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American Public Transportation Association

 Program

Preliminary program as of February 6, 2014

Saturday, March 29
1 – 5 p.m. Registration
3 – 4:30 p.m. APTA 2014 Public Transportation & Universities Conference Steering Committee Meeting
5 – 6 p.m. Welcome to Champaign-Urbana Reception
6:30 p.m. A "Dine Around" Dinner in Downtown Champaign
Sunday, March 30
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration
8  – 9 a.m. New Attendee Orientation
9:15 - 10 a.m. MTD, Local and APTA Welcoming Remarks
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Opening General Session Featuring  Gil Penalosa, Keynote Speaker
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. General Luncheon
2  - 3:15 p.m. 

Concurrent Sessions:

  • Sustainability
  • Economic Benefits of Transit in University Communities

 

3:30  - 4:45 p.m. Networking Roundtable Discussions (By Topic of Interest)
6 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner at the Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium
8 p.m. Evening on your own in Downtown Champaign
Monday, March 31
7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

Late Night Services - Safety, Funding and Politics

Trends in Student Housing

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions:

Successful University - Transit Partnerships

Pedestrian - Bus Safety Improvements

12 – 2  p.m. Products and Services Showcase and Bus Display/Networking Luncheon

2:15 - 3:45 p.m..

4 - 5:30  p.m.

Two Activities (Offered each timeslot):

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Technical Tours

Public Transportation  Scavenger Hunt

6 - 8 p.m.

Host Reception at MTD's  Illinois Terminal

 

Tuesday, April 1
7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration
8:30 - 9 a.m. John Wright, Motivational Speaker (invited)
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Closing General Session: Student Perspectives

Student Panel Addressing:

  • Millennials & Mobility: Communicating with Students via Social Media & Technology
  • University and Student Support - Best Practices

 

12:15 – 2 p.m. APTA 2014 Public Transportation and Universities Conference Committee Debriefing

APTA reserves the right to make program changes

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