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American Public Transportation Association

 Program At-A-Glance

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

Last Updated: Jan. 31

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Saturday, May 5   Sunday, May 6   Monday, May 7   Tuesday, May 8   Wednesday, May 9   

Saturday, May 5

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Committee Meetings

1 - 5 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Desk

    Lanyards sponsored by GIRO Inc.

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  • Host Information Desk

1 - 5 p.m.

NTI TRAINING: Understanding ADA

Sunday, May 6

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Committee Meetings

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

  • Host Information Desk

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL BUS ROADEO COMPETITION

1 - 3 p.m.

Mid-Level Manager Workshop

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

This is APTA

6 - 7 p.m.

Welcome to Tampa Reception

(tickets required)

Reception co-sponsored by Genfare and the Business Member Activity Fund

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Monday, May 7

6:45 - 8 a.m.

Business Member Networking Breakfast

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Committee Meetings

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Desk

  • Host Information Desk

  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

  • TCRP Information Desk

8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

MAINTENANCE MANAGERS WORKSHOP

8:15 - 9:45 a.m.

OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Where Public Transportation Goes, Community Grows

General Session sponsored by Proterra Inc.

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8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

ROADEO OPERATORS & TECHNICIANS WORKSHOPS

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Accessibility: Part 1

    (Accessibility: Part 2 is on Wednesday, May 9, from 8 - 9:30 a.m.)

  • APTA/COMTO Assembly

  • Safety Culture Reporting

  • TOD and Economic Development with BRT

  • Where Are All the Bus Operators?

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

BUS DISPLAY

(includes lunch from 12-2 p.m.; tickets required)
1 - 3:45 p.m.

Mid-Level Manager Workshop

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • BRT Planning and Prioritization

  • Customer Service Challenge

  • Emerging Leaders Graduation

  • Improving the Way You Maintain Your Buses

    (part of Monday morning's Maintenance Managers Workshop)

  • Perspectives from the Shop Floor

  • Transit Procurement

2 - 4 p.m.

ROADEO OPERATORS & TECHNICIANS WORKSHOPS

4 - 5 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION: USDOT Update

5:15 - 7 p.m.

Committee Meetings

Tuesday, May 8

7 - 8:45 a.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Conference Registration Desk

  • Host Information Desk

  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

  • TCRP Information Desk

8 - 9:15 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION: Ridership

  •  2018 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards Ceremony
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

ROADEO OPERATORS & TECHNICIANS WORKSHOPS

8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Battery Electric Buses Are Ready...Are You Ready for Them?

  • Design with Bus Transit in Mind

  • Innovation in Transit Procurement

  • The Role of Transportation during Emergencies

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

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

 Session Topics:

  • First & Last Mile
  • Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility
  • Partnerships with New and Traditional Mobility Partners
  • Autonomous Buses
  • Mobility on Demand for All: Facing the Equity Challenge

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

BUS PRODUCTS & SERVICES SHOWCASE

(includes lunch from 12-2 p.m.; tickets required)
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Fare Collection

  • How Fragile is Your Supply Chain?

  • Labor Management Think Tank

  • Small Operations

  • The Use of Technology for Bus Transit Safety & Security

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • At the Intersection: Delivering on the Promise of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Business Members' Session

  • Human Trafficking in Transportation

  • Internship and Apprenticeship Programs: Strategies, Stories & Successes

  • Technological Innovation

7 - 9 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL BUS ROADEO AWARDS BANQUET

(tickets required)

Wednesday, May 9

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Committee Meetings

8 - 9:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Accessibility: Part 2

    (Accessibility: Part 1 is on Monday, May 7, from 10 - 11:30 a.m.)

  • Advocacy

  • Information Technology

  • Managing State of Good Repair, Improving Performance: Lessons Learned in Florida

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Conference Registration Desk

  • Host Information Desk

  • Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

  • TCRP Information Desk

10 - 11:15 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Automated and Connected Vehicles

  • Leveraging Big Data

  • Optimizing Bus Routes

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION

12:30 - 4 p.m.

Committee Meetings

1:30 - 4 p.m.

Technical Tours

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