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Expand/Collapse Date : 10/3/2009 ‎(12)
10/3/2009 9:30 AM10/3/2009 11:00 AMDiversity CouncilSegura 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Mattie P. “M.P.” Carter  
10/3/2009 11:00 AM10/3/2009 6:00 PMAPTA Registration DeskDel Lago 1-2, Lower Level
 
10/3/2009 11:00 AM10/3/2009 12:30 PMBusiness Member Procurement CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Michael P. Melaniphy
10/3/2009 11:00 AM10/3/2009 12:30 PMHost Information CenterDel Lago 1-2, Lower Level
10/3/2009 2:30 PM10/3/2009 4:00 PMBusiness Member Liaison & Outreach CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level
  • Chair, David W. Mikoryak
10/3/2009 2:30 PM10/3/2009 4:00 PMWorkforce Development SubcommitteeSegura 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Barbara K. Gannon, Psy.D.
10/3/2009 4:00 PM10/3/2009 5:00 PMBusiness Member Programs CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level
  • Co-chairs, Gordon A. Nevison & Jerome C. Premo
10/3/2009 4:30 PM10/3/2009 6:00 PMLabor Relations SubcommitteeSegura 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Z. Wayne Johnson
10/3/2009 5:00 PM10/3/2009 6:00 PMEXPO Advisory CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Michael P. Melaniphy
10/3/2009 5:30 PM10/3/2009 7:00 PMIntergovernmental Issues SubcommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Marlene B. Connor
10/3/2009 6:00 PM10/3/2009 7:30 PMCommuter & Intercity Rail Joint Legislative SubcommitteeDel Lago 3-4, Lower Level
  • Co-chairs, Stanley G. Feinsod & Wayne L. Friesner
10/3/2009 6:45 PM10/3/2009 9:00 PMHuman Resources Committee (Dutch-treat dinner)JW Marriott Lobby
(Dutch-treat dinner; meet in the JW Marriott Lobby
at 5:45 p.m.)
 
