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2019 TRANSform Conference - Program

This page is an overview of the conference schedule and subject to change.

 

Saturday, October 12

WORKSHOP: Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) and Safety Management Systems (SMS) for Executives

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Manhattan, 8th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Preparing for July 20, 2020

This FTA-led session will cover the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan regulation requirements (49 C.F.R. Part 673) that transit agencies must complete by July 20, 2020, and discuss transit agency leadership’s role in developing and implementing an Agency Safety Plan.

REGISTRATION: If you are registered for the TRANSform Conference, there is no additional fee to attend this training workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. Please email APTA’s Emani Lee-Odai at ELee-Odai@apta.com to register. 

Commuter & Intercity Passenger Rail Legislative Subcommittee

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Co-Chair, Karen J. Hedlund

Conference Registration

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Lanyards sponsored by Greystone Management Solutions

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Conference bags sponsored by Conduent Transportation
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Host Information

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

APTA Board of Directors with Business Meeting of the Membership from 4:30 - 5 p.m.

12 - 5 p.m.
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, APTA, Jeffrey A. Nelson

WORKSHOP: Tactical Urbanism and Transit

2 - 4 p.m.
Liberty, 8th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Fast and low-cost improvements to increase ridership

Using case studies and examples from a soon to be released Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) report, “Fast Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study,” participants will get practical and real-world advice on executing projects and working with local partners. You’ll also learn about the results that can reduce travel time, improve safety and increase ridership.

This interactive workshop is designed for transit agency and local government professionals who want to improve transit services and the rider experience, while inspiring real change using the quick-build method to implement projects rapidly.

The approach that started as a way to help cities and residents implement transportation projects with low-cost, short-term methods and has evolved into a sought-after project delivery method that can complete public transit improvements fast.

Elements of a Tactical Transit project:
•  Implemented much faster than typical capital projects; within 1-2 years;
•  Uses impermanent or low-cost materials;
•  Executed with a much smaller budget than a typical capital project; under $100,000;
•  Seeks to iterate upon the design of infrastructure;
•  Short in duration, but part of a larger or longer-term effort;
•  Used to accelerate implementation of transportation infrastructure

REGISTRATION: If you are registered for the TRANSform Conference, there is no additional fee to attend this training workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. Please email APTA’s Rich Weaver at rweaver@apta.com to register.

Moderator
  • Richard A. Weaver, American Public Transportation Association
Panelists
  • Darnell Chadwick Grisby, MPP, Executive Director, TransForm, Oakland, CA
  • Tony T. Garcia, Principal, Street Plans, South Miami, FL
  • Jay Monty, Transportation Planner, Department of Planning and Development, City of Everett, Everett, MA
  • Kyle Gebhart, Deputy Director, Bus Priority, New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY
 

Sunday, October 13

Membership Committee

7:30 - 9 a.m.
Julliard, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Todd Horsley

Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee

7:30 - 10 a.m.
Empire/Hudson, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Matthew O. Tucker

High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Committee

7:30 - 10 a.m.
Shubert, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Joseph J. Giulietti

Business Member Legislative AND Procurement Committees

8 - 9 a.m.
Times Square, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chairs, Raymond J. Melleady & Natalie E. Cornell

Diversity and Inclusion Council

8 - 9:15 a.m.
Salons 3-4, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA

Federal Procedures & Regulations AND Funding, Finance & Tax Policy Legislative Subcommittees

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Majestic/Music Box, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chairs, Christopher P. Boylan & Ronald L. Epstein

Mid-Size Operations Committee

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Dawn Distler

APTA Resource Center

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pre-Function, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

APTA staff will be on hand Sunday through Wednesday, during APTA registration hours, to explain, demonstrate, provide informational handouts and answer your questions about the following APTA-member resources. Be sure to stop by the APTA Resource Center during the conference.

-   APTAU – Delivering the Future-Ready Workforce
-   APTAconnect – online member communities
-   APTA Membership
-   Mobility Innovation Hub
-   Standards Program
-   Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)

Conference Registration

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Host Information

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
O'Neill, 4th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Education and Career Awareness Subcommittee

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Gramercy/Olmstead, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Prof. Jesus (Jess) Guerra, Jr.

American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Board of Directors

9 - 10 a.m.
Winter Garden/Palace, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Jannet M. Walker Ford

Business Member Business Development AND Programs Committees

9 - 10 a.m.
Times Square, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chairs, Francis "Buddy" Coleman & Tony Kellen

Transit Board Administrators Subcommittee

9 - 10 a.m.
Lyceum, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Kathryn Jane Smith

WORKSHOP: The Challenges and Opportunities of Accessibility within the New Mobility Paradigm

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Manhattan, 8th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

As the public transportation industry accelerates the implementation of the New Mobility Paradigm, the challenges of ensuring accessibility of emerging technologies and services have remained in the forefront. This workshop will delve into the opportunities that accessibility offers, challenges that the industry and providers have encountered along the way and the question of how to balance the priorities of equity, accessibility, and cost.

REGISTRATION: If you are registered for the TRANSform Conference, there is no additional fee to attend this training workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. Please email APTA’s Jasmine Richmond at jrichmond@apta.com to register.

Workshop co-sponsored by APTA's Access and Mobility Management Committees

Opening Remarks
  • Ron L. Brooks, VP Transit Market Development, American Logistics, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jameson T. Auten, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mobility Management Committee; Deputy CEO & COO, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City, MO
  • Hon. Oliver G. Gilbert, III, Mayor, City of Miami Gardens; Chairman, Transportation Planning Organization, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami, FL
Introductions and Workshop Expectations
Workshop Facilitator
  • Kristen Joyner, Chair, Access Training & Technical Assistance Subcommittee; Principal, KL2 Connects LLC
The Case for and Accessibility of First Mile/Last Mile Transportation Services
  • Pepper Harward, Vice President, Transit Solutions, Routematch Software, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Connecting the Rest of Us: Trip Planning for Accessible and On-Demand Services with GTFS – Flex
  • Sarah Anderson, Vice President, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Integrating Accessibility for All with Autonomous Vehicles
  • Christopher Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation, Uber Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA
The Federal Perspective: Addressing Innovation, Accessibility, Equity and ADA Compliance
  • Selene Faer Dalton-Kumins, Associate Administrator for Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Mary Leary, Ph.D., Acting Associate Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • David Knight, Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Facilitated Discussion: “Assembling” the Pieces and Next Steps - Where Do We Need More Research, Development and Focus?
Workshop Facilitator
  • Kristen Joyner, Chair, Access Training & Technical Assistance Subcommittee; Principal, KL2 Connects LLC

Light Rail Technical Forum

9:30 - 11 a.m.
Salons 1-2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Thomas B. Furmaniak, P.E.

Continental breakfast sponsored by LTK Engineering Services

Labor and Employee Relations Subcommittee

10 - 11 a.m.
Julliard, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, LaShanda Dawkins, Esq.

Transit Board Members ADA Subcommittee

10 - 11 a.m.
Lyceum, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Douglas Lecato

Systems Engineering Subcommittee

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, David M. Springstead

Legislative Committee

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shubert, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Dorval R. Carter, Jr.

Commuter Rail Committee

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Empire/Hudson, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Matthew O. Tucker

Information Technology Committee

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Times Square, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, David Jackson

Bus Operations Committee

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Gramercy/Olmstead, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Shawn M. Donaghy

P3 Real Estate Subcommittee

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Charles Di Maggio

Streetcar Subcommittee

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Salons 1-2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Eric Sitiko

Lunch sponsored by Herzog Transit Services, Inc.

EXPO Advisory Committee

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Winter Garden/Palace, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Ann Derby, CTSM

Intergovernmental Issues Legislative Subcommittee

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Julliard, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Co-Chairs, Marlene B. Connor & Stephen E. Schlickman, JD

Rail Transit CEOs Committee

12 - 1:30 p.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Jeffrey A. Parker

Research & Technology Committee

12 - 2 p.m.
Gramercy/Olmstead, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Manjit Kaur Sooch

Innovative Funding, Finance and P3 Committee

12:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Empire/Hudson, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Sharon Greene

Marketing & Communications Committee

1 - 3 p.m.
Majestic/Music Box, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Amy L. Snyder

Safety Coordinating Council

1 - 4:45 p.m.
Chelsea/Gotham, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Louis J. Brown, Jr., P.E.

State Affairs Committee

1:30 - 3 p.m.
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Jacklyn Montgomery

Rail Transit Committee

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Jeffrey A. Parker

Transit Board Members Legislative Subcommittee

2 - 3 p.m.
Lyceum, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Doug Tisdale

Bus & Paratransit CEOs Committee

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Salons 1-2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Karen H. King

Business Member Board of Governors (BMBG)

2 - 4:30 p.m.
Salons 3-4, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Eve Williams

PROCUREMENT SUMMIT OVERVIEW

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Network with and learn from procurement professionals

The fast-changing world of technology and innovation influences procurement significantly. Transit procurement professionals are now on the front line for mitigating cybersecurity threats in addition to finding innovative ways to deliver Mobility as a Service (MaaS), all while still adhering to ethical procurement practices. APTA’s PROCUREMENT SUMMIT, part of the TRANSform Conference, will provide an excellent opportunity for procurement professionals to network and hear from procurement experts.

