Preliminary Agenda Below - Schedule is Subject to Change


Tuesday, October 31
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                               Expo Set Up & Bus Move-in    
12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-in    
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open    
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Board Meeting    
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Corporate Committee Meeting    
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Early Arrival Reception    
Wednesday, November 1
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration & Check-in    
7:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast in Transit Expo Hall    
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Maintenance Directors Meeting    
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Transit Industry Expo Hall Open    
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Nat Ford, Jacksonville Transportation Authority
General Session      
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. MTA Panel: Bringing Tech to Transit: New York City Transit’s Unique P3 Model

Speakers TBD
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Visit Expo Hall    
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Transit Industry Luncheon    
Concurrent Sessions      
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Big Data for Small Transit Systems: Using Replica Data & FTA STOPS Modeling to Evaluate and Reimagine Transit Orange Services

Chris Titze, East Coast Director, Tranpo Group
Rob Parrington, Senior Transit Planner, Orange County
Scott Levine, Transpo Group

Shared Software Analytics Initiative

Chris Titze, East Coast Director, Transpo Group
Eric Krans, Program Manager, AVAIL
Scott Levine, Transpo Group

Using Technology to Make Public Transit Safer for Riders and Operators

Ray Melleady, EVP Global Seating, USSC Group

I’m Already Intelligent. Who needs Artificial Intelligence?

Oren Hirsch, Solutions Engineer, Optibus

Overcoming Constraints to Transform a Transit Facility: The Case of the White Plains TransCenter

Steve Courage, Associate Transportation Planner, Westchester County Department of Planning
Michael Amabile, AICP, Principal Planner/Project Manager, Creighton Manning
Kelly Freeman, RA, LEED AP, Vice President, Sowinski Sullivan Architects

Bus Network Redesign in Niagara Falls

Nadine Chalmers, Manager of Service Planning, NFTA
Robert Jones, Deputy Director of Public Transit, NFTA
Concurrent Sessions      
2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Employee Productivity/Incentive Programs

Christopher Tuff, Deputy CEO, CNYRTA-Centro 
Suzanna Levesque - Director of Internal Control, CNYRTA-Centro 

Metro Excellence Program

Jason Abounader, Finance & Administration, Manager, NFTA

Micro Transit Service Update

Julie Boasi, Director of Service Planning,  Regional Transit Service (RGRTA) 
Jay Corey, Director of Transportation,  Regional Transit Service (RGRTA) 
Chris Mahood, Director of Technology Innovation,  Regional Transit Service (RGRTA) 
Modernizing Operator Training

Rachel Maloney, Manager Bus and Special Service Operations, NFTA Metro

Creating Bonds: Uniting Operations and Scheduling

Manpreet Bajwa, Transportation Manager, Transdev - NICE Bus 
Sanad Ramadan, Transportation Manager, Transdev - NICE Bus 
Randy Ramnarine, Director of Transportation, Transdev - NICE Bus 
Hope Ann Smith, Senior Transit Planner/Scheduler, Transdev - NICE Bus 
Concurrent Sessions      
3:30 - 4:20 p.m. Impacts of Fare-Free Operations On Bee-Line Bus System

Craig Lader, Director of Transportation Planning, Westchester County Department of Planning
Rider Centric Transit

Jonathan Feldman, Director of Schedule & Planning, Transdev

Revolutionizing Public Transit: Adopting V2X Technology for a Safer, Greener, and Smarter Mobility Future

Shannon Bailey, Strategic Account Director, NE, Global Traffic Technologies

Improving Mobility Through Better Signage

Greg Kilmer, Commissioner of Public Transportation, BC Transit
Michele Craig, Director of Public Transportation, BC Transit
Douglas Teator, Project Manager, Creighton Manning Kelly Freeman, Sowinski Sullivan Architects
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception in Expo Hall    
Thursday, November 2
7:30 - 9:20 a.m. Transit Industry Breakfast

Mike Culotta, Acting Regional Administrator, FTA
Marie Therese Dominguez, Esq., Commissioner, NYSDOT
Paul Skoutelas, President & CEO, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Concurrent Sessions      
9:30 - 10:20 a.m. HR/Employee Recruitment & Retention

Jaqueline Musengo, VP of Human Resources, Centro
FTA Jeopardy: Top Comprehensive Review Findings

Darreyl Davis, Director, FTA
DOT Session
Concurrent Sessions      
10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Pivoting to Hydrogen: Navigating the Path to a 100% Zero-Emission Fleet

Rusty Korth, Vice President of Zero-Emission Strategies, RGRTA
Al Cioffi, Vice President Sales & Business Development, Plug Power, Inc.
John Hroncich, Director, North American Transit Sales, BAE Systems, Inc.
FTA Bus Safety 101

Frank Hackett, Program Manager (SRMC), FTA Office of Transit Safety and Oversight
DOT Session
Concurrent Sessions      
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Tracy Archie, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Regional Transit Service (RTS) 
Best Practices for Delivering a Successful Bus Rapid Transit Program – a discussion

Speakers TBD
DOT Session