  • Chair, Mary Ann Collier
Expand/Collapse Date : 10/4/2009 ‎(41)
10/4/2009 8:00 AM10/4/2009 9:00 AMMeeting Site Selection CommitteeSegura 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Martin B. Sennett
10/4/2009 8:00 AM10/4/2009 9:00 AMBusiness Member Government Affairs SubcommitteeMediterranean Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level
  • Co-chairs, Cliff Henke & David L. Turney
10/4/2009 8:30 AM10/4/2009 7:30 PMAPTA Registration DeskDel Lago 1-2, Lower Level
10/4/2009 8:30 AM10/4/2009 10:30 AMHigh-Speed & Intercity Rail CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon E, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Rod Diridon
10/4/2009 8:30 AM10/4/2009 10:30 AMMember Services CommitteeMarbella 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Richard Cain
10/4/2009 8:30 AM10/4/2009 9:30 AMRolling Stock Equipment Technical ForumCordova 5-6, Lower Level
  • Chair, Albert Scala
10/4/2009 8:30 AM10/4/2009 7:30 PMHost Information CenterDel Lago 1-2, Lower Level
10/4/2009 9:00 AM10/4/2009 10:30 AMProcurement & Materials Management CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon C, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Lisa DeGrace
10/4/2009 9:00 AM10/4/2009 10:30 AMRail Conference Planning SubcommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon G, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Thomas F. Prendergast
10/4/2009 9:00 AM10/4/2009 10:30 AMLegislative CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level
  • Chair, William L. Volk
10/4/2009 9:00 AM10/4/2009 6:00 PMModerators/Speakers & A/V Preview RoomBarcelona, Lower Level
10/4/2009 9:30 AM10/4/2009 10:30 AMBusiness Member Business Development CommitteeAmarante 2-3, Lower Level
  • Chair, Jeffrey Wharton
10/4/2009 9:30 AM10/4/2009 10:30 AMLight Rail Transit Technical ForumPalazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Winston M. Simmonds
10/4/2009 10:30 AM10/4/2009 12:30 PM2008-2009 APTA Board of Directors MeetingMediterranean Ballroom, Salon 4, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D.
10/4/2009 10:30 AM10/4/2009 11:30 AMStreetcar & Heritage Trolley SubcommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level
  • Chair, James H. Graebner
10/4/2009 11:00 AM10/4/2009 12:30 PMBusiness Member Small Business CommitteeAmarante 2-3, Lower Level
  • Chair, Patricia A. Biedar
10/4/2009 11:00 AM10/4/2009 12:30 PMFare Systems & Programs CommitteeCordova 5-6, Lower Level
  • Chair, Gerald M. Harrison
10/4/2009 11:30 AM10/4/2009 12:30 PMAutomated Guideway Transit Technical ForumMarbella 4, Lower Level
  • Chair, Hal Lindsey
10/4/2009 12:30 PM10/4/2009 1:00 PMAPTA Annual Business Meeting and Election of OfficersMediterranean 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 PM10/4/2009 3:00 PMFinancial Management CommitteeCordova 5-6, Lower Level
  • Chair, Sharon Mogford Leary
10/4/2009 1:00 PM10/4/2009 3:00 PMResearch & Technology CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon F, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Jonathan H. McDonald
10/4/2009 1:30 PM10/4/2009 3:00 PMBus & Paratransit CEOs CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon C, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Stephanie Negriff
10/4/2009 1:30 PM10/4/2009 3:30 PMRail Standards Policy & Planning CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level
  • Chair, William R. Mooney Sr.
10/4/2009 2:00 PM10/4/2009 4:00 PMHuman Resources CommitteeMediterranean Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Mary Ann Collier
10/4/2009 2:00 PM10/4/2009 4:00 PMMarketing & Communications CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon E, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Aaron Weinstein
10/4/2009 2:30 PM10/4/2009 3:30 PMRegulatory Affairs Subcommittee (Access Committee)Segura 3-4, Lower Level
  • Chair, Patrisha Piras
10/4/2009 2:30 PM10/4/2009 3:45 PMTransit Board Members CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level
  • Chair, W. Randy Wright
10/4/2009 2:30 PM10/4/2009 4:00 PMState Affairs CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Ronald L. Epstein
10/4/2009 2:30 PM10/4/2009 3:45 PMTransit Board Members CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level
  • Chair, W. Randy Wright
10/4/2009 2:30 PM10/4/2009 3:30 PMBus Operations CommitteeMarbella 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Claire Spielberg
10/4/2009 3:00 PM10/4/2009 4:00 PMSecurity Standards Policy & Planning CommitteeSegura 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Michael T. Burns
10/4/2009 3:00 PM10/4/2009 5:00 PMBusiness Member Board of Governors (BMBG)Mediterranean Ballroom, Salon 4, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Sharon Greene
10/4/2009 3:00 PM10/4/2009 5:00 PMTransit Wireless Communications Joint CouncilPalazzo Ballroom, Salon F, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Barry C. Einsig
10/4/2009 4:00 PM10/4/2009 5:30 PMAccess CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon A, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Tammy Haenftling
10/4/2009 4:00 PM10/4/2009 5:30 PMSecurity Affairs Steering CommitteeSegura 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Michael P. DePallo
10/4/2009 4:00 PM10/4/2009 5:30 PMRail Transit CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Patrick A. Nowakowski
10/4/2009 4:30 PM10/4/2009 5:30 PMThis is APTA – Realizing the Full Potential of MembershipDel 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.

Presenter:

  • William Millar, President, APTA
10/4/2009 5:30 PM10/4/2009 6:30 PMLeadership APTA Alumni GroupPalazzo Ballroom, Salon F, Lobby Level
  • Joel M. Volinski, Class of 1997-98
10/4/2009 5:30 PM10/4/2009 7:00 PMPolicy & Planning CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Diana C. Mendes
10/4/2009 5:30 PM10/4/2009 6:30 PMUniversal Transit Fare Systems (UTFS)La Serena Boardroom, Lower Level
  • Chair, Brian Stein
10/4/2009 7:00 PM10/4/2009 9:00 PMWelcome Reception & Products & Services ShowcaseCoquina 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.
Expand/Collapse Date : 10/5/2009 ‎(32)
10/5/2009 8:00 AM10/5/2009 9:15 AMSmall Operations CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon F, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Peter Varga
10/5/2009 8:00 AM10/5/2009 9:30 AMShared Use Working GroupMediterranean Ballroom, Salon 2, Lobby Level
  • Co-chairs, Thomas R. Hickey & John M. Inglish
10/5/2009 8:00 AM10/5/2009 9:30 AMProcurement Steering CommitteeMarbella 1-2, Lower Level
  • Co-chairs, Robert I. Brownstein & Joseph J. Giulietti
10/5/2009 8:00 AM10/5/2009 9:30 AMCapital Projects SubcommitteeMediterranean Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Gregory A. Kelly
10/5/2009 8:30 AM10/5/2009 6:00 PMAPTA Registration DeskDel Lago 1-2, Lower Level
10/5/2009 8:30 AM10/5/2009 9:30 AMQuality Service Task ForceCordova 5-6, Lower Level
  • Co-chairs, Fred M. Gilliam & Richard L. Ruddell
10/5/2009 8:30 AM10/5/2009 9:30 AMTransit Board Members Program Planning SubcommitteeSegura 1-3, Lower Level
  • Chair, Greg Evans, M.Ed.
10/5/2009 8:30 AM10/5/2009 9:30 AMContinental BreakfastMediterranean Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
Breakfast sponsored by LTK Engineering Services.
10/5/2009 8:30 AM10/5/2009 6:00 PMHost Information DeskDel Lago 1-2, Lower Level
10/5/2009 9:00 AM10/5/2009 6:00 PMModerators/Speakers & A/V Preview RoomBarcelona, Lower Level
10/5/2009 9:00 AM10/5/2009 6:00 PMTCRP Information CenterMediterranean Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
10/5/2009 9:30 AM10/5/2009 11:00 AMOpening General Session: Quality Transit -- NowMediterranean 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