The PROCUREMENT SUMMIT kicks off Sunday afternoon from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. with a joint meeting of the Procurement and Materials Management Committee and the Procurement Steering Committee where attendees will discuss the latest procurement updates from FTA and the best practices for streamlining rolling stock procurements including cooperative purchasing.

Beginning Monday morning, dive into the overall framework of current cybersecurity risks threatening our industry. In our Monday afternoon session, learn best practices you can employ to mitigate those cybersecurity threats in your role as a procurement professional.

The Tuesday PROCUREMENT SUMMIT series will focus on the role procurement can play in delivering Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and the best ethical practices to consider as you navigate today’s increasingly complex contracting environment.

•  PROCUREMENT SUMMIT 1: On the Front Line: 21st Century Cybersecurity in Transit  | Monday, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
•  PROCUREMENT SUMMIT 2: On the Front Line: Procurement Cybersecurity Best Practices  | Monday, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
 PROCUREMENT SUMMIT 3: On the Front Line: Procurement and Mobility as a Service  | Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
•  PROCUREMENT SUMMIT 4: On the Front Line: Ethical Procurement Practices  | Tuesday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for an information-packed two days at APTA’s PROCUREMENT SUMMIT!

PROCUREMENT SUMMIT: Procurement & Materials Management AND Procurement Steering Committees

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Julliard, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Chairs, Joe Z. Ramirez, John O. Adler, CPPO & Jack Martinson
Break sponsored by New Flyer of America

Workforce Development Committee

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Winter Garden/Palace, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Joanne Peterson

Access Committee

3 - 4:45 p.m.
Manhattan, 8th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Christian T. Kent

Transit Board Members Committee

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Shubert, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Kevin J. Holzendorf

Battery Electric Bus Subcommittee

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Gramercy/Olmstead, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, David Carr

Commuter Rail PTC Subcommittee

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Empire/Hudson, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, James M. Derwinski

Small Operations Committee

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Majestic/Music Box, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Allan Pollock

Sustainability Committee

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor, LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, STP

Capital Projects Subcommittee

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Riccardo (Rich) M. Amodei

OPENING EVENT: TRANSform TONIGHT

5 - 6 p.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Discover the latest and greatest from APTA and the industry

What better place than New York City, birthplace of the late-night talk show, to premier TRANSform TONIGHT. This exciting event kicks off the 2019 TRANSform Conference with a high-energy, informative discussion showcasing the accomplishments and priorities of APTA and the public transportation industry.

TRANSform TONIGHT sponsored by AECOM 

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Opening Remarks
  • Patrick J. Foye, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chairman and CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY
Speakers
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Immediate Past Chair, APTA; Treasurer, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Sponsor Recognition
  • Gregory R. Yates, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Senior Vice President / Americas Transit Growth & Major Projects, AECOM, Boston, MA

Welcome Reception

6 - 8 p.m.
Broadway Lounge, 8th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

(tickets required)

Please join your colleagues and industry partners, along with the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) who will celebrate APTA’s 2019-2020 Chair, Nuria Fernandez, at a lively welcome reception that's sure to set the tone for a week of learning and networking.

APTF representatives will be on site collecting donations to support the foundation’s mission to provide scholarships and engagement opportunities to the future leaders of the public transit industry.

Reception sponsored by VISA 

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Monday, October 14

Automated Transit Technical Forum

7 - 8 a.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Eric Phillips

BRT Committee

7 - 8 a.m.
Gramercy/Olmstead, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Dennis Hinebaugh

Coffee Service

7 - 8 a.m.
Pre-Function, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

APTA Resource Center

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Function, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

APTA staff will be on hand Sunday through Wednesday, during APTA registration hours, to explain, demonstrate, provide informational handouts and answer your questions about these APTA-member resources -- APTAU; APTAconnect; APTA Membership; Mobility Innovation Hub; Standards Program; and Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). Be sure to stop by the APTA Resource Center during the conference.

Conference Registration

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Host Information

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
O'Neill, 4th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

GENERAL SESSION: TRANSformational Technology

8 - 9:30 a.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

The MTA Police Pipes and Drums will peform beginning at 7:45 a.m.

The public transportation landscape is transforming rapidly, and being in the city with the largest public transit network is very timely. Our hosts, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Department of Transportation, will welcome us to their amazing city and share some insights into ways they are transforming public transit in the region.

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These remarks will be followed by a thought-provoking and timely keynote address from Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media. She is an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author and tech media personality.

Randi will discuss her own personal relationship with transformative technology -- the importance of staying connected to technology, the value of innovation and strategies to transform your business.
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General Session sponsored by Nova Bus

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Keynote speaker sponsored by APTA Business Member Activity Fund
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Welcomes
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Sponsor Recognition
  • Martin Larose, Vice President/General Manager, Nova Bus, St. Eustache, QC
Host Welcomes
  • Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY
  • Veronique Hakim, Sr VP & National Transit & Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB Corporation, New York, NY
  • Andy Byford, Commissioner, Transport for London, London, United Kingdom
  • Catherine A. Rinaldi, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 2nd Vice Chair, Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee; President, MTA Metro-North Railroad, New York, NY
  • Philip Eng, President, MTA Long Island Rail Road, Jamaica, NY
Special FTA Remarks
  • Hon. K. Jane Williams, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Keynote Speaker Recognition
  • Huelon A. Harrison, Immediate Past Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Principal, Legacy Resource Group, Dallas, TX
Keynote Speaker
  • Randi Zuckerberg, Entrepreneur; Investor; Bestselling Author; Tech Media Personality; Founder & CEO, Zuckerberg Media, Menlo Park, CA

Cities and Mobility: Public Transit, New Mobility and Managing the Curb

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Salon 1, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

A promised transformation - but the reality is...

Carshare, bikeshare, rideshare and other forms of new mobility promise a transformation in urban transportation—but the actual record is mixed. Many partnerships have improved efficiency of the overall mobility system, while providing the public with travel options. In other cases, TNC may have added to traffic congestion and drawn away public transit riders. And what's going to happen if autonomous vehicles accelerate the growth of ride-hail trips?

Be there as our panel of policy leaders will discuss a policy framework for the new mobility, delving into curb management, wages, productivity, housing affordability and more.

Transit agencies need to respond to new mobility (ride-hail, bikes and scooters) with a clear vision of how they fit in cities and how they should complement and strengthen public transit. This vision should be driven by what kind of city we want to live in, addressing not just mobility, but also core values of opportunity and inequality in jobs, housing and transportation.
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Session sponsored by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
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Moderator
  • Therese W. McMillan, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco, CA
Panelists
  • Hon. Eric Johnson, Vice Chair, Transportation and Commnications Committee, U.S. Conference of Mayors;, City of Dallas, Dallas, TX (invited)
  • Hon. Joe Buscaino, Councilmember, Los Angeles City Council; First Vice Chair, National League of Cities, Washington, DC
  • Robin Hutcheson, AICP, Director, Public Works, City of Minnapolis; Vice President, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), New York, NY
  • Janet Jenkins, AICP, Assistant Commissioner, Transit Development, New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY

Creative Funding Opportunities at the State and Local Level

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Salon 4, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Funding and finance ideas and new approaches for your community

Demand for quality public transportation services continues to grow—as does the need to find creative ways to pay for them. Proven innovations include congestion pricing and transit ballot measures, and these two approaches for raising capital have made big news in New York and across the country. Our panel of experts will provide fresh insights into the dynamics of different revenue initiatives and an insider look at funding and finance options you can bring home to your community.
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Moderator
  • Michael I. Schneider, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Managing Principal, InfraStrategies LLC, Irvine, CA
Panelists
  • Hon. Henry G. Cisneros, former Mayor of San Antonio; former U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development; Principal and Board Vice Chairman, Siebert William Shank & Co. LLC, San Antonio, TX
  • Allison C. de Cerreno, Ph.D., Sr. Vice President, Business Operations and Transformation Officer, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, New York, NY
  • Scott Smith, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ
  • Dr. Joshua L. Schank, Chief, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Joshua Cohen, Campaign Director, APTA Center for Transportation Excellence, Washington, DC
  • Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA, Los Angeles, CA

PROCUREMENT SUMMIT 1: On the Front Line: 21st Century Cybersecurity in Transit

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Salon 2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Learn more about cyber risks so you can sleep better – or worse

What are the cybersecurity threats that are keeping transit GMs and CIOs up at night? How should public transit agencies respond to risks and attacks? Transit agencies need to protect not only their system’s physical infrastructure from possible attacks, but also sensitive agency and customer data. This requires that employees understand cybersecurity risks and how they should handle them.

