Program2018-12-07T13:07:29-04:00

Please note that this schedule is preliminary and subject to change. ​​​​​​​​​​​​

Last Updated: April 3, 2018​​​​​​​​​​

 

Sunday, April 8

Chip Card Security Standards Working Group Meeting

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
City Terrace 7, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Facilitator, Thomas Parker
 

Fare Collection 101

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
City Terrace 8, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Are you new to fare collection and IT tech? This casual, group session is a must for newbies and those that have not attended the conference in recent years. 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 issues that will be discussed in the various sessions during the conference. This is the session where you can connect, meet a new friend, and learn to navigate the world of fare collection and IT.

As an added bonus, the moderators will explain how fare collection data predicted that the Jaguars could not have won the Super Bowl. And, door prizes will be awarded! Please feel free to come casual to this session.
 

Break sponsored by Genfare

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Counting our Members One-by-One

  • Beverly Hill, Senior Program Manager, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Networking beyond the “LinkedIn” Connection

  • Bridgette A. Beato, Chief Executive Officer, Lumenor Consulting Group, Roswell, GA

The Benefits of this Conference

  • Eric R. Reese, Vice President, Global Transit & Rail Strategic Business Development Leader, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Chicago, IL

How to Connect with Vendors at the Conference

  • Alex Litchfield, Business Development Director, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

How to Build Excellent Working Relationships with IT and Finance to Move Your Agency Forward

  • Kenyatta Lee, Chief Administrative Officer and Interim Chief of Staff, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL

Reporting, Reporting, Reporting

  • Robert Joshua Nylander, Director of IT, Whatcom Transportation Authority, Bellingham, WA

Creating your Fare Collection Strategic Plan

  • Endya M. Freeman, CPA, 1st Vice Chair, Fare Collection Systems Committee; Revenue Manager, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

Information Technology Committee Meeting

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
City Terrace 7, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Chair, Manjit Kaur Sooch

IT Committee Meeting Agenda

Registration

12 – 5 p.m.
3rd Floor Skybridge, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Lanyards sponsored by GIRO Inc.

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Bags sponsored by Masabi Ltd. 
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Research & Technology Committee Meeting

1 – 2:30 p.m.
City Terrace 7, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Chair, Jonathan H. McDonald, P.E.

Fare Collection Systems – Programs & Planning Subcommittee Meeting

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Chair, Christina Belmont

Fare Collection Systems Committee Meeting

3 – 4:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom 5, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Chair, Lynn Brumfield

Emerging Technology Subcommittee Meeting

3 – 4:35 p.m.
City Terrace 7, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Chair, Mike Nabhan

JTA Welcome Reception

6 – 8 p.m.

Haskell Building, 111 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Join transit industry colleagues and make new connections while enjoying a mild April evening on the South Bank of the St. James River in Downtown Jacksonville.

Enjoy a Florida First Coast welcome and kick off the 2018 APTA Fare Collection/Revenue Management & TransITech Conferences along the beautiful St. Johns River. Enjoy light bites and complimentary refreshments with leading transit technology innovators and fellow industry leaders gathered in Jacksonville to share advancements and best practices for our ever-changing industry. Continuous shuttle service will be provided from the conference hotel, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

RSVP for the Host Reception is closed online, but you can still sign up to attend at the host desk on Sunday, April 8. 
 
Welcome Reception sponsored by JTA and Passport

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Monday, April 9

Continental Breakfast

7 – 8 a.m.
3rd Floor Skybridge, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

 Sponsored by moovel North America, LLC

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Registration

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3rd Floor Skybridge, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Welcome

8 – 8:30 a.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Welcomes

  • J. James Capozzi, Fare Collection Systems Specialist, WSP USA, N. White Plains, NY
  • Manjit Kaur Sooch, Chair, Information Technology Committee; Director of Systems and Software Development, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Immediate Past Chair, APTA; Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

General Session: New Fare Systems Implementation/Integration

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Come learn about successful system implementations and integrations! Topics range from lessons learned during the award-winning implementation at CDTA to solving specific challenges in Tampa Bay and in Japan! This panel will explore cloud-based backend solutions, regional solutions, international solutions and more.

