The New York State Public Transit Industry CONNECTIONS Conference & Expo
SCHEDULE OF SESSIONS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
8:00am-12:30pm: NYS Transit Industry CONNECTIONS Expo
9:00-10:00am: A1- Economic Impact of New York’s Transit Manufacturing Industry
New York has the premiere transit manufacturing cluster in the nation, if not the world. This panel will address the state of the industry, the opportunities and risks it faces, and how we can improve our competitive advantage, across the state.
10:00-10:45am: A2 - Opening Session:
The latest legislative developments impacting public transit.
11:00am-12:00pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS
B1- Maintenance Talks
Created by NYPTA’s Maintenance Directors Network, this interactive forum features maintenance managers and other associated transit professionals in a wide ranging discussion on the most pressing bus maintenance and bus technology issues. Bring your questions, challenges, or innovative practices to share with the audience.
B2- NYC DOT Mobility Management Panel Discussion
NYC DOT representatives share their vision for their innovative mobility management program, and how this cutting-edge program has impacted their community.
12:30-1:30pm: Transit Industry Luncheon with PTLI Graduation and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
1:45-2:45pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS
C1- Communication Track
Media Relations: Best practices on crafting and delivering a transit message that connects with today’s riders and potential riders, too.
Sean Casey, Partner, Director of Public Affairs, and Matt Maguire, Senior Counsel, Eric Mower + Associates
C2- Mobility Management Track
Leveraging Resources to Create Reliable Rural Rideshare Programs: An Overview of the 511NY Southern Tier Rideshare and Jefferson County Rideshare Projects
Tina Hager, Transit Manager, Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council
John Lyons, President/CEO, MetroPool
Sam Purington, Executive Director, Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc.
C3- Operation & Safety Track
Overview of FTA Bus Safety Program and Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Erik Larson, Bus Safety Program Manager, Boyd, Caton & Grant
3:00-4:00pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS
D1- Leadership Track
Driving Organizational Success Through Employee Training and Development: How Training Your Clients, Executive Team and Employees Can Drive Your Company’s Success.
Buddy Coleman, Executive Vice President, Clever Devices, LTD
Frank Kobliski, Executive Director, Centro
D2 - Mobility Management Track
How Do I Get From Here to There? The Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing a Unified Trip Planning and Integrated Booking System for Fixed Route and Demand Responsive Transit
Christopher Titze, Senior Associate, Cambridge Systematics
D3- Maintenance & Safety Track
1) Advanced Safety & Maintenance Technologies for Air Brake Equipped Transit Buses Vinko Pregel, National Product Sales Manager-Transit, MGM Brakes
2) Proactive Approach to Transit Safety: A Blueprint for the Successful Implementation of an Integrated Safety Program, and Calculating a Return on Investment.
Peter Aube, Northeast Sales Executive, SEON
4:00-6:00pm: NYS Transit Industry CONNECTIONS Expo & Grand Finale Reception
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
Rochester Hyatt Regency
7:30-9:30am: Transit Industry Breakfast: The Importance of Public Transit - A State, National and Corporate Perspective
Marilyn Shazor, FTA Region II Administrator
Matthew Driscoll, NYS DOT Commissioner (invited)
Xerox Corporation, the premier sponsor of the 2015 State Roadeo, will recognize the winner of this year’s competition and give attendees a business perspective on the importance of public transit.
9:45-10:45am: CONCURRENT SESSIONS
E1- Leadership Track
Operator Websites: Innovative Ways to Communicate Safety & Service
Michael Setzer, CEO, NICE Bus/Vice President, Transdev
E2 - Mobility Management Track
Creating a Community Mobility System - A Question and Answer Roundtable with Mobility Managers and Operators
E3- RTAP & NYS DOT Track
Transit Program Updates & Program Oversight Technical Assistance NYS DOT Training
11:00am-12:00pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS
F1- Leadership Track
Public-Private Partnerships that Provide High Result Transit Solutions
David C. Duchscherer, PE, FASCE, Principal, Wendel Cos.
Elizabeth Bruno Colvin, Associate Project Manager, Wendel Cos.
F2 - Safety Track
1) Safety Best Practices: Creating Long Term Safe NORMS
Jeff Cassell, President, Taptco
2) Need-to-Know Changes to Wheelchair Securement Safety Regulations Darren Reaume, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Q’Straint/Sure-Lok
F3- Mobility Management Track
The Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program and Opportunities for Transportation
Jack Salo, Executive Director, Rural Health Network of SCNY
Bill McDonald, President, Medical Motor Service
12:00-1:00pm: Grab & Go Lunch
12:00pm: RTS Transit Center Tour (Pre-registration required)