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Welcome to APTA REWIND - Mobility & Rail NOW!

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If you missed the live broadcast of Mobility & Rail NOW!, you still have the opportunity to view all the sessions and earn continuing education credits!

The Mobility & Rail NOW! virtual event delivered 24 sessions with 9 of those sessions approved for planning, procurement or engineering CEUs. This two-day event provided attendees the inside track on the latest insight, trends, and best practices impacting mobility and rail. Mobility & Rail NOW! also featured sessions dedicated to the “Future of Transit,” including exploring what public transit will look like in the post-pandemic world.

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Track 1: OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Recovery & Restoration Plans for Transit Across the U.S.

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The co-chairs of APTA’s Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force will engage in a broad discussion of key issues on which the Task Force focused, including the protection of employees and customers as the return to transit, and how the pandemic and the recent discussion on social equity and systemic racism has changed the mission and operations of transit agencies and companies.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (ET)
Track 1, 2, 3: Virtual Coffee Break

During this break, view a quick tutorial on how to navigate this site and how to connect with attendees in the Networking Room.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
Track 1: Procurement in the Era of COVID-19

Transit agencies have had to adapt quickly to procuring goods and services remotely. This session will cover innovation and best practices from small, medium, and large transit agencies regarding how they revamped their procurement processes. Many of these agencies have experienced lower costs, greater efficiency, and improved relationships with both suppliers and internal customers.

PROCUREMENT CEUs: .75

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
Track 2: Major Capital Projects – Planning for and Ensuring Success

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Join us for an informative session where we hear examples of both how to execute and plan major capital projects. We will learn from WSP about the Waterloo Light Rail Project in Ontario, Canada – the first rail project delivered under a P3 contract structure in the region. We will also hear from LA Metro on their Capital Program Management best practices, from selecting the optimal delivery method to risk adjusted budgets and schedules. Both share a common theme – what each organization has done to ensure success.

NOTE: You are invited to join us Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m for a tabletop discussion on Major Capital Investments. 

PLANNING CEUs: .75

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
Track 3: From Response to Recovery: An International Perspective

During the global pandemic, transit systems in Europe and Asia were forced to respond more quickly to an aggressive rise in COVID cases, as well as adapt faster to an opening of economies as countries recovered. Learn from leaders of some of the most widely used systems in the world on how they have rapidly adapted to operating during a pandemic, the lessons they have learned and how they have reimagined their service to ensure safety and service for both passengers and employees.

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM (ET)
Track 1, 2, 3: Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
Track 1: Paratransit Operations Response Post COVID-19

Paratransit operators have a unique role in the transit industry as they provide transportation to those who may have no other options. Transit systems are working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19 and also continue serving their customers. Paratransit operations are facing a particularly challenging environment. Hear from transit systems with robust response plans post COVID-19 to address concerns, while still providing this valuable service to vulnerable communities. This session will outline steps that you can use for the safety of your employees and customers as we move to recovery and restoration.

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visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
Track 2: Creating Your Zero Emission Bus Strategy: Battery and Fuel Cell Perspectives

Transit agencies making the transition to a zero emission bus fleet have a host of elements to consider including infrastructure costs, fuel costs, route planning, operational conditions, facility upgrades and training. In this session you will hear from two agencies – one that is deploying fuel cell electric buses and one that is pursuing the battery electric bus pathway. Each agency will talk about their program, why they chose the technology pathway they did, and their strategies for deploying their chosen technology, lessons learned to date, and success stories.

NOTE: You are invited to join the speakers on Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m for a tabletop discussion where you can ask your questions about how these technologies would fit into your service.

Session Sponsored by Proterra Inc.

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
Track 3: FTA and Transit Agencies Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking—or modern-day slavery—is a global problem in which persons are illegally bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Through the use of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or the abuse of power, traffickers prey upon their victims’ vulnerabilities—such as their youth, condition of poverty, migration status, or dreams of love and opportunity—while profiting from their exploitation. There are an estimated 40 million victims of human trafficking globally, including thousands of children and adults in the U.S. and Canada. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. 

This session will highlight FTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative, which supports the USDOT’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative. Additionally, a transit leader will discuss the actions their agency is taking to combat human trafficking by issuing leadership statements, signing pledges, developing reporting protocols, training their employees, and conducting public awareness campaigns.