Moderator

  • Freddie C. Fuller, II, Secretary/Treasurer, APTA; Secretary/Treasurer, American Public Transportation Foundation; Chair, APTA, APTA Finance Committee; Vice Chair, Business Member Budget Committee; Vice President, Electronic Payment Systems, Jacobs, Woodbridge, VA

CDTA – Albany, NY Panel Discussion on Award Winning Fare System Implementation

  • Thomas G. Guggisberg, Director of Information Technology, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY

  • Anya Rozanova, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY

Fare Collection Across Multiple Vendors

  • Dustin Crescini, Sales Operations Specialist, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kevin A. Davis, Business Systems Analyst, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN

Tampa Bay Area’s New Regional Revenue Collection System

  • Bill McFarland, Senior Systems Engineer, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA
  • Lucien Campillo, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL

Suica Has Changed our Lifestyle

  • Akiko Ito, East Japan Railway Representative, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Cloud Service in Action (TT)

10 – 11:15 a.m.
River Terrace 2, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

This session will discuss the latest advents in migration towards Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure and other cloud service platforms and how best to plan for migration to some of these services as well as pros and cons to consider.

Moderator

  • Manjit Kaur Sooch, Chair, Information Technology Committee; Director of Systems and Software Development, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA

LA Metro’s Cloud Strategy: Up, Up and Away

  • Patrick Astredo, Interim CIO, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA

BART’s Cloud Strategy: Clear Skies

  • Ravindra Misra, Chief Information Officer, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA

Why? Cloud Computing?

  • Diane Hamilton, Director Technology Support Services, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, GA

Planning for the Future: Account-based Ticketing (FC)

10 – 11:15 a.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

What is account-based ticketing and why should a transit agency care about it? This panel will explore the much buzzed about topic, and take a deeper dive into what account-based ticketing means for transit’s future, and how to best plan and prepare for the changing landscape.

Moderator

  • Peter Anderson, CIO, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH

Ticketing as a Service – Account-based Ticketing with Minimal Investment and Maximum Growth

  • Manfred Troll, Product Line Manager Back End / TaaS, Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc., Lowell, MA

Give Riders What they Want – Online and Mobile with a Digital Channel

  • Nina Ive, Head of Sales and Marketing, Snapper Services Limited, Wellington, New Zealand

Real-time Account-based Fare Collection

  • Gary Yamamura, Chief Product Officer, Delerrok Inc., Vista, CA

Implementing a SaaS Platform for Account-based Fare Collection

  • Vijay Balan, Chief Technology Officer, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL

Products & Services Showcase Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Conference Center A-B, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Lunch will be served in the vendor showcase area.
The vendor showcase will resume promptly at 5 p.m., followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m.

New Fare Collection/Payment Technology (FC)

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Attend this panel for a broad discussion on new technologies in fare collection and payment. Everything from the procurement of new technology to the impact of its implementation, we will take a deeper dive into how new solutions affect a transit agency—from agency operations to ridership.

Moderator

  • Michael Veltri, 2nd Vice Chair, Fare Collection Systems Committee; Vice Chair, Fare Collection Systems – Programs & Planning Subcommittee; Smart Card Program Manager, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

Hands-free ‘Pay As You Go’ Fare Collection

  • Mark Poole, Industry Solutions Manager, AFC, Trapeze Group, Cedar Rapids, IA

A New Era in Fare Collection Reader Solutions

  • Joseph F. Stenglein, President & COO, Brush Industries/Q-Card Company, Sunbury, PA

Seven-step Approach to Delivering Fare Collection Innovation

  • Zachary Ascher, Business Development Manager, North America, Masabi Ltd., London, United Kingdom

  • Doug Thomas, Vice President of Business Development, Masabi Ltd., London, United Kingdom

Strategies to Increase Smartcard Penetration in Baltimore Region – Maryland Transit Administration

  • Perpetual Amoah, Deputy Projecft Manager, Maryland Transit Administration, and AFC Engineer, Jacobs, Baltimore, MD

Safety and Security Technologies (TT)

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
River Terrace 2, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Safety and security (including cyber security) is on everyone’s mind given the rapidly evolving threat landscape. As those who would disrupt our operations become more sophisticated we need to be more creative in addressing the threats. Careful planning as well as advanced technology will be necessary to maintain service. This session will feature approaches to accomplishing these objectives.

