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 Presentations from the 2012 Bus & Paratransit Conference

Below are the presentations from the 2012 Bus & Paratransit Conference, held May 6-9, 2012, in Long Beach, CA.
  
Presenters
  
collapse Session : ADA Workshop - Strengthen Relationships with Your Customers Who Have Disabilities ‎(1)
Strengthen-Relationships with Your Customers Who Have Disabilities
Crystal Lyons
Crystal Fortune Lyons, LLC
Corpus Christi, TX

Mary A. Leary, Ph.D.
Easter Seals Project ACTION
Washington, DC

Marie Maus
Easter Seals Project ACTION
Washington, DC
Strengthen-Relationships-with-Your-Customers-Who-Have-Disabilities
collapse Session : Capitalizing on the News of Increasing Gas Prices ‎(3)
Capitalizing on the News of Increasing Gas Prices
Stella Lin
Orange County Transportation Authority
Orange, CA
Capitalizing-on-the-News-of-Increasing-Gas-Prices
Capitalizing on the News of Increasing Gas Prices
Brian R. Rasmussen
R&R Partners, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
Gas-Prices
Dump the Pump
Virginia Miller
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Washington, DC
Dump-the-Pump
collapse Session : Collaborations, Consortia, and Partnerships - 1+1=100 ‎(4)
A College’s Role in Developing Workforce Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Jess Guerra
Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium (SCRTTC)
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles, CA
A-College’s-Role-in-Developing-Workforce-Skills,-Knowledge,-and-Abilities
The Certified Transit Technician Program - Leveraging Technology for State of the Art Training
Edward Bart
Center for Urban Transportation Research
Tampa, FL
Leveraging-Technology-for-State-of-the-Art-Training
University Pass Program
Marcelle Epley
Long Beach Transit
Long Beach, CA
University-Pass-Program
University-Industry Mentorship Programs - A Double Win
Brett Korporaal
Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute
Small Urban & Rural Transit Center
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
University-Industry-Mentorship-Programs-A-Double-Win
collapse Session : Current Issues & Challenges in Bus Transit Security ‎(3)
Current Issues & Challenges in Bus Transit Security
William Kessler
Transit Authority of River City
Louisville, KY
Current-Issues-and-Challenges-in-Bus-Transit-Security
TAGRS
Connie Raya
Orange County Transportation Authority
Orange, CA
TAGRS
The Challenges of Metrics in Transit Security Management
Julie Schneider
Milwaukee County Transit System
Milwaukee, WI
The-Challenges-of-Metrics-in-Transit-Security-Management
collapse Session : Emergency Preparedness - "Who Turned Off the Lights?" ‎(4)
2010 Nashville Flood
Earl Rhodes
Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority
Nashville, TN
2010-Nashville-Flood
Emergency Preparedness at OCTA
Bruce Gadbois
Orange County Transportation Authority
Orange, CA
Emergency-Preparedness-at-OCTA
FTA Emergency Preparedness Resources for Transit Agencies
Kevin L. Chandler
Battelle
Columbus, OH
FTA-Emergency-Preparedness-Resources-for-Transit-Agencies
Natural Disasters - Are You Prepared?
James P. Burke
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Honolulu, HI
Natural-Disasters
collapse Session : Employee Development - High Dividends, Improved Morale ‎(2)
Finding and Developing a New Workforce - Learning from the Utility Industry
Ken Mall
Educational Data Systems, Inc.
Detroit, MI
Finding-and-Developing-a-New-Workforce
Training That Resonates - A Case Study of eLearning at the Fairfax Connector
Paul A. Cupka, Jr.
MV Transportation
Lorton, VA

Keith Sheardown
New Flyer Customer Services
Winnipeg, MB
Training-That-Resonates
collapse Session : Getting the ROI from the APTA Peer Review Program ‎(3)
APTA Peer Reviews - A Perspective from the North (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Karim Rayani
Calgary Transit
Calgary, AB
APTA-Peer-Reviews
Return on Investment - The Value of an APTA Peer Review
Michael Ledesma
VIA Metropolitan Transit
San Antonio, TX
Return-on-Investment
The Power of Peers
Greg Davis
Canadian Urban Transit Association
Ottawa, ON
The-Power-of-Peers
collapse Session : Green Goals & Initiatives ‎(2)
Niagara Falls Transportation Center - LEED, ADAPTIVE REUSE, & ARRA
Susan K. Sherwood, CP
Wendel
Amherst, NY

