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2021 TRANSform Conference & EXPO - Schedule At a Glance

This page is an overview of the conference schedule.

See Program & Committee Meetings for details.

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

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Saturday, November 6   Sunday, November 7   Monday, November 8   Tuesday, November 9   Wednesday, November 10   

Saturday, November 6

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Committee Meetings

12 - 4:45 p.m.

APTA Board of Directors Meeting w/ Business Meeting of the Membership

Chair, APTA, Jeffrey A. Nelson 
(lunch served at 11:30 a.m.)
> Board of Directors Meeting, 12 - 4 p.m.
> Business Meeting of the Membership, 4 - 4:45 p.m.
 

Sunday, November 7

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Committee Meetings

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

(tickets required)
7:30 - 10 p.m.

American Public Transportation Foundation Reception

Title Sponsor: APTA Business Member Board of Governors (BMBG)
Sponsors: AECOM, ALSTOM, Genfare, WSP, Jacobs, SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc., and STV Incorporated

Monday, November 8

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Registration

8:30 - 10 a.m.

OPENING GENERAL SESSION w/ KEYNOTE

Featuring Dr. Cady Coleman, former NASA Astronaut and U.S. Air Force Colonel, STEM Advocate
 
Opening General Session sponsored by AECOM
 
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

EXPO 2021

1:30 - 3 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION: Federal Partners Update

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Cities, Real Estate, Downtowns & Building-Back-Better

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning; 1.5 Engineering
  • Congress and the Year Ahead on Infrastructure Investment

  • Making an Organizational Commitment to Racial Equity Discussion Group

  • New Technologies and Issues in Fare Collection

  • Transit as a Central Strategy for Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Regions and the Nation

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning
5:15 - 7 p.m.

Committee Meetings

Tuesday, November 9

7 - 8:15 a.m.

Committee Meetings

7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration

7:45 - 10:30 a.m.

APTA HONORS CEREMONY & BREAKFAST

Celebrate the achievements of the industry’s finest individuals and organizations
(tickets required)
Breakfast - 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
Ceremony - 9 - 10:30 a.m.

APTA Honors Breakfast Sponsored by Genfare
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

EXPO 2021

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Inside the APTA Bus and Rail Safety, Security, and COVID-19 Response Excellence Awards

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Enhancing the Customer Experience through Quality, Real-Time and Open Data

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning
  • Innovations in Mobility: Transformational Ideas from Across the Continent

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning; 1.5 Engineering
  • Lessons from COVID-19: Which COVID Policies Should be Preserved Post-Pandemic

  • Post-Pandemic Landscape

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning
    Session sponsored by HNTB Corporation
  • What an Equitable Transit Service Looks Like: Putting Equity Into Action

  • What Can You Do To Stop a Cyber-Attack?

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Educational Sessions

  • CEOs Sharing Panel: Transit Agency Priorities and Challenges as we Emerge from the Pandemic

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning
  • Defining Workforce Needs to Support Bus Fleet Electrification

    CEUs: 1.5 Engineering
  • From Volume to Value: Measuring and Communicating the Value of Transit Beyond Ridership – Part 1

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning
    Part 2 is on Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Hot Topics in Safety and FTA Safety-related Initiatives

    Session sponsored by HNTB Corporation
  • Smart Money – Successful Strategies for Capital Investment and Project Selection

  • Transit Ridership Trends and the Future of Ridership

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning
5:15 - 7 p.m.

Committee Meetings

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Leadership APTA Alumni Reception

(tickets required)

Sponsors: Bytemark, Inc., Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., and The Solis Group

Wednesday, November 10

7:30 - 11 a.m.

Registration

8 - 9:15 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION w/ KEYNOTE

Featuring "Chef Jeff" Henderson, Award-Winning Chef, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Entreprenour & Motivational Speaker

General Session Sponsored by BYD Motors, Inc.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

EXPO 2021

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Educational Sessions

  • Becoming an Equity-Fluent Leader

    Session sponsored by HNTB Corporation
  • Designing and Building Resiliency into our Transit Infrastructure Networks

    CEUs: 1.5 Planning; 1.5 Engineering
  • Now Hiring! Successful Approaches to Your Transit Worker Shortage

  • Reimagining Transit Public Safety and Security

  • Seizing the Moment: New Opportunities to Advance High-Performance Rail

    CEUs: 1.5 Engineering
  • The Evolution of Zero-Emission Technology and How to Manage It

    CEUs: 1.5 Engineering
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Educational Sessions

  • Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

    CEUs: 1.15 Planning
  • From Volume to Value: Measuring and Communicating the Value of Transit Beyond Ridership – Part 2

    CEUs: 1.15 Planning
    Part 1 is on Tuesday, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Passenger Rail Shared-Corridor Best Practices

    CEUs: 1.5 Engineering
  • Sustainable State & Local Transit Funding and Innovative Financing Post-Pandemic

    CEUs: 1.15 Planning
    Session sponsored by E-trans Energy, A Duke Energy Company
  • Transit’s Response to the Societal Issue of Homelessness

    CEUs: 1.15 Planning