Moderator

  • Ravindra Misra, Chief Information Officer, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA

Managing a Safe & Successful Transit Fleet Amid Evolving Landscape

  • Jason Palmer, Chief Operations Officer, SmartDrive Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

Preventing a Tragedy – It’s Not If it Will Happen – It’s When

  • Andre Young, Senior Strategic Accounts Manager, Clever Devices Ltd., Woodbury, NY

Securing Networked Rail Systems

  • Valentin Scinteie, Eng., MBA, Business Development Manager, Transportation, Kontron America, Inc., Boisbriand, PQ

A JTA Approach to Autonomous Vehicle Cyber-readiness Testing

  • Kevin Salzer, MSP, AICP, Transportation Innovation Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

Recommended Best Practices for Securing Mobile On-board Equipment for Mass Transit Systems

  • Donald L. Schleede, Information Security Officer, Digi International, Minnetonka, MN

Automated and Connected Vehicle (AV/CV) (TT)

2:45 – 4 p.m.
River Terrace 2, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

The question often asked is, “What will Autonomous Vehicle Technology mean to public transit?” Various IoT components and sensors are all important parts of AV/CV technologies and as they progress they are an increasing utility in the transit industry. Connected Vehicle Technology allows for vehicles to communicate with each other and the surrounding environment to improve safety and security of passengers. This session discusses how these technologies work and what their implications are in the future of travel.

Moderator

  • David Jackson, General Manager, TransTrack Systems, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA

Are Self-driving Buses a Threat to Public Transit?

  • Brady Young, Business Development, DoubleMap, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

Transitioning to an Autonomous Transit System

  • Brad Thoburn, Vice President, Regional Transit and Surface Transportation Planning Practice Lead, Michael Baker International, Jacksonville, FL

Technologies that Make Autonomous Smart Cities Transportation Possible

  • Valentin Scinteie, Eng., MBA, Business Development Manager, Transportation, Kontron America, Inc., Boisbriand, PQ

Transforming Mobility through Advanced V2I Technology

  • Joshua Lehman, Pre-Sales Solutions Architech, Global Traffic Technologies, LLC, St Paul, MN

Automated Shuttle Buses in Transit Operations

  • Koorosh Olyai, P.E., Senior Principal – Transportation, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Dallas, TX

Trends in Data, Metrics, and Analytics (FC)

2:45 – 4 p.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

A session you won’t want to miss! This panel will discuss the value and insights that actionable data brings to a transit agency. How do you track on-time performance? How do you promote and push for increased ridership? The panel will also discuss the anatomy of a security breach—are you prepared for the inevitable?

Moderator

  • Larry Chefalo, Director of Sales, Midwest Region, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL

How RTC Washoe Used Mobile Ticketing to Promote Ridership, Distribute Passes, and Analyze Trends

  • Ed Park, Transit Planner, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Reno, NV
  • Zachary Browne, Co-Founder, Token Transit, San Francisco, CA

Integrated CAD/AVL and Fare Collection for Enhanced Data Collection and On-board Pass Sales

  • Steve White, Director of Product, GMV Syncromatics, Los Angeles, CA

Preparing for the Inevitable: The Anatomy of a Security Breach

  • Maximillian J. Bodoin, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, Boston, MA

Data Analytics and Organizational Effectiveness

  • Cleveland Ferguson, III, Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

User Groups

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
River Terrace 3, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

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.

This is a transit-agency-employees-ONLY forum. Vendors will receive meeting notes and have an opportunity to respond to any questions and/or provide additional information. 

Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc.

  • Joseph Maritato, Manager Revenue Collections, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

Genfare

  • Brian Horinka, Superintendent, Minot City Transit, Minot, ND

Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd.

  • Doug Bermudez, Chief, EASY Card & Transit Service Centers, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami, FL

INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc.

