Pilot Project Webinar #5: Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and Microtransit

Thursday, September 26, 2019:
3:00-3:45 PM EST

Join APTA for a free webinar with Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) on its new RideKC Microtransit shuttle program wherein schedules and routes can adjust based on changes in passenger demand.

The program is aimed at providing better experiences for riders, who can request a trip specific to their origin and destination, as well as lower costs for transit agencies able to substitute shuttles for full-sized bus service. KCATA has applied the experience from its first microtransit pilot launched in March 2016. 

This continues APTA’s webinar series highlighting each month a new and innovative approach to service delivery or technology deployment.

Moderator:

  • Petra Mollet, Vice President, Strategic & International Programs, APTA, Washington, DC

Interviewer:

  • David Zipper, DZ Strategies LLC, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Robbie Makinen, President & CEO, KCATA, Kansas City, MO
  • Jameson T. Auten, VP of Regional Service Delivery and Innovation, KCATA, Kansas City, MO
  • Lisa Womack, Director of Mobility Services, KCATA, Kansas City, MO
Watch the Recording!

Pilot Project Webinar #4: Sacramento RT and Micromobility Integration

Wednesday, August 21, 2019:
2:00-2:45 PM EST

Beginning in September 2018, SacRT launched a partnership with JUMP Bike to strategically place electric-electric-assist bikes and supporting charging stations at light rail *(LRT) stations.  The availability of bike-share options at LRT stations has boosted train ridership by attracting people whose work, home or other destination is beyond walking distance from a transit station.  When the program is fully implemented, JUMP bikes will be available at 23 of 52 LRT stations.  SacRT is also in discussion with e-scooter providers in the region, with the objective for making this still another first-mile / last-mile solution.

Moderator:

  • Lisa Jerram, Director, Bus Programs & Emerging Vehicle Technologies, APTA, Washington, DC

Interviewer:

  • David Zipper, DZ Strategies LLC, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Henry Li, General Manager/CEO, Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento, CA
  • Chris Flores, Special Assistant, Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento, CA
Watch the Recording!

Pilot Project Webinar #3: TriMet’s Hop Fastpass—Open Architecture in Fare Payment

Thursday, June 27, 2019:
2:00-2:45 PM EST

Portland TriMet has adopted the principle of open architecture to design of its Hop Fastpass (Hop) fare payment system.  With open architecture, TriMet was able to connect Hop with adjacent transit systems while maintaining flexibility to deploy new or improved technologies in the future.

The account-based Hop system offers features such as autoloading and fare capping, and it accommodates a variety of payment options including contactless payments via credit cards, debit cards, and smartphone.   A building-block to Mobility-as-a-service

This webinar will focus on the success and challenges of building Hop, and the motivations behind it.  Resources will be shared to assist other agencies establish their own approach to fare payment systems.

Moderator:

  • David Zipper, DZ Strategies LLC, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Doug Kelsey, General Manager, TriMet, Portland, OR
  • Tim McHugh, Chief Information Officer, TriMet, Portland, OR
  • Rhyan Schwab, Director, Fare Revenue & Administrative Services, TriMet, Portland, OR
Watch the Recording!

Pilot Project Webinar #2: A Denver RTD Program: Enabling Payment of Transit Trips Through The Uber App

Tuesday, May 7, 2019:
2:00-2:45 PM EST

Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver is poised to become the first transit agency in the United States to sell tickets through a ride hail app. Users of the Uber app in Denver currently see transit options alongside ride hail and will soon be able to pay for a transit ticket through the Uber app itself. Costs of the new program are borne by the private partners (Uber and Masabi).

This webinar will focus on the success and challenges of the program, what it takes to get an innovative idea started, and provide resources to assist others get their projects off and running.

Moderator:

  • David Zipper, DZ Strategies LLC, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • David A. Genova, CSSD, General Manager and CEO, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
  • Tonya Anderson, PMP, CSPO, Product Manager, Electronic Fare Operations, Regional Transportation District, Denver, C

Resources:

Read the Brief

Download the Presentation Slides

Watch the Recording!

Pilot Project Webinar #1: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s TD Late Shift Program​

Wednesday, March 27, 2019:
2:00-2:45 PM EST

Launched in 2016, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s TD Last Shift program provides fully-subsidized ride hail and taxi trips to help low-income residents commuting to or from work during nighttime hours when bus service is unavailable.

This webinar will focus on the success and challenges of the program, what it takes to get an innovative idea started, and provide resources to assist others get their projects off and running.

Moderator:

  • David Zipper, DZ Strategies LLC, Washington, DC

Discussants:

  • Brad J. Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Bonnie Jean Epstein, Senior Planner, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL

Resources:

Read the Brief

Download the Presentation Slides

Watch the Recording!
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