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 Program Overview

APTA's 2012 Annual Meeting will be held September 30-October 3, 2012 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, WA.

Please note that this schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Last updated September 5, 2012

Saturday, September 29
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration

8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

10 – 11:30 a.m.

APTA Board of Directors New Members' Orientation

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

APTA Board of Directors Luncheon

12 – 4 p.m.

APTA Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, September 30
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Committee Meetings

7 - 8:45 a.m. Mid-Level Managers Welcome and Orientation Breakfast Meeting  NEW!

1 – 2:30 p.m.

This is APTA

3 – 4 p.m.

A Conversation with the CEO, Michael Melaniphy  NEW!

6 – 8 p.m.

Welcoming Reception at the Products & Services Showcase

Monday, October 1
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration

8 – 9:30 a.m.

Opening General Session: Public Transportation Takes Us There

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Host Forum: Partnership Strategy Moves Puget Sound Region Toward its Vision 
  • General Forum: Being Game Changers
  • Transit Asset Management Recommended Practices
  • Creative Ridership Initiatives 
  • Small Operations: Best Practices = Big Results 
  • Opening the Door to Public-Private Partnerships 

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Products & Services Showcase (includes lunch)

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

  • Executive Suite: The Journey 
  • Bench Press Your Benchmarking: Best Practices in Performance Measure Development, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
  • Thinking Globally = Success Locally Round Table
  • The Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities
  • Value for Money
  • How Many U.S. Jobs Will Your Transit Procurement Create? (Buy America)
  • AdWheel Awards Ceremony

4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Advances in Serving Older Adults & People with Disabilities
  • Planning Partnerships for Livable Communities
  • MAP 21 -- Getting to Know the New Authorizing Law!
  • Winning Approaches: Resources at Your Disposal through APTA
  • APTF Scholarship Awards Program: Harness the Change

7 – 9 p.m.

APTF Gala 2012 Reception
Tuesday, October 2
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration

8:30 – 10 a.m.

General Session: APTA Business Members Present Rehana Moosajee

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Host Session: Customer Information Technology Round Table
  • Going for Gold: What Leadership in Sustainability Means to the Transit Industry
  • Industry Engagement
  • APTA/COMTO DBE Assembly 
  • Best Practices in On-Track Safety Programs
  • What's Next for High-Speed Rail in the U.S.?

12 – 2 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

  • Olympic Games. World Cups, and Mega Events: Transporting the Masses
  • The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts: Partnering in and Beyond Washington 
  • Transit in Your Future -- APTA's R&T Strategic Plan
  • Unlock the Treasures of APTA's Website  NEW! 
2:15 - 4:15 p.m.

GENERAL FORUM: Federal Transit Administration Priorities & Update --

FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff

2:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Technical Tours

2:15 - 5:30 p.m. U.S. Access Board Public Meeting on Bus Ramps & Update to the ADA Vehicle Guidelines
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Waterborne Transit Operations Committee Tour and Meeting

4 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Alternative Funding & Finance Strategies / Solutions for Challenging Times
  • Forging Transit/Bicycle Partnerships
  • Leadership APTA -- Celebrating Tormorrow's Leaders

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Leadership APTA Reception
Wednesday, October 3
7:30 - 11 a.m.

Registration

7:30 – 9 a.m.

APTA/WTS Breakfast:

Powerful Women -- Reflections on Power, Leadership, and Effecting Change

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

  • What's on the Horizon for Joint Development and TOD 
  • Fare Policy for Regional Integration
  • Infrastructure Projects 2012
  • Non-Farebox Revenue

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Closing General Session: 

Creating a Company for Your Future Featuring the World Famous Pike Place Fishmongers

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

FTA Listening Session on Major Capital Investments

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