  • Lucien Campillo, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL

Products & Services Showcase Open

5 – 7 p.m.
Conference Center A-B, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Reception at the Products & Services Showcase

5:30 – 7 p.m.
Conference Center A-B, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Reception co-sponsored by Genfare and APTA

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Tuesday, April 10

Registration

7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
3rd Floor Skybridge, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
3rd Floor Skybridge, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Breakfast sponsored by Creditcall

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General Session: Speaking for Mobility as a Service, Innovation, and Transforming Transit Agencies

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

To help prepare for a future of shared electric, connected, and autonomous mobility services, Nat Parker, CEO of moovel North America, will discuss how agencies can successfully lay a foundation for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and use innovative solutions to embrace this disruption. It is always critical to remember the fundamentals of  enabling innovative technology, such as mitigating risks of the cyber security threats. Joe Tenga, CIO of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, offers frank commentary on how these threats demand a challenge to common perceptions held across the enterprise and will share innovative solutions to combat risks effectively.
 
General Session sponsored by Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.

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Moderator

  • Jannet Walker Ford, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, American Public Transportation Foundation; Vice President & General Manager, Eastern Region, Americas, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

Greetings

  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Keynote Speakers
Empowering Transit for the Mobility Revolution

  • Nathaniel Parker, Chair, Fare Collection Systems – Data & Information Management Subcommittee; CEO, moovel North America, LLC, Portland, OR

Transformational Innovations & Cybersecurity

  • Joe Tenga, Chief Information Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

Renew/Replace (FC)

10 – 11:15 a.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Hear firsthand from several transit agencies discussing their decision-making process when updating or replacing existing systems. This session will delve into the pros and cons of upgrading an aging system vs. purchasing a new one, and highlight strategies for refreshing systems without a complete replacement.

Moderator

  • Bridgette A. Beato, Chief Executive Officer, Lumenor Consulting Group, Roswell, GA

Renew or Replace: Transitioning to Mobile Ticketing Systems

  • Adam McGavock, Director of Business Development, moovel North America, LLC, Portland, OR

The Decision Making Process of Renewing or Replacing your Fare System

  • Israel Maldonado, Fare Systems Administrator, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA

Using Commoditized Hardware for Electronic Fare Validation – Design Considerations and Challenges

  • Nihit Jain, Associate, IBI Group, Boston, MA

  • Eric Farrington, P.E., Program Manager, IT, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO

Renew and Replace- the challenges and opportunities with both

  • Doug Bermudez, Chief, EASY Card & Transit Service Centers, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami, FL

Transit & Paratransit ITS Applications (TT)

10 – 11:15 a.m.
River Terrace 2, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

ITS technology can do a lot to facilitate the management of demand responsive systems. A number of well-developed ITS technologies have direct application but the challenge is convincing operators to adopt and use these features. This session explores the current and new tools being utilized and how to make them work for more effective transit and paratransit operations.

Moderator

  • Joe Tenga, Chief Information Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

Revolutionizing Public Transit: Demand Responsive Solutions Alternatives

  • Sumithra Jagannath, President, ZED Digital, Columbus, OH

How Tools Are Converging to Help Make Integrated, Equitable, On-demand Mobility Available to All

  • Arjan van Andel, Director of Training, Customer Service and Business Development, PTV Group, Arlington, VA

Making Better Transit Planning Decisions by Identifying ITS Data Errors

  • Eimar M. Boesjes, CEO, Moonshadow Mobile, Inc., Eugene, OR

Visualizing GTFS/Real-time Data: Process and Challenges of Designing a Transit Performance Dashboard

  • Alexander Lew, Transit Data Analyst, IBI Group, Seattle, WA

Transit Signal Priority: A Big Part in Integrated and Shared Mobility

  • Hoki Tse, Engineer – Intelligent Transportation Systems, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN

CEOs Luncheon – Visions from the Top

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Conference Center B, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

As the highest ranking official in an organization, the buck stops at the desk of the CEO. They answer to elected officials, their boards, and system users. They have the weight of the organization on their shoulders and are responsible for managing the agency’s assets, capital program, and the greatest resource of all, its employees. One of the greatest strengths a CEO brings is his or her vision. This session will explore the accomplishments and visions of the person at the top. 
 
