statistical expert, Research Department, ASSTRA - Associazione Trasporti, Rome, Italy
Session sponsored by Motor Coach Industries, Inc.