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2020 Business Members Annual Meeting - Program

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

 

Wednesday, January 29

Registration

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

Continental Breakfast

8 - 9 a.m.

Legislative Committee Meeting

9 - 10 a.m.

Guest Breakfast (Dutch Treat)

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Guests are invited to join in a dutch treat breakfast located at:
 
Vue
Omni La Costa Resort 
2100 Costa Del Mar Rd
Carlsbad, California 92009
 
Fresh earthy fare, craft beer and fine wine 
 

Procurement Committee Meeting

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Small Business Committee Meeting

10:30 - 11 a.m.

Workforce Development Committee Meeting

11 - 11:30 a.m.

Program Committee Meeting

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Business Development Committee Meeting

12 - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

LinkedIn Corner

12:30 - 5 p.m.

(also offered Thursday, 8:30–5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Stop in and meet one-on-one with Dahlia+'s Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, an expert on enhancing your LinkedIn credentials and networking page. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Budget Committee Meeting

2 - 2:30 p.m.

BMBG Committee Meeting

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception (Badges Required)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own

7 p.m. -
 

Thursday, January 30

Registration

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

Breakfast

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Welcome & 10-second Introductions

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcomes
  • Huelon A. Harrison, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Principal, Legacy Resource Group, Dallas, TX
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Chair, APTA; General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

LinkedIn Corner

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(also offered Friday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.)

Stop in and meet one-on-one with Dahlia+'s Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, an expert on enhancing your LinkedIn credentials and networking page. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Demographic Changes Impacting Transit

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

People – and business – are on the move. Where they live and work has profound impacts on the local, regional and national economies. Transit is playing an increasing role not only as a factor in where people live, but also in how well cities can function. What does the data show for our world in the next 25 years?
 
Introduction
  • Eve Williams, Member, APTA Board of Directors; 1st Vice Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; President/Chief Executive Officer, Dikita Engineering, Dallas, TX
Presenter
  • Mike Alexander, Director, Center for Livable Communities, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Atlanta, GA

Break

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

Hot Issues Impacting Business Members: NYS Contractor Disbarment

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo’s directive to penalize contractors for work that is over budget or late could have profound implications for doing business in New York at the very time the MTA has announced a $51 billion capital program. What is the status of efforts to overturn the new penalties and are other states looking at doing the same?
 
Moderator
  • Julie D'Orazio, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Senior Vice President, National Market Leader-Transit and Rail, WSP USA, New York, NY
Panelists
  • Thomas R. Waldron, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Vice Chair, Emerging Leaders Committee; Senior Vice President & Global Transit Director, HDR, Newark, NJ
  • Jose R. Bustamante, P.E., Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Business Member Small Business Committee; Vice President, T&I National Business Development, STV Incorporated, Washington, DC
  • Jack Martinson, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Vice President/Customer Director, ALSTOM , New York, NY
  • Stanley J. Rosenblum, CEO, SYSTRA Consulting, Inc./SYSTRA Engineering, Inc., New York, NY

The Growing Power of Small & Minority Businesses in California

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

California, with an economy that would rank 5th in the world, is leading the nation in transit and rail investment. The success of pending and future work depends in large part on the participation of small and minority-owned businesses. This discussion will feature the growth, success and future of small and minority-owned businesses in California. 
  
Moderator
  • Freddie C. Fuller, II, Secretary/Treasurer, APTA; Secretary/Treasurer, American Public Transportation Foundation; Secretary/Treasurer, APTA, APTA Audit Committee; Secretary/Treasurer, APTA, APTA Finance Committee; Chair, American Public Transportation Foundation Finance Committee; Vice President, Electronic Payment Systems, Jacobs, Woodbridge, VA
Panelists
  • Stepfone Montgomery, Transportation & Infrastructure Director, Talson Solutions, LLC, Los Angeles, CA
  • Terry E. Solis, Vice Chair, Business Member Small Business Committee; Chairman & Secretary of the Board, The Solis Group, Pasadena, CA

Break

11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lunch

12 - 12:45 p.m.

Luncheon Speaker: Transforming How We Travel With Hyperloop

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop One, believes the opportunity for passengers to travel at ground level at speeds in excess of 500 mph will transform transportation in the world. Jay has brought his powerful experience as former Chair and CEO of MTA New York, and CEO of Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation and Motivate, the bike sharing company, to bear on this latest of high-speed technologies now under development in the US and abroad. He will provide an update on the outlook and opportunities presented by this novel technology to travelers and those in the business of transportation.
  
