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American Public Transportation Association

 Program

Last updated: March 27, 2017

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Salon G&M

Fare Collection 101 Q&A

Are you new to Fare Collection and have questions?  We want all attendees to fully participate in the conference. This time is set aside for those that may have questions, or need explanations of concepts, types of systems, or even terms.  Subject matter experts will be on hand to help you understand the issues in the various session discussions that you will hear during the conference.   

Endya M. Freeman, CPA Revenue Manager, Jacksonville Transit Authority, Jacksonville, FL

12 - 5 p.m.
Registration Desk 2

Registration

Lanyards sponsored by GIRO Inc.

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1 - 2:30 p.m.
Conference Room 7 
 

Research & Technology Committee

Jonathan H. McDonald, P.E., Member APTA Board of Directors; Chair, APTA Research and Technology Committee; and Vice President, Practice Leader - Transit & Rail, Atkins, San Francisco, CA

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Conference Room 8

Fare Collection Systems Committee Programs & Planning Subcommittee

Lynn Brumfield, Co-Chair, APTA Fare Collection Systems - Programs & Planning Subcommittee;
and Senior Program Manager, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., Tullahoma, TN

Michael Veltri, Co-Chair, APTA Fare Collection Systems - Programs & Planning Subcommittee, and 
Smart Card Program Manager, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Conference Room 8

Fare Collection Systems Committee

J. James Capozzi, Chair, APTA Fare Collection Systems Committee; and President, CAPtech, Inc.,
White Plains, NY

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Conference Room 7

Information Technology Committee

William Tsuei, CPA, PMP, CSM, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, APTA Information Technology Committee, and Director, Information Technology, Access Services, El Monte, CA
​4 - 5 p.m
Conference Room 8

​CCTV Working Group Meeting 

Michael Cairl, Chair, APTA Closed-circuit Television Working Group, and Director, System Integration, Integrated Strategic Resources, New York, NY

5 - 6 p.m.
Conference Room 7

Emerging Technology Committee 

Angela Miller, Chair, APTA Emerging and Innovations Technology Subcommittee, and Director Cubic,
San Diego, CA

6:30 - 8 p.m.
Briscoe Western Art Museum Jack Guenther Pavilion

VIA Tex-Mix Welcome Reception 

Join transit industry colleagues and make new connections under the stars at night, deep in the heart of Texas.

Enjoy a Lone Star State-style welcome and kick off the 2017 APTA Fare Collection/Revenue Management & TransITech Conference along the picturesque San Antonio River Walk at VIA's Tex-Mix. Enjoy light bites and complimentary refreshments with leading transit technology innovators and fellow industry leaders gathered in San Antonio to share advancements and best practices for our ever-changing industry.

If you have not RSVP'd already, please sign up at the VIA HOST Table to attend.

Welcome Reception sponsored by CHK AMERICA, Lumenor, Luminator, moovel North America, Trapeze Group

MONDAY, APRIL 3

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration Desk 2
 

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.
Grand Salon I Foyer
 

Continental Breakfast

8 - 8:30 a.m.
Grand Salon H-I

Welcome

James Capozzi, Chair, APTA Fare Collection Systems Committee, President, CAPtech, Inc.
North White Plains, NY

Kim R. Green, APTA Secretary/Treasurer; APTA Board of Directors; Secretary/Treasure, APTA Finnance Committee; Secretary/Treasure, APTA Foundation; and Executive Director of Business Development, Genfare, Elk Grove, IL

William Tsuei, PMP, CPA, CSM, chair, APTA Information Technology Committee and Director of Information Technology, Access Services, El Monte, CA 

Jeffrey C. Arndt, President and CEO, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX

Hope Andrade, Chair, VIA Board of Directors, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX

8:30 - 10 a.m.
Grand Salon H-I

General Session

Preparing to Procure a New Fare System (FC)

At some point all agencies will procure a new fare system. Politics, policies, funding and most importantly of late, changing technology, is making the procurement of new systems more complicated. Decision-making stakeholders and a procurement official will discuss lessons learned, future plans, technology issues, and concerns surrounding the major investment of a fare system.

