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Expand/Collapse Date : 8/1/2009 ‎(1)
8/1/2009 6:00 AM8/1/2009 11:00 PMOptional Technical Tour: Multimodal Tour of the Front RangeTBD

Embark on a day-long technical tour of rail and bus transit innovations taking place in Denver, Colorado Springs and Boulder, continuing through Sunday on Amtrak to Salt Lake City.

Expand/Collapse Date : 8/2/2009 ‎(2)
8/2/2009 12:00 PM8/2/2009 6:30 PMOptional Technical Tours: Sustainability in Action ToursTBD

Join participants of the APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop for a series of technical tours looking at sustainable transit solutions and “going green” approaches in and around Salt Lake City (see the Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop web page for details).

8/2/2009 3:00 PM8/2/2009 6:00 PMRegistrationTBD
Expand/Collapse Date : 8/3/2009 ‎(10)
8/3/2009 8:00 AM8/3/2009 5:30 PMRegistrationTBD
8/3/2009 9:00 AM8/3/2009 9:30 AMContinental BreakfastTBD
8/3/2009 10:00 AM8/3/2009 11:00 AMOpening SessionTBD

The public transportation industry’s largest and most comprehensive learning and networking experience for operations planners officially begins in Salt Lake City with the Opening Session of APTA’s 2009 Multimodal Operations Planning Workshop.

Presiding:

T. R. Hickey, AICP, chair, APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Technical Forum and associate vice president, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

Welcomes:

Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, UT (invited)

John Inglish, general manager/chief executive officer, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT

8/3/2009 11:00 AM8/3/2009 11:15 AMBreakTBD
8/3/2009 11:15 AM8/3/2009 12:45 PMHost Session ITBD

The Salt Lake City-based Utah Transit Authority plans and operates quality bus and rail transit services in collaboration with a network of state, regional and area partners. How do they work together to cooperatively achieve a collective vision of improved mobility options for the Wasatch Valley and the State of Utah?

Moderator:

Paul O’Brien, vice chair, APTA Commuter Rail Committee; vice chair APTA Commuter Rail CEO’s subcommittee; and rail service general manager, Utah Transit Authority, Rail Service Center, Midvale, UT

Presentations:

Downtown in Motion: The Salt Lake City Downtown Transportation Master Plan

Mountainland Association of Governments

Wasatch Front Regional Council

Envision Utah

(All speakers to be determined)

8/3/2009 12:45 PM8/3/2009 2:00 PMLunchTBD
8/3/2009 2:15 PM8/3/2009 3:45 PMHost Session IITBD

Moderator

Light Rail, Commuter Rail, Bus Rapid Transit—the Utah Transit Authority continues to lead the way by introducing state-of-the-art technologies while getting fixed-route bus and paratransit services out on the street every day. How have they addressed the challenge of attracting more riders in the face of an ever-increasing cost of doing business?

Moderator:

Damon Blythe, rail service and operations planner, Utah Transit Authority, Midvale, UT

Presentations:

System Redesign

UTA MAX (Bus Rapid Transit)

FrontLines 2015 (Streetcar, Light Rail Transit, Commuter Rail)

Beyond 2015 Projects

(All speakers to be determined)

8/3/2009 3:45 PM8/3/2009 4:00 PMBreakTBD
8/3/2009 4:00 PM8/3/2009 5:30 PMService Planning in a Time of Scarce ResourcesTBD

Sustaining service with fewer resources is a challenge all operations planners are called upon to address. How have other agencies successfully navigated the rocks and shoals of these treacherous waters?