Lunch sponsored by WSP USA

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Sponsor Recognition

  • Philip G. Pasterak, P.E., Vice President/Director, Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center, WSP USA, Chicago, IL

Moderator

  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Panelists

  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Immediate Past Chair, APTA; Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council; Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Edward L. Johnson, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Secretary, Bus & Paratransit CEOs Committee; CEO, LYNX – Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Orlando, FL

  • Joe Waggoner, Executive Director, Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, Tampa, FL

FTA MOD Sandbox Update (TT)

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
River Terrace 2, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

FTA awarded the first-ever Mobility on Demand Sandbox Grant to 11 recipients in October 2016, in an effort to experiment with innovation technologies in the transit industry. It has been over a year since the grants were awarded, and there are many grantees who have delivered solid outcomes. Let’s hear from the recipients about their projects and discuss the potential impacts to their operations and to the industry.

Moderator

  • Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Go Vermont Program Manager, VTrans, Montpelier, VT

  • Bonnie J. Epstein, Senior Planner, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL

Business Partnership Administrator, Pierce Transit, Lakewood, WA

  • Ritesh K. Warade, Director, IBI Group, Boston, MA

Flexible Transit Trip Planning: Adapting OpenTripPlanner to Read GTFS-flex

  • Thomas Craig, General Manager, Trillium Solutions, Portland, OR

Last Mile Integration and Strategy (FC)

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

As transportation evolves and new modes of transit flood the market, many will wonder if these competing options pose a threat to ridership levels in public transportation. There’s no better time to examine how the transportation industry can help riders complete their journey seamlessly. An interesting and thought provoking discussion—let’s look at how to solve these problems and explore some solutions already in place.

Moderator

  • Craig Roberts, Director, Tolling and Transit, InComm, Taylorsville, UT

CATSPass Eases Commutes with First-Last Mile Journey

  • Devin Patel, Vice President, Business Development, Passport , Charlotte, NC

Linking Together the First-Last Mile for Seamless Passenger Journeys

  • Zachary Ascher, Business Development Manager, North America, Masabi Ltd., London, United Kingdom

  • Doug Thomas, Vice President of Business Development, Masabi Ltd., London, United Kingdom

Multimodal Payments Are Becoming a Reality

  • Michael Dinning, Director, Multimodal Programs and Partnerships, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA

First Steps for Exploring First-Last Mile Cooperation Agreement

  • Rick Halvorsen, Senior Revenue Systems Consultant, LTK Engineering Services, Seattle, WA

JTA Autonomous Vehicles Tour

2:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Conference attendees are encouraged to take a short ride into the future. LITERALLY! Join us for a ride on JTA’s Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Test Track. Plan to take advantage of this futurist experience on one of the first AV Testing Sites on the East Coast dedicated exclusively to transit.    

The Automated Skyway Express (Skyway) has glided about the streets of Downtown Jacksonville carrying customers to work, school, other daily activities and numerous special events since the 1980s. Creating the new state of the art Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C) presents an exciting opportunity for Jacksonville and supports the vision for a revitalized and vibrant Downtown. JTA, working with its partners, is now uniquely positioned to utilize the investment in the existing elevated Skyway, bring it down to ground level, and expand the area it serves by employing rapidly emerging Autonomous Vehicles. This tour will explain how the U2C program will be one of the first successful AV programs in the U.S. and demonstrate the testing phase of the program with a visit to JTA’s new AV test track.
 
Note: Please gather at the host table for shuttle service.
 

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Project/Topic Roundtables

3:30 – 5 p.m.
Conference Center B, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Again this year we received great presentation ideas warranting more interactive discussion. The Project/Topic Roundtables 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.

Click here for the roundtable descriptions
 

Moderators

  • Christina Belmont, Chair, Fare Collection Systems – Programs & Planning Subcommittee; Marketing Manager, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Lynn Brumfield, Chair, Fare Collection Systems Committee; Senior Program Manager, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., Tullahoma, TN

From Cash Fare Box to Mobile Ticketing to Contactless Cards and Best Fare Alternatives – What’s Right for Your Agency?

