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 Mobility Management Tuesday - NEW!

Tuesday, May 8 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Il Terrazzo, Lobby Level, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel​

Route 1: Transforming Communities with Technological & Mobility Innovations
Route 2: Integrated, Coordinated Access & Mobility

Join your Bus & Paratransit Conference​ peers for a day dedicated to mobility management. Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics, including the impact of innovative mobility options on public transportation agencies’ operations; and learn how they are working with traditional and new mobility providers to promote and integrate these services to enhance the rider experience.

Sponsored by APTA's Mobility Management Committee with support from the National Center for Mobility Management 

FEE: If you are registered for the Bus & Paratransit Conference, there is no additional charge to attend  Mobility Management Tuesday.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is not required. Please arrive at the designated meeting room early as space may be limited and participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.   

QUESTIONS? Contact APTA's Zach Smith at

8 - 9:15 a.m.

APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference
Big Data's Big Impact 

Grand Ballroom F-J, 2nd Floor, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel

How transit is leveraging big data to improve service

see Program​ or conf app for session and speaker details

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Panel Session and Q&A
Mobility on Demand for All: Facing the Equity Challenge

Transit agencies are confronting how best to compete or partner with the abundance of new transportation modes, while complying with civil rights, environmental justice, and accessibility requirements. Join us for an overview of mobility on demand (“MOD”) equity concerns and learn how transit agencies are assessing the benefits and burdens of these new technologies and implementing them to have the most positive effect and least adverse impact on protected populations.


Sally Goodman, Title VI Program Administrator, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA   

Shared Mobility and Equity

Adam Cohen, Research Associate, Innovative Mobility Research Group, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, Bakersfield, CA    

AC Transit's Flex Service

Sally Goodman

Cap Metro's Pickup App - Partnership with Via

Chad Ballentine, Director, Paratransit and Operations Technology, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, TX  

PSTA Mobility on Demand Programs

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

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Quick Takes & Discussions
Innovative Access and Mobility 

Exploring Partnerships with New and Traditional Mobility Partners

The emergence of app-based, on-demand mobility services has sparked the development of ‘mobility ecosystems’ among the transit industry, new mobility providers and traditional partners that increase the reliability of point-to-point service for customers. However, the industry is obliged to ensure equity and access for all riders as agencies find ways to increase service, while providing efficient rides at a low cost. Join this session to learn how new mobility options that involve innovative fare payment methods and on-demand service contribute to improved accessibility to transit with a rapid-fire presentation format and a deep-dive discussion to follow.


Judy L. Shanley, Ph.D., Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management and AVP Education & Youth Transition, Easter Seals, Chicago, IL

Richard A. Weaver, Co-Director, National Center for Mobility Management; Chair, National Complete Streets Coalition; and Director–Planning, Policy & Sustainability, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Use TNC to Provide Alternative Transportation Mode
Think Outside the Box: Working with Social Services to Provide Access to Healthcare

Tina H.T. Wu, AICP, Senior Technical Transit Planner, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Reno, NV  

Transit Stop Level Accessibility to Maximize Community Mobility

Carol L. Ketcherside, AICP, Deputy Director, Planning & Development, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ  

Microtransit and the Evolution of Paratransit

Sasha Pejcic, Managing Senior Associate Transportation, Transit Advisory Lead, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Dallas, TX 

Building for a Rapidly Changing Future by Implementing a Shared Vision for Transit

Chester Knapp, Transportation Planner III, King County Metro Transit Division/Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA  

Partnerships with Purpose: Reframing Emerging Mobility Partnerships to Reach Effective Solutions​

Dan Berez, Associate, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc., Boston, MA

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: Creating Effective PPPs between Transit Agencies and Ridesharing Services

Andy Kosinski, Senior Transportation Engineer/Planner, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, CA

Pickup by CapMetro - On Demand Bus Service

Tony Lynch, Mobility Manager, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, TX

Louis Pappas, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation, Inc., New York, NY  

Group Discussion: Highlights from Table-Top Sessions


Judy Shanley and Rich Weaver

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.


West Hall, 3rd Floor, Tampa Convention Center
(tickets required)

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Panel Session and Q&A

First/Last Mile Solutions

Communities are striving to leverage their transit investments and improve mobility residents by exploring additional first mile-last mile solutions. Join this session for a deep-dive discussion on strategies agencies and new mobility providers are doing to connect riders to transit.


Christopher Cochran, Manager of Planning, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL 

Connecting People to Transit

Thaddeus Wozniak, P.E., Project Manager, CDM Smith, San Francisco, CA

Michael Bjork, Transit Engineer, CDM Smith, Seattle, WA 

Microtransit in Sacramento

Alva Carrasco, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Sacramento Regional Transit District, Sacramento, CA 
Cat Kealey, Business Development Executive, TransLoc Inc., Durham, NC​ 

What Comes after Microtransit? Stepping Up from Microtransit to Transformation of the Entire Service

Guilhem Hammel, Senior Project Manager, GIRO Inc., Montréal, PQ 

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Panel Session and Q&A

Autonomous Buses
Lead, Follow, or Get Left Behind

Transportation is currently undergoing a transformation. Now is the time to start preparing the right regulatory framework for automated buses and circulators to ensure they will service public policy goals. For example, potential changes to land-use and development might occur when automated bus or circulator service is implemented, which impacts curb parking, pedestrian facilities and building accessibility. Other issues that may arise to prepare for the onset of automated transit vehicles include equity, safety and other policy implications that have yet to be identified.

Join this panel session to hear about the challenges and opportunities in the planning and deployment of automated bus service.


Dennis Hinebaugh, Chair, BRT Council; Director, National Bus Rapid Transit Institute (NBRTI) and Director of Administrator, National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), Center for Urban Transportation Research/College of Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

LYNX Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Initiative

Doug Jamison, Senior ITS Developer, LYNX - Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Orlando, FL

Florida’s Babcock Ranch: A Living Lab for Automation 2.0

Richard Alexander, Executive Vice President, Business Development and Innovation, Transdev North America, Lombard, IL

Ultimate Urban Circulator (U2C)

Brad Thoburn, Vice President, Planning, Development and Innovation, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

Navya Autonomous Shuttle

MJ Maynard, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Deputy General Manager, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

Maurice Bell, Vice President of Mobility Solutions, Keolis Transit America, Los Angeles, CA 

5 - 6 p.m.
BRT Council Meeting

Meeting Room 5-6, 2nd Floor, Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel

Chair, Dennis Hinebaugh

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