Thomas DeSantis
Wendel
Amherst, NY
LEED-Adaptive-Reuse-and-ARRA
The Cash Benefits of Being Green
Rolando Cruz
Long Beach Transit
Long Beach, CA
The-Cash-Benefits-of-Being-Green
collapse Session : Identifying Corridors for High Performance, High Quality Service ‎(3)
Chicago’s Bus Rapid Transit Program
Joseph Iacobucci
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago, IL

James Czarnecky, AICP
AECOM
Chicago, IL
Chicago’s-Bus-Rapid-Transit-Program
LA Metro Rapid - Considerations in Identifying BRT Corridors
Martha Butler
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles, CA
Considerations-in-Identifying-BRT-Corridors
Using Census Data to Identify Areas of High-Transit Propensity
Robert E. Bush, AICP
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Raleigh, NC
Using-Census-Data-to-Identify-Areas-of-High-Transit-Propensity
collapse Session : Innovative Service Delivery Techniques ‎(2)
Innovative Service Delivery Techniques
Hector Rodriguez
City of Cudahy
Cudahy, CA
Innovative-Service-Delivery-Techniques
Regulatory Structure and Business Models for Bus Service Delivery in Southeast Asia
Alla V. Reddy
MTA New York City Transit
New York, NY
Regulatory-Structure-and-Business-Models-for-Bus-Service-Delivery-in-Southeast-Asia
collapse Session : Integration & Coordination - Transit, Paratransit, Human Service Transportation & Regional Needs ‎(4)
Agency Provided Trips - The City and County of Honolulu’s Approach to ADA Demand Management
Phil McGuire
Innovative Paradigms
Sacramento, CA
Agency-Provided-Trips
Implementing Brokered Transportation - A First-Hand Account from San Diego County
Arun Prem
Full Access and Coordinated Transportation, Inc.
Oceanside, CA
Implementing-Brokered-Transportation
Public Transit & Human Services Transportation Coordination
Dana Wiemiller
Orange County Transportation Authority
Orange, CA
Public-Transit-and-Human-Service-Transportation-Coordination
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority - "Practical Paths and Underlying Technologies for Regional Coordination Success”
Doug Wood
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Providence, RI
Practical-Paths-and-Underlying-Technologies-for-Regional-Coordination-Success
collapse Session : Intermodal & Multimodal Facilities ‎(1)
Establishing Chatham Area Transit's Facility as a Gateway into Savannah
Dr. Chadwick L. Reese
Chatham Area Transit Authority
Savannah, GA