  • Paul Comfort, Esq., Vice President – Business Development, Trapeze Group, Columbia, MD

Small Agency Opportunities and Challenges

  • Jonathan Rohrer, Product Planning Manager, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

Enabling your Reader for 21st Century Fare Collection

  • Gregory A. Coogan, Business Development Specialist, Infineon Technologies North America Corp., Milpitas, CA

Automated Fare Collection Systems: Intellectual Property Rights in the Era of Open Architecture

  • Maximillian J. Bodoin, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, Boston, MA

Nationwide Account-based Ticketing for the Netherlands

  • Manfred Troll, Product Line Manager Back End / TaaS, Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc., Lowell, MA

Metrolink Mobile App Integration to LA Metro Rail Lines

  • Andy Ly, Manager, Fare Collection Services, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), Los Angeles, CA

Developing/Implementing Mobile Cloud-based Applications for Maintenance and Training Users

  • Ken Mall, Managing Director, Workforce Consulting, Educational Data Systems, Inc., Dearborn, MI

Learn How TransTrack Can Help Agencies with Ridership and National Transit Database (NTD) Reports!

  • David Jackson, General Manager, TransTrack Systems, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Barbara Meyer, Systems Solution Consultant, TransTrack Systems, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

Are you Jeopardizing Ridership by Not Providing Accurate Real-time Information to your Passengers?

  • Francis “Buddy” Coleman, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 2nd Vice Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Chair, Business Member Business Development Committee; Chief Customer Officer, Clever Devices Ltd., Woodbury, NY
  • Andre Young, Senior Strategic Accounts Manager, Clever Devices Ltd., Woodbury, NY

Build, Buy or Partner: Which Mobile App Strategy Makes Sense to Your Agency?

  • Jake Sion, Chief Operating Officer, Transit App, Montreal, QC

Innovative Media Solutions for Your Fare Collection Needs!

  • Steven R. Selvey, Regional Sales Manager, Electronic Data Magnetics, Inc., High Point, NC

Allowing Passengers Multiple Modes of Transit Using their Preferred Choice of Payment Media

  • Carl Commons, Executive Director of Sales, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA

JTA’s Autonomous Vehicles Program

  • Kevin Salzer, MSP, AICP, Transportation Innovation Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

General Session Recap: New Fare Systems Implementation/Integration

  • Thomas G. Guggisberg, Director of Information Technology, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
  • Dustin Crescini, Sales Operations Specialist, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kevin A. Davis, Business Systems Analyst, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bill McFarland, Senior Systems Engineer, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA
  • Lucien Campillo, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL
  • Akiko Ito, East Japan Railway Representative, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
 

Wednesday, April 11

Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
3rd Floor Skybridge, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Registration

7:30 – 10 a.m.
3rd Floor Skybridge, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Real-time Onboard Technologies & Fleet Data (TT)

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
River Terrace 2, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

The opportunities are unlimited. What are the latest and innovative real-time onboard technologies? How are fleet data and real-time technologies on the bus and/or rail taking agencies to the next level of success? What should you consider in implementation of these systems? This session explores a variety of on-board and related technologies.

Moderator

  • Isaac Holly, IT and ITS Director, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, Santa Cruz, CA

Eliminate the Paper, Analyze the Data – Implement a Mobile PM Application

  • Ken Mall, Managing Director, Workforce Consulting, Educational Data Systems, Inc., Dearborn, MI

Implementing a Real-time Transit Mobile Customer Information System: Vision vs. Reality

  • Hoki Tse, Engineer – Intelligent Transportation Systems, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN

Onboard Infotainment with Real-time Multimodal Connections and Open CMS

  • Steve White, Director of Product, GMV Syncromatics, Los Angeles, CA

Onboard Technologies for Real-time Business Applications

  • Edward Herman Brandis, Jr., Business Development Manager, Lilee Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA

Service Disruption Management – Keeping Your Passengers Updated in Real-time

  • Andre Young, Senior Strategic Accounts Manager, Clever Devices Ltd., Woodbury, NY

Super Session Part 1 – Mobile Payment/Mobile Ticketing (FC)

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Mobile payment is one of the hottest topics in the transit industry! Attend this session to find out how mobile fare payment solutions help agencies, and hear about some of the challenges and successes from agencies that have deployed it. This will be a broad discussion on everything from emerging technologies, implementation, impact on ridership, lessons learned, etc.

