Monday October 13th

Monday October 13th2018-12-07T13:06:02-04:00
Monday, October 13

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Mobility Management Committee

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Room 342 AB, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Chair, Marlene B. Connor

Procurement & Materials Management Committee

7:30 – 9 a.m.
Room 381 AB, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Chair, Charles F. Kalb, Jr., P.E.

APTA Registration

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Plaza 3, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Host Information Booth

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Plaza 3, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Moderator/Speaker & AV Preview Room

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Room 380 D, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

OPENING GENERAL SESSION: State of the Industry & Association

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Public transportation builds communities and regions, supports economic development, creates jobs, improves the quality of life, moves us toward energy independence, and contributes to overall health and environmental sustainability. Our industry’s leadership, employees, riders, and non-riders guide and benefit from public transit. Join this session to learn more about our association’s national initiatives, host Houston METRO’s work, and APTA’s 2015-2019 strategic plans. Together, let’s celebrate the successes of the past year led by APTA’s outgoing chair and welcome a new beginning with our association’s new chair and board of directors. Learn more about the transformation of the Houston area in the past three decades with its demographic patterns, economic restructuring, experiences and beliefs. Today’s keynote speaker will share information that applies to many metropolitan areas regarding moving from a focus on natural resources to human resources and the new knowledge economy, reinventing livable communities and urban villages, sources of wealth, jobs and economic health, and public transportation.

General Session sponsored by Keolis

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Welcome and Remarks

  • Michael P. Melaniphy, President & CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Sponsor Recognition

  • Bernard Tabary, CEO, International Division, Keolis Global Headquarters, Paris, France

Host Welcomes

  • Thomas C. Lambert, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Annual Meeting Planning Subcommittee; Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • Gilbert Andrew Garcia, CFA, Chairman, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • Hon. Annise D. Parker, Mayor, City of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Hon. Ed Emmett, Judge, Harris County, Houston, TX

Remarks

  • Peter Varga, 2013-2014 Chair, APTA; Chief Executive Officer, Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid), Grand Rapids, MI

  • Phillip A. Washington, 2014-2015 Chair, APTA; General Manager, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Keynote Address: The Changing Face of Houston: The Prospects for Walkable Urbanism in a Car-Centered City

  • Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D., Co-Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Department of Sociology, Rice University, Houston, TX

Business Member Remarks

  • Angela Iannuzziello, P.Eng., F.E.C., Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Vice President, Canada National Transit Market Sector Lead, AECOM, Markham, ON

Official Grand Opening of APTA’s EXPO 2014

American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Board of Directors

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Room 332 AB, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Chair, Huelon A. Harrison

Legal Affairs Committee

12 – 3 p.m.

(Meeting location: Andrews Kurth LLP, 600 Travis, Suite 4200)
Chair, Madeline Chun, Esq.Meeting location: Andrews Kurth LLP, 600 Travis, Suite 4200

Procurement Steering Committee

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 330 A, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Co-Chairs, Patrick J. Scully & Jeanne Krieg

Transit Board Members ADA Subcommittee

1 – 2 p.m.
Room 342 CF, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Chair, Douglas Lecato

GENERAL SESSION: Q&A with the FTA

2 – 3 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Join the Federal Transit Administration’s leadership in a dynamic session to learn more about the FTA programs, priorities, and initiatives. The Acting Administrator leads a staff of more than 500 in the Washington D.C. headquarters office and 10 regional offices throughout the United States, and implement an annual budget approximating $10 billion. You’re sure to hear about the GROW AMERICA Act ― Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America ― as well as the FTA’s work in safety oversight, state of good repair, asset management, as well as the important guidance developed since the passage of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). Bring your questions.

