Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
American Public Transportation Association

 Schedule At A Glance

This page is an overview of the conference schedule.

See Program & Committee Meetings for more details.

The program of educational sessions is organized by seven routes of study:

Route 1:  Technology
Route 2:  Operations & Maintenance
Route 3:  Safety & Security
Route 4:  Accessibility & Mobility Management
Route 5:  Planning, Finance & Sustainability
Route 6:  Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
Route 7:  Workforce Development, Management & Policy

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

Last Updated: May 28, 2015

Go to:
Saturday, May 2   Sunday, May 3   Monday, May 4   Tuesday, May 5   Wednesday, May 6   Thursday, May 7   

Saturday, May 2

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Committee Meetings

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Route 3: Bus System Safety Seminar

Fort Worth Ballroom 1-2, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel

see Program for details and to pre-register  

1 - 5 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Lanyards sponsored by Maruti Fleet & Management, LLC
     
    company logo 
  • Host Information Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1 - 5 p.m.

Route 4: NTI TRAINING: Understanding ADA

Fort Worth Ballroom 3, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
see Program for course details and registration information   

 

Sunday, May 3

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Host Information Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL BUS ROADEO COMPETITION

see Program and/or International Bus Roadeo for details   
1 - 4 p.m.

Route 7: WORKSHOP: Daily Decisions, Lifetime Impact: Leadership Development for Mid-Managers  NEW!

Sundance 2, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
(25 person limit)
see Program for workshop details and registration information      company logo
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Route 7: This is APTA

Texas Ballroom G-H, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Getting involved, using APTA’s resources
3 - 4:15 p.m.

Route 7: GOVERNING: Transit Board Members as Impactful Leaders  NEW!

Texas Ballroom C, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Learn about current trends in public transportation and expand your governance skills at this new program
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Route 7: OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows

Texas Ballroom E-F, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Opening General Session sponsored by MV Transportation
company logo 
6 - 7 p.m.

Welcome to Fort Worth Reception

Fort Worth Ballroom 4-5, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
(tickets required)

Monday, May 4

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Business Member Networking Breakfast

Fort Worth Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
see Networking Breakfast for details and to pre-register  
7 - 8:15 a.m.

Committee Meetings

 
7 - 9 a.m.

Coffee Service

Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Route 2: MAINTENANCE MONDAY

Texas Ballroom A-B, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Join us for the third annual Maintenance Monday event for a day dedicated to bus maintenance and bus technologies. Take advantage of a full day of learning and interaction with your maintenance manager peers and other associated transit professionals.
 
Breakfast sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS
 
Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committee break sponsored by SUTRAK Corporation
 
see Maintenance Monday or click on the Maintenance Monday icon on the conference app home page for agenda, speaker, and registration information  
 
 
 
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Host Information Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

    Black Angus Boardroom, 15th Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Business Member Resource Room

    Sundance 5, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • TCRP Information Center

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
8:30 - 10 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Route 1: Advanced Technology

    Fort Worth Ballroom 1-2, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    So you thought the "flux capacitor" was fiction!
  • Route 2: Small Operators' Innovations and Best Practices

    Texas Ballroom G-H, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    How systems with 100 or fewer vehicles leverage their opportunities
  • Route 3: Safety Culture

    Texas Ballroom I-J, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    We are familiar with the term. Now how do we "get" it?
  • Route 5: Complete Streets...Complete Trip

    Fort Worth Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Improving customer experience across all components of the transit trip
  • Route 7: FTA Updates on Buy America

    Sundance 1, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Rehab and overhaul compliance, local content manufacturing and jobs
  • Route 7: HOST FORUM: Fort Worth - City of Cowboys and Culture

    Texas Ballroom E-F, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Unpretentious, laid-back, charismatic city welcomes you
    Session sponsored by McDonald Transit Associates, Inc.
    company logo 
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Roadeo Workshops

  • Route 2: ROADEO MAINTAINERS WORKSHOP: Voith - ATF Engine Oil Analysis

    Room 200, 2nd Floor, Fort Worth Convention Center
    I have an oil analysis report, but how do I use it?
    Workshop sponsored by Voith Turbo, Inc.
  • Route 2: ROADEO OPERATORS WORKSHOP: Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators (Parts 1&2)

    Room 100, 1st Floor, Fort Worth Convention Center
    (Parts 3&4 are on Monday afternoon from 2 - 4 p.m.)
    Workshop sponsored by National Transit Institute (NTI) 
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Route 7: GENERAL SESSION: USDOT Update

Texas Ballroom E-F, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
The USDOT’s senior leadership team will talk about how the Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation are preparing to meet the challenges of the next 30 years.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

BUS DISPLAY

Commerce Street, Between E. 9th Street & E. 14th Street, Fort Worth Convention Center
(includes lunch from 12 - 2 p.m.; tickets required)
see Program for details
1 - 3:45 p.m.