This session will showcase the Leadership APTA Cybersecurity Project Team’s analysis of the current state of cybersecurity in transit; introduce the brand-new cyber e-Learning course that APTA has developed and recently launched on cybersecurity awareness; and provide the TSA perspective on cybersecurity challenges in public transportation and explain the resources and no-cost services available.
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Opening Remarks
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
Moderator
  • Polly Hanson, Senior Director - Security, Risk and Emergency Management, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
2019 Leadership APTA Class, Project Team: Cybersecurity
  • Skip Benz, Vice Chair, Committee of Audit Professionals; Chief Audit Officer, Metra, Chicago, IL
  • Frederick A. Edwards, II, Assistant Chief Transportation Officer, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA
  • Donald Luey, IT Director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA
  • Tomika Monterville, Director of Planning & Development, LYNX - Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Orlando, FL
Federal Perspective
  • Sonya T. Proctor, Assistant Administrator for Surface Operations, Transportation Security Administration, Arlington, VA
APTA e-Learning Course: Cybersecurity Awareness
  • Ron Thiele, President, Xpan Interactive Ltd., Calgary, AB
Cybersecurity in Transit: A European Perspective
  • Philippe Citroën, Director General, UNIFE - the Association of the European Rail Industry, Brussels, Belgium

Recapitalizing the Northeast Corridor to Sustain Regional Economic Growth

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Keeping the NEC going strong when failure is not an option

This session will explore the vision for the Northeast Corridor, steps by the NEC Commission to prepare a Strategic Development Plan, and what Amtrak and commuter rail authorities are doing to plan and implement work.

The NEC is used by eight commuter rail authorities, Amtrak and five freight railroads, and supports over 250 million annual train trips. The region depends on rail corridors and, without it, the regional economy would fail. In 2018, the FRA completed the NEC FUTURE Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement, with a long-term vision for upgrade and expansion to accommodate the region’s population and job growth. However, trying to bring the NEC to a state of good repair, and expanding it to accommodate the region's growing demand for expanded services, including high-speed rail, will be huge and costly. But not doing it is not an option.

Session sponsored by The General Contractors Association of NY, Inc.

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Moderator
  • Jennifer Mitchell, Chair, APTA Awards Committee; Director, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Richmond, VA
Panelists
  • Nicole Bucich, Senior Manager, Planning, Northeast Corridor Commission , Washington, DC
  • Byron S. Comati, Vice President of Corporate Planning, AMTRAK, Philadelphia, PA
  • Michael A. Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY
  • Joseph J. Giulietti, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Committee; Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Newington, CT

Transit’s Link to Health, Wellness and Livable Communities

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Julliard/Imperial/Broadhurst, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Well-being and transit are inextricably linked—and we all need to own it

In this session, you'll hear policies and practices on collaborations that integrate health, active transportation and equity issues into planning and designing livable communities.

Transit directly impacts an individual’s ability to access services that improve health and well-being, like access to hospitals, care management, food nutrition, social services and housing. Plus, creating safe, accessible streets and improving healthful amenities builds healthy livable communities. Learn about frameworks such as Center for Disease Control's social determinants of health and HUD Promise Zone priorities that invite transit and mobility management professionals to develop integrated livable communities.
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Session sponsored by moovel North America, LLC 

Moderator
  • Flora M. Castillo, C.H.I.E., President, Pivot Strategies, LLC, Ventnor, NJ
Panelists
  • Judy L. Shanley, Ph.D., Easterseals Director, National Center for Mobility Management; Assistant Vice President, Education & Youth Transition, Easterseals, Chicago, IL
  • Wendy Heaps, MPH, CHES, Senior Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  • Porie Saikia-Eapen, AIA, RIBA, FCIOB, Director, Environmental, Sustainability & Compliance, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY

A Conversation with NEW CEOs: An Executive Roundtable

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Salon 3, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

An exclusive opportunity to hear from and engage with industry leaders

Engage with new CEOs to hear highlights of their visions, priorities and strategies as they settle into their new roles. Learn about some of their initial challenges and how previous experiences helped prepare them for their new positions. Listen as these executive leaders share their thoughts on building an organizational culture, the mobility agenda, workforce needs and strategies and related topics. Come with questions. Be part of the conversation.

Opening Remarks
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Moderator
  • Ferdinand L. Risco, Jr., Transit Authority of River City (TARC), Louisville, KY
Panelists
  • Clarelle DeGraffe, Member, APTA Board of Directors; General Manager & Director of Rail Transit, Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation, Jersey City, NJ
  • Carolyn M. Gonot, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Major Capital Investment Planning Subcommittee; Executive Director, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • India Birdsong, Secretary, Rail Transit CEOs Committee; Secretary, Rail Transit Committee; General Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
  • Eric Kaled, President, Genfare, Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Alex Z. Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans, LA
  • Erika Mazza, Vice Chair, Legislative Committee; Vice President of Operations, Western North America, Keolis North America Headquarters, Boston, MA

PRODUCTS & SERVICES SHOWCASE

12 - 5 p.m.
Pre-Function & Duffy/Columbia, 5th - 7th Floors, New York Marriott Marquis

(Lunch provided 12 - 1:30 p.m.; tickets required)

Discover what's new, what's next and what's happening now across the world of public transit 

Many business members' products and services are showcased at the 2019 TRANSform Products & Services Showcase. Registrants can view these, learn about services and explore everything on display. Experts are on hand to answer your questions as you discover what’s new and innovative in the world of public transit equipment and services. 

New extended hours:
• Monday, Oct. 14, 12 - 5 p.m. (includes lunch 12 - 1:30 p.m.; tickets required)
• Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

See Exhibitor Information/Showcase Floor Access Registration for details and to register

Monday lunch sponsored by BYD Motors, Inc.
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Business Member Workforce Development AND Small Business Committees

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Times Square, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chairs, Michael A. Allegra & Jose R. Bustamante, P.E.

This is APTA

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Edison/Booth, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

How to make the most of your membership

New to APTA and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Wondering how to make the most of APTA’s programs, research, committees and conferences? This session will get you started! Meet APTA leaders and industry colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere designed to facilitate discussion and make connections. Following a brief presentation, you will participate in an open conversation with members about how you can take full advantage of your APTA membership, and how the industry can benefit from your engagement.

Facilitator
  • Christina Garneski, CAE, Vice President - Meetings and Membership Services, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Q&A Member Ambassadors
  • Bacarra Sanderson Mauldin, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Membership Committee; Executive Director, Chatham Area Transit Authority, Savannah, GA
  • Diana C. Mendes, AICP, Mid-Atlantic Division President, HNTB Corporation, Arlington, VA
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Immediate Past Chair, APTA; Treasurer, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY

Mobility Management Committee

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Jameson T. Auten

APTA/COMTO Assembly: Delivering the Future-Ready Workforce in a New Era of Mobility

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Salon 1, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Learn vital strategies for attracting, recruiting and developing the next generation of public transportation’s workforce and leaders

Our industry is rapidly transforming from traditional modal systems of the past to one focused on an overall integrated mobility approach for the future. As the industry evolves, it's a whole new world of approaching and assessing our workforce needs. We need to prepare differently as our workforce adapts to this new reality. Join APTA, COMTO and industry leaders who will share how advancing technology, culture change, and a focus on overall mobility management will impact how we recruit, train and develop public transit’s future workforce.
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Session sponsored by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. 

Moderator
  • Ferdinand L. Risco, Jr., Transit Authority of River City (TARC), Louisville, KY
Opening Remarks
  • Freddie C. Fuller, II, Secretary/Treasurer, APTA; Vice President, Jacobs, Woodbridge, VA
Panelists
  • Rhonda Hogan-Brock, Corporate Director, Workforce Engagement & Development, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY
  • Stephanie E. Laubenstein, Director, Sales & Business Development, New Flyer of America, St. Cloud, MN
  • Dwayne C. Sampson, Founder and President/CEO, Transportation Diversity Council, New York, NY
  • Dr. Beverly A. Scott, CEO, Beverly Scott Associates (People and Communities Matter), Albany, CA
  • Jill Chen Stober, Vice Chair, Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2020; Principal, Jill Stober, Transportation Consultant, Fort Mill, SC
  • Christian T. Kent, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Access Committee; Principal, Christian T. Kent, Transit Management Consulting, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Billy Terry, Director, National Transit Institute Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Closing Remarks
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration

Congress and the Year Ahead in Transportation

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Congress is moving along on transportation – find out where, why and how

With Congress moving forward on the FAST Act reauthorization and annual transportation funding legislation, this session features a discussion of the critical steps necessary for Congress to enact major infrastructure proposals and funding bills. It will feature the key Congressional staff representing House and Senate committees responsible for public transportation funding, formulas, and policies.
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Hon. Peter A. DeFazio, (D-OR)Introduction
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Featured Speaker
  • Hon. Peter A. DeFazio, (D-OR), Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Congressional Staff Panel (This discussion is off the record and not for attribution.)
Moderator
  • Erika Mazza, Vice Chair, Legislative Committee; Vice President of Operations, Western North America, Keolis North America Headquarters, Boston, MA
Panelists
  • Robert Edmonson, Chief of Staff, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
  • Robert A. Hickman, Transportation Counsel, Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
  • Jennifer Deci, Majority Professional Staff Member, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
  • Homer Carlisle, Minority Professional Staff Member, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
  • Auke Mahar-Piersma, Majority Deputy Staff Director, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Making Transportation Projects Happen through Private Investment

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Salon 3, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Tricks and tips for making deals real with private equity investors

Private capital is available for investment in infrastructure, and private equity firms are looking for projects to invest in. The trick to makings deals real is creating revenue streams that provide real returns to investors.