Moderator:
Jannet Walker-Ford, Vice President/General Manager of Eastern Region, Americas, Cubic Transportation System, Inc., San Diego, CA

Jeffrey C. Arndt, President and CEO, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX

Paul Comfort, Esq., Administrator and CEO, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD

David Leininger, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX

John O. Adler, CPPO, Chair, Procurement and Materials Management Committee, and Vice President Procurement, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX

 

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Grand Salon J

Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (TT)

Find out what these developing concepts mean to public transportation. Work is underway demonstrating the benefits of key components and what implications there are for safety and operational efficiency.

Moderator:
William Tsuei, PMP, CPA, CSM, Chair, APTA Information Technology Committee and Director of Information Technology, Access Services, El Monte, CA

Testing Transit Bus Collision Avoidance Warning Systems in Revenue Operations - Active Safety Collision Warning Pilot in Washington State
Jerome Lutin, Retired, NJ Transit, Monmouth Junction, NJ

Connected Commuter: The Next Generation of Passenger Satisfaction
Jia-Ru Li, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Lilee Systems Inc., San Jose, CA

Driver and Passenger Safety: Live Look and Listen
Alex Fay, Vice President, Business Development, Syncromatics Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Grand Salon K-L


Revenue Management and Control (FC)

This session will look at a variety of topics that drive the finances of an agency. These include creative fare calculations to help limit customer service interaction, uses of big data for customer engagement, tools to analyze how changes in fares impact fare box recovery as well as auditing methods.

Moderator:
Monica Fowler, VP/Chief Financial Officer, Ft. Worth Transit Authority, Ft. Worth, TX

Stakeholder Engagement in Advanced Payments
John Gobis, Senior Consultant, Senior Consultant, Conduent (formerly XEROX)

Improving the Rider's Transit Experience with Big Data
Walt C. Bonneau Jr., Principal Consultant, Infineon Technologies North America, Milpitas, CA

Automated Fare Correction
Mark Langmead, Director Compass Operations, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority,
New Westminster, BC

Port Authority Cash Auditing
Joseph Maritato, Manager Revenue, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

12 - 1 p.m.
Grand Salon H-I

Lunch VIVA VIA!

Join us for lunch as VIA's President & CEO Jeffrey Arndt and staff share highlights and information about San Antonio's transit system.

Presiding:
Jeffrey Arndt, President and CEO, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Grand Salon J

Mobile Apps (TT)

 Mobile applications are an emerging component of any transit operation, presenting new challenges and opportunities. Learn from the experience of practitioners working in the field to deploy innovative mobile apps.

Moderator:
William Tsuei, PMP, CPA, CSM, chair, APTA Information Technology Committee and Director of Information Technology, Access Services, El Monte, CA

The Emergence of Apps and the Potential for Transit
Steve Halberstadt, Product Manager, Clever Devices Ltd., Research Triangle, NC 

Mobility Without Limits
Pepper Howard, Vice President, Transit Solutions, RouteMatch Software, Ind., Atlanta, GA

Mobile Ticketing
Zachary Browne, Founder, Token Transit, San Francisco, CA

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Grand Salon K-L

New Fare System Implementation and Integrations (FC)

Come and learn about successful system implementations in Vancouver, Dallas, Portland, Tampa, and Budapest. Solutions include cloud based back office systems, best price fare calculations, account based bus and rail systems, regional solutions and more.

Moderator:
Alesia Cain, Chief Technology Officer, Hampton Roads Transit, Hampton, VA

BKK Budapest - Implementation of a Next Generation Account Based Ticketing System
Eric Reese, Director, Global Strategy, Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc., Lowell, MA

How Cash and Smart Fares can Change the Way you Collect Fares
Tina Morch-Pierre, AVP, Payment Systems and Statistical Reporting , Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX

Metro Vancouver's Smart Card & Fare Gate System Implementation
Kurt Pregler, Director, Compass Program Management, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority,
New Westminster, BC

Tampa's Region-wide Fare System - Integration with CAD/AVL and Other Third Party Vendors
Emmanuel Nunez, Manager of Retail Sales & Revenue Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Tampa, FL

Debra Woodword, Director of Information Technology, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority,
St. Petersburg, FL

TriMet's Fare Collection System
Toshi Forrest, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Portland, OR

​2:45 - 3 p.m.
Grand Salon I Foyer
​Break

Break sponsored by Fleetwatch

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Grand Salon J

Communicating with Customers  (TT)

Where would we be without social media? An essential component of any public endeavor, new approaches are emerging every day to enhance customer experience in public transportation.