Moderator:

Ronald Downing, 1st vice chair, APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Technical Forum and principal planner - Service Development, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District, San Rafael, CA

Presentations:

An Equitable Strategy for Budgetary Service Reductions
Denis Desmond, senior transportation planner, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego, CA

Expanding Service with Scarce Resources
Karen Shinners, service planner II, Pace Suburban Bus, Arlington Heights, IL

Can Shuttles be a Cost Effective Alternative to Traditional Fixed Route Service? A Tale of Three Shuttle Routes
Lauren G. Bernheim Gradia, P.E., senior transportation planner, Marin County Transit District, San Rafael, CA

Shared Transport as an Extension of Public Transit: The Opti-trans Project in Madrid - Combining RTPI on Carpooling & Public Transit
Sean O’Sullivan, managing director, Avego Limited Kinsale Co., Cork, Ireland

8/3/2009 6:00 PM8/3/2009 7:00 PMWelcome Reception / Products Showcase and ServicesTBD

Take an hour out of the busy Workshop schedule to break bread and network with your peers from transit agencies across North America. Vendor displays also will be available to visit, highlighting the latest tools, products and services available to assist scheduling and service planning functions for your agency.

Expand/Collapse Date : 8/4/2009 ‎(10)
8/4/2009 1:00 AM8/4/2009 2:00 AMLunchTBD
8/4/2009 8:00 AM8/4/2009 4:00 PMRegistrationTBD
8/4/2009 9:00 AM8/4/2009 9:30 AMContinental BreakfastTBD
8/4/2009 9:30 AM8/4/2009 11:15 AMBRT Lite: Getting More Speed at Less CostTBD

“Rapid Bus” is offering a range of expedited service options that lie between the challenges of local fixed-route services and the more costly realization of full Bus Rapid Transit applications. Hear the actual experience of agency practitioners in a variety of settings.

Moderator:

Jim Moore, 2nd vice chair, APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Technical Forum and project manager, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

Presentations:

Passenger Facility Planning in a BRT Environment
Paul Bignardi, transportation planner IV, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA

Tales of Buses and Bunnies: The Houston Quickline
Vince Obregon, associate vice president, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

Euclid Corridor: Up and Running
Joseph Shaffer, PE, senior project manager, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH

BRT in the Roaring Fork Valley: A Unique Application
Bill Byrne, vice president, transit practice leader, David Evans and Associates, Inc., Denver, CO

8/4/2009 11:15 AM8/4/2009 11:30 AMBreakTBD
8/4/2009 11:30 AM8/4/2009 1:00 PMService Planning for Major System ChangesTBD

Sometimes half-way measures are not enough and it comes time for an agency (in the words of Shakespeare) to “suffer a sea-change into something rich and strange…” Hear how four North American agencies have chosen to take a completely new approach to the way they do business.

Moderator:

Steve Legler, assistant director of service development, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN

Presentations:

Reorienting Duchess County (NY) Transit to Present-Day Markets
Walter Cherwony, PE, vice president, Gannett Fleming, Philadelphia, PA

Implementation of the Recent Comprehensive Operational Analysis
Michael B. Daney, senior transportation planner, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego, CA

Line 51 Service and Reliability Study Executive Summary
Puja K. Sarna, transportation planner, AC Transit, Oakland, CA

CanadaLine Bus Integration
Matt Boyd, service planner, Coast Mountain Bus Company Ltd., Surrey, BC

8/4/2009 2:15 PM8/4/2009 3:45 PMService Planning for Better Customer ServiceTBD

Customers are the reason we’re in business. What key things are they looking for in their transit system, and what tools and insights do planners possess to ensure those expectations are met?

Moderator:

Bob Newhouser, senior director, bus service planning, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY

Presentations:

The Connector: Microsoft’s Commuter Bus System
Manuel Soto, senior associate, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, Carlsbad, CA

Working Around a Labour Dispute to Keep the Customer from ‘Walking’
Robert Di Porfio, service planner, York Region Transit, Richmond, ON

Tangible and Intangible Service Attributes: Assessing Rapid Transit Models in the L.A. Area
Alasdair Cain, senior research associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL

Reliable Ridership Estimates from Automatic Passenger Counter Data
Richard Ruskan, president, RSM Services Corporation, Houston, TX

8/4/2009 3:15 PM8/4/2009 4:00 PMBreakTBD
8/4/2009 4:00 PM8/4/2009 6:00 PMInnovations in the Art of Schedule-MakingTBD

Schedule-making is the heart of a transit operation, defining the timing, extent and methods of delivery for our core product: passenger service. Experienced practitioners will share their insights into the techniques they use to tune their services for maximum quality and efficiency.