Welcomes

  • 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

Remarks

  • 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

Sponsor Recognition

  • Jean-Marc Janaillac, CEO, Ratp Developpement, and manager, Ratp Dev USA, Paris, France

Introduction

  • Administrator Peter Rogoff, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Address

  • Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

General Session sponsored by Ratp Dev.

10/5/2009 11:15 AM10/5/2009 12:30 PMGeneral Forum: Authorization – Post SAFETEA-LUMediterranean 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.
 
Introduction
  • Jerome C. Premo, co-chair, APTA Business Member Programs Committee, and executive vice president AECOM, Orange, CA
Moderator
  • 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 PM10/5/2009 1:45 PMRail Standards Policy & Planning CommitteePalazzo Ballroom, Salon B, Lobby Level
  • Chair, William R. Mooney Sr.
10/5/2009 12:30 PM10/5/2009 3:00 PMProducts & Services ShowcaseCoquina Exhibit Hall, Lobby Level

(Includes lunch)

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 PM10/5/2009 4:00 PMLegal Affairs CommitteeLaw offices of Akerman Senterfitt, 420 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1000
  • Chair, Kenneth C. Scheidig

Directions:

This event will be held in the

Law offices of Akerman Senterfitt
420 S. Orange Ave.
Suite 1000 

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 PM10/5/2009 3:00 PMRail Transit CEOs SubcommitteeMediterranean Ballroom, Salon 1, Lobby Level
  • Chair, Patrick A. Nowakowski
10/5/2009 1:00 PM10/5/2009 2:30 PMSubcommittee on Older Adult Transportation (Access Committee)Segura 1-3, Lower Level
  • Co-chairs, Rosemary B. Gerty & Lauren Skiver
10/5/2009 1:00 PM10/5/2009 2:30 PMAmerican Public Transportation Foundation (APTF)Marbella 1-2, Lower Level
  • Chair, Robert H. Prince Jr.
10/5/2009 1:00 PM10/5/2009 2:30 PMPublic-Private Partnerships Task ForceMediterranean Ballroom, Salon 2, Lobby Level
  • Co-chairs Jonathan R. Davis & Michael I. Schneider
10/5/2009 1:30 PM10/5/2009 2:45 PMOperation Legislative Subcommittee (Transit Board Members CommitteeMediterranean Ballroom, Salon 3, Lobby Level
  • Co-chairs, Greg Evans, M.Ed. & Gloria Leonard
10/5/2009 3:15 PM10/5/2009 4:45 PMEconomic Stimulus: American Recovery & Reinvestment ActPalazzo 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.
 
Moderator:
  • J. Barry Barker, vice chair-government affairs, APTA, and executive director, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY
Panelists
  • Representatives from the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Railroad Administration
Session sponsored by GJB Consulting LLC.
10/5/2009 3:15 PM10/5/2009 4:45 PMAdWheel Awards CeremonyMediterranean 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.

Presiding

  • 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 PM10/5/2009 4:45 PMFramework for Rail Safety RegulationPalazzo 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?
 
Moderator
  • 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
 
Panelists
  • 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 PM10/5/2009 4:45 PMGetting Smart on Technology: How to Use It, When to UpdatePalazzo 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?

Moderator

  • 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

Panelists

  • 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 PM10/5/2009 6:30 PM2009 American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Awards ProgramMediterranean 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.

Presiding

  • 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

Moderator

  • 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

Panelists

  • 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 PM10/5/2009 6:30 PMSteering Agencies through Turbulent TimesPalazzo 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.
 
