MPTA 2017 Annual Conference Agenda

Sunday, August 06, 2017

1 to 5 p.m.

 

Registration

 

3:30 p.m.

 

MPTA Board Meeting at City Utilities Transit Center

 

2 to 5 p.m.

 

Exhibitor Set Up and Bus Expo (Outdoors – side Lot)

 

2 to 5 p.m.

 

Explore Springfield on your own

 

5 to 6 p.m.

 

Bus Display open and Exhibitor Hall open

 

5:10 p.m.

 

Join MPTA at the Springfield Cardinals Game in the Redbird Roost – RSVP REQUIRED

 

Monday, August 07, 2017

7:30 a.m. to  4 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Visit Exhibit Hall and Breakfast (Illinois-Colorado)
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  

WELCOME & OPENING PLENARY

Welcome & Introductions – Dorothy Yearger, MPTA President- Welcome from MPTA

Scott Miller, General Manager, City Utilities of Springfield

Mokhtee Ahmad, FTA Region 7 Administrator

Andrew Brady, Senior Director Government Affairs, American Public Transportation Association- STATE OF TRANSIT ON CAPITAL HILL

Michelle Teel, MoDOT Multi-Modal Director, STATE of MISSOURI TRANSIT

 

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Workshop 1: What Motivates Drivers? Panel Discussion, moderated by Peter Schauer, Peter Schauer Associates
Workshop 2: Changing the Customer Service Paradigm for Transit, Presented by Debbie Ruggles, Interim General Manager, Tulsa Transit, Tulsa, OK
Exhibit Hall/ Bus Expo Open: Opportunity to check out the Exhibit Hall and Bus Display(outside) 
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break /Exhibit Hall Open/ Bus Expo
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.  

MPTA Annual Meeting Luncheon and FTA Awards Banquet

Keynote Address  – Nidhi Gulati, Program Manager, Emerald Network, LivableStreets Alliance

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm  

Workshop 1: Missouri Rural Network Session with the Missouri Department of Transportation, Moderator: Dion Knipp, MoDOT Administrator of Transit

Workshop 2: Conversations with the FTA on Civil Rights & other issues impacting transit agencies in MO, Presented by: Kevin Osborn, Civil Rights Officer, FTA Region VII, Denver, CO

Workshop 3 (MOBILE WORKSHOP): Zeroing in on the opportunities around Transit – Mobile Workshop focused on CU Transit Center, facilitated by Nidhi Gulati, Program Manager, Emerald Network – Livable Streets Alliance. Local Host: Kelly Turner, City Utilities of Springfield

 

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm to 4:45 pm  

Workshop 1: Federal Oversight and Compliance Findings, presented by Dion Knipp, MoDOT Administrator of Transit

Workshop 2: Making the Case for Social Media & Transit, presented by Cris Swaters (City Utilities of Springfield) and Bridget Moss (KCATA)

Workshop 3 (MOBILE WORKSHOP CONTINUED): Zeroing in on the opportunities around Transit – Mobile Workshop focused on CU Transit Center, facilitated by Nidhi Gulati, Program Manager, Emerald Network – Livable Streets Alliance. Local Host: Kelly Turner, CU of Springfield

 

6 to 7 p.m. Reception/Networking event

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Illinois-Colorado)
8:30 to 10 a.m.  

Workshop 1: Transit Asset Management with MoDOT, moderated by Dion Knipp, MoDOT Administrator of Transit

Workshop 2: Building Better Together with your local planning organization, moderated by Sara Fields, Executive Director, Ozarks Transportation Organization

Workshop 3: All Hazards Awareness and Preparedness Training, presented by Jit Nitcomb, NTI Instructor, National Transit Institute

 

10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall (Illinois-Colorado)
10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  

Workshop 1: Why electric? Challenges, Successes, How to’s of moving to Electric Buses, Moderator: Drew Brooks, COMO Multi-Modal Manager

Workshop 2: How can National RTAP help with its toolbox of programs?, moderated by Neil Rodriguez, Project Manager, National RTAP

Workshop 3: CONTINUED: All Hazards Awareness and Preparedness Training, presented by Jit Nitcomb, NTI Instructor, National Transit Institute

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm  

Box Lunch – APTA Lunch Speaker

Keynote: Helping Transit Drivers Stay Healthy and Manage Stress
Siphiwe Baleka, Founder of Fitness Trucking, LLC & author of 4 Minutes to Fitness

 

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Workshop 1: Substance Abuse Training (Requirement for all 5311 Providers), presented by VOLPE

Workshop 2: Bringing Innovation to the Transit Industry – Spotlighting KCATA’s new programs including FREEDOM, presented by Robbie Makinen, KCATA CEO and Cindy Baker, Chief Communications Officer, KCATA

Workshop 3: Livable Communities in partnership with Transit, presented by Sheila Holm, AARP Community Director, St.  Louis Market

 

3:00 pm to 4:15 pm Workshop 1: CONTINUED Substance Abuse Training (Requirement for all 5311 Providers), presented by VOLPE

Workshop 2: Lessons Learned from Metro’s Award-Winning Maintenance Program, presented by Geoff Kehr, Maintenance Instructor, Metro Transit, St. Louis

Workshop 3: Key Role of Transit in Crisis Management – Conversations with MO State Emergency Management Agency, presented by Dan Harrison, Resource Management Section Manager, Response Division, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

 

4:15 p.m.

 

Conference Adjourns

 

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