Moderator:

Michael Glikin, senior director, bus schedules, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY

Presentatations:

Practical Applications of Automatic Passenger Counter Data for Schedule-Making
Cesar Ochoa, service planner/scheduler, Regional Transit District, Denver, CO

Jim Archer, manager of service evaluation, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

John Paquet, vice president – planning and development, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL

Advanced Topics in Scheduling
Dan Boyle, president, Dan Boyle & Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA

Implementing a Sophisticated Scheduling System
at a Smaller Agency
Michael Abegg, planning manager, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, Burnsville, MN

Operators’ Online Bulletin Board
Nataly Handlos, service planner/scheduler, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Web-based Interactive Scheduling
Dan Boyle, president, Dan Boyle & Associates, Inc.,
San Diego, CA

8/4/2009 6:00 PM8/4/2009 7:00 PMMultimodal Operations Planning Technical Forum Annual Business MeetingTBD

Please join the annual business meeting for the Multimodal Operations Planning Technical Forum and offer your perspectives and insights on how this group can improve the craft and practice of Operations Planning.

Presiding:

T.R. Hickey, AICP, chair, APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Technical Forum and associate vice president, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

Expand/Collapse Date : 8/5/2009 ‎(8)
8/5/2009 9:00 AM8/5/2009 11:00 AMRegistrationTBD
8/5/2009 9:00 AM8/5/2009 9:30 AMContinental BreakfastTBD
8/5/2009 9:30 AM8/5/2009 10:45 AMService Planning for Improved Passenger FacilitiesTBD

Even the best designed passenger facility will only function as well as it can accommodate efficient bus, rail and pedestrian circulation. How can these concerns be addressed before concrete is poured?

Moderator:

Howard Benn, assistant general manager, customer & operations support, Montgomery County Transit, Rockville, MD

Presentations:

Anderson Center Station: Just Don’t Call it TOD
Timothy Reynolds, director, transit development, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority / Metro, Cincinnati, OH

Multimodal Planning for the Northstar Line-Minneapolis
Adam Harrington, assistant director of route & system planning, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN

A New Union Terminal? Finding a Station for High Speed Rail
Timothy Reynolds, director, transit development, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority/Metro, Cincinnati, OH

8/5/2009 10:45 AM8/5/2009 11:15 AMOpen ForumTBD

A facilitated exchange among scheduling, planning, and operating practitioners about the leading challenges they face today.

Facilitator:

David Fialkoff, chief, service & mobility planning division, retired, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami, FL

8/5/2009 11:15 AM8/5/2009 11:30 AMBreakTBD
8/5/2009 11:30 AM8/5/2009 12:50 PMService Planning for Special EventsTBD

Even a one-day out-of-the-ordinary event can take an extraordinary degree of effort to pull off “effortlessly.” How have major transit agencies planned and executed the service requirements associated with special events?

Moderator:

T. R. Hickey, AICP, chair, APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Technical Forum, and associate vice president, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

Presentations:

Service Planning for New Yankee Stadium
Peter Cafiero, chief, operations planning, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY

Transit Strategies for Vancouver Winter Olympics
Matt Craig, senior transportation planner, TransLink, Burnaby, BC

Special Event Planning-Inauguration Day
Sara Procacci Wilson, assistant general manager, strategy & communications, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC

Special Events Planning in Chicago: CTA and the Case of July 3rd Fireworks
Steven H. Abrams, project manager, rail operations, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL

8/5/2009 12:50 PM8/5/2009 1:00 PMClosing SessionTBD

A brief recap of the lessons learned over the past few days and the road ahead.

Presiding:

T. R. Hickey, AICP, chair, APTA Multimodal Operations Planning Technical Forum, and associate vice president, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

8/5/2009 2:30 PM8/5/2009 6:00 PMTechnical ToursTBD

Warm Springs Commuter Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility

Midvale Light Rail Operations & Maintenance Facility

Bus Rapid Transit/West Valley Light Rail

All tours depart and return to the Workshop hotel. Participants must wear sturdy walking shoes and long pants. Hard hats will be provided as needed.

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