In New York, the financial capital of the world, holders of private equity and big financiers will give their insider perspectives on projects that are the best candidates for private capital and attractive to investors. Join them!

Moderator
  • Sharon Greene, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Innovative Funding, Finance and P3 Committee; Vice Chair, Funding, Finance & Tax Policy Legislative Subcommittee; Co-Chair, Authorization Task Force; Managing Principal, InfraStrategies LLC, Irvine, CA
Panelists
  • John L. Morton, Investment Principal, Global Infrastructure Partners, New York, NY
  • Raymond A. DiPrinzio, Executive Director and Infrastructure Finance Team Leader, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, New York, NY
  • Laurie Mahon, Vice Chair, Global Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets, New York, NY
Speaker
  • Joseph C. Aiello, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Fiscal Management & Control Board, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

New Mobility and the First Mile / Last Mile

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Salon 4, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Cooperation, teaming up and playing nice in the mobility ecosystem

Bikes, scooters, ride-hailing and car-sharing are all partners with public transportation in the new mobility. How can partnerships be nurtured? How can we share already congested roads and sideways of our communities? What additional forms of micromobility are on the horizon, and how will they integrate? Does public transportation have a role as the backbone of the new mobility network? How can we all operate together to support the existing public transportation system?

Our two panels will dive into solutions that are applicable in your community and identify alternative visions of how we work together in the interests of the traveling public.
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Session sponsored by Via Transportation, Inc.

Presiding
  • Jameson T. Auten, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mobility Management Committee; Deputy CEO & COO, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City, MO
PART ONE: Mobility Provider Roundtable
Moderator
  • David Zipper, Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund; Principal, DZ Strategies LLC, Washington, DC
Panelists
  • Gabriel Scheer, Senior Director, Data Policy & Strategic Partnerships, Neutron Holdings dba Lime , San Fraancisco, CA
  • Christopher Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation, Uber Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Calli Cenizal, Transit Partnerships Managar, Lyft, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Dan Schlaff, Urban Mobility Strategist, Via Transportation, Inc., New York, NY
  • Marla Westervelt, Community and Partnerships, North America and Asia-Pacific, MobilityData IO, Chicago, IL
PART TWO: City Partner Roundtable
Moderator
  • Jameson T. Auten, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mobility Management Committee; Deputy CEO & COO, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City, MO
Panelists
  • Jeff Marootian, Director, District Department of Transportation/Mass Transit Admin., Washington, DC
  • Michael A. Replogle, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY
  • Rachel VerBoort, Transit Service and Strategy Manager, City of Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA
  • Sabrina Sussman, Senior Manager, Public Partnerships & Policy, Zipcar, Washington, DC
  • David Zipper, Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund; Principal, DZ Strategies LLC, Washington, DC

PROCUREMENT SUMMIT 2: On the Front Line: Cybersecurity Best Practices

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Salon 2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Are you ahead of the risks? On top of the resources available?

Hear from procurement professionals about how your agency can best prepare to manage, minimize and maneuver around the risks associated with procuring technology in today’s world. You will hear about resources available to transit systems and gain a better understanding of how to implement a secure procurement technology program in your transit agency.
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Moderator
  • Maximillian J. Bodoin, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, Boston, MA
Panelists
  • Debra R. Avila, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chief Vendor/Contract Management Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Joel D. Waugh, Director, Cybersecurity Risk Management, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
  • Norma Krayem, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight LLP, Washington, DC

Using TAM for Better Performance and Decision Making

2 - 3:30 p.m.
Julliard/Imperial/Broadhurst, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Smarter investment, procedures and tools from your asset management plans

This session looks beyond  federal requirements to consider how to make asset management meaningful within a transit agency. Hear different management perspectives on the organizational capabilities, products and work required from the “asset management function” to better accomplish the agency mission. We will explore perspectives on successes, challenges, and what is next for their agency; the most effective role for the asset management organization; the role for asset management in managing risk; and the change required to grow asset management maturity. Come listen, share and join the dialogue. We promise an informative, lively session.
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Session sponsored by North Highland

Moderator
  • David C. Rose, Ph.D., Vice President, Management Consulting, Gannett Fleming, Inc., New York, NY
Panelists
  • Donna DeMartino, Managing Director, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency, Orange, CA
  • Kevin B. Quinn, Jr., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Administrator, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
  • Danielle Spila, Director, Bureau of Public Transportation, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Harrisburg, PA
  • Sally Librera, Vice President of Strategy Planning and Client Support, HNTB Corporation, New York, NY
  • Eric R. Daleo, Senior Vice President, Capital Programs, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ

GENERAL SESSION: FTA Update

4 - 5 p.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

What's happening now, what's new and what's next from the Federal Transit Administation

Attend this General Session to learn about FTA’s initiatives and priorities on a set of wide-ranging initiatives, including infrastructure investments, mobility management, workforce development, and technology, among other topics.

Presiding Officer
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Speaker
  • Hon. K. Jane Williams, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

Leadership APTA Alumni Group

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Gramercy/Olmstead, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Kimberly Slaughter

Planning, Policy and Program Development Committee

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Andrew D. Brennan
 

Tuesday, October 15

Rolling Stock Equipment Technical Forum

6:45 - 8 a.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Carl Atencio

Metropolitan Planning Subcommittee

7 - 8 a.m.
Gramercy/Olmstead, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Co-Chairs, Chad Edwards & Todd Lang & Grace Gallucci

APTA Resource Center

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pre-Function, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

APTA staff will be on hand Sunday through Wednesday, during APTA registration hours, to explain, demonstrate, provide informational handouts and answer your questions about these APTA-member resources -- APTAU; APTAconnect; APTA Membership; Mobility Innovation Hub; Standards Program; and Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). Be sure to stop by the APTA Resource Center during the conference.

Conference Registration

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Host Information

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
O'Neill, 4th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

THE APTA HONORS BREAKFAST

8 - 10 a.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

(tickets required)
Celebrate the achievements of the industry’s finest individuals and organizations

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of the industry’s finest individuals and organizations. We will honor the “best of the best” of the public transportation industry during the awards breakfast. These winners are outstanding role models of excellence, leadership and innovation, whose accomplishments have greatly advanced public transportation.

Click here to view the list of this year's award winners.

Additionally, we will recognize this year’s APTF scholarship recipients, the graduating class of Leadership APTA, and winners of the AdWheel Awards. Don’t miss out on this celebration of excellence! 

Breakfast and Awards Program Book sponsored by Genfare

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES SHOWCASE

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pre-Function & Duffy/Columbia, 5th - 7th Floors, New York Marriott Marquis

Discover what's new, what's next and what's happening now across the world of public transit

Many business members' products and services are showcased at the 2019 TRANSform Products & Services Showcase. Registrants can view these, learn about services and explore everything on display. Experts are on hand to answer your questions as you discover what’s new and innovative in the world of public transit equipment and services.

New extended hours:
• Monday, Oct. 14, 12 - 5 p.m. (includes lunch 12 - 1:30 p.m.; tickets required)
• Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

 

TECHNICAL TOURS

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Our hosts have arranged for the following informative technical tours on Tuesday, October 15 and/or Wednesday, October 16.

Click here for full tour information. Online registration is now closed.
Once you are on site at the conference, please confirm your reservation(s) at the Host Information Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis. Host staff will be able to sign you up for a tour(s), space permitting, if you did not register in advance. They will also provide you with the departure points for each tour and answer any questions you may have.  

- Visit MTA New York City Transit’s Access-A-Ride (AAR) Paratransit Service | Tues.
- Grand Central Terminal Tour | Tues. & Wed.
- The Role of Art in Revitalizing Lower Manhattan: WTC Cortland Station and Fulton Center | Tues. & Wed.
- History Making: Art in the Second Avenue Subway | Tues. & Wed.
- Train Simulator Lab (Simlab) | Tues. & Wed.
- Rail Control Center Tues. & Wed.
- OMNY (One Metro New York): Introduction to the MTA’s New Fare Payment System |Tues. & Wed.
- Digital Screen Innovation (Outfront Lab) | Tues.
- Hudson Yards and More! | Tues. & Wed.
- Staten Island Ferry (ride/tour) | Tues.
- The Roosevelt Island Tramway | Tues. & Wed.
- Climate Resiliency in New York City (Session & Mobile Walking Tour) | Tues.

Marketing and Communications Grand Award Winners Share Their Winning Strategies and Stories

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Salon 4, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Discover the strategies and tactics behind the winners

How can marketing and communications increase public transportation ridership, boost transit funding, or educate the public on an important initiative?

Join us as our 2019 AdWheel Grand Award winners showcase their success stories in all of these areas. Our 12 winners will be recognized on stage at Tuesday’s Awards Ceremony & Breakfast, but this session will feature video storytelling and three distinct panel discussions that delve deep into strategies and tactics that helped winners achieve their goals.