Presiding Officer

  • Phillip A. Washington, 2014-2015 Chair, APTA; General Manager, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Remarks

  • Therese W. McMillan, Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Presenters

  • Dorval R. Carter, Jr., Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Lucy Garliauskas, Associate Administrator for Planning & Environment, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Henrika Buchanan-Smith, Associate Administrator for Program Management, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Robert J. Tuccillo, Associate Administrator for Budget & Policy, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Dana Nifosi, Acting Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC (invited)
  • Linda Ford, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Lynn Spencer, Director, Office of System Safety, Federal Transit Administration, Washington

Linking Transit & Land Use: Building & Sustaining Transit-Oriented Communities

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 360 ABDE, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center


Key partnerships with cities and MPOs

Transit systems are forming partnerships with municipalities and metropolitan planning organizations to develop strategies to enhance livable, vibrant, and sustainable communities. Hear speakers discuss strategies on transit oriented development, complete streets, and integrated urban mobility options, such as bike share and car share. Learn more about how transit agencies and their partners are engaged in fostering access and connection to essential services, such as healthcare, education, and employment, for their customers.
 
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) CM Hours: 2.0

 

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Related TCRP Documents: R-95/Chapters 16 &17, R-102, R-112, R-128, LRD-36
Visit tcrponline.org./SitePages/annualmeeting.aspx to access the documents. 
 

Moderator

  • Mariia V. Zimmerman, Principal, MZ Strategies, LLC, Arlington, VA

FTA Perspective

  • Katherine Mattice, Deputy Associate Administrator for Budget & Policy/Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Linking Transit and Land Use

  • Brian McMahon, Sustainability and Planning/PlaceMaking, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Washington, DC

Houston Perspective on TOD and Joint Development

  • Steve Flippo, Director, Joint Development & Property Management, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX

Minneapolis Perspective

  • Lucy Galbraith, Co-Chair, Land Use & Economic Development Subcommittee; Director, Transit Oriented Development, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN

Providing Mobility while Retrofitting the Suburbs

  • Randall G. Farwell, Principal, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates, Inc., Jacksonville, FL

Maximizing the Potential of Station Locations in Japan

  • Emiko Sayama, Director, East Japan Railway Company, New York, NY

AdWheel Awards Ceremony

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center


A lively, entertaining extravaganza honoring the best in marketing and communications

Join in the excitement as we honor the first place winners and announce the grand award winners in the 34th Annual AdWheel Awards competition honoring the best in public transportation marketing and communications. Awards will be presented in five media categories: print, electronic, campaigns, special events, and social media.

Presiding Officer

  • Jennifer Kalczuk, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee; Co-Chair, Marketing — Advocacy Communications Task Force; External Relations Manager, Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid), Grand Rapids, MI

Congress & the Federal Transportation Agenda

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 370 ABDE, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center


What does the future hold for Federal legislation on transportation?

With the final year of the surface transportation authorization law (MAP-21) passed and the Highway Trust Fund barely averting a funding shortfall, what should the public transportation industry expect to see in terms of legislative progress before the end of 2014 and into 2015? Can Congress reach bipartisan agreement to advance solutions to the crisis facing the Highway Trust Fund and Mass Transit Account? Will Congress address these issues through comprehensive tax reform or a “grand bargain” on the Federal budget? What changes to rail and public transportation programs should the industry expect? Key congressional staff engaged in overseeing public transportation programs will share their views on the outlook for legislative progress.

Moderator

  • J. Barry Barker, Chair, Legislative Committee; Vice Chair, Sustainability Committee; Member, APTA Board of Directors; Executive Director, Transit Authority of River City (TARC), Louisville, KY

Panelists

  • Andrew Brady, Majority Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
  • Homer Carlisle, Majority Professional Staff Member, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
  • Zachary Radford, Legislative Assistant and Counsel to Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
  • Fred Miller, Majority Counsel, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Big Transportation Infrastructure Projects Worldwide

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 320, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center


Transformative public transportation projects

Many of the largest infrastructure projects in the world are public transportation projects. The projects highlighted in this session will help transform their communities, bolster regional economies, and help position public transportation as a key for shaping communities and serving future generations. Speakers will describe the scope of these projects, identify their goals, provide updates on project status, describe how project issues have been addressed, and discuss how projects are being financed.
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Related TCRP Documents: R-138, RRD-92
Visit tcrponline.org./SitePages/annualmeeting.aspx to access the documents.
 

