Submit an Abstract
cordially invite you to submit a proposal to be considered for presentation at
APTA’s 2018 Sustainability and Multimodal Planning Workshop. Our
host will be TransLink, an expanding multimodal system knitting the
increasingly dynamic Vancouver region and the first Canadian transit organization to achieve Platinum level status from the APTA Sustainability Commitment.
The call for presentations period will be open from Thursday, January 18 through Friday, February 16. We
seek abstracts for presentations on innovative trends and practices in
sustainability and multimodal operations planning in the industry. Individual
abstracts will be considered for both traditional panel presentations and
peer-to-peer roundtable discussions that submitters would lead. Topic themes
are broken down into the following major categories and themes (full
descriptions in the call for presentations letter):
Planning and Operations
- Resiliency Planning: How to Handle Special Events, Natural Disasters and other Unanticipated Situations
- "Upside Down" Career Panel: What Can the Oldsters Learn from the Youngsters?
- Innovative Partnerships between Transit Agencies and Vendors
- Life without Diesel: Operations Planning for Emerging Vehicle Technologies
- Service Planners and Schedulers - Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts?
- Reversing and Managing Declining Ridership Trends
- Is Field Work Still Relevant?
- Improving Speed and Reliability - Keeping Buses and Trains Moving
- Integrating Scheduling Data in the Real World
- Managing on Operator Shortage
- Transit Funding and Planning Partnerships
- Creative Scheduling for Reliably Unreliable Run Times
- Sustainability Commitments and Goals
- Active Transportation for Healthy Communities
- Climate Resiliency/Climate Adaptation
- Financing Transit: Green Bonds and Sustainability Bonds
- Why Sustainable Design Matters
- Making First and Last Mile Connections
- Equitable Transit Oriented Development (eTOD)
- Bicycle and Transit Integration
- Green Procurement Policy
- How to Improve Collaboration Among Stakeholders
- Homelessness and Transit
- Electric, Automated, and Connected Transit
3. Innovations in Practice
If you have topic ideas not discussed above that
is an innovative practice or trend you would like to have considered,
please don’t hesitate to propose them.
Many of the plenary and breakout sessions will be approved for AIA and AICP accreditation. We will make every effort to secure accreditation as early as possible, and then provide information to participants about which sessions qualify as quickly as we can.
To see the category and theme descriptions, and more information about the call for presentations generally, please read the call for presentations letter. You may submit an abstract via the APTA Submit an Abstract webpage.
If you have questions about the workshop, please contact APTA's Elizabeth Lovinggood at email@example.com or 202-496-4878.
Thank you for your interest.