Route 7: WORKSHOP: Mid-Level Manager Careers: Preparing for the Next Steps

Sundance 2, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel

company logosee Program for workshop details and registration information

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Route 1: Real-Time Information

    Fort Worth Ballroom 1-2, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Always changing! Real-time information in real time
  • Route 2: Customer Service Challenge

    Texas Ballroom E-F, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    How would you respond in these situations?
  • Route 7: Early Career Program Graduation

    Fort Worth Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Route 7: FTA Guidance on the Use of Options, Schedules, and Joint Procurements for Bus Purchases

    Fort Worth Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Collaborative procurement methods
2 - 4 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Route 4: ADA25 Part 1: Using Accessible Paths of Travel to Leverage Infrastructure Investments

    Sundance 1, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Enhancing partnerships to maximize impacts of accessible communities
    Join us for a two-part session in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Route 4: ADA25 Part 2: Not Either/Or, But Both

    Expanding travel options and reducing costs
    Join us for the second part of the two-part session in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
2 - 4 p.m.

Roadeo Workshops

  • Route 2: ROADEO MAINTAINERS WORKSHOP: Thermo King - IntelligAIRE III

    Room 200, 2nd Floor, Fort Worth Convention Center
    Workshop sponsored by Thermo King Corporation
  • Route 2: ROADEO OPERATORS WORKSHOP: Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators (Parts 3&4)

    Room 100, 1st Floor, Fort Worth Convention Center
    (Parts 1&2 are on Monday morning from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
    Workshop sponsored by National Transit Institute (NTI)
4 - 5:30 p.m.

Route 7: GENERAL SESSION: A Bus Journey Across the Western Hemisphere

Texas Ballroom E-F, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
“The most motivational speaker for public transportation providers, of ALL sizes, to come along in a very long time.”
This session promises to motivate and inspire every transit professional. Join National Geographic’s Andrew Evans on his 12,000-mile journey from Washington, D.C. to Antarctica – by bus.
 
Session sponsored by Keolis
company logo
5:15 - 7 p.m.

Committee Meetings

 

Tuesday, May 5

7 - 8:45 a.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 - 9 a.m.

Coffee Service

Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Host Information Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

    Black Angus Boardroom, 15th Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Route 6: BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) TUESDAY

Texas Ballroom A-B, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Building on last year's success, join us for the second annual BRT Tuesday - a day dedicated to BRT professionals.
Take advantage of this full day of learning and interaction with your BRT peers and other associated transit professionals on a variety of topics, including economic development, local and regional partnerships, and service integration.  
 
Breakfast sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff
 
see BRT Tuesday or click on the BRT Tuesday icon on the conference app home page for agenda, speaker, and registration information 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Business Member Resource Room

    Sundance 5, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • TCRP Information Center

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Route 3: SAFETY ROUNDABOUT: Operator Recruitment, Training & Certification: Best Practices

Sundance 6, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Route 1: Emerging Technology

Fort Worth Ballroom 1-2, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Here is all the new stuff!
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Roadeo Workshops

  • Route 2: ROADEO MAINTAINERS WORKSHOP: USSC - Water Mist Fire Suppression System

    Room 200, 2nd Floor, Fort Worth Convention Center
    Workshop sponsored by USSC Group/4ONE/FMNA
  • Route 2: ROADEO OPERATORS WORKSHOP: Thriving and Surviving

    Room 100, 1st Floor, Fort Worth Convention Center
    Are you thriving or surviving? An interactive look at a transit employee’s lifestyle
    Workshop sponsored by Metro Transit Minneapolis
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Route 7: NTI TRAINING: Leading as a Mid-Manager in Today's Public Transportation Environment

Sundance 2, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
(40 person limit)

company logosee Program for details and registration information

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Route 2: Maintenance Management & Workforce Development

    Fort Worth Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Keeping the 'best of the best' in your organization
  • Route 4: Mobility Management

    Fort Worth Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Strategies to achieve integrated mobility in your community
  • Route 7: CEOs Report

    Texas Ballroom C-D, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    State of the U.S. bus industry
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Route 3: SAFETY ROUNDABOUT: My Bus, My Rules: Examining the Role of the Bus Operator in Code of Conduct Enforcement

Sundance 6, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

BUS PRODUCTS & SERVICES SHOWCASE

Hall A, 1st Floor, Fort Worth Convention Center
(includes lunch from 12 - 2 p.m.; tickets required)
see Program for details
 
Lunch sponsored by SPX GENFARE and APTA
  company logo


11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Route 3: SAFETY ROUNDABOUT: Mirrors, Mirrors on the Bus

Sundance 6, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1 - 4 p.m.

Veterans Job Fair

Employment Workshop: 1 - 2 p.m. - Sundance 4, 3rd Floor
Hiring Fair: 2 - 4 p.m. - Fort Worth Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor

Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
 
Veterans Job Fair sponsored by Xerox
 
see Program for details and registration information
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Route 4: Walk and Roll Wellness Event

Sundance 1, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Route 1: Data

    Fort Worth Ballroom 1-2, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Data a la carte: Mega, Giga, Tera, Peta, Exa, Zetta, Yotta - What’s next for transit?
  • Route 2: Emerging Technologies of Alternative Propulsion

    Texas Ballroom G-H, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Explanations on many new technologies for power storage and battery propulsion
  • Route 7: Procuring Revenue-Generating Contracts

    Texas Ballroom I-J, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Shaking the money tree
  • Route 7: Route Optimization Initiative: New System. New Routes. New Way.

