With rising COVID numbers and increasing travel bans for agencies, the Missouri Public Transit Association will be moving the 2020 Missouri Public Transit Conference and Expo to a virtual event. The two-day, intensive conference will be held virtually on Sept. 9-10, 2020. Registration cost will be $275 per participant.
A new session just added will provide an opportunity to find ways to manage the ever-stressful roles in transit management and delivery especially this year with driver shortages, a pandemic and unrest in many of our cities. A new agenda available for download below.
The conference will take an in-depth look at transit operations, mobility needs and transit partnerships while investigating opportunities and policies for local transit agencies to meet those needs. In addition, the required Drug and Alcohol Training for Missouri 5311 providers will be offered on Sept. 10. At opening plenary, Hats Off to Missouri Transit, on Sept. 9, the membership will celebrate the wins in transit in 2020, elect the annual leadership team and honor systems across the state for service to public transit.
The conference will provide ample online opportunities to highlight our MPTA vendors and their products to transit systems. Panel discussions at the conference will include a look at COVID-19 impact on public transit, the fare discussion of 2020 – to charge or not to charge, climate change and transit, and mobility on demand to fill the service gaps.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to hear from FTA Region VII Administrator Mohktee Ahmad, Missouri Department of Transportation Director and AASHTO President Patrick McKenna, and CTAA Executive Director Scott Bogren on the State of Funding on Capitol Hill.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility during these challenging times.