Sean Beachy, AICP, NCARB
Wendel
Alexandria, VA
Establishing-Chatham-Area-Transit's-Facility-as-a-Gateway-into-Savannah
collapse Session : Mobile Technologies ‎(4)
Affordable Technologies That Increase Productivity
Matthew Goddard
Trapeze Group
Mississauga, ON
Affordable-Technologies-That-Increase-Productivity
Mobile Traveler Information Vehicle System
Bill McFarland
INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc.
Chesapeake, VA
Mobile-Traveler-Information-Vehicle-System
Providing Personalized, Real-Time and Mobile Transit Information Services
Bruce Payne
Trapeze Group
Mississauga, ON
Providing-Personalized-Real-Time-and-Mobile-Transit-Information-Services
Using Technology to Carry Transit Into the Future
Marsha Moore
MV Transportation, Inc.
Fairfield, CA
Using-Technology-to-Carry-Transit-Into-the-Future
collapse Session : New Strategies & Tools for Service Development ‎(3)
Intermodal Trip Planning - New Layer for Service Delivery
Hide Horiuchi
StrataGen Systems, Inc.
Kirkland, WA
Intermodal-Trip-Planning
New Tools for Assessing Bus Stop Amenities
Shirley Hsiao
Long Beach Transit
Long Beach, CA
New-Tools-for-Assessing-Bus-Stop-Amenities
When One Size Doesn’t Fit All - Developing Transit Typologies to Meet Local Needs
Robert Betts
Marin County Transit District
San Rafael, CA
When-One-Size-Doesn’t-Fit-All
collapse Session : Paratransit Operations - Improving Productivity & Customer Service ‎(4)
"Hopper"-Deviated Fixed-Route Service
Donna DeMartino
San Joaquin Regional Transit District
Stockton, CA
Hopper-Deviated-Fixed-Route-Service
A Delicate Balance - Keeping the CFO and the Customer Happy
Meegan Joyce
Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid)
Grand Rapids, MI
A-Delicate-Balance
Applying Fixed Route Principles to Improve Paratransit Runcutting
Keith Forstall
Trapeze Group
Burlington, MA
Applying-Fixed-Route-Principles-to-Improve-Paratransit-Runcutting
It All Adds Up - Small-Scale Initiatives are Important, Too
David M. Frost
VIA Metropolitan Transit
San Antonio, TX
It-All-Adds-Up
collapse Session : Remedies for the Roadblocks to Fixed-Route Service ‎(3)
Designing an Efficient and Cost Effective Travel Training Program
Michael VanDekreke
Regional Transportation Authority
Chicago, IL
Designing-an-Efficient-and-Cost-Effective-Travel-Training-Program
Wabi Sabi Meets Transit - Can Understanding the Japanese Ideal of Wabi Sabi Help Transit Systems Improve Mobility in Their Communities?
Melony Joyce
King County Metro Department of Transportation
Seattle, WA
Wabi-Sabi-Meets-Transit
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - Metro’s Travel Training Programs
Daniel A. O'Reilly
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Hyattsville, MD
Metro’s-Travel-Training-Programs
collapse Session : Safety & Security - Success in the "Wheel World" ‎(4)
DART Safety Program
Chet Bor
Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART)
Des Moines, IA
DART-Safety-Program
Improving Safety and Customer Service at Arlington Transit
Thomas Greufe
Forsythe Transportation, Inc.
Cave Creek, AZ
Improving-Safety-and-Customer-Service-at-Arlington-Transit
Pierce Transit - Department of Public Safety
Rod Baker
Pierce Transit
Lynwood, WA
Pierce-Transit-Department-of-Public-Safety
Reducing Injuries and Eliminating Turning Bus-Pedestrian Collisions
Pamela McCombe
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Cleveland, OH
Reducing-Injuries-and-Eliminating-Turning-Bus-Pedestrian-Collisions
collapse Session : Safety & Seurity - Success in the "Wheel World" ‎(1)
MTA-New York City Transit - EAGLE TEAM
Robert A. Diehl
MTA New York City Transit
Brooklyn, NY
MTA-New-York-City-Transit
collapse Session : Strengthening Safety Culture Through Training ‎(4)
"Five Absolute Necessities" in a Transit Bus Operator's Training Program
Louis G. Maiello
FAAC Incorporated
Ann Arbor, MI
Five-Absolute-Necessities
Affective Learning
Christian DeVoll
Washington State Transit Insurance Pool
Olympia, WA
Affective-Learning
Improving Your Organization's Ability to Prevent Life-Altering Injuries and Other Catastrophic Events
Susan Murphy, M.Ed
Behavioral Science Technology, Inc.
Ojai,CA
Life-Altering-Injuries and Other Catastrophic Events
Strengthening Your Safety Culture Through Effective Training Programs
Diana L. Byrnes
Center for Urban Transportation Research
Tampa, FL
Strengthening-Safety-Culture
collapse Session : Taking the Bus to the Future ‎(3)
Advanced Bus Concepts - Perspectives from FTA Programs
Walter Kulyk
Federal Transit Administration
Washington, DC
Advanced-Bus-Concepts
European Bus System of the Future
Umberto Guida
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Brussels, Belgium
European-Bus-System-of-the-Future
Lead the Way - APTA Transit Standards Development - Standard Bus Procurement Guidelines
Jeffrey Hiott
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Washington, DC
Lead-the-Way
collapse Session : The End of the Common Wheelchair - Service & Policy Implications of the New USDOT ADA Regulations ‎(1)
Boarding and Securement Challenges 2012
Mack Blackshire
Long Beach Transit
Long Beach, CA
Boarding-and-Securement-Challenges-2012
collapse Session : Transit Apps ‎(3)
Facilitating Transit Apps Through and API and App Challenge
Ryan Blackman
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
Urbana, IL
Facilitating-Transit-Apps-Through-and-API-and-App-Challenge
Mobile Apps - A Regional Case Study
Josh Cohen
TransLoc, Inc.
Raleigh, NC
Mobile-Apps
Phone App Development
Deanna J. Desedas
San Francisco Municipal Tansportation Agency
San Francisco, CA
Phone-App-Development
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