Moderator:
Steve Young, Vice President of Information Technology, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX

Better Transit Alerts through Open Data and Social Media: The TRANSIT-alerts System in Boston
Ritesh K. Warade, Associate, IBI Group, Boston, MA

Social Media and Traditional Communication: How to Use Both to Reach More
Paul Comfort, Esq., Administrator and CEO, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD

Use of Social Media to Improve the Rider Experience
Mac Brown, Vice President of Business Development, moovel North America, Portland, OR

Bus Stop Beacon's: Transit Wayfinding for People with Visual Impairments
Michael J. Walk, Associate Research Scientist, Transit Mobility Program, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Grand Salon K-L

Interoperability Issues (FC)

Transit is not the only transportation option in town anymore and riders now expect to go seamlessly between the options they have. This session will talk about how these providers can work together to build an integrated solution. Topics will include Bike Share, connected vehicles and integration of payment systems.

Moderator:
Steven Frazzini, Vice President, Conduent (Formerly Xerox), Germantown, MD

Implications of Connected and Automated Vehicles on Transit
Larry Yermack, Strategic Advisor, Cubic Transportation Systems Inc., San Diego, CA

Expanding NFC Capability with AppEplorer
Randy Cochran, Business Development Manager, NXP Semiconductors, San Jose, CA

Multimodal Payments Convergence - Progress and Potential
Michael Dinning, Director, Multimodal Programs and Partnerships, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA

Transit Integration's Role in Bike Share
Gina Meronek  IT Manager, trek/B-Cycle, Waterloo, WI

5 - 6 p.m.
Grand Salon G

Conference Reception

VIA also stands for Very Important Attendee, which means YOU!  Come join and network with other conference VIAs.

Reception co-sponsored by Genfare and APTA

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TUESDAY, APRIL 4

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Desk 2

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.
Grand Salon I Foyer

Continental Breakfast

8 - 9:30 a.m. 
Grand Salon H-I
 

General Session

Cyber Security (TT)

Unfortunately, cyber security is now a growth industry dominating the headlines in all fields. Public transportation is a potential target for service disruption and there are potential safety implications to consider.  

Moderator:
Leigh Weber, CISSP, Principal, Cybersecurity Analysis, Ltd., Baltimore, MD

Cyber Security and the Design Build Process
Anthony Lee, Senior Security Program Manager, Premier Management Corporation, Baltimore, MD

I want OT cybersecurity: What do I do now?
Jay Williams, ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity Business Development Director, Parsons Corporation, Centerville, VA

Ken Keiser, Parsons Corporation, Centerville, VA

Information Security does not Equal IT Security: Why you Need it and How to Build it?
Alex Di Giacomo, EE, METM, Information Security Officer, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA

Cybersecurity in Fare Collection
Francois Baylot, Fare Collection Strategy Director, Thales Transport & Security, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Grand Salon J


  

Wireless Technologies (TT)

Wireless applications continue to proliferate replacing traditional means of electronic communication. We, as an industry, need to be in touch with what is emerging in this dynamic field. An example of implementation and a look at the future will be discussed.

Moderator:
Lou Sanders, Senior Director Engineering Services, APTA, Washington, DC

Communication Choices Made Simple
Phil Bockrath, Director - Technology, Clever Devices Ltd., Woodbury, NY

Taking Advantage of lo T Solutions - Low Cost & Efficient Ways to Connect Transport
Jia-Ru Li, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Lilee Systems Inc., San Jose, CA

Remotely Interacting with Riders at your Bus Stops and Shelters
Rick Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer, CHK America, Santa Barbara, CA

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Grand Salon K-L

Love it or List it  (FC)

Join us for a fun and informative session in the style of the HGTV show Love it or List it. Suppliers, agencies, and consultants will try to convince the audience to "Love it" (keep your existing system with upgrades) or "List it" (replace your system with completely new technology). You will help make the decision based on facts each side with provide.

Moderator:
Nancy Brooks, Technical Consultant, INIT Innovations In Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA

Presenters:
Aaron Lawson
, Director of Engineering, PSI Repair Services, Inc., Livonia, MI

Santosh Mishra, Senior Transportation Engineer, IBI Group, Seattle, WA

Ben Whitaker, Head of Innovation, Masabi Ltd., Newton, MA

Eric Reese, Director, Global Strategy, Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc., Lowell, MA

Willy Dommen, Regional Transportation Lead, Accenture, San Francisco

 

Session sponsored by Conduent

11:30 am - 1 p.m.
Grand Salon H-I

Lunch  

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Grand Salon J

Innovation Initiative (TT)

In order for our industry to move forward we must embrace innovation, look for new ideas and applications and be willing to look beyond the way we have done business in the past. Examples of this form or innovation are offered. 