EFFORTS TO INCREASE RIDERSHIP OR SALES WINNERS
MATBUS (ND) (under 4 million annual trips)
OMNITRANS (CA) (4 to 20 million annual trips)
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (CA) (more than 20 million annual trips)
Q'Straint (FL) (business member)
 
EDUCATIONAL EFFORT WINNERS
Embark (OK) (under 4 million annual trips)
Monterey-Salinas Transit (CA) (4 to 20 million annual trips)
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (CA) (more than 20 million annual trips)
New Flyer of America (MN) (business member)
 
EFFORTS TO HIGHLIGHT TRANSIT NEEDS/FUNDING WINNERS
Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (CA) (under 4 million annual trips)
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (CO) (4 to 20 million annual trips)
Regional Transportation Authority (IL) (more than 20 million annual trips)
New York Public Transit Association (NY) (business member)
 
Moderator
  • JC Vannatta, Immediate Past Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee; Managing Director, Communications, Marketing & Customer Experience, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), Portland, OR

New Dynamics in Transit Ridership: What Have we Learned?

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Salon 1, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Changes in travel behavior and mobility offer challenges and opportunities

Many transit agencies have found success in bolstering service in key corridors with trip speed, frequency and rider amenities. As this occurs, traditional transit services are integrating with other mobility providers in serving the public’s full range of trip needs.

This interactive session will highlight new, impactful models for service delivery, while also discussing additional metrics that can be used to measure transit’s value in the new multi-transit ecosystem. Access to jobs and opportunity; vibrant and economically strong communities; alternatives to congested roads; and providing the backbone to a mobility ecosystem with multiple options are among the ultimate outcomes.
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Session sponsored by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

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Moderator
  • Kevin Desmond, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Executive Director, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink), New Westminster, BC
Panelists
  • Stephanie Wiggins, Chair, Materials Management Subcommittee; Chief Executive Officer, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), Los Angeles, CA
  • Randy S. Clarke, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Connected and Automated Vehicle Committee; President & CEO, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, TX
  • Yann Leriche, Advisor, Transdev North America, Lombard, IL
  • Mark R. Aesch, Chief Executive Officer, TransPro Consulting, Spring Hill, FL
  • Darnell Chadwick Grisby, MPP, Executive Director, TransForm, Oakland, CA

PROCUREMENT SUMMIT 3: On the Front Line: Procurement and Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Salon 2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Strategies for success for launching and growing at your agency

By now every transit property is, or at least should be, chasing the concept of Mobility as a Service. MaaS is about making mobility so convenient that people are willing to give up their personal cars for public and private transportation services. To deliver MaaS, transit agencies will need a network of public and private transportation providers wrapped around a technology core. This session will focus on procurement strategies for launching MaaS successfully at your transit agency.
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Session sponsored by moovel North America, LLC

Moderator
  • John O. Adler, CPPO, National Transit Institute Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey
Panelists
  • James Harper, Jr., Director, Office of Acquisition Management; Chief Business Advisor, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
  • Natalie E. Cornell, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Business Member Procurement Committee; Director of Business Development, LTK Engineering Services, Ambler, PA
  • Marco D'Angelo, President & CEO, Canadian Urban Transit Association, Toronto, ON

Transit and Metropolitan Planning Organizations ( MPOs): Partners in Regional Decision Making

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Mandated cooperation and mutual contribution lead to successful partnerships

Come hear the rewards of partnerships between transit agencies and MPOs in regional planning, programming, and decision-making.

MPOs and transit agencies play a major role in collaborating on regional multimodal transportation decision-making. Following federal requirements, MPOs and transit agencies must cooperatively develop and share information related to transportation performance data. Transit can also play a major role in regional planning through contributing to land use, air quality mitigation and economic development. Transit agencies who become involved in the MPO decision-making processes also have more opportunities to seek out innovative funding mechanisms for their high priority projects.

Join in on the facilitated conversation around transit agency and MPO collaborations.

Moderator
  • Lisa Kay Schweyer, Project Manager, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Baltimore
  • Holly Arnold, Deputy Administrator & Chief Planning, Programming & Engineering Officer, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
  • Todd Lang, Co-Chair, Metropolitan & Municipality Planning Subcommittee; Director of Transportation Planning, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Baltimore, MD
Miami-Dade County
  • Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Director, Department of Transportation & Public Works, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami, FL
  • Aileen Bouclé, AICP, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, Miami, FL
Cleveland
  • Grace Gallucci, Co-Chair, Metropolitan & Municipality Planning Subcommittee; Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), Cleveland, OH
  • Floun'say R. Caver, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland, OH
Washington, D.C.
  • James W. Carrington, AICP, Senior Planner, Office of Planning, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
  • John Swanson, Program Manager, Department of Transportation Planning, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, DC

Building an Inclusive Mobility Culture: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion for Transportation Employees and Customers

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Salon 3, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Learn best practices and proven initiatives from people on the front lines

Hear from transportation agencies and businesses across the country about diversity and inclusion. They'll answer these questions and more: How do you create and sustain an environment where all employees feel inspired and empowered? How do you ensure that everyone is engaged and the transportation system is a safe and welcoming place for all members of the community it serves?
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Moderator
  • Adelee Marie Le Grand, AICP, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 1st Vice Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council; CEO, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL
Panelists
  • Shalonda Baldwin, PMP, SPHR, Chief Auditor (Interim), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Elba Higueros, Chief Policy Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dawn Distler, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mid-Size Operations Committee; Secretary, Bus Operations Committee; Chief Executive Officer, METRO Regional Transit Authority, Akron, OH
  • Elizabeth A. Jespersen, IPMA-SCP, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Michael D. Collins, Assistant Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, MTA New York City Transit, Brooklyn, NY
  • Freddie C. Fuller, II, Secretary/Treasurer, APTA; Vice President, Jacobs, Woodbridge, VA
  • Joseph Jarrin, Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY

SESSION & MOBILE WALKING TOUR: Climate Resiliency in New York City

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Julliard/Imperial/Broadhurst, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Because when it rains, it really pours on transit assets and operations

The session will be in two parts: a 45-minute panel presentation in the conference hotel followed by a mobile walking tour in Lower Manhattan.

Participants will hear MTA New York City Transit’s experience in rebuilding a transportation system’s resilience given the overarching context of severe weather and climate events and their impacts. The panel portion will include what climate adaptation/sustainability efforts have been implemented to the vital transportation infrastructure. After the presentation, a mobile walking tour of Lower Manhattan, which is one of the lowest lying areas of New York City and flooded during Super Storm Sandy, will commence. Participants will navigate streets and sidewalks of Lower Manhattan to witness the MTA New York City Transit Subway Station climate change mitigation initiatives. Numerous subway station entrances and exits have been retrofitted with different flood mitigation strategies in addition to ancillary parts of the subway line to prevent flood impacts.

Gain understanding of the complexity of flood mitigation; what goes into the planning process; and what potential impacts do flood mitigation measures possibly have on the environment. As mass transit is an essential part of city planning, participants will take back with them a better understanding of how a subway infrastructure operates and interacts with built and natural environments.
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Note: The tour is not ADA accessible and requires participants to purchase transit passes in advance. The tour ends in Lower Manhattan where there are plenty of places to grab lunch on your own.

Please click here for a description of the tour. Online registration is now closed.
Once you are on site at the conference, please confirm your reservation at the Host Information Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis. Host staff will be able to sign you up for the tour, space permitting, if you did not register in advance. They will also provide you with the departure point for the tour and answer any questions you may have.

Moderator
  • Thomas Abdallah, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, Chief Engineer, Capital Program Management, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY
Panelists
  • Yekaterina Aglitsky, LEED AP, ENV SP, System Safety Specialist 4, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY
  • Mahilet Amare, Environmental Planner, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY
  • Brianxis Jimenez, Project Manager, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY
  • Steven Eget, Sr. Associate/Environmental Group Manager, Dewberry, Parsippany, NJ

Committee of Audit Professionals

12 - 1 p.m.
Soho/Herald, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
Chair, Elizabeth Sullivan, CRMA, CCSA

GENERAL SESSION: TRANSforming Today's Transit Agency in a Time of Rapid Change

1 - 2:30 p.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

The last five years and the next five years in public transit

Moderated by Dorval Carter, a leader of change at his own Chicago Transit Authority, five great New York MTA transit leaders – Andy Byford, NYCT; Cathy Rinaldi, Metro-North Railroad, Daniel DeCrescenzo, Bridges and Tunnels; Craig Cipriano, MTA Bus & NYCT and Philip Eng, LIRR – will detail how they are transforming their agencies to enhance service, meet their customers’ expectations and fund the changes necessitated by the pace of change itself.

The last five years have seen the greatest changes in mobility since development of the combustion engine. Technology and smart-phone apps have made possible new services and travel options once considered science fiction. Climate change is accelerating the race to power transportation through renewable and non-polluting means. Travelers, with instant access to information on multiple travel options, expect dependable, immediate and affordable services.

For transit agencies, these disruptive changes bring both challenges and opportunities. The most successful are leveraging change to transform their organizations, revamping networks and accelerating the way they plan, integrate and deliver service. Nowhere is this more apparent than at the New York MTA, the nation’s largest transit system, where leaders are proactively positioning their agencies to accommodate rapid change while at the same time bringing aging infrastructure and equipment to a state of good repair.