    Fort Worth Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Jacksonville’s case study on managing transformational change
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) Technical Tours

The T has arranged for the following informative technical tours on both Tuesday (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.) and Wednesday (1:30 - 3:30 p.m.) afternoons. Please sign up on site for the day/tour of your choice.
 
TOUR 1-A: The T’s Intermodal Transportation Center
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  (40 person limit)
 
TOUR 2-A: The T’s Headquarters, CNG Fueling Station & Bus Maintenance Facility
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  (40 person limit)

TOUR 3-A: Bike Share Tour of Downtown Fort Worth
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  (20 person limit)
 
3 - 5 p.m.

Route 7: Workforce Development Round Table: Priorities, Strategies, Successes

Sundance 6, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
New research, data, innovations & best practices to create culture change and fill industry needs
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Route 1: Bus Turning Warning Technologies: Test Findings

Fort Worth Ballroom 1-2, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
FTA and TriMet evaluation
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Route 5: How Implementing Asset Management Can Benefit Your Agency

    Texas Ballroom G-H, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Learn what are the key elements to successfully applying an asset management program
  • Route 7: Best Value Procurement Negotiations

    Texas Ballroom I-J, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    The A to Z of contract negotiations
7 - 9:30 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL BUS ROADEO AWARDS BANQUET

Texas Ballroom E-F, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
(tickets required)
see Program for ticket exchange/seating details 

Wednesday, May 6

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 - 9 a.m.

Coffee Service

Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
8 - 9:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Route 1: ITS

    Texas Ballroom A-B, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    ITS applications evolve with advancing technology
  • Route 2: Real-World Practical Data on Performance of Alternative Propulsion Vehicles

    Fort Worth Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    You’ve heard a lot about alternative propulsion, now get some real data to help you make your next decision.
  • Route 5: Planning Green Infrastructure & Sustainable Design

    Fort Worth Ballroom 1-2, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Explore the possibilities of utilizing green infrastructure to eliminate cost and decrease environmental degradation
  • Route 7: Labor-Management Relations

    Texas Ballroom I-J, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    From contract negotiations to common-ground programs
    Session sponsored by McDonald Transit Associates, Inc.
  • Route 7: Meeting the New DBE/ACDBE Requirements – Completing the New USDOT Personal Net Worth Statement...A Hands-on Workshop

    Texas Ballroom C-D, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Learn how to complete this statement to achieve certification
  • Route 7: The Next Infectious Disease Outbreak: Is Your Organization Ready?

    Fort Worth Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    What your organization needs to know before the next outbreak
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Business Member Resource Room

    Sundance 5, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Conference Registration Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Host Information Desk

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

    Black Angus Boardroom, 15th Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
  • TCRP Information Center

    Texas Ballroom Prefunction, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
10 - 11:15 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Route 3: Protecting Operators & Other Employees

    Fort Worth Ballroom 4, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    How training, technology, and policy influence employee safety
  • Route 4: Can Ridesharing Provide More Shared Rides for Less?

    Texas Ballroom I-J, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    Assessing the role of ridesharing services in paratransit service delivery – point/counterpoint
  • Route 7: The Nuts and Bolts of Service Contracts

    Texas Ballroom G-H, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
    The Great Procurement Dilemma: How to get the service you need
    Session sponsored by McDonald Transit Associates, Inc.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Route 5: CLOSING GENERAL SESSION: Linking Transit, Land Use & Development

Texas Ballroom E, 2nd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
12:30 - 4 p.m.

Committee Meetings

 
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) Technical Tours

A repeat of the technical tours offered Tuesday (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.) afternoon. Please sign up on site for the day/tour of your choice at the host information desk in the APTA registration area in the Onmi Fort Worth Hotel.
 
TOUR 1-B: The T’s Intermodal Transportation Center
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
(40 person limit)

TOUR 2-B: The T’s Headquarters, CNG Fueling Station, and Bus Maintenance Facility
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
(40 person limit)

TOUR 3-B: Bike Share Tour of Downtown Fort Worth
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
(20 person limit)
1:30 - 5 p.m.

Route 5: NTI TRAINING: Title VI and Public Transit (Part 1)

Sundance 6, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Part 1 of a two-part course. Part 2 is on Thursday, May 7, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
see Program for workshop details and registration information  
 

Thursday, May 7

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Route 5: NTI TRAINING: Title VI and Public Transit (Part 2)

Sundance 4, 3rd Floor, Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Part 2 of a two-part course. Part 1 is on Wednesday, May 6, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
see Program for details and to pre-register  
Copyright © 2017 American Public Transportation Association
1300 I Street NW
Suite 1200 East
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone (202) 496-4800 | Fax (202) 496-4324
Logo Usage | Staff Intranet