Moderator:
Angela Miller, Chair, APTA Emerging Technology Subcommittee Director, Global Customer Solutions, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

Continual Innovation Through Diverse Funding Sources
Paul Comfort, Esq., Administrator and CEO, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD

Efficient Workforce Management in a Digital World
Robert Mulder, President, IVU Traffic Technologies, Inc., San Francisco, CA

The Match Between Trip Planning, Rider Abilities and Service Scheduling
David Fabi, General Manager, Software Development, GIRO, Inc., Montreal, QC 

Unmanned a real Vehicles at Denver RTD
Mike Nabhan, Asset Management Administrator/Report Developer, Regional Transportation District,
Denver, CO

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Grand Salon K-L

Mobile Ticketing (FC)

Today, mobile ticketing is a big topic of discussion in fare collection today. This session brings four of the  industry's leading players together to discuss the latest in project implementations including integrations with other fare collection suppliers, and use of mobile for employer and 3rd party programs, as well as innovative image solutions concepts.

Moderator:
Gary Glasscock, Vice President, Fleet & Facilities, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX

Which Mobile Technology Should Transit Agencies Deploy?
Michael DeVitto, Chief Strategy Officer, Waltz, New York, NY

Enterprise Solutions : Systems for Third parties to Purchase and Subsidize Fares
Adam McGavock, Director of Business Development, moovel North America, Portland, OR

Miami-Dade EASY Pay Platform Extends Signal Sign on and Payment Source to Non-Mass Transit Modes
Devin Patel, Vice President, Passport, Charlotte, NC

How to Scale an Electronic System in Phases with Mobile Ticketing
Ben Whitaker, Head of Innovation, Masabi Ltd., Newton, MA

3- 4:30 p.m.
Grand Salon H-I

Round Table Discussions

Each year we receive great presentation ideas that warranted a slightly deeper dive than sessions may permit. The Topic Round Tables allow you to visit a presenter focused on a specific subject of interest to you. You will be able to connect directly with the presenters and engage in dynamic discussion. This year's offerings include the following topics. 
 
Moderator:
James Capozzi, Chair, APTA Fare Collection Systems Committee, and President, CAPtech, Inc., North White Plains, NY
 
The need for cash in a digital age
Alex Litchfield, Sales Director, Transport, North America, Crane Payment Innovations, CPI, Malver, PA
 
DBE Programs & Issues
Challenges in DBE Contracting
Bridgette Karra, Chief Executive Officer, Lumenor Consulting Group, Roswell, GA
Eddie Cruz, Administrator of Business Suppler/Diversity Compliance, San Antonio, TX
 
Fare Policy
Developing an integrated fare policy while fitting within the constraints of existing fare collection system and using fare policy goals and objectives in guiding investments in fare collection technology
Laura Wolfgram, Four Nines Technologies, Corte Madera, CA
 
TItle VI
Harvest the Fruits of Fare Collection Investment: Addressing Fare Policies and Title VI Issues
Rick Halvorsen, Senior Revenue Systems Consultant, LTK Seattle, WA
 
Regional Systems
San Francisco Bay Area's Clipper Program as a Case Study
Edward Meng, Senior Program Coordinator, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco, CA
 
State of Good Repair (SGR)
Maintenance measurement and monitoring techniques
Derrick Blount, Superintendent, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Electronic Maintenance, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
 
Mobile Apps
Zachary Browne, Co-Founder, Token Transit, San Francisco, CA
 
Mobility Apps
How mobile transit apps can support travel planning, ticketing and first mile/last mile
Thomas Annicq, CEO US, Axon Vibe, New York, NY
 
MaaS
We will be discussion the development of the global concept of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), specifically  how travelers will engage in single journey planning and payment. The growth of MaaS is beign facilitated by the integration of public and private transport solutions offered through a single planning interface to the end of user. Bue what does this means to the transti agency?
 