02:10 PM - 02:50 PM (ET)
Track 1, 2, 3: Networking Break

Take this time to network with your peers in our Networking Rooms. This is your chance to connect with old friends and new. Simply join a table with an open seat and start an exchange via video, audio, or chat.

02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
Track 1: Bus Shields: Protection Against Operator Assaults and COVID-19

Attend this important session to hear about bus shields and protective barriers and how they have safeguarded operators against operator assaults as well as viral outbreaks. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will speak about two tragic cases of operator assaults that occurred on their system in 2019 and how the agency responded. HART will also discuss bus shields that were implemented on the system post-assaults, as well as what is being currently done at the agency during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) will talk about what the agency implemented for temporary bus barriers/shielding in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what it has applied as more permanent measures. Further, IndyGo will address some of the measures it is implementing to control the spread of the Coronavirus, including thermal temperature screenings and the use of UV light to disinfect buses.

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visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
Track 2: Engineering Our Way Forward Through COVID-19

Public transit agencies are facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have made changes to their vehicles, processes, and operations to ensure passenger and employee safety. This session will discuss how good engineering practices have led to some quick and effective solutions to combat the issues posed by COVID-19.

ENGINEERING CEUs: .75

Session presented by HDR

02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
Track 3: Managing Transit Funding & Financing During Periods of Economic Stress

Challenging times spark expansive thinking about public transportation and ways it can be funded. Several funding and financing opportunities have emerged, which are complementing new, creative applications of traditional sources. The panel discussion will shine a light on new ideas that can apply to public transit agencies of all sizes.

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visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
03:35 PM - 03:55 PM (ET)
Track 1, 2, 3: Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
Track 1: Bus Maintenance in the COVID-19 Era

We know that public confidence will be critical to bringing back ridership to transit. Vehicle and facility maintenance will be a central foundation for this, putting new demands on bus maintenance departments. This panel will review the plans and practices of leading bus agencies to meet rigorous standards for cleaning and disinfecting while continuing all other required bus maintenance - and, critically, while keeping maintenance workers safe.

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Visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
Session presented by LTK Engineering Services  
 
03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
Track 2: FTA’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP): Implementation and Best Practice

Join us for this interesting and informative session to learn about how agencies have implemented the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) requirement. Hear from the FTA regarding recent safety initiatives, grants, and technical assistance. Also learn how enforcement of the final PTASP rule has been delayed to December 31, 2020 due to transit agency COVID-19 response efforts (A letter was submitted to FTA’s Emergency Relief docket by APTA requesting this in April, 2020). In addition, hear from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and how they’ve finalized their PTASP and utilized the FTA’s PTASP Technical Assistance Center (PTASP-TAC) to do so. VTA also will share how the agency worked with its board of directors to sign off on the PTASP during this uncertain period of COVID-19.

03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
Track 3: Transit's Role in Maintaining Social Equity and Inclusion During & Post COVID-19

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We have heard the word “essential” a lot this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on just how essential public transit really is for all communities. Whether transporting essential workers, partnering with food banks to deliver essential goods, or making countless service changes, the transit industry has kept the economy moving and people served. As we implement recovery plans for transit service, how do we ensure we do so from a perspective of social equity and racial justice? Join this session to hear how several agencies have implemented an equity framework in their recovery plans, and the impact to date.

PLANNING CEUs: .75

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Visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM (ET)
Track 1: Virtual Happy Hour & Daily Debrief

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End the day with session leaders and your peers across North America. Whether you're on the West Coast, East Coast, or somewhere in between, its 5 o'clock somewhere, and it's always a good time to talk about mobility and rail transit issues, and the future of public transportation.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Track 1: GENERAL SESSION: APTA Remarks and Keynote Speaker

Join Vishaan Chakrabarti, renowned architect and urban designer, for an engaging conversation on his vision for a more sustainable, car-light urban future as we re-imagine mobility patterns during and following the pandemic in communities across America.

Vishaan is currently the Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley as well as the Founder of the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). Previously, he has served under Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the director of the Manhattan Office for the New York Department of City Planning. He is the author of A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), and was recently interviewed by the New York Times on his vision for a future of sustainable mobility in New York.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (ET)
Track 1, 2, 3: Virtual Coffee Break

Visit our sponsors in the Sponsorship Page or connect with attendees in the Networking Room.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
Track 1: Advancing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

APTA advocates for new mobility with public transit as its backbone. So how is transit being prioritized in the rapidly evolving world of Mobility-as-a- Service (MaaS)? Components of MaaS -- agency assessment, governance structure, and marketing to all -- coalesce to shape how a transit agency will operate as a mobility authority and connect to all modes of the mobility ecosystem. Agencies must consider what to do when partnering with third-party planning & payment platforms, subsidizing vs. operating, and finances and payment processing. This session is designed for attendees to share their thoughts, challenge each other, and come together to envision a more connected mobility future with transit as the backbone.