Introduction
  • Jeffrey A. Nelson, Vice Chair, APTA; General Manager, Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLink), Moline, IL
Guest Speaker
  • Jay H. Walder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Hyperloop One, Los Angeles, CA

Break

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Supporting Local Transit Referenda

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Despite an all-time record Federal funding for transit, transit agencies and cities increasingly are looking to local referenda to fund important transit priorities. What should APTA’s business members’ role be in this process and how can APTA and its members best support local referenda and ballot initiatives?
 
Presenters
  • Raymond J. Melleady, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Business Member Legislative Subcommittee; Executive Vice President, United Safety & Survivability Corporation, Exton, PA
  • Kimberly Slaughter, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Leadership APTA Committee; Co-Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Senior Vice President / Senior National Practice Consultant, HNTB Corporation, Chicago, IL

Work Force Development: Building a Pipeline to New Leaders

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

From bus drivers to planners, maintenance workers to track designers, finding new workers passionate about transportation in today’s low-unemployment environment has never been harder. APTA’s foundation scholarship recipients and leadership program participants are precisely the kind of employees our agency and business members want. How can we better track where these students and future leaders are and support their continued interest in transportation careers? What else can APTA be doing to support the hiring needs of its members?
  
Discussion Leaders
  • Michael A. Allegra, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Business Member Workforce Development Committee; Former President/CEO , Utah Transit Authority; President, KivAllegra Consulting, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Janet S. Rogers, Vice President, Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., Alameda, CA

Break

2:45 - 3 p.m.

Growing APTA’s Most Valuable Asset: Members

3 - 3:30 p.m.

APTA is embarking over the next year in a concerted effort to grow its membership. A larger membership base enhances the potency of our advocacy, adds diversity across the transportation sector, and improves the value APTA provides its members. As APTA Chair, Nuria has created a task force to support APTA’s membership recruitment efforts, including those focused on growing business memberships. The involvement of the BMBG will be critical to this effort.
  
Presenters
  • Nuria I. Fernandez, Chair, APTA; General Manager/CEO, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA
  • Christina Garneski, CAE, Vice President - Meetings and Membership Services, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

2020 Business Member Advocacy

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

2020 will be a hectic year – from impeachment to elections to possible action on infrastructure and FAST Act reauthorization. Public Transportation’s case before Congress is strongest when business members can discuss the jobs and economic benefits they create in building, operating and supporting transit. To be successful, we must ramp up APTA’s business member involvement in advocating for public transportation.
  
Discussion Leaders
  • Raymond J. Melleady, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Business Member Legislative Subcommittee; Executive Vice President, United Safety & Survivability Corporation, Exton, PA
  • Ward W. McCarragher, Vice President-Government Affairs and Advocacy, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC

Open Mic

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

What is your mind as you think about challenges for the industry and fr APTA?  How can the APTA and its Business Members have the greatest impact?  What’s hot?  We’ll pass around the microphone so you can speak your mind.
 
Moderator
  • Lindy Norris, Director, Marketing & Public Affairs, New Flyer of America, St. Cloud, MN

Dinner on your own

6 p.m. -
 

Friday, January 31

Registration

7 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Breakfast Available

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

LinkedIn Corner

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Stop in and meet one-on-one with Dahlia+'s Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, an expert on enhancing your LinkedIn credentials and networking page. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Committee Work Plans and the FY21 Business Member Activity Fund Budget

8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

APTA’s business members have set ambitious goals for 2020 – from advocacy to conference speakers, work force training initiatives to business development. The Business Member committees will report on planned activities for this year and those included in the proposed 2021 budget.
  
Facilitator
  • Huelon A. Harrison, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Principal, Legacy Resource Group, Dallas, TX

Break

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Southern California Transit Agencies: Preview of Future Capital Programs and Projects

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

California, with the world’s fifth largest economy, is HOT with transit-related projects, investments and business opportunities. Leaders from the state’s largest and most active transit agencies will discuss near-term capital and spend plans, and how business members can best support the success of transit agencies.
  
Moderator
  • Francis "Buddy" Coleman, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 2nd Vice Chair, Business Member Board of Governors; Chief Customer Officer, Clever Devices Ltd., Woodbury, NY
Panelists
  • Phillip A. Washington, Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Paul C. Jablonski, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA
  • Matthew O. Tucker, Member, APTA Executive Committee; Chair, Commuter Rail Committee; Chair, Commuter Rail CEOs Subcommittee; Executive Director, North County Transit District, Oceanside, CA
  • Jennifer Bergener, Chair, High-Speed & Intercity Passenger Rail Regional Corridors Subcommittee; Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange, CA
  • Justin Fornelli, Chief, Program Delivery, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), Pomona, CA

Adjournment

11:30 a.m. -

Box Lunch

12 - 1 p.m.

Golf Tournament/Alternate Activities

12 - 5 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a spot for Alternate Activities click here.
 

Reception (Badges Required)

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner (Badges Required)

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.