Moderator
  • Dorval R. Carter, Jr., Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Legislative Committee; President, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL
Panelists
  • Andy Byford, Commissioner, Transport for London, London, United Kingdom
  • Catherine A. Rinaldi, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 2nd Vice Chair, Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee; President, MTA Metro-North Railroad, New York, NY
  • Daniel DeCrescenzo, Acting President, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, New York, NY
  • Craig Cipriano, President, MTA Bus Company & Senior Vice President, NYCT Dept. of Buses, MTA Bus Company, New York, NY
  • Philip Eng, President, MTA Long Island Rail Road, Jamaica, NY

Best Practices in Safety: A NYC Regional Perspective

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Julliard/Imperial/Broadhurst, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Learn more about safety issues in NYC and how agencies have been improving safety

Hear from the New York MTA about their cutting-edge Fitness for Duty program, including the sleep apnea testing program that has been implemented. Further, hear from New Jersey Transit regarding the various safety programs that the country’s largest statewide transit agency has implemented, in order to improve safety and decrease fatalities and injuries. Finally, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will speak about the operations of the agency and how they have put in place a very successful risk management program.

FTA’s Associate Administrator for Safety & Oversight will moderate this session and talk about the regulations and programs the FTA has put in place in order to improve safety nationwide, including in NYC. This is a great opportunity to hear about transit safety in the largest city in the U.S., and the various cutting-edge programs that are being applied. Don’t miss out!
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Session sponsored by The General Contractors Association of NY, Inc. 

Moderator
  • Henrika Buchanan, Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and Oversight; Chief Safety Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC
Panelists
  • Daria Luisi, Ph.D., MPH, Corporate Occupational Health Officer, Occupational Health Services, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Brooklyn, NY
  • Brian A. Lapp, WSO-CSSD, Senior Vice President and Chief Safety Officer, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
  • James Keane, Chair, Risk Management Committee; General Manager, Operations Safety, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, NJ

Leadership APTA Class of 2019 Project Presentations: Critical Challenges Facing Today’s Executive

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Salon 1, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Leaders informing leaders about critical challenges facing transit today

Meet the Leadership APTA Class of 2019 graduates as they present their Capstone executive leadership projects on critical challenges facing our industry.

Class teams will share their key findings and recommendations based on extensive research and interviews with dozens of top-level transit executives and non-transit leaders. Bring your questions. Learn from their findings.

Session sponsored by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

Presiding
  • Doran J. Barnes, Chair, Meetings Programming and Site Selection Committee; Executive Director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA
  • Kimberly Slaughter, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Leadership APTA Committee; Co-Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Senior Vice President / Senior National Transit/Rail Practice Consultant, HNTB Corporation, Chicago, IL
TEAM 1: CLIMATE RESILIENCY
  • Patricia Collins, Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Karen M. Kitsis, Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Capital Project Development, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Deron Lozano, Central Region Transit Market Sector Leader, AECOM, Phoenix, AZ
  • Rob Klovsky, Southern California Transit Director - Vice President, HDR, Irvine, CA
TEAM 2: EMERGING FINANCIAL MODELS
  • Brandy 19545597957 Creed, P.E., Sr. Transit Project Manager, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Gregory May, PE, LEED AP, Vice President & Pennsylvania Office Leader, HNTB Corporation, King of Prussia, PA
  • Andy J. Taylor, Director of Strategy, Cubic Transportation Systems, San Diego, CA
  • Eric R. Reese, COO, Bytemark, Inc., New York, NY
  • Heather J. Wilhelm, Director of Service and Delivery, Port Authority of Allegheny County, West Mifflin, PA
TEAM 3: CYBERSECURITY
  • Chris Andrichak, Acting Deputy CFO, AC Transit (Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District), Oakland, CA
  • Frederick A. Edwards, II, Assistant Chief Transportation Officer, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Oakland, CA
  • Donald Luey, IT Director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA
  • Tomika Monterville, Director of Planning & Development, LYNX - Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Orlando, FL
  • Skip Benz, Vice Chair, Committee of Audit Professionals; Chief Audit Officer, Metra, Chicago, IL
  • Akiko Ito, JREast Representative to APTA; Director, East Japan Railway Company, New York, NY
TEAM 4: QUALITY OF LIFE
  • Brian Funk, Deputy Chief Operations Officer - Bus, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
  • Elizabeth Solis, elizabeths@thesolisgroup.com, Incoming Chief Executive Officer, The Solis Group, Pasadena, CA
  • Edward G. Burger, Chief Operating Officer – Para-Transit & Maintenance, Mass Transportation Authority, Flint, MI
  • Jana Demas, Managing Director of Employee Services, King County Metro , Seattle, WA
  • Erin Kleist Gaynor, Director, Strategy and Business Operations, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL
  • Michael O. Helta, Chief Innovation Officer, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, MD
TEAM 5: MOBILITY THROUGH AUTOMATION & CONNECTIVITY
  • Lauren Cochran Scoville, Senior Director of Sales, Southwest, Proterra Inc., Burlingame, CA
  • Chad Ballentine, Vice President, Demand Response and Innovative Mobility, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Austin, TX
  • Andrew C. Rodgers, P.E., Director of Construction and Engineering, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Narayana Sundaram, Senior Director - Engineering and Commuter Rail Operations, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

PROCUREMENT SUMMIT 4: On the Front Line: Ethical Procurement Practices

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Salon 2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Does your organization have the right checks and balances in place? Find out

Ethics play a major role in procurement. This session focuses on how to ensure your organization has the right checks and balances in place to avoid pitfalls during the procurement process. Do you have an ethics policy in place? Are procurement irregularities addressed quickly and training or re-training provided? Does your organization conduct regular audits of your procurement procedures? Failure to do any one of these can impact the reputation of your organization.

In addition, many organizations are delegating more procurement authority to their chief procurement officers. What does your organization need to know before it increases its warrant authority for its chief procurement officer? Hear from agency representatives who have increased warrant authority and the procedures they have put in place to ensure ethical procurements.

Moderator
  • Janice R. Thomas, CPPB, Vice Chair, Procurement & Materials Management DBE Subcommittee; Chief of Staff, Metra, Chicago, IL
Panelists
  • Ted Lucas, JD, CPPO, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chief Procurement and Contracts Officer, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Dyanne A. Sampson, Vice President of Procurement, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX
  • Stephanie E. Laubenstein, Director, Sales & Business Development, New Flyer of America, St. Cloud, MN

Zero Emission Buses: You'll Never Walk Alone

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Explore examples from agencies and learn from their experiences

Integrating zero emission buses into your fleets can be a significant undertaking, especially at scale. You need to work closely with many stakeholders, some of whom are relatively new to the bus operations side of transit, such as electric utilities.

But transition to zero emissions also presents opportunities for agencies to work with partners—old and new—in different and innovative ways that can help transit agencies successfully finance, deploy and operate battery electric buses.

This session will explore proven examples from transit agencies and offer solid guidance and valuable lessons learned.
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Moderator
  • Alva Carrasco, Transit & Rail Sr. Business Development, West, WSP USA, San Francisco, CA
Panelists
  • Craig Cipriano, President, MTA Bus Company & Senior Vice President, NYCT Dept. of Buses, MTA Bus Company, New York, NY
  • Christine Weydig, Director, Office of Environmental and Energy Programs, Port Authority of NY & NJ, New York, NY
  • John Markowitz, PE, CEM, Director of EV Technology and Engineering, New York Power Authority, White Plains, NY
  • Jennifer McNeill, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice President of Sales & Marketing, New Flyer of America, St. Cloud, MN
  • Benjamin Mandel, Northeast Regional Director, CALSTART, Pasadena, CA

Advancing Toward Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

3 - 5 p.m.
Salon 3, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Your questions answered about what's new, now and working well for a positive customer experience

How can the growing range of mobility options be integrated into a system the public finds easy to understand and easy to use? How are new technologies facilitating multi-modal trip-planning, booking, and payment? How are services being integrated and what platforms are being used? Who's taking the lead, and how should the new mobility environment be governed to ensure the public good?

In Part One of the session, panelists will discuss these and other questions as they consider experiences from APTA’s International Study Mission on MaaS to Vienna, Hamburg and Helsinki. The final report from the study will be made available.

In Part Two, partners from other international organizations will discuss the changing mobility landscape, and the technology and travel behavior trends that will shape our future. 