Moderator
  • Beverly A . Scot t, Ph.D., 2008-2009 chair, APTA, and
    general manager/CEO, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, GA

Panelists

  • 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 PM10/5/2009 6:30 PMAPTA Governance Round TablePalazzo 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.

Moderator

  • 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 PM10/5/2009 6:30 PMAdvancing Mobility ManagementSegura 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.

Facilitator

  • 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

Presenters

  • 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 PM10/5/2009 6:30 PMDoing Business with DBEsPalazzo 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.
 
Moderator
  • Huelon A. Harrison, principal, Legacy Resource Group, Dallas, TX

Panelists

  • 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 PM10/5/2009 7:30 PMAPTA/COMTO DBE Networking EventMediterranean 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 PM10/5/2009 8:30 PMAmerican Public Transportation Foundation Gala Reception -- Celebrating Champions And LeadersMediterranean Ballroom, Salons 1-2, Lobby Level

(tickets required)

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

Silver

  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Motor Coach Industries, Inc
  • URS Corporation

Bronze

  • AECOM
  • Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
  • Gilbert Tweed A ssociates, Inc.
  • HDR ENGINEERING, INC.
  • LTK Engineering Services
  • MV Transportation, Inc.
  • Reba Malone and Associates

Supporter

  • Parsons Brinckerhoff

Expand/Collapse Date : 10/6/2009 ‎(22)
10/6/2009 8:00 AM10/6/2009 9:30 AMWaterborne Transit CommitteeSegura 6, Lower Level
  • Chair, Celia G. Kupersmith
10/6/2009 8:30 AM10/6/2009 9:30 AMBoard Support SubcommitteeSegura 1-3, Lower Level
  • Chair, Rhodetta Seward
10/6/2009 8:30 AM10/6/2009 9:30 AMContinental BreakfastMediterranean Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
Breakfast sponsored by Herzog Transit Services, Inc.
10/6/2009 8:30 AM10/6/2009 6:00 PMAPTA Registration DeskDel Lago 1-2, Lower Level
10/6/2009 8:30 AM10/6/2009 6:00 PMHost Information DeskDel Lago 1-2, Lower Level
10/6/2009 9:00 AM10/6/2009 6:00 PMModerators/Speakers & A/V Preview RoomBarcelona, Lower Level
10/6/2009 9:00 AM10/6/2009 6:00 PMTCRP Information CenterMediterranean Ballroom Foyer, Lobby Level
10/6/2009 9:30 AM10/6/2009 11:00 AMGeneral Session: APTA Business Members Present: Doing Business in the New EconomyMediterranean 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.

Moderator

  • Sharon Greene, vice chair-business members, APTA chair, APTA Business Member Board of Governors; and principal, Sharon Greene and Associates, Laguna Beach, CA

Panelists

  • 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 AM10/6/2009 12:30 PMThe 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.

Moderator
  • Rod Diridon, chair, APTA High-Speed and Intercity Rail Committee, and executive director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, CA
Panelists
  • 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 AM10/6/2009 12:30 PMLISTENING SESSION -- Presenting the Draft APTA Strategic Plan 2010-2014Palazzo 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.

Presenter

  • 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 AM10/6/2009 12:30 PMGENERAL FORUM Transit Mega ProjectsPalazzo 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.
 
Introduction
  •  Frank T. Martin, senior vice president/national business sector manager-transit, Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc., Tallahassee, FL
Moderator
  • 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 AM10/6/2009 12:30 PMPartnerships for Sustainable CommunitiesPalazzo Ballroom, Salon D, Lobby Level

Creating opportunities with coordinated investments

Moderator

  • Diana C. Mendes, AICP, chair, APTA Policy & Planning Committee, and senior vice president, AECOM, Arlington, VA

Presenters

  • 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 PM10/6/2009 2:45 PMAwards LuncheonMediterranean 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.

 
Presiding
  • Alfred H. Harf, chair, APTA Awards Committee, and executive director, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, Woodbridge, VA
Presentation Of Awards
  • APTA Awards Commitee

Innovation Award

  • Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT

Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Awards

More Than One Million, Fewer Than Four Million Passenger
Trips Annually

  • 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

  • Bernard J. Ford

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 PM10/6/2009 6:00 PMTechnical Tour: LYNX Operations CenterLYNX 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 PM10/6/2009 5:00 PMBest Practices for Small OperatorsPalazzo 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?”

Moderator

  • Jeanne Krieg, vice chair, APTA Small Operations committee, and chief executive officer, Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, Antioch, CA

Panelists

  • 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.

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