Conference Schedule

Tuesday, October 25

7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Exhibitor Setup and Bus Move-In
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. NYPTA Board Meeting
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. NYPTA Corporate Committee Meeting 
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Early-Arrival Reception in Bus Display Area 

 Wednesday, October 26

7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.                                                                         Registration Desk Open 
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Transit Industry Expo Hall 
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Maintenance Directors Network Meeting 
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Transit Industry Expo Hall Open 
9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Keynote Presentation:  Clinton B. Forbes, Executive Director, Palm Tran, Palm Beach County, Florida 
10:00 a.m.-10:50 a.m.                                                                                         

Concurrent Sessions

  The Road to Electrification: Transition Planning
Presented by Christos Kritsidimas, Head of Legal, Reg., Public Affairs & External Communications, Nova Bus and Greg Kilmer, Commissioner, Broome County
  Workforce Retention During the Great Resignation
Presented by Amy Gould, Chief People Officer, RTS; Diane Ialenti, Director of Human Resources, Transdev, Kelli Schreivogl, Director of Human Resources, CDTA; Amy Meyers, Deputy Director of Human Resources, NFTA; moderated by James Morrell, Director of Public Transit, NFTA
  Enhancing Mobility Through Integrated Payments
Presented by Deborah Wathen Finn, President, The Wathen Group; Anthony Louh, Business Development Manager, Cubic Transportation Systems; Joan McDonald, Director of Operations, Westchester County
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.                         Exhibit Hall Time
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Transit Industry Luncheon: PTLI Capstone Presentation, Joe Boardman and Public Transit Innovation and Leadership Awards, Election of Board
1:45 p.m.-2:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Minutes Matter: How to Improve Bus Reliability
Presented by Ted Orosz Senior Technical Advisor, Creighton Manning and Alan Danaher, Vice President, WSP USA

  An Inside Look at National RTAP
Presented by Cara Marcus, Knowledge and Resource Manager, National RTAP

Bus on The Lookout: Human Trafficking
Presented by Lexi Higgins, Deputy Director, Truckers Against Trafficking

2:45 p.m.-3:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  Bus Electrification from Pilot to Scale: A Toolkit for New York State Agencies
Presented by Amy Pettine, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard; Yanisa Techagumthorn, Senior Associate, Nelson\Nygaard; Charles Dewey, Manager of Bus Equipment and Maintenance, NFTA; Curt Parrish, Procurement Coordinator, TCAT; Jeremy Smith, Director of Facilities, CDTA; Rusty Korth, VP of Zero-Emission Strategies, RTS
  Innovative Transit Mobility Efforts: A Birdseye View
Presented by Hani Shamat, Shared Use Mobility Center; Frank Doldo, Volunteer Transportation Center
  The Path to Zero Emissions and Cost Reductions Along the Way
Presented by Stephen Whaley, Director of Autogas Business Development, PERC, Derrick Whaley, Roush Cleantech, Maria Church, Risk Management Director TransNet, Rich Paprcka, COO, Delaware Transit Corporation
3:45 p.m.-4:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  Leveraging Technology to Clean Interior Air and Surfaces
Presented by Ray Melleady, EVP Seating and Technology, USSC Group and David L. Williams, Director of Maintenance, CDTA

Public Transportation Safety Board System Safety Update-Bus Accident Investigation for Identifying Safety Hazards (BAITFISH) Primer

Presented by Jonathan Nicastro, Director, Motor Carrier Compliance Bureau, NYSDOT

  Electric Bus Scaled Fleet Charging and Microgrid Solutions
Presented by Alan Westenskow, Director Business Development, Proterra
4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Reception in Transit Industry Expo Hall

Thursday, October 27

7:30 a.m.-9:20 a.m.                                           Transit Industry Breakfast: Stephen Goodman, Administrator, FTA Region 2; Marie-Therese Dominguez, Commissioner NYS Department of Transportation; APTA Representative (invited) 
9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m.       Concurrent Sessions 
  Cybersecurity in your Technology Supply Chain
Presented by Christos Karanicolas, SVP Business Development, Clever Devices
  Overview of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Presented by FTA Staff
  Give the People What They Want: Responding to Community Service Requests
Presented by Robert Jones, Deputy Director of Public Transit, NFTA
10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m.      Concurrent Sessions 
  Predictive Maintenance Using Data and AI Technology
Presented by Krish Inbarajan, Preteckt

FTA Real Property Acquisition and the National Environmental Policy Act
Presented by FTA Staff

  Rural and Small Systems: Best Practices in Mobility Management
Presented by Dwight Mengel, Tompkins County Transit
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
  How CDTA is Using Big Data to Make Big Improvements
Presented by Shannon Bailey, GTT; Thomas Guggisberg, CDTA; Calvin Young, CDTA; and Carl Puddy, Miovision
  Successful Planning and Project Development for FTA Projects
Presented by FTA Staff
  It’s the Year 2027: What Does Successful Rural Mobility Look Like?
Presented by Dwight Mengel, Tompkins County Transit
12:30 p.m. Conference Concludes