WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
12 Noon MPTA BOARD MEETING – Polo Room
1-4 PM REGISTRATION FOR 2018 MPTA CONFERENCE – Atrium
2-4 PM Strategic Advocacy for Transit – Parliament 1
  Scott Bogren, Executive Director of
  Community Transportation Association of America
  Strategic Advocacy: Learn how to effectively communicate with elected officials at all levels from someone who has been doing so for nearly 30 years. Communication techniques, goal setting and outcome-based advocacy will be front and center in this session. Be sure to bring your challenges to the table.
   
1-4 PM Vendor Set-up -Expo Center
5-7 PM OPENING EVENT – Meet in Atrium at 5 p.m.
  Downtown Columbia Reception at The Broadway Rooftop

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
7:30 – 9 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – Expo Center
9:00 AM 2018 WELCOME – Expo Center
  Dorothy Yeager, MPTA President
  Patrick McKenna, Director, Missouri Department of Transportation
  Mokhtee Ahmad, FTA Region VII Administrator
  KEYNOTE: Charlotte DiBartolomeo, M.A.C.T., CEO of Red Kite Project, “Transit’s Critical Role at a Crossroads in Our Society”
   
10:15 – 11:30 AM Parliament 1 Parliament 2 Parliament 3
Let’s Talk Transit: Addressing Transit Driver Burnout MODERATOR: Charlotte DiBartolomeo, CEO Red Kite Project Missouri Rural Network Session with the Missouri Department of Transportation   Presenter: MoDot Transit Staff Making the Transit Case with Elected Officials – The In’s and Out’s of Advocacy vs. Lobbying – Presenter: Michael Winter, Michael G. Winter Associates
11:45- 1:15 PM MPTA ANNUAL MEETING LUNCHEON – Expo Center
  MPTA & FTA AWARDS
  KEYNOTE: 
  Scott Bogren, Executive Director of Community Transportation Association of America
  From the national perspective, where is public transit headed? Scott will discuss investment, private-sector partnerships, innovative technologies, and much more.
1:30- 3 PM Parliament 1 Parliament 2 Meet at Registration Desk in Atrium
KCATA’s Innovative Programming in MO: Freedom Program and Veterans’ Program Presenter: Jameson Auten, KCATA Chief of Regional Service Delivery and Innovations Procurement & Transit   Presenter: Heath Pickerill, MO RTAP Downtown GoCOMO Transit Center Tour; Led by GoCOMO Director of Parking and Transit Drew Brooks. This tour will include a look at Columbia’s successful electric bus fleet, charging stations & Downtown Transit Center.
3 – 3:15 PM BREAK – Expo Center
3:15 -4:45 pm Parliament 1 Parliament 2 MOBILE WORKSHOP
Transit’s Impact on Missouri’s Health Presenters: Bethany Johnson Javois, Chief Executive Officer of the Integrated Health Network and former Managing Director of the Ferguson Commission, and Kendra Copanas, Executive Director, Generate Health STL KC Streetcar moving more than just riders – Impacts on Development, Presenter: Tom Gerend, Executive Director of KC Streetcar CONTINUED:   Downtown GoCOMO tour. Tour will wrap up about 4 p.m.
5:30 – 6:30 PM RECEPTION/NETWORKING EVENT – Expo Center

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST -Expo Center
8:30 – 10 AM Parliament 1 Parliament 2 Parliament 3
Community Partnerships around Transit: Ten Toes & AARP; Presenter: Sheila Holm, AARP in St. Louis Community Director Re-Vision for MO Transit Systems; Hear from JeffTran and MARC on their experiences with transit system analysis Presenters: Mark Mehmert, JEFFTRAN and Karen Clawson, MARC in Kansas City NTI Training: Building Diversity Skills in the Transit Workplace
10 – 10:15 AM BREAK – Expo Center
10:15 – 11:45 AM Parliament 1 Parliament 2 Parliament 3
Transit & Technology Panel Discussion Panel: Matt Crawford, City Utilities Transportation Planner and Heath Pickerill, MO RTAP Conversations with the FTA on Civil Rights and other issues impacting transit agencies in MO Presenter:   FTA REGION VII Representatives NTI Training: Building Diversity Skills in the Transit Workplace continued
12 – 1:15 PM BOX LUNCH BUFFET and KEYNOTE – Expo Center
  KEYNOTE: Chris Keefover, TSA
  Homeland Security and Transit
 
EXHIBITOR BREAKDOWN following Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 PM Picadilly Meeting Room    
Substance Abuse Training (Requirement for all 5311 Providers)   Presenter: George Gilpatrick, VOLPE
3 – 4:15 PM Picadilly Meeting Room
CONTINUED: Substance Abuse Training (Requirement for all 5311 Providers)
4:15 PM CONFERENCE ADJOURNS

 

 

 

 

 

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