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American Public Transportation Association

 Investing in the Future of Public Transportation: New Workers - New Perspectives

A Live Webcast from Morgan State University

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Webcast Overview:  This live webcast will bring together invited transit representatives, students, educational institutions, and key stakeholder groups from private/public sector to engage in dialogue about why fewer students are setting their sights on careers in public transportation, provide a fresh perspective of the challenges agencies/organizations will face in the years as the look of the industry changes.

Panelists and Resource Experts:

  • Opening Remarks:
    • William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association
  • Event Moderator:
    • Doran Barnes, Executive Director, Foothill Transit, APTA Vice Chair, Human Resources, chair, APTA Blue Ribbon Panel
  • Panelists:
    • Dr. Andrew Farkas, Director, National Transportation Center, Morgan State University
    • Bob Plymale, President, Council of University Transportation Centers, Director and CEO, Rahall Transportation Institute
    • DeVera Y. Redmond, Small Business Specialist, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U.S. DOT
    • Dwight Brasher, Vice President of Operations, MV Transportation
    • Ethel Roy, Director of Human Resources Client Services, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
    • Jeff Rosenberg, Legislative Director for the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), AFL-CIO/CLC
    • Jill Hough, PhD, Program Director, Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, North Dakota State University        
    • Joel M. Volinski, Director, National Center for Transit Research Center for Urban Transportation Research/College of Engineering University of South Florida        
    • Lydia Mercado, University Programs Specialist, Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. DOT
    • Students from North Dakota State University, Morgan State University, University of South Florida and students from other university transportation centers and universities
    • Other panel members to be announced

Attendees will be involved in discussion on complex issues that will require the participants to engage in frank and wide-ranging debate and to explore the possibilities of approaching the talent shortage as the “boomer” generation retires from the workforce and a new generation emerges. 

REGISTER TODAY:  APTA member and Non-Member fee for this event is $195.00 per connection PLEASE NOTE: Each Registration Fee Is for One Computer Log-On. You may have many individuals viewing the webinar from just one computer. You must order additional registrations for each additional computer you want to log into the webinar.

This webinar is for: This webinar is for faculty from the university transportation centers; students attending UTC’s in pursuit of transit careers; leaders in the transportation industry (GMs/CEO’s, HR Directors), and professionals from the consulting and contracting industries with interest in this topic.

Event Sponsored by:

  • Bombardier Transportation

APTA encourages you to fill your conference room and invite your staff to learn, engage, and share questions & answers with leading industry experts on this timely topic!

QUESTIONS? For more information on this webinar, please contact APTA's Starleetah Gaddis, Program Manager, Program Management and Educational Services at , (202) 496-4338. 

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