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 Program Overview

Please click on 'Session Descriptions' in the navagation panel for program & speaker details. 

Note that the program is subject to change.

Last updated: April 26, 2013

Saturday, May 4
8 a.m . - 5 p.m. Committee Meetings
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bus System Safety Seminar

12 - 5 p.m.

APTA Access Committee & Easter Seals Project ACTION Workshop
Building Bridges: Integration of Transit and Human Services Transportation

1 - 5 p.m.

Presentation Skills Workshop: Presenting with Power

1 – 5 p.m.

  • Conference Registration Desk

  • Host Information Desk

3 - 5 p.m. Committee Meetings

6 p.m.

Human Resources Committee Dutch-treat Dinner

Chair, Mary Ann Collier

Sunday, May 5
7 - 8:45 a.m.

Mid-Level Managers Welcome & Orientation Breakfast Meeting

7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Committee Meetings

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Conference Registration Desk

  • Host Information Desk

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

International Bus Roadeo Competition

2 – 3:15 p.m.

This is APTA
How do you get the most out of your membership?

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Opening General Session
Hurricane Sandy: Managing the Disaster-Managing Resilience

6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

Welcome to Indianapolis Reception

Monday, May 6
7 - 8 a.m.

FTA Session with Adminstrator Peter Rogoff  NEW!
MAP-21 Safety Initiatives 

7 - 8 a.m.

Business Member Networking Breakfast

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Conference Registration Desk

  • Host Information Desk

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • MAP-21 & Mobility Management: How the New Law Will Impact Transit
  • Involving the Workforce in Sustainability Initiatives
  • Integrating Express Transit Service into Toll Lanes        
  • The Many Faces of BRT
  • Advanced Vehicle Technology

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Maintenance Monday
Maintenance Peer-to-Peer Exchange at IndyGo Training Facility

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

National Transit Institute Training Course
Leading as a Mid-Manager in Today's Public Transportation Environment

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

  • Business Member Resource Room

  • TCRP Information Center

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

International Bus Roadeo Workshops

  • Roadeo Operators Workshop: Pedestrian Awareness Training
  • Roadeo Mechanics Workshop: Vapor Door Systems 

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • How Are We Protecting Our Transit Operators?
  • Expanding the Use of Fixed-Route Transit by People with Disabilities & Older Adults
  • Creating New American Jobs Through Public Transportation Investments

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bus Display  (includes lunch 12 - 2 p.m.)
(Maintenance Monday Event)

Exhibitor Information & Reservations

1 - 2 p.m. Bus Technical Maintenance Committee (Maintenance Monday Event)
1 - 2 Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committee (Maintenance Monday Event)
2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Social Media: How Captured Intelligence Can Drive Sales and Product Development
  • Video-Based Safety and Security Solutions: Let's Take A Closer Look
  • Maintenance Peer-to-Peer Exchange Wrap Up (Maintenance Monday Event)
  • Customer Service Challenge Competition

2:15 – 4:15 p.m.

International Bus Roadeo Workshops

  • Roadeo Operators Workshop: Fatigue Awareness
  • Roadeo Mechanics Workshop: MCI Bus Workshop

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • The Buddy System: Building Ridership & Support with Strategic Partnerships 
  • ITS and Demand Response
  • Roundtable Discussion: Best Practices in Serviing Passengers Using Wheelchairs
  • Human Trafficking in America: A Call to Action
  • Interactive Presentations
5 - 7 p.m Committee Meetings
Tuesday, May 7
7 - 8 a.m. Committee Meetings

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Conference Registration Desk

  • Host Information Desk

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Host Forum
Indy Connect -- Central Indiana's Transit Planning Initiative

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

  • Business Member Resource Room

  • TCRP Information Center

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

International Bus Roadeo Workshops

  • Roadeo Operators Workshop: Operator Assult Prevention
  • Roadeo Mechanics Workshop: Thermo King HVAC Workshop
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Safety Roundabout: Optimal Bus Stop Placement from a Safety Perspective

9:45 – 11 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Recruiting and Hiring Returning Veterans
  • Partnerships for Complete Streets/Complete Trip
  • Productivity and Quality Service in Paratransit Services
  • Clean Fuels -- Not a Short-Term Commitment
  • Procurement Hot Topics and New Issues from FTA

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bus Products & Services Showcase (includes lunch 12 - 2 p.m.)

Exhibitor Information & Reservations

2 – 3 p.m.

Safety Roundabout: Risk Management for Small & Medium Operators

Tour A:

2:10 – 3:45 p.m.

(20 person limit)

Tour B:

2:25 - 4 p.m.

(20 person limit) 

Technical Tours

Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) Headquarters Facility

2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Walk & Roll Wellness Event

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Work-Life Balance Across Generations
  • Transit Technology Systems Engineering & Integration Implementing Title VI & Environmental Justice
  • Getting Everything to Flow: Best Grant Development Practices
  • MAP-21 Changes to the Bus Testing Regulation
2:15 - 6 p.m.

National Transit Institute Training Course
Overview of Transit Procurement for Senior Leadership

2:25 - 6 p.m.

(40 person limit)

Technical Tour

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Hall of Fame & Grounds

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Safety Roundabout: Where Do We "Stand" on the Forthcoming FTA Standards?

4 – 5:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • The Future of Wireless
  • Small Operations: Best Practicews, Case Studies & New Programs
  • Transit and MPO Partners in Performance-Based Planning
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Safety Roundabout: Fare Disputes that Make 'No Cents'

7 – 9:30 p.m.

International Bus Roadeo Awards Banquet

You can purchase tickets online when you pre-register for the conference.

Wednesday, May 8

7 – 8 a.m.

Committee Meetings

8 – 9:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Impact of Absenteeism and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Abuse
  • BRT Implementation, New Technologies...And Lessons Learned

7:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • Conference Registration Desk

  • Host Information Desk 

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

  • Business Member Resource Room

  • TCRP Information Center

9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • High-Performing ADA Paratransit In-Person Assessment Centers
  • Transit Solutions for Livable & Sustainable Communities
  • Emergency Preparedness and All Hazards -- What's Changed and What Lessons Have We Learned?

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Closing General Session:
Ladies and Gentleman...Start Your Engines!

Featuring Dario Franchitti, four-time IZOD IndyCar Series Champion & three-time Indianapolis 500 Winner, discussing dedication, team building, performance, and excellence.

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