Moderator

  • Tara Farnsworth, Director of Marketing & Aftermarket, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL

Integrating Mobile Ticketing SDKs and APIs

  • Jake Sion, Chief Operating Officer, Transit App, Montreal, QC

Integration of Mobile into your System

  • Tony Jannotta, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL

The Benefits of Mobile Ticketing SDK Integration for Public Transit

  • James Gooch, Marketing Manager, Masabi Ltd., London, United Kingdom

The Route to a Cardless Transit Payment System

  • Robert Sprogis, Product Director (Mobile), Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

Super Session Part 2 – Mobility as a Service (MaaS) (FC)

10 – 11:15 a.m.
River Terrace 1, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

The second half of our mobile “Super Session” will focus on Mobility as a Service (MaaS). MaaS is another hot topic in the industry, and one that leaves many of us with a lot of questions. Is there a place for MaaS in mass transit? This panel seeks to answer this question and others by evaluating the benefits and challenges of various approaches to MaaS that are currently being proposed, developed, and implemented.

Moderator

  • Adelee Marie Le Grand, AICP, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Vice Chair, Workforce Development Committee; Vice President, Transdev, and Chief Strategy Officer, Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans, LA

Mass Transit to MaaS Transit: Are We Ready?

  • Santosh Mishra, Sr. Manager | Associate, IBI Group, Boston, MA

The Benefits of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

  • Boris Karsch, Vice President, Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., San Diego, CA

How Do Mobile Options Affect Transit Accessibility?

  • Devin Patel, Vice President, Business Development, Passport , Charlotte, NC

The UK’s National Digital ‘Ticketing in the Cloud’

  • Mark Len, Principal, North Highland , New York, NY

Transit Data Mining and Operational Management (TT)

10 – 11:15 a.m.
River Terrace 2, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Various transit technology systems provide a lot of data during daily operations. On and off board systems like Fare Collection, CAD/AVL, CCTV, Vehicle Health Monitoring, ERP systems etc. provide a treasure trove of data that can be mined to provide effective operations management, better customer service and targeted marketing for growing the ridership.

Moderator

  • Manjit Kaur Sooch, Chair, Information Technology Committee; Director of Systems and Software Development, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA

Big Data in Action

  • Vijay Balan, Chief Technology Officer, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL

Deep Learning and Transit Crew-Schedule Optimization

  • David Fabi, General Manager, Development and Technologies, GIRO Inc., Montreal, QC

Leveraging Big Data to Improve Operational Performance, Reliability, and Efficiency

  • Laramie Bowron, Customer Success Manager, Swiftly, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Leveraging Data at the JTA

  • Jason Montgomery, Director Business Intelligence, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

Closing Session

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
River Terrace 2, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

This is where we drop the mic! Join in on the fun as we thank our JTA hosts and raffle off some great gifts.

Speakers
Incoming Chair, Fare Collection Systems Committee

  • to be announced

  • Manjit Kaur Sooch, Chair, Information Technology Committee; Director of Systems and Software Development, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • Isaiah Rumlin, Chairman, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

Lunch on your own

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

“Flip this Money Room” JTA Revenue Tour

1 – 3:30 p.m.

(30 person limit)

In 2015, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Revenue Team remodeled its money room and designed it to support the Finance Department’s goals. The JTA Revenue Team manages an operation that oversees 200 Odyssey fareboxes, 25 TVMs, 3 vaults, 100 Paratransit Fast-Fare E validators, and a modernized reporting system. The Revenue Team is made up of some of the best employees in the county, and if you decided to join us on this tour, you will have an opportunity to meet them.

The tour is limited to the first 30 persons who sign up at JTA’s Host Table. These lucky participants will get to experience JTA’s:
 
~ Transit Hub – Rosa L Parks station to review ID STAR card operations
~ Maintenance shop to discuss TVM, farebox, and vault preventative maintenance
~ Money Room to understand how simple remodeling efforts improved operations
~ Emphasis on reporting and utilization of Smart Card data
 
Note: Please gather at the host table for shuttle service. 
   

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