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American Public Transportation Association

 Program

 

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

Last updated: February 2, 2016

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

APTA Board of Directors

  • Chair, Valarie J. McCall
1:30 - 3 p.m.    Transit Board Members Board Support Subcommittee
3:30 - 5 p.m.    Transit Board Members Program Planning Subcommittee
4 - 6 p.m. Business Member Government Affairs & Procurement Committees Joint Meeting
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.   Federal Procedures and Regulations Legislative Subcommittee
4:30 - 6 p.m. Commuter and Intercity Rail Joint Legislative Subcommittee
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
7 - 8 a.m.

High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Regional Corridors Subcommittee

8 - 9:30 a.m.    Funding, Finance & Tax Policy Legislative Subcommittee
8 - 9:45 a.m.    Small Operations Committee
8 - 10 a.m.    High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Committee
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Business Member Business Development Committee
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.  Transit Board Members ADA Subcommittee
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.   Intergovernmental Issues Legislative Subcommittee
9 - 10 a.m.   Business Member Programs Committee
9 - 10 a.m. Procurement Steering Committee

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration
9:30 - 11 a.m. American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Board of Directors
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Legislative Committee

  • Chair, J. Barry Barker 
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Safety Coordinating Committee

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Business Member Workforce Development Committee
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Business Member Small Business Committee
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Older Adult Transportation Subcommittee (Access Committee)
12 - 5 p.m. Advocacy Resource Center
12 - 2 p.m. Financial Management Committee
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.    Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   Regulatory Activities Subcommittee (Access Committee)
1:30 – 3 p.m.     Mobility Management Committee
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.   Transit Board Members Legislative Subcommittee
2 – 3 p.m.   

Public-Private Partnerships Committee

3 – 4:45 p.m.    

Transit Board Members Committee

3 – 5 p.m.    Business Member Board of Governors
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.  Access Committee
3:30 – 5 p.m.    State Affairs Committee 
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.    Human Resources Committee
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Welcome to Washington, General Session
 
Sponsored by AECOM
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6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Over cocktails and light fare, join your colleagues for a reception and networking opportunity to kick off the conference.

MONDAY, MARCH 14
7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

The “Insider” Perspective for the Transit Industry

Start your day off with a taste of politics at this sit-down breakfast briefing.

Session sponsored by APTA Business Members.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Advocacy Resource Center
9 - 10:15 a.m.
OPENING GENERAL SESSION 
Session sponsored by RouteMatch Software, Inc.
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10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION

APTA National Partners Round Table

APTA and many of its national partners rallied their members and urged Congress to pass the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in December 2015.  APTA and its partners must now continue to move in collaboration and implement the provisions of the new bill to spur billions of dollars of transportation investment in our communities.  During this round table, leaders of the National Association of Counties, National Association of Regional Councils, National League of Cities, and U.S. Conference of Mayors will share their perspectives on the FAST Act and its new federal funding opportunities.

Moderator:

Valarie McCall, Chair, APTA

Panelists:


The Honorable Peter McLaughlin, Commissioner – District 4, Hennepin County, MN, and Chair, Transportation Steering Committee, National Association of Counties


The Honorable Patrick Wojahn, Mayor – College Park, MD, and Chair, Transportation, and Chair, Infrastructure Services Committee, National League of Cities


Grace Gallucci, Executive Director – Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Cleveland, OH, and Member, National Association of Regional Councils

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Entertainment

Be entertained at a luncheon featuring the satirical musings of The Capitol Steps, the famous musical troupe that puts the “mock” in democracy. 


Lunch co-sponsored by Transdev North America and APTA

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1:45 - 3:30 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION: Update from the Federal Transit Administration 

A discussion with key staff from the Federal Transit Administration.

Featured Speaker:


The Honorable Therese McMillan, Acting Administrator,

Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC                                  

3:45 - 5 p.m.  

GENERAL SESSION: View from the Hill

After years of persistent advocacy, Congress finally passed a long-term authorization bill - the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  Come hear from Congressional staff who each played a key role in writing the FAST Act.  Ask questions about sections of the law that are important to you, and hear the perspective from the legislative branch for how the law should be implemented.

Panelists:

Homer Carlisle, Minority Professional Staff Member, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

Patrick Fuchs, Majority Professional Staff Member, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate

Shannon Hines, Majority Senior Professional Staff Member, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate

Caryn Moore Lund, Majority Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on House Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives

Auke Mahar-Piersma, Minority Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives

5 - 6:30 p.m.     Policy & Planning Committee 
5:15 - 7:15 p.m. Member Services Committee
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Registration
8 - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Advocacy Resource Center
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
GENERAL SESSION: Get Started With Members of Congress Breakfast

Start the most important day of the conference with a full breakfast and hear directly from Members of Congress on issues affecting public transportation and intercity passenger rail.    

Featured Speakers:


The Honorable Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Member, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC


The Honorable Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Expo Committee
11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Capitol Hill Visits

Reserve this time and make appointments to visit your Senators and Representatives to brief them about your system or business and advocate for continued growth in the federal investment in public transportation and high-speed rail.

11:30 a.m. -  1 p.m.    National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA)
2 - 4:00 p.m. Transit Performance Management and Metropolitan Planning Subcommittees Joint Meeting
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Closing Reception

Meet and greet lawmakers and their staffs as we close the conference with a Capitol Hill reception that provides one more chance to talk transit in a relaxed setting.  

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
9 - 9:30 a.m.
Registration and Coffee
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  

MAP 21 Capital Investment Grants (Section 5309) Program Workshop 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Capitol Hill Visits (continued)

Reserve this time and make appointments to visit your Senators and Representatives to brief them about your system or business and advocate for continued growth in the federal investment in public transportation.

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