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 mobilitymanagement. Take advantage of the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics,including the impact of innovative mobility options on public transportationagencies’ operations; and learn how they are working with traditional and newmobility providers to promote and integrate these services to enhance the riderexperience.

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

FEE: If you are registered forthe Bus & Paratransit Conference, there is no additional charge toattend  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 zsmith@apta.com

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 EquityChallenge

Transit agenciesare confronting how best to compete or partner with the abundance of newtransportation modes, while complying with civil rights, environmental justice,and accessibility requirements. Join us for an overview of mobility ondemand (“MOD”) equity concerns and learn how transit agencies are assessing thebenefits and burdens of these new technologies and implementing them to havethe 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 OperationsTechnology, 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 Newand Traditional Mobility Partners

The emergence ofapp-based, on-demand mobility services has sparked the development of ‘mobilityecosystems’ among the transit industry, new mobility providers and traditionalpartners that increase the reliability of point-to-point service for customers.However, the industry is obliged to ensure equity and access for all riders asagencies find ways to increase service, while providing efficient rides at alow cost. Join this session to learn how new mobility options that involveinnovative fare payment methods and on-demand service contribute to improvedaccessibility to transit with a rapid-fire presentation format and a deep-divediscussion to follow.


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

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

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

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

Transit Stop Level Accessibility to MaximizeCommunity Mobility

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

Microtransit and the Evolution ofParatransit

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

Building for a Rapidly Changing Future byImplementing a Shared Vision for Transit

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

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

Dan Berez, Associate, NelsonNygaard Consulting Associates, Inc., Boston, MA

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

AndyKosinski, SeniorTransportation Engineer/Planner, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, CA

Pickup by CapMetro – On Demand Bus Service

Tony Lynch, Mobility Manager, Capital MetropolitanTransportation Authority, Austin, TX

LouisPappas, Business Development Principal, Via Transportation, Inc., New York,NY  

Group Discussion:Highlights from Table-Top Sessions


Judy Shanley and RichWeaver

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 transitinvestments and improve mobility residents by exploring additional firstmile-last mile solutions. Join this session for a deep-dive discussion onstrategies agencies and new mobility providers are doing to connect riders totransit.


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​ 

WhatComes after Microtransit? Stepping Up from Microtransit to Transformation ofthe 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. Nowis the time to start preparing the right regulatory framework for automatedbuses and circulators to ensure they will service public policy goals. Forexample, potential changes to land-use and development might occur whenautomated bus or circulator service is implemented, which impacts curb parking,pedestrian facilities and building accessibility. Other issues that may ariseto prepare for the onset of automated transit vehicles include equity, safetyand other policy implications that have yet to be identified.

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


DennisHinebaugh, Chair, BRT Council; Director, National Bus Rapid Transit Institute (NBRTI) andDirector of Administrator, National Center for Transit Research (NCTR), Centerfor Urban Transportation Research/College of Engineering, University of SouthFlorida, Tampa, FL

LYNX Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Initiative

Doug Jamison, Senior ITS Developer, LYNX – CentralFlorida Regional Transportation Authority, Orlando, FL

Florida’sBabcock Ranch: A Living Lab for Automation 2.0

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

Ultimate UrbanCirculator (U2C)

Brad Thoburn, Vice President, Planning, Development andInnovation, 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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