NOTE: You are invited to join us Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m for a tabletop discussion on Advancing MaaS.

PLANNING CEUs: .75

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Visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
Track 2: Operational Preparedness in Response to COVID-19

Agencies have faced unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public transit has taken on a critical role in containing pandemic spread – providing a necessary transportation lifeline to essential workers and first responders, while ensuring the safety of not only our ridership, but employees as well. How will what we face today help us better prepare for future outbreaks? Listen in to find out how some agencies faced these challenges, and what long term changes they foresee in our newly altered landscape.

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Visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
Track 3: Thinking Beyond the Plane: High-Speed Rail and a New Era of Inter-regional Transportation

The current pandemic has underscored the need for a transportation network that is resilient and has a balance of travel options that will keep America’s economic regions connected and thriving. Leaders of two of high-speed rail projects will talk about how their projects will serve as critical additions to the national network.

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM (ET)
Track 1, 2, 3: Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
Track 1: The Building Blocks for Your BRT

BRT systems deliver a high-quality rapid transit experience for riders. Speed, reliability, ease of use, aesthetics – all these lead to a premium transit service. But BRT requires comprehensive planning of various elements to achieve that level of service: the service design & operations, running ways, stations, and branding & marketing. Join us to hear about APTA’s program to update its BRT recommended practices covering all these elements. You will hear about how these recommended practices can provide guidance to anyone that is planning, designing, building, or operating BRT systems.

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Visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
Track 2: Asset Management – Stories of Success

A well-maintained transit infrastructure can help ensure our ridership enjoys a safe and reliable ride. Join us as we hear how agencies are staying focused on asset management and preservation. We’ll hear about industry best practices, and how agencies tackle common challenges to keep their systems in a state of good repair.

PLANNING CEUs: .75

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01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
Track 3: Mental Health Issues for Transit Workers

Transportation industry workers in general have risk for exposure to traumatic incidents in the workplace. A number of those exposed to such incidents may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, which can lead to higher rates of absenteeism and may be costly to the public transit agencies and workplace safety compensation insurance. Even more important is the impact of PTSD to the transit employee personally. The pandemic poses a new set of challenges to transit. There are media stories about transportation service workers exposed to the virus, falling ill, or dying. The mental health implications of the stress of exposure, illness, and potential death have not been widely covered. Neither has the relationship between employee mental health and the sustainability of transit systems and the impact of these issues on the recruitment and retention of employees.

This session will highlight best practices for supporting the mental health, wellness, and resilience of transit workers. Additionally, a transit leader will discuss the actions his/her agency is taking to support the mental health of employees.

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
Track 1: Tabletop Discussions

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Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 1: Public Confidence in Riding Transit – Discussion presented by Transloc Inc.

Facilitators Transloc

  • Bill Maroni, Senior Strategist - Executive Communications, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 2: Major Capital Investments

Facilitators

  • Scott Plaxton, P.Eng., Senior Engineer, Systems and Vehicles, WSP, Thornhill, ON
  • Scott Forbes, Technical Director, WSP, Thornhill, ON
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 3: NEORide and EZFare Mobile Ticketing Platform

Facilitators

  • Dawn Distler, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mid-Size Operations Committee; Secretary, Bus Operations Committee; Chief Executive Officer, METRO Regional Transit Authority, Akron, OH
  • Valerie Shea, P.E., Director of Planning & Strategic Development, METRO Regional Transit Authority, Akron, OH
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 4: Fare Collection

Facilitator

  • Endya M. Freeman, CPA, MBA, Chair, Fare Collection Systems Committee; Revenue Manager, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 5: Transit’s Response to the Vulnerable and Persons Who are Homeless Riders During the Pandemic - Discussion presented by HNTB Corporation

Facilitator

  • Kimberly Slaughter, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Leadership APTA Committee; Co-Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Senior Vice President / Senior National Transit/Rail Practice Consultant, HNTB Corporation, Chicago, IL
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 6: Procurement DBE

Facilitator

  • Raquel Olivier, Chair, Business Member Budget Committee; President, Olivier Incorporated, Dallas, TX
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 7: Advancing MaaS

Facilitators

  • Adelee Marie Le Grand, AICP, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 1st Vice Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council; Vice President Strategic Advisory/Client Relations, Transdev North America, Lombard, IL
  • Aida Copic, AICP, Director of Planning, Transit Authority of River City (TARC), Louisville, KY
  • Samuel Daly, Co-Founder, Token Transit, San Francisco, CA
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 8: Battery Electric or Fuel Cell? Creating Your Zero Emission Bus Strategy – Discussion Presented by Proterra Inc.