Session sponsored by Axon Vibe

Presiding
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Immediate Past Chair, APTA; Treasurer, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
PART ONE: APTA’s International Study Mission: What Does it Mean to be MaaS Ready?
Moderator
  • David M. Stackrow, Sr., CPA, Immediate Past Chair, APTA; Treasurer, Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY
Panelists
  • Gary C. Thomas, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Immediate Past Chair, Mobility Management Committee; President/Executive Director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
  • Jeffrey A. Parker, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Rail Transit CEOs Committee; Chair, Rail Transit Committee; General Manager, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, GA
  • Nadine Lee, P.E., Chief of Staff, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kevin J. Holzendorf, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Transit Board Members Committee; Chair, Transit Board Members Executive Council; Chairman, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
  • Dr. Katherine Kortum, P.E., Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC
  • Juan Martinez-Cabre, Solutions Analyst, Cubic , San Diego, CA
PART TWO: Discussion of Technology and Travel Behavior Trends
Moderator
  • Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
Panelists
  • Anne Marie Lewis, Ph.D., Senior Director of Technology & Innovation Policy, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Washington, DC
  • Dan Sanford, Global Head of Contactless Payments, Visa U.S.A. Inc., New York, NY
  • Adelee Marie Le Grand, AICP, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 1st Vice Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council; CEO, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), Tampa, FL
  • Kate Fillin-Yeh, Director of Strategy, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), New York, NY
  • Lindsey Mancini, Head of Secretary General's Office, UITP (International Association of Public Transport), Brussels, Belgium

Let's Connect

3 - 5 p.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Connect and collaborate with your peers and industry experts on hot topics in this interactive lab

Bring your ideas, questions and, most importantly, an open mind for two types of round-table discussions:

Casual Conversations. Have a burning issue that no one else is talking about? Got a question you’ve always wanted to ask a CEO? Have a new idea you want expert feedback on? This is your chance to gain insight from public transportation rock stars.

TRANSformative Talks. Learn about and debate critical transportation issues of the day. Hot topics will be selected in advance and conversation hosts will help drive discussions, but the direction your conversation takes is up to you and your group.

CASUAL CONVERSATIONS
TABLE 1: Facilitator
  • Stephanie Wiggins, Chair, Materials Management Subcommittee; Chief Executive Officer, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), Los Angeles, CA
TABLE 2: Facilitator
  • David A. Genova, Director of Transit Advisory Services, LTK Engineering Services, Denver, CO
TABLE 3: Facilitator
  • Jarrett Walker, Ph.D., Blog Author, Human Transit.org; President and Principal Consultant, Jarrett Walker + Associates, Portland, OR
TABLE 4: Facilitators
  • Paul Wyckoff, Chief of Government and External Affairs, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
  • Russell Vaughan Williams, Chief Marketing Officer, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
  • Ryan Fox, Special Projects Coordinator, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
TRANSFORMATIVE TALKS
TABLE 5: Facilitators
Leveraging Complete Streets and Vision Zero Initiatives to Benefit Transit Customers
  • Oscar J. Gonzalez, Managing Dir Plng & Envir Plng for DC/VA, WSP USA, Washington, DC
  • Veronica Vanterpool, Chief Innovation Officer, Delaware Transit Corporation, Wilmington, DE
TABLE 6: Facilitator
Delivering the Future-Ready Workforce: Work-and-Learn Approaches
  • Joanne Peterson, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Workforce Development Committee; Chief Human Capital and Development Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
TABLE 7: Facilitator
Technology Is Not Just Plug and Play…there are many challenges and considerations implementing new technologies in the transit Industry
  • Julie Cagliostro, Director of Information Technology, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL
TABLE 8: Facilitator
The Evolving Role of Data and Technology in Transit Business Strategy
  • Garrett Vandendries, Product Director, Data & Analytics, Trapeze Group, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Role of the Modern Transit Agency in Real Estate

3 - 5 p.m.
Salon 4, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Explore your real estate department's role in transit development, revenue creation, asset monetization and budget-bolstering

This panel will discuss the broadening role of today’s transit real estate department. Discussion will cover innovative strategies for acquiring and managing rights of way; transit-oriented development; value capture; repositioning properties; economic development; parking asset monetization; leasing; utility licensure; and advertising.

Traditionally outside the primary mission of most transit agencies, today’s transit real estate department has a front seat in planning, service and revenue development. Real estate assets are now recognized for their potential as significant sources of non-fare box revenues, adding stability to budgets.

Moderator
  • Charles Di Maggio, Chair, Business Member Business Development Committee; Chair, P3 Real Estate Subcommittee; Chief Executive Officer, Greystone Management Solutions, New York, NY
Panelists
  • Janno Lieber, President, MTA Capital Construction, New York, NY
  • Sharon Cooney, Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA
  • William Viqueira, SVP, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
  • Richard Henderson, Chief Real Estate Officer, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Jacob Vallo, Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development, Real Estate, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, GA

Leadership APTA Alumni Reception

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Soho Complex, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

(tickets required)

You are cordially invited to join us for our annual Leadership APTA Alumni Reception. Welcome our Class of 2019 graduates. Reconnect with fellow classmates, alumni, and industry colleagues.

Thanks to a sponsorship from Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. 

Tickets are required to attend the reception.

FEE: $125 per person

HOW TO PURCHASE: Please indicate and pay for your ticket(s) when you register for the conference online. If you've already registered for the conference, tickets may be purchased Tuesday evening at the door of the reception.

QUESTIONS? Contact APTA's Joe Niegoski at 202-496-4870 or jniegoski@apta.com 

Diversity and Inclusion Reception

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sky Lobby, 16th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis
 

Wednesday, October 16

APTA Resource Center

7 - 10 a.m.
Pre-Function, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

APTA staff will be on hand Sunday through Wednesday, during APTA registration hours, to explain, demonstrate, provide informational handouts and answer your questions about these APTA-member resources -- APTAU; APTAconnect; APTA Membership; Mobility Innovation Hub; Standards Program; and Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP). Be sure to stop by the APTA Resource Center during the conference.

Conference Registration

7 - 10 a.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Host Information

7 - 10 a.m.
Registration Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Moderators/Speakers & AV Preview Room

7 - 10 a.m.
O'Neill, 4th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

WEDNESDAY WAKE UP BREAKFAST: TRANSformational Influence - Women and Power

7:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

(tickets required)
Start your day with some of the most influential women in public transportation

If female equals future, then the future has arrived. Women are transforming public transportation every day. This general session brings together some of the most powerful women in our industry to discuss their journeys to the top, and how you can follow their lead. Help APTA redefine the meaning of “power breakfast” by starting off your day at this energetic, inspiring panel discussion. 

Breakfast sponsored by Proterra Inc.

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In conjunction with WTS 
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Presiding Officer
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Greetings
  • Maggie Walsh, HDR, Chicago, IL
Sponsor Recognition
  • Ryan Popple, CEO, Proterra Inc., Burlingame, CA
2020 Annual Meeting & EXPO Welcome
  • Darrell E. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, CA
  • Ann Derby, CTSM, Chair, EXPO Advisory Committee; Director of Marketing & Events, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA
Featured Speakers
  • Veronique Hakim, Sr VP & National Transit & Rail Market Sector Leader, HNTB Corporation, New York, NY
  • Polly Trottenberg, New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY
  • Hon. K. Jane Williams, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

PRODUCTS & SERVICES SHOWCASE

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Pre-Function & Duffy/Columbia, 5th - 7th Floors, New York Marriott Marquis

Discover what's new, what's next and what's happening now across the world of public transit

Many business members' products and services are showcased at the 2019 TRANSform Products & Services Showcase. Registrants can view these, learn about services and explore everything on display. Experts are on hand to answer your questions as you discover what’s new and innovative in the world of public transit equipment and services.

New extended hours:
• Monday, Oct. 14, 12 - 5 p.m. (includes lunch 12 - 1:30 p.m.; tickets required)
• Tuesday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 16, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

see Exhibitor Information/Showcase Floor Access Registration for details and to register

Are You Prepared To Take the Next Step for Fare Collection?

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Transitioning to new fare collection technology

While the use of contactless bank cards and mobile payments are slowly gaining acceptance in the U.S., it has been used successfully in other parts of the world for longer. How prepared are you to take this next step for fare collection? If you haven’t started to prepare a strategy for accepting contactless and mobile payments, the time to create a plan on how to transition from your current fare collection methods to contactless transactions is now. Panelists in this session will discuss this technology and how agencies have been able to make this move.
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Session sponsored by Vix Technology (USA) Inc.

Moderator
  • Robert James, Executive Consultant, Macro a Division of Ross & Baruzzini
Panelists
  • Arash Kahvazadeh, Business Development Director, Mastercard, Purchase, NY
  • Robin O'Hara, Deputy Executive Officer, Finance/TAP, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Alan Putre, Executive Director, MTA OMNY Fare Payment Program; Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY
  • Jason Weinstein, P.E., Assistant Director, Clipper® Program, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, San Francisco, CA

Global Lessons and Practices for High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Salon 1, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Find out why rail is on a roll worldwide!

Around the world, business models for high-speed and intercity passenger rail have found success in building and operating sustainable systems. China, in particular, has constructed and operates over 5,000 miles of high-speed rail in less than a decade.

How did they do it? What can we learn from their experiences?

Session sponsored by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

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Moderator
  • Peter Gertler, AICP, Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales and Advisory, HNTB Corporation, Oakland, CA
Panelists
  • Ziming (Ember) Liu, Transport Consultant, The World Bank Group, Beijing, China
  • Pierre Gosset, Chief Technical Officer, SYSTRA sa, Paris, France
  • Michael Lee, Vice President, Rail Systems, Jacobs, Dallas, TX

Microtransit: On-Demand and Open to All

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Salon 2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Learn how transit agencies leverage microtransit to expand mobility options for all

This on-demand service is available to the public. Now transit agencies are embracing microtransit as part of their mobility management strategies that are designed and delivered to enhance customer service. Join this session to hear how transit agencies have leveraged microtransit to expand mobility options for all users.