Reduced passenger numbers, Reduced income, Revenue sharing with private on-demand sharing services?
Andy Taylor, Strategic Leader, Cubic, San Diego, CA 
 
Procurement
Procurement trials and tribulations and launching mobile ticketing
Michelle Whitney, Revenue Control Supervisor, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Scott Mazick, Director of IT, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
 
3 - 4:30 p.m.
Grand Salon J

Mobility Management (TT)

As we assimilate in demand responsive transit, on call service, mobile applications allowing dynamic ride sharing and many emerging ideas designed to move people effectively and efficiently. Let's look at some upcoming initiatives.

Moderator:
Steve Young, Vice President of Information Technology, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX

Enabling Seamless Mobility Management Through Transit Solutions
Mac Brown, Vice President of Business Development, moovel North America, Portland, OR

Innovative Communication in the Physical World
Steve White, Business Development Manager, Syncromatics Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

Transit Demand Management as a First and Last Mile Solution
Crissy Ditmore, Senior Sales Executive, Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc., Columbia, MD

Improving the Mobility Experience Through More Accurate Real-Time Information
Regina Clewlow, Vice President of Business Development, Swiftly, San Francisco, CA

What We Learned by Integrating with Uber
Joshua Cohen, Director, Strategy and Partnerships, TransLoc Inc., Durham, NC

4:45 - 6 p.m.
Grand Salon H-I

User Groups (Transit Agencies Only)

This forum is designed to connect vendor-specific users and facilitate a network of transit agency colleagues to collaborate, share solutions, and discover best practices. The broadened network provides ready access for peer collaboration on common issues and concerns. Each year the committee carefully selects a discussion leader to maintain a positive and focused exchange of ideas and best practices.

This session is for Transit Agency Users; however, this year the discussion leaders will invite vendor representatives into the discussion for the last 20-30 minutes to share and discuss feedback.

User Groups are:

Scheidt & Bachmann
Discussion leader;
Michael Veltri, Smart Card Program, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
Vendor Representative: 
Richard Simpson, Director of Business Development, Lowell, MA

Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd., 
Discussion Leader:  Renee Matthews, CPA, Comptroller/Director of Information Technology, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, FL
Vendor Representatives: 
Angela Miller, Chair, APTA  Emerging Technology Subcommittee, and Director, Global Customer Solutions, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA
David Dekozan, Vice President, Business Development, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San ​Diego, CA 

GENFARE
Discussion Leader:
Endya M. Freeman, CPA, Revenue Manager, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
Vendor Representatives:
Tara Farnsworth,  Director of Marketing & Customer Care, Elk Grove Village, IL
Viajy Balan, Director of Engineering, Elk Grove Village, IL

INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc.
Discussion Leader: 
Toshi Forrest, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), Portland, OR
Vendor Representative: 
Carl Common, Executive Director of Sales, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA

4:45 - 6 p.m.
Grand Salon J
 

FTA MOD Sandbox Project 

FTA awarded the first ever Mobility On Demand Sandbox Grant in October 2016 to 11 recipients in an effort to experiment with innovation technologies in the transit industry. Let's hear from five of the grant recipients about their projects and discuss the potential impacts to their operations and to the industry.
 
Moderator:
Robert Sheehan, Program Manager, ITS Joint Programs Office, US DOT (tentative)
 
Presenters:
Bibiana McHugh, IT Manager, TriMet, Portland, OR
 
Christopher Cochran, Senior Planner, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg​, FL
 
Marla Westervelt, Senior Transportation Planner, Research & Policy, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
 
David Leininger, EVP/Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
 
Rob Antoniak, Chief Operating Officer, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

7  - 10 a.m.
Registration Desk 2

Registration

7 - 8 a.m.
Grand Salon I Foyer

Continental Breakfast

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Salon J

Big Data (TT)

Due to the nature of our operations we have the capacity to generate Big Data. Finding means to productively use this resource is a real challenge. We have some interesting implementation experience to share.

Moderator:
Manjit Kaur Sooch, Director of Systems and Software Development, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA

Visualizing of Big Transit Data with a Geo-Spatial Application
Jon Lutterman, Senior ITS Engineer/Architect, Vehicle Systems, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Portland, OR

Get More from Your Data
Darren Dickson, President, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL

Performance Measurements Using Real-Time Open Data Feeds: The MBTA-Performance
Ritesh K. Warade, Associate, IBI Group, Boston, MA

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Salon K-L

Small to mid-size agencies (FC)

Fare collection systems are not "One Size Fits All'. Small to mid-sized agencies need to find "Right Sized" solutions. This session will describe innovative technology solutions used in Europe and the US, how Lex-Tran used of partners like the University of Kentucky to leverage a successful implementation and how Grand Rapids used integration of systems to lead to their success.