Facilitators - Discussion presented by Proterra Inc. PROTERRA_OFFICIAL

  • Danny Ilioiu, Strategic Planning Manager, Zero-Emissions Fleet, King County Metro , Seattle, WA
  • Kirt Conrad, Chief Executive Officer, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, Canton, OH
02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
Track 1: Prioritizing Accessibility in MOD Grants

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FTA created the Mobility on Demand (MOD) program to promote integrated, autonomous, multimodal, connected, and accessible transit systems with personalized mobility as a central focus. In this session, representative from three transit agencies will focus on the accessibility components of their MOD grants and the progress they've made thus far.

Attendees will be invited to a special follow-up National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) Peer Exchange focusing on accessibility and the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) in early September.

PLANNING CEUs: .75

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Visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
Track 2: Rail Ridership Post COVID-19

Public transportation ridership has been decimated, with many rail systems down by 95%. Agencies are creatively attracting riders back using various campaigns, statistical information, and other smart strategies. This session will cover some of these innovative strategies being employed that are helping spur ridership back to rail systems, when the public is ready.

ENGINEERING CEUs: .75

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Visit https://apta.com/research-technical-resources/tcrp/mobility-conference-tcrp-reports/ to access TCRP-related documents
 
02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
Track 3: Keeping the Supplies Moving in a COVID-19 World

Procurement professionals will discuss how their transit agencies met, and will continue to meet quickly and reliably, the supply and services needs of their agencies in a current and post-COVID-19 world. Suppliers will discuss ways that they are working with transit agencies to overcome supply chain challenges and outline how taking procurement electronic was a critical step in making procurement activities future-ready.

PROCUREMENT CEUs: .75 

03:35 PM - 03:55 PM (ET)
Track 1, 2, 3: Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
Track 1: Rethinking Bus Service for the New Normal

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, transit agencies moved swiftly and decisively to adapt bus operations in the new environment. That response meant significantly changing operations to meet the needs of essential riders and to keep passengers and operators safe. Transit agencies are now ramping back up to “normal,” presenting an opportunity to rethink what that “normal” might look like. What changes to bus service should you be thinking about - not only to ensure safety against COVID but also to better serve transit riders. Join us for an engaging debate about what might change in bus operations to ensure that bus transit is able to meet the transportation needs of the coming decades.

Session presented by Hallcon Corporation 

03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
Track 2: Managing the Environmental Review Process

The session provides attendees with a brief background on the National Environmental Policy Act ( NEPA ) and the recent changes to NEPA in a final rule issued by the Council on Environmental Quality ( CEQ) in July 2020. Speakers will discuss implementation of the final rule and highlight the most relevant provisions for transit.In addition, hear how MBTA has established a process for tracking environmental planning and permitting items for their agency through a check list process.

PLANNING CEUs: .75 

03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
Track 3: The Virtual Training Migration

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced transit agencies and organizations to change the way they operate, workforce training also had to change. During this session we will discuss how public and private organizations have taken their training virtual to ensure that both frontline and administrative staff still complete required training courses and have the opportunity for personal development. Learn about some of the challenges they have faced and how they are creating innovative solutions to keep employees engaged.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1: OPENING GENERAL SESSION: Recovery & Restoration Plans for Transit Across the U.S.

5

The co-chairs of APTA’s Mobility Restoration & Recovery Task Force will engage in a broad discussion of key issues on which the Task Force focused, including the protection of employees and customers as the return to transit, and how the pandemic and the recent discussion on social equity and systemic racism has changed the mission and operations of transit agencies and companies.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1, 2, 3: Virtual Coffee Break

During this break, view a quick tutorial on how to navigate this site and how to connect with attendees in the Networking Room.

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1, 2, 3: Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

02:10 PM - 02:50 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1, 2, 3: Networking Break

Take this time to network with your peers in our Networking Rooms. This is your chance to connect with old friends and new. Simply join a table with an open seat and start an exchange via video, audio, or chat.