Microtransit programs provide more options, expand service coverage and leverage rapidly evolving technology in the industry. Agencies are developing microtransit programs with an emphasis on accessibility, prioritizing customers with disabilities in a disruptive mobility field.
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Moderator
  • Tyler Means, AICP, Senior Project Manager, TransLoc Inc., Durham, NC
Panelists
  • Johnny Dunning, Jr., Department Manager - Scheduling and Customer Advocacy, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, CA
  • Lisa Womack, Director of Mobility Services, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Kansas City, MO
  • Alex Elegudin, Senior Advisor for Systemwide Accessibility, MTA New York City Transit, New York, NY

Strategies for Integrating Technology and TRANSforming Transit

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Salon 3, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Explore integration challenges and how agencies leverage systems engineering practices

As agencies increasingly leverage technology-based systems to enhance capacity and operational capability to compete in the mobility ecosystem – complexity and systems integration levels are rising. We are evolving beyond our heavy civil construction roots. Technology migration, obsolescence, and legacy interfaces pose increasing challenges – that require us to rethink our approaches to lifecycle costs, capital investment priorities, and procurement.

This panel will explore these integration challenges and share how agencies are leveraging systems engineering practices to more effectively navigate this shifting landscape.

Session sponsored by moovel North America, LLC

Moderator
  • Anne O'Neil, P.E., CSEP, Vice Chair, Systems Engineering Subcommittee; System Catalyst and Strategist, Anne O'Neil Consultants LLC, New York, NY
Panelists
  • Thomas F. Prendergast, Head of Transit, Design and Consulting Services America, AECOM, New York, NY
  • John Manconi, General Manager, Transportation Services Department, OC Transpo/City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • William Hui, P.Eng., Manager, Engineering Project Delivery (Operations Systems), South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink), New Westminster, BC
  • Carolyn M. Gonot, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Major Capital Investment Planning Subcommittee; Executive Director, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT

TRANSformative Capital Projects

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Salon 4, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Spotlight on transformative improvements to the BART system

The Bay Area is currently advancing some of the most transformative transit investments in the U.S. The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is currently closing in on an FFGA for the CIG share of its Transbay Corridor Core Capacity project – $3.5 billion package of communication-based train control (CBTC), procurement of 306 heavy rail cars, additional traction power substations and expansion of the Hayward Maintenance Complex. BART train capacity frequency between the East Bay and San Francisco will increase by 30 percent, and overall capacity in this corridor by 45% 

Later this year, BART will kick off an ambitious study of future Transbay travel demand, and potential for a new Transbay rail crossing, accommodating both BART and mainline rail services in the new facility. In the South Bay, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is completing testing on Phase I of the BART Silicon Valley Extension, which is expected to open for service by the end of the year. Phase II will bring BART to downtown San Jose and connect to CalTrain – creating a continuous rail link around the entire San Francisco Bay. The Phase II project was recently approved by FTA into its new Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Program, intended to promote public-private partnerships in the development of major transit investments and accelerate their implementation.

Session sponsored by The General Contractors Association of NY, Inc.

Moderator
  • Sean G. Libberton, VP & National Transit Practice Consultant, HNTB Corporation, Arlington, VA
Speakers
  • Duncan Watry, Project Manager - Core Capacity, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Oakland, CA
  • Bernice Alaniz, Director Business Operations and Communications BART Silicon Valley, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA

TECHNICAL TOURS

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Our hosts have arranged for the following informative technical tours on Tuesday, October 15 and/or Wednesday, October 16.

Click here for full tour information. Online registration is now closed.
Once you are on site at the conference, please confirm your reservation(s) at the Host Information Desk, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis. Host staff will be able to sign you up for a tour(s), space permitting, if you did not register in advance. They will also provide you with the departure points for each tour and answer any questions you may have.

-  Visit MTA New York City Transit’s Access-A-Ride (AAR) Paratransit Service | Tues.
-  Grand Central Terminal Tour | Tues. & Wed.
-  The Role of Art in Revitalizing Lower Manhattan: WTC Cortland Station and Fulton Center | Tues. & Wed.
-  History Making: Art in the Second Avenue Subway | Tues. & Wed.
-  Train Simulator Lab (Simlab) | Tues. & Wed.
-  Rail Control Center  Tues. & Wed.
-  OMNY (One Metro New York): Introduction to the MTA’s New Fare Payment System |Tues. & Wed.
-  Digital Screen Innovation (Outfront Lab) | Tues.
-  Hudson Yards and More! | Tues. & Wed.
-  Staten Island Ferry (ride/tour) | Tues.
-  The Roosevelt Island Tramway | Tues. & Wed.
-  Climate Resiliency in New York City (Session & Mobile Walking Tour) | Tues.

CLOSING EVENT: TRANSformational Connections

10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

The Medicine of Music: How a World-Class Violinist and Social Activist Reaches Homeless People with Music and What Transit Can Learn

Please join us at this informative session led by Vijay Gupta, a world-acclaimed violinist, MacArthur Fellow and a social activist who has made a second career of using music to connect with people in need, including people who are homeless.

Mr. Gupta will highlight why a greater awareness of innovative approaches to connecting with homeless people who occupy transit facilities is so important. He will also showcase a fresh foundation for developing new practices to improve interactions between homeless people and transit leaders, front-line and station employees, and riders. 

Session sponsored by HNTB Corporation
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Presiding Officer
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
Sponsor Recognition
  • Kimberly Slaughter, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Leadership APTA Committee; Co-Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Senior Vice President / Senior National Transit/Rail Practice Consultant, HNTB Corporation, Chicago, IL
Featured Speaker
  • Vijay Gupta, World-acclaimed Violinist; MacArthur Fellow; Social Activist; Founder & Artistic Director, Street Symphony, Los Angeles, CA

WORKSHOP: Comfort, Compassion, and Community: How Transit Agencies are Changing their Approach to People who are Homeless

1 - 3:30 p.m.
Salon 3, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Explore best practices in responding to and managing this societal issue

While the circumstances of homelessness may not have changed for decades the impacts have become more severe. What is different is how transit agencies see the dilemma and their response to this societal issue. Transit properties are altering their business practices and increasing their outreach and partnerships with local governments, nonprofits, and other subject matter experts to find innovative solutions to an issue that impacts public safety for passengers and employees. Join transit CEOs, transit managers, researchers, and others in breakout sessions designed to explore best practices in three key areas: engagement and support, engineering and maintenance, and enforcement and monitoring.
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REGISTRATION: If you are registered for the TRANSform Conference, there is no additional fee to attend this training workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. Please email APTA’s Elizabeth Lovinggood at elovinggood@apta.com to register.

Moderator
  • Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., Corporate Practice Leader, KCI Technologies, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA
Roundtable Facilitators
  • Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., Corporate Practice Leader, KCI Technologies, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Carol Thomas, Director of Homelessness & Outreach, Project Home, Philadelphia, PA
  • Tim Chan, Group Manager - Station Area Planning, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Oakland, CA
  • Laura Hester, Deputy Chief of Police, New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT), Newark, NJ
  • Alex Z. Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans, LA
  • Flora M. Castillo, C.H.I.E., President, Pivot Strategies, LLC, Ventnor, NJ
  • Patrick T. Warren, Acting Managing Director, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY

WORKSHOP: From Portals to Places

1 - 4 p.m.
Salon 2, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

Thinking beyond stops and stations to community mobility hubs

The workshop will focus on how transit facilities can support communities by their physical location, by providing passengers with useful amenities, and serving as accessible, active, sociable and comfortable public spaces. Emphasis also will be placed on transit stops and stations that have incorporated multiple mobility services as a means to reduce the challenge of the last mile of travel and their strategies for managing them. 

The workshop will provide planners, city officials, decision makers, and transit facility owners and managers with promising practices and good advice on how to improve upon the transit areas under their purview.

The workshop is a program of "Project for Public Spaces" and will be conducted by experts from the organization.

REGISTRATION: If you are registered for the TRANSform Conference, there is no additional fee to attend this training workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. Please email APTA’s Danny Drees at ddrees@apta.com to register.

Presenters
  • Cynthia Nikitin, Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces, Inc., New York, NY
  • Jon A. Carnegie, AICP/PP, Executive Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Stephanie DiPetrillo, Senior Research Specialist, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Larry Gould, Principal, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Inc., New York, NY

WORKSHOP: FTA Transit Capital Projects

1 - 4 p.m.
Salon 1, 5th Floor, New York Marriott Marquis

An FTA-led workshop for industry feedback and training

The Federal Transit Administration will lead this interactive workshop to provide updates and seek industry feedback on matters affecting major transit capital projects and programs. Key representatives of the FTA’s Office of Planning and Environment and the Office of Program Management will conduct the workshop.

REGISTRATION: If you are registered for the TRANSform Conference, there is no additional fee to attend this training workshop. Space is limited and registration is required. Please email APTA’s Rich Weaver at rweaver@apta.com to register.