Moderator

  • Andy Byford, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto, ON

Olympics, World Cup, and Transit in Brazil

  • Luiz Antonio Cortez Ferreira, Director, Metro Railway Engineers and Architects Association (AEAMESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil

Le Grand Paris: The Great Transit Ring-Road

  • Francois-Xavier Perin, Chief Executive Officer & President, Ratp Dev, Paris, France

Australia’s Greenfield: The Story of Gold Coast Rapid Transit from Planning to Delivery

  • Vivienne King, CEO, KDR Gold Coast Pty Ltd., Keolis Downer Australia, Queensland, NSW, Australia

California High-Speed Rail Project Update

  • Frank A. Vacca, Chief Program Manager, California High-Speed Rail Authority, Sacramento, CA

Global Mega-Project Overview

  • Dr. Vukan R. Vuchic, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, PA

Innovative Funding Ideas for Public Transportation

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 310, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center


Practices in national and international revenue development

In June, 2014 APTA partnered with the Canadian Urban Transportation Association to convene the International Practicum on Innovative Public Transportation Funding and Finance. The event brought a wealth of global perspectives on new sources of revenue. As societal trends point public transportation toward ongoing growth, how can transit agencies keep up with the revenue demands to keep their systems growing? This session will recap key themes from the June Practicum, while introducing new ideas that build from that base.
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Related TCRP Documents: R-31, R-129, LRD-28, LRD-45
Visit tcrponline.org./SitePages/annualmeeting.aspx to access the documents. 

Session sponsored by TranSystems Corporation

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Moderator

  • Angela Iannuzziello, P.Eng., F.E.C., Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Vice President, Canada National Transit Market Sector Lead, AECOM, Markham, ON

Using Cap-and-Trade Revenues for Public Transportation

  • Joshua W. Shaw, Executive Director, California Transit Association, Sacramento, CA

Corridor Tolls, Tax Increment Financing, Special Assessments & Innovative Financing

  • Jamison Feheley, Managing Director of Public Finance Banking, J.P. Morgan, New York, NY

Farebox Policies that Yield Revenues

  • Mortimer Downey, Board Member, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC

Local Share Funding Sources for Small Urban and Rural Transit Agencies

  • Linda K. Cherrington, Research Scientist/Manager, Transit Mobility Program/Head, Planning Division, Texas Transportation Institute, Houston, TX

Trends in Value Capture and Other Innovastive Funding Strategies

  • Sasha N. Page, Senior Vice President, IMG Rebel, Bethesda, MD

Launching Next Year’s Celebration of the ADA’s 25th Anniversary

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 340, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center


Beginning now, celebrating through 2015

In 2015, the nation will honor the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. APTA will observe this milestone throughout the year with sessions at conferences and meetings; forums with key stakeholders, including representatives of the disability community, communications initiatives; and other activities. Join us as we begin the year-long festivities with a round-table discussion.

Facilitators

  • Lauren Skiver, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Access Committee; CEO/General Manager, SunLine Transit Agency, Thousand Palms, CA
  • Ron L. Brooks, Vice Chair, Access Committee; Manager of Accessible Transit Services, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ

ITS Public Transit Forum

4:30 – 6 p.m.
Room 332 AB, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Chair, Greg Cook

Transit Wireless Communications Joint Council

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Room 342 AB, 3rd Floor, GRB Convention Center

Chair, Karl Witbeck

American Public Transportation Foundation Reception

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Lanier Grand Ballroom-A, 4th Floor, Hilton Americas

(tickets required)

Join us for an elegant evening of food, music, and fun to honor this year’s scholarship winners! The Board of Directors for the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) invites you to this reception celebrating the up-and-coming talent in our industry. Please support this event!

Tickets: $100 per person. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the law. Tickets may be purchased online or on site until 2 p.m., Monday, October 13, 2014, at the APTA registration desk, located in the George R. Brown Convention Center. Click hereto purchase tickets for the reception.

The APTF is a 501c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the education and professional development of young professionals pursuing careers in public transportation. Proceeds from the reception benefit the APTF scholarship fund. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

QUESTIONS? Contact APTA’s Mariah Stanley at 202.496.4818 or mstanley@apta.com.

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