03:35 PM - 03:55 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1, 2, 3: Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

04:45 PM - 05:45 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1: Virtual Happy Hour & Daily Debrief

4

End the day with session leaders and your peers across North America. Whether you're on the West Coast, East Coast, or somewhere in between, its 5 o'clock somewhere, and it's always a good time to talk about mobility and rail transit issues, and the future of public transportation.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1: GENERAL SESSION: APTA Remarks and Keynote Speaker
Join Vishaan Chakrabarti, renowned architect and urban designer, for an engaging conversation on his vision for a more sustainable, car-light urban future as we re-imagine mobility patterns during and following the pandemic in communities across America. Vishaan is currently the Dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley as well as the Founder of the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). Previously, he has served under Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the director of the Manhattan Office for the New York Department of City Planning. He is the author of A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America (Metropolis Books, 2013), and was recently interviewed by the New York Times on his vision for a future of sustainable mobility in New York.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1, 2, 3: Virtual Coffee Break

Visit our sponsors in the Sponsorship Page or connect with attendees in the Networking Room.

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1, 2, 3: Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1: Tabletop Discussions

11

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 1: Public Confidence in Riding Transit – Discussion presented by Transloc Inc.

Facilitators Transloc

  • Bill Maroni, Senior Strategist - Executive Communications, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 2: Major Capital Investments

Facilitators

  • Scott Plaxton, P.Eng., Senior Engineer, Systems and Vehicles, WSP, Thornhill, ON
  • Scott Forbes, Technical Director, WSP, Thornhill, ON
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 3: NEORide and EZFare Mobile Ticketing Platform

Facilitators

  • Dawn Distler, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Mid-Size Operations Committee; Secretary, Bus Operations Committee; Chief Executive Officer, METRO Regional Transit Authority, Akron, OH
  • Valerie Shea, P.E., Director of Planning & Strategic Development, METRO Regional Transit Authority, Akron, OH
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 4: Fare Collection

Facilitator

  • Endya M. Freeman, CPA, MBA, Chair, Fare Collection Systems Committee; Revenue Manager, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 5: Transit’s Response to the Vulnerable and Persons Who are Homeless Riders During the Pandemic - Discussion presented by HNTB Corporation

Facilitator

  • Kimberly Slaughter, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Leadership APTA Committee; Co-Chair, Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force; Senior Vice President / Senior National Transit/Rail Practice Consultant, HNTB Corporation, Chicago, IL
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 6: Procurement DBE

Facilitator

  • Raquel Olivier, Chair, Business Member Budget Committee; President, Olivier Incorporated, Dallas, TX
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 7: Advancing MaaS

Facilitators

  • Adelee Marie Le Grand, AICP, Member, APTA Executive Committee; 1st Vice Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Council; Vice President Strategic Advisory/Client Relations, Transdev North America, Lombard, IL
  • Aida Copic, AICP, Director of Planning, Transit Authority of River City (TARC), Louisville, KY
  • Samuel Daly, Co-Founder, Token Transit, San Francisco, CA
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
TABLE 8: Battery Electric or Fuel Cell? Creating Your Zero Emission Bus Strategy – Discussion Presented by Proterra Inc.

Facilitators - Discussion presented by Proterra Inc. PROTERRA_OFFICIAL

  • Danny Ilioiu, Strategic Planning Manager, Zero-Emissions Fleet, King County Metro , Seattle, WA
  • Kirt Conrad, Chief Executive Officer, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, Canton, OH
03:35 PM - 03:55 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1, 2, 3: Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 3: From Response to Recovery: An International Perspective

During the global pandemic, transit systems in Europe and Asia were forced to respond more quickly to an aggressive rise in COVID cases, as well as adapt faster to an opening of economies as countries recovered. Learn from leaders of some of the most widely used systems in the world on how they have rapidly adapted to operating during a pandemic, the lessons they have learned and how they have reimagined their service to ensure safety and service for both passengers and employees.

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 3: FTA and Transit Agencies Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking—or modern-day slavery—is a global problem in which persons are illegally bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex. Through the use of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or the abuse of power, traffickers prey upon their victims’ vulnerabilities—such as their youth, condition of poverty, migration status, or dreams of love and opportunity—while profiting from their exploitation. There are an estimated 40 million victims of human trafficking globally, including thousands of children and adults in the U.S. and Canada. Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. 