Moderator:
Freddie C. Fuller, II, Executive Committee Member, Vice President, CH2M, Washington, DC

Case Study: Grand Rapids - Integrating Multiple Partners for a Successful Fare
Rod   Ghearing, Manager of Grants & Capital Projects, Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid), Grand Rapids, MI

Why Does 2010 Feel Like the Dark Ages for Fare Collection?
Fred Combs, Planning and Technology Manager, Transit Authority of Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Lexington, KH

Simple Solutions Using Technology
Sanford M. Weinberg, Vice President, Fare, Xerox State & Local Solutions, Inc., Columbia, MD

Vertical Integration for Small to Mid-sized Transit Agencies 
Darren Dickson, President, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Grand Salon J

ITS (TT)

Public transportation represents the largest comprehensive deployment of ITS technology in the USA. This comes with a range of opportunities and challenges as described in this session. Practitioners with a range of experiences will present their ideas.

Moderator:
Mary Franks, nMomentum Corporation, Suwanee, GA

Is Uber a Threat to Public Transit?
Thomas Standley, Business Development Associate, DoubleMap, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Next Frontier in ITS: Augmenting Existing Transit Operations Tools Using Emerging Technologies
Santosh Mishra, Senior Transportation Engineer, IBI Group, Seattle, WA

Past, Present and Future: Consultant Services and Agency Expectations
Carrie Butler, General Manager, Transit Authority of Lexington-Fayette Urban Government, Lexington, KY

9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Grand Salon K-L

Maintenance  (FC)

Maintenance and state of good repair issues are critical even in times when funding for new systems is difficult to come by. Come hear how other agencies and suppliers have found ways to extend the life of their equipment and continue to provide great service to their customers.  

Moderator:
Ron Zirges, Director of Maintenance, Victor Valley Transit Authority, Hesperia, CA 

Getting the Most Value - in the Least Amount of Time - from Your Fare System Procurement
Herbert Higginbotham, Transit and Tolling Services, Accenture, El Secundo, CA

Legacy Farebox Sustainment
Aaron Lawson, Director of Engineering, PSI Repair Services, Inc., Livonia, MI

Love Your Legacy System
Darren Dickson, President Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL 

Best Practices for State of Good Repair
Patrick Marran, Director of Project Delivery, LTK, Newark, NJ

11:15 - 11:45 a.m. 
Grand Salon H-I

Closing


James Capozzi,
Chair, APTA Fare Collection Systems Committee, and President, CAPtech, Inc., 
North White Plains, NY
 
William Tsuei, PMP, CPA, CSM, Chair, APTA Information Technology Committee, and Director of Information Technology Access Service, El Monte, CA
 
Jacquie Gibbs, Vice President, External Affairs, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
 
Closing program sponsored by CAPtech, Inc. 

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

​12 - 2 p.m.
Grand Salon J

Chip Card Security Meeting

Tom Parker, Infineon, Mound House, NV

1 - 4 p.m.
Off Site

Host Tour: VIA Villa: Where Transportation History Meets Its Future

Please sign up on site at the VIA Metropolitan Transit host desk next to APTA's registration desk to participate in the tour. Sign-up is on a first come, first served basis.

Jump on board VIA's Primo service line and take in the beautiful sights of downtown as we travel to the historic near west-side of San Antonio!  While you ride, enjoy free 4G Wi-Fi available on all of VIA's revenue fleet. After a short ride through the city center, you will arrive at VIA Villa, a transit development that includes VIA's Corporate Headquarters The Grand and the agency's newest transit hub, Centro Plaza.

The Grand, a newly renovated historic building, was once the home of the International & Great Northern Railroad Depot. Located directly across the street, Centro Plaza is a state-of-the-art and award winning transit center that is a part of a larger, regional vision to offer an enhanced rider experience. As you tour VIA Villa, you will discover how VIA continues to expand its commitment to its customers and the community by offering enhanced innovative services and modern amenities while valuing the history and culture of the Greater San Antonio region.

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