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Below are the presentations from the APTA Bus Conference, held May 22-25, 2011, in Memphis, TN.

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collapse Session : Alternative Fuel Technology ‎(4)
Alternative Fuel
George Kalet, Natural Gas Vehicle Instution, Las Vegas, NV
Alternative-Fuel-G-kalet
Alternative Fuels
Mark Brager, New Flyer, Winnipeg, NB
Alternative-Fuels-M-Brager
FTA's National Fuel Cell Bus Program
Walter Kulyk, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
FTA-W-Kulyk
Fuel Cell Electric Buses Demonstrate Early Market Progress
Leslie Eudy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
Electric-Buses-L-Eudy
collapse Session : Bus Rapid Transit ‎(4)
BRT as a “transformation element
Graham Carey, AECOM, Markham, ON
VivaNext-C-graham
Headway-Based Limited-Stop Service at New York City Transit
Stacey Schwarcz, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY
LimitedStopService-S-Schwarcz
Information on Bus Rapid Transit Systems in the United States
Cheryl Thole, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL
Information-busrapid-C-Thole
The First Fleet of “Specialized”Rapid Transit Vehicles in America
Robert C. Highfill, Jacobs, Walnut Creek, CA
RapidTransit-R-highfill-S-Stanko
collapse Session : Bus Rapid Transit Workshop ‎(1)
The Division Street BRT Visioning
Todd Davis, Wilbur Smith Associates, Lansing, MI
BRTVision-T-Davis
collapse Session : Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committee ‎(1)
Transit Bus Fire Safety: Standards Development
George Karbowski, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA
Standards-G-Karbowski
collapse Session : Communication & Narrowbanding ‎(3)
Future of Wide Area Networking
Bill McFarland, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA
Networking-B-McFarland
Transit Wireless Communications Joint Council The Voice of Public Transport in a Complex World
Barry Einsig, Harris Corporation, Washington, DC
WirelessCommunications-B-Einsig
Why RFID & RTLS Technologies in the Transit & Rail Industry?
Harry Pappas, Ubisense, Greenwood Village, CO
RFID-H-Pappas
collapse Session : Distracted Driving: The Age of Information Overload ‎(6)
APTA Enterprise Cyber Security Standards
Lurae Stewart, King County Department of Transportation/Metro Transit, Seattle, WA
Cyber-Security-L-Stewart
Curbing Transit Operator Distracted Driving
Amber Reep, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
CurbingTransit-A-Reep
Distracted Driving
Thomas M. Greufe, Forsythe Transportation, Inc., Cave Creek, AZ
Distracted-Driving-T-Greufe
Distracted Driving
Sue Stewart, King County Department of Transportation/Metro Transit, Seattle, WA
DistractingDriving-S-Stewart
Distracted Driving Information Overload
John Walsh, Clever Devices, Ltd., Plainview, NY
Distracted-Driving-J-Walsh
Nashville MTA: Distracted Driving
Robert Baulsir, Jr., Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority, Nashville, TN
Distracted-Driving-B-Baulsir
collapse Session : Eco Driving ‎(1)
Eco Driving
John P. Walsh, Clever Devices, Ltd., Plainview. NY
EcoWalsh-J-Walsh-John
collapse Session : Environmental Justice/Title VI Peer Exchange ‎(1)
USDOT’s DBE Regulation: Understanding the New Final Rule
Linda C. Ford, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
DBE-L-Ford
collapse Session : Fare Media for People with Disabilities and Older Adults ‎(4)
EZ-Pay
Omari June, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Beltsville, MD
EZPay-O-June
Lessons Learned: Business Rules, Considerations Prior to Implementing
Jeffrey Nazareno, Acumen Transit, Oakland, CA
FareMedia-J-Nazareno
Metro’s Travel Training ProgramsOmari
Omari June, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Beltsville, MD
MetroTravel-O-June
One Card for Everything
F. Scott Jewell, Access Services, El Monte, CA
Access-Jewell
collapse Session : Fire Safety Standards ‎(1)
Bus Fires
Halsey King, Halsey King, Carlsbad, CA
Bus-Fires-H-King
collapse Session : Greening Up Your Garage ‎(5)
Green Maintenance Shop
Michael Stahly, South Bend Public Transportation Corporation, South Bend, IN
Green-Maintenance-M-Stahly
Green Principles Influence on Design
Sean Beachy, Wendel Duchscherer Architects & Engineers PC, Amherst, NY
Green-Principles-S-beachy
Greening Up Your Facility
Michael Hernandez, Monterey Salinas Transit, Monterey, CA
GreeningUP-M-Hernandez
Greening your Garage
Aaron D. Kelly,RNL Design, Los Angeles, CA
GreeningGarage-A-Kelly
Richmond Going Green
Brian W. King, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Camp Hill, PA
RichmondGreen-B-King
collapse Session : Helping Paratransit Riders Use Fixed-Route Services ‎(2)
Helping Paratransit Riders Use Fixed-Route Services
Cherryl Beveridge, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
Fixed-Route-C-Beveridge
Helping Paratransit Riders Use Fixed-Route Services: Moving Towards Integration and “One System”
Karen Wolf-Branigin, Easter Seals Project ACTION, Washington, DC
Paratransit-K-Wolf-Branigin
collapse Session : HOT Lanes, Express Bus Service, and Public-Private Partnerships ‎(2)
Metro Express Lanes
Grace Crunican, Seattle, WA
Hot-Lanes-G-Crunican
Metro ExpressLanes
Stephanie Wiggins, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
Hot Lanes-S-Wiggins
collapse Session : Improving Safety Performance in the "Wheel World" ‎(5)
Go WEST Transit
Jude Kiah
Go West Transit
Macomb, IL
Improving-Safety-Kiah-J
Nashville MTA Safety
Robert Baulsir, Jr.
Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority
Nashville, TN
Safety-Nashville-Baulsir-R
Nashville MTA: Safety
Bob Baulsir, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Nashville, TN
Safety-Award-B-Baulsir
Safety Initiatives and Innovations
Michael C. York
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Cleveland, OH
Safety-Initiatives-York-M
Tracking & Automated Graffiti Reporting System
Connie Raya, Orange County Transit Authority, Orange, CA
TAGRS-C-Raya
collapse Session : Intelligent Transportation Systems ‎(5)
Advanced Transit Traveler Information Systems:Practice, Developments, and Challenges
Brendon Hemily, Toronto, ON
Information-Systems-B-Hemily
Application Development Using APTA TCIP
Robert G. Ayers, PE, Ayers Electronic Systems (aE), Richmond, VA
TCIP-R-Ayers
Integrating Technologies for Mobility Management & Transportation Coordination
Thomas Coogan, RouteMatch Software, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Mobility-Management-T-Coogan
Next Bus Information, even without AVL?
Arjan Van Andel, Trapeze ITS U.S.A., LLC, Cedar Rapids, IA
Paratransit-A-vanAndel
Saving on Application Development
Robert Ayers, Ayers Electronic Systems, Richmond, VA
Application-Development-R-Ayers
collapse Session : Lowering Vulnerability with APTA Security Standards ‎(2)
Continuity of Operations Plan
Gardner C. Tabon, Valley Metro RPTA, Phoenix, AZ
OperationPlans-G-Tabon
What the heck do you do with a SEPP?
Mike Birch,Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
SEPP-M-Birch
collapse Session : Maintenance Challenges ‎(2)
Maintenance Challenges Discussion
Steven Tilyou, BAE Systems, Johnson City, NY
Maintenance-challenges-J-Cressman
MTS Transit Services Apprenticeship Training Program
Claire Spielberg, San Diego MTS, San Diego, CA
MTS-Transit-C-Spielberg
collapse Session : Making the Business Case for Sustainability ‎(2)
Committing to Sustainability: A Consultants View
Diana C. Mendes, AECOM, Arlington, VA
Sustainability-DMendes
Making the Business Case for Sustainability
William Correa, Paragon Project Resources, Inc., Irving, TX
Sustainability-W-Correa
collapse Session : Non-Emergency Medical Transportation and Medicaid ‎(3)
Advantages of Public Transportation to the Medicaid Transportation Model
David L. White, Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Ansonia, CT
NEMT-D-White
Medicaid & Transit : Federal Rules & Guidelines
Doug Birnie, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
NEMT-D-Birnie
NJ Statewide Medicaid Brokerage: Increasing Community Transit Revenue through Improved Coordination
Steven Fittante, Middlesex County Department of Transportation, New Brunswick, NJ
NEMT-S-Fittante
collapse Session : Performance Measurement in Mobility Management ‎(4)
Central Ohio Transit Authority - Mobility  Services
Patrick G. Stevens, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, OH
Mobility-Services-P-Stephens
Integrated Multi-mobility SFMTA Sustainable Mobility Strategy
Timothy Papandreou, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
SFMTA-T-Papandreou
Mobility Management Measuring Performance
Michael P. Bolton, Pace Suburban Bus, Arlington Heights, IL
Performance-Measurement-M-Bolton
MOBILITY MANAGEMENT: Performance Measurement
James J. McLary, McLary Management, Dumfries, VA
Performancemeasurement-J-McLary
collapse Session : Recovering from Disasters -- What Should Be in Your Plans? ‎(3)
2010 Nashville Flood
Robert Baulsir, Jr., Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority, Nashville, TN
Recovering-from-Disasters-B-Baulsir
All-Hazards Preparedness for Transit Agencies
Kevin Chandler, Battelle, Columbus, OH
Prepardness-K-Chandler
Recovering from Disasters
Joseph A. Calabrese, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
Recovering-Disasters-J-Calabrese
collapse Session : Small Systems -- Big Results ‎(1)
Public Transit & University Cooperation
Jill Wagner-Veron, Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority, Chattanooga, TN
Small-Systems-Big-Results-J-Veron
collapse Session : Social Media ‎(3)
12 Days of Social Media
Thomas Costello, Champaign-Urbana Mass
12-days-socialmedia-T-Costello
How the transit industry is utilizing social media today
Richard Maxwell, Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Fort Worth, TX
How-transit-utilizing-socialmedia-Maxwell
Social Media
Erika Shubin, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
Social-Media-E-Shubin
collapse Session : Standard Bus Procurement Guidelines ‎(4)
Bus Procurement
Paul Larrousse, National Transit Institute, New Brunswick, NJ
Bus-procurement-P-larouuse
Bus Procurement Workshop
Margaret Merhoff, Transportation Consulting Services, Upland, CA
BusProcurementWorkshop-M-Merhoff
STANDARD BUS PROCUREMENT
James Harper, Jr., Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Procurement-J-Harper
STANDARD BUS PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES
James Harper, Jr., Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Standards-J-Harper
collapse Session : State of Good Repair ‎(3)
FTA’s State of Good Repair Initiative
Henrika Buchanan-Smith, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
State-of-Good-Repair-H-Buchanan-Smith
State of Good Repair Facility Maintenance Plans
Mark Ellis, Maintenance Design Group, LLC, Houston, TX
Facility-Maintenance-M-Ellis
The Challenge -Manage Your Assets Effectively
Geoffrey Hobin, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY
Manage-Assests-G-Hobin
collapse Session : Transit and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Making Public Transportation Prominent on Climate Action ‎(3)
Cost-Effective Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategies: LACMTA Case Studies
Emmanuel  B. Liban, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
Greenhouse-E-Liban
Taking the Car out of Carbon: Sustainability and the New York MTA
Projjal K. Dutta, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY
Sustainability-P-Dutta
Why and How Transit Agencies Should Engage in Climate Action?
Eric Hesse, TriMet, Memphis, TN
Climate-Action-E-Hesse
collapse Session : Transit and Higher Education Partnerships -- Everyone Wins! ‎(3)
Beyond Livable Communities: WIN with Public Transportation Ingenuity
Carla Perez, Regional Transportation District
RTD-C-Perez
SCRTTCSouthern California Regional Transit Training ConsortiumDavid
David M. Stumpo, APTREX - American Public Transit Exams Institute, Point Roberts, WA
SCRTTC-D-Stumpo
Transit and Higher Education Partnerships --Everyone Wins!
Carla Perez, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
Higher-Ed-C-Perez
collapse Session : Transit Wireless Communications Joint Council ‎(1)
Mobile Communications for Transit
Barry C. Einsig, Harris Corporation, Washington, DC
Mobile-Communications-B-Einsig
collapse Session : USDOT’s DBE RULE: Opportunities and Challenges ‎(2)
Doing Business In 2011 And Beyond
Sophia Green-Robinson, Parsons Corporation, San Francisco, CA
DoingBusiness2011-S-Green-Robinson
USDOT’s DBE Rule: Opportunities and Challenges
Raymond Christy, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
DBE-R-Christy
collapse Session : USDOT's Connected Vehicle Program (formerly IntelliDrive) ‎(3)
Connected Vehicles: Transit Participation Strategies
Jerry Bryan, Lynx, Orlando, FL
Connected-Vehicles-J-Bryan
Priority Connected Vehicle Applications for Bus and Paratransit
Jeffrey L. Spencer, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
USDOT-J-Spencer
USDOT's Connected Vehicle Program
Yehuda Gross, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
USDOT-Y-Gross
collapse Session : Using Taxis to Drive Paratransit Cost Effectiveness and Quality ‎(4)
Analytic Approaches to Optimizing Use of Taxis
Roger F. Teal, DemandTrans Solutions, Inc., Wilmette, Il
Taxi_R_Teal
METROLift Serving the People of Houston
Auturo Jackson, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
Metrolift-A-Jackson
RTD Access-a-Cab
Bruce Abel, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Denver, CO
RTDTaxi-B-Abel
TAXIS IN TRANSIT
W. Hamilton Smythe, Iv, Premier Transportation Services, Inc., Memphis, TN
Taxi-W-Hamilton
collapse Session : Views from a DBE firm ‎(1)
USDOT’s DBE RULE: Opportunities and Challenges
Evalynn Williams, Dikita Enterprises, Inc, Dallas, TX
DBE-E-Williams
collapse Session : Wheelchair Access on Transit and Paratransit Vehicles ‎(2)
An In-Depth Study of Wheelchair Access & Equipment Use on Buses
J. Barry Barker, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, KY

Karen L. Frost, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Wheelchair-accommodation-Frost-Barker
Emerging Research on Accessibility in Public Transportation
James A. Lenker, University of Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
Emerging-research-VPaquet-JLenker
collapse Session : Who is Supervising Whom? Do We Have the Right Skills? An Industry Round Table ‎(4)
Investing in Frontline Leadership
Xinge Wang, Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, MD
FrontlineLeadership-X-Wang
Labor Management Partnerships –The Road to Success
Patrick Gough, Orange County Transportation Authority
Labor-Management-P-Gough
Veolia
Christopher A. Langmayer, Veolia Transportation, Dallas, TX
Veolia-C-Langmayer
Who is Supervising Whom? Do We Have the Right Skills? An Industry Round Table
Paul J. Larrousse, National Transit Institute, New Brunswick, NJ
Supervisor-SkillsRoundtable-P-Larrousse
collapse Session : Workplace Behavior and Rule Compliance ‎(4)
Encouraging Rule Compliance –Making Safety a Reality
Larry R. Russell, BST, Ojai, CA
Rule-Compliance-L-Russell
Tools Rule Compliance
Raymond Lopez, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX
Tools-Rule-R-Lopez
Why Behavior Matters
Mark Anderson, Vigil Solutions, San Diego, CA
Solutions-M-Anderson
Workplace Behavior and Rule Compliance: Industry & Regulatory Perspective
Levern McElveen, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Workplace-Behavior-L-McElveen
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