This session will highlight FTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative, which supports the USDOT’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking initiative. Additionally, a transit leader will discuss the actions their agency is taking to combat human trafficking by issuing leadership statements, signing pledges, developing reporting protocols, training their employees, and conducting public awareness campaigns.

02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 3: Managing Transit Funding & Financing During Periods of Economic Stress

Challenging times spark expansive thinking about public transportation and ways it can be funded. Several funding and financing opportunities have emerged, which are complementing new, creative applications of traditional sources. The panel discussion will shine a light on new ideas that can apply to public transit agencies of all sizes.

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03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 3: Transit's Role in Maintaining Social Equity and Inclusion During & Post COVID-19

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We have heard the word “essential” a lot this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on just how essential public transit really is for all communities. Whether transporting essential workers, partnering with food banks to deliver essential goods, or making countless service changes, the transit industry has kept the economy moving and people served. As we implement recovery plans for transit service, how do we ensure we do so from a perspective of social equity and racial justice? Join this session to hear how several agencies have implemented an equity framework in their recovery plans, and the impact to date.

PLANNING CEUs: .75

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12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 3: Thinking Beyond the Plane: High-Speed Rail and a New Era of Inter-regional Transportation

The current pandemic has underscored the need for a transportation network that is resilient and has a balance of travel options that will keep America’s economic regions connected and thriving. Leaders of two of high-speed rail projects will talk about how their projects will serve as critical additions to the national network.

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 3: Mental Health Issues for Transit Workers

Transportation industry workers in general have risk for exposure to traumatic incidents in the workplace. A number of those exposed to such incidents may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, which can lead to higher rates of absenteeism and may be costly to the public transit agencies and workplace safety compensation insurance. Even more important is the impact of PTSD to the transit employee personally. The pandemic poses a new set of challenges to transit. There are media stories about transportation service workers exposed to the virus, falling ill, or dying. The mental health implications of the stress of exposure, illness, and potential death have not been widely covered. Neither has the relationship between employee mental health and the sustainability of transit systems and the impact of these issues on the recruitment and retention of employees.

This session will highlight best practices for supporting the mental health, wellness, and resilience of transit workers. Additionally, a transit leader will discuss the actions his/her agency is taking to support the mental health of employees.

02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 3: Keeping the Supplies Moving in a COVID-19 World

Procurement professionals will discuss how their transit agencies met, and will continue to meet quickly and reliably, the supply and services needs of their agencies in a current and post-COVID-19 world. Suppliers will discuss ways that they are working with transit agencies to overcome supply chain challenges and outline how taking procurement electronic was a critical step in making procurement activities future-ready.

PROCUREMENT CEUs: .75 

03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 3: The Virtual Training Migration

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced transit agencies and organizations to change the way they operate, workforce training also had to change. During this session we will discuss how public and private organizations have taken their training virtual to ensure that both frontline and administrative staff still complete required training courses and have the opportunity for personal development. Learn about some of the challenges they have faced and how they are creating innovative solutions to keep employees engaged.

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1: Procurement in the Era of COVID-19

Transit agencies have had to adapt quickly to procuring goods and services remotely. This session will cover innovation and best practices from small, medium, and large transit agencies regarding how they revamped their procurement processes. Many of these agencies have experienced lower costs, greater efficiency, and improved relationships with both suppliers and internal customers.

PROCUREMENT CEUs: .75

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1: Paratransit Operations Response Post COVID-19

Paratransit operators have a unique role in the transit industry as they provide transportation to those who may have no other options. Transit systems are working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19 and also continue serving their customers. Paratransit operations are facing a particularly challenging environment. Hear from transit systems with robust response plans post COVID-19 to address concerns, while still providing this valuable service to vulnerable communities. This session will outline steps that you can use for the safety of your employees and customers as we move to recovery and restoration.

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02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1: Bus Shields: Protection Against Operator Assaults and COVID-19

Attend this important session to hear about bus shields and protective barriers and how they have safeguarded operators against operator assaults as well as viral outbreaks. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) will speak about two tragic cases of operator assaults that occurred on their system in 2019 and how the agency responded. HART will also discuss bus shields that were implemented on the system post-assaults, as well as what is being currently done at the agency during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) will talk about what the agency implemented for temporary bus barriers/shielding in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what it has applied as more permanent measures. Further, IndyGo will address some of the measures it is implementing to control the spread of the Coronavirus, including thermal temperature screenings and the use of UV light to disinfect buses.

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03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 1: Bus Maintenance in the COVID-19 Era
We know that public confidence will be critical to bringing back ridership to transit. Vehicle and facility maintenance will be a central foundation for this, putting new demands on bus maintenance departments. This panel will review the plans and practices of leading bus agencies to meet rigorous standards for cleaning and disinfecting while continuing all other required bus maintenance - and, critically, while keeping maintenance workers safe.
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Session presented by LTK Engineering Services  
 
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1: Advancing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

APTA advocates for new mobility with public transit as its backbone. So how is transit being prioritized in the rapidly evolving world of Mobility-as-a- Service (MaaS)? Components of MaaS -- agency assessment, governance structure, and marketing to all -- coalesce to shape how a transit agency will operate as a mobility authority and connect to all modes of the mobility ecosystem. Agencies must consider what to do when partnering with third-party planning & payment platforms, subsidizing vs. operating, and finances and payment processing. This session is designed for attendees to share their thoughts, challenge each other, and come together to envision a more connected mobility future with transit as the backbone.

NOTE: You are invited to join us Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m for a tabletop discussion on Advancing MaaS.

PLANNING CEUs: .75

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01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1: The Building Blocks for Your BRT

BRT systems deliver a high-quality rapid transit experience for riders. Speed, reliability, ease of use, aesthetics – all these lead to a premium transit service. But BRT requires comprehensive planning of various elements to achieve that level of service: the service design & operations, running ways, stations, and branding & marketing. Join us to hear about APTA’s program to update its BRT recommended practices covering all these elements. You will hear about how these recommended practices can provide guidance to anyone that is planning, designing, building, or operating BRT systems.

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02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1: Prioritizing Accessibility in MOD Grants

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FTA created the Mobility on Demand (MOD) program to promote integrated, autonomous, multimodal, connected, and accessible transit systems with personalized mobility as a central focus. In this session, representative from three transit agencies will focus on the accessibility components of their MOD grants and the progress they've made thus far.

Attendees will be invited to a special follow-up National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) Peer Exchange focusing on accessibility and the Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM) in early September.

PLANNING CEUs: .75

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03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 1: Rethinking Bus Service for the New Normal

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, transit agencies moved swiftly and decisively to adapt bus operations in the new environment. That response meant significantly changing operations to meet the needs of essential riders and to keep passengers and operators safe. Transit agencies are now ramping back up to “normal,” presenting an opportunity to rethink what that “normal” might look like. What changes to bus service should you be thinking about - not only to ensure safety against COVID but also to better serve transit riders. Join us for an engaging debate about what might change in bus operations to ensure that bus transit is able to meet the transportation needs of the coming decades.

Session presented by Hallcon Corporation 

12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 2: Major Capital Projects – Planning for and Ensuring Success

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Join us for an informative session where we hear examples of both how to execute and plan major capital projects. We will learn from WSP about the Waterloo Light Rail Project in Ontario, Canada – the first rail project delivered under a P3 contract structure in the region. We will also hear from LA Metro on their Capital Program Management best practices, from selecting the optimal delivery method to risk adjusted budgets and schedules. Both share a common theme – what each organization has done to ensure success.

NOTE: You are invited to join us Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m for a tabletop discussion on Major Capital Investments. 

PLANNING CEUs: .75

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 2: Creating Your Zero Emission Bus Strategy: Battery and Fuel Cell Perspectives
Transit agencies making the transition to a zero emission bus fleet have a host of elements to consider including infrastructure costs, fuel costs, route planning, operational conditions, facility upgrades and training. In this session you will hear from two agencies – one that is deploying fuel cell electric buses and one that is pursuing the battery electric bus pathway. Each agency will talk about their program, why they chose the technology pathway they did, and their strategies for deploying their chosen technology, lessons learned to date, and success stories. NOTE: You are invited to join the speakers on Thursday afternoon at 2:15 p.m for a tabletop discussion where you can ask your questions about how these technologies would fit into your service. Session Sponsored by Proterra Inc.
02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 2: Engineering Our Way Forward Through COVID-19

Public transit agencies are facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have made changes to their vehicles, processes, and operations to ensure passenger and employee safety. This session will discuss how good engineering practices have led to some quick and effective solutions to combat the issues posed by COVID-19.

ENGINEERING CEUs: .75

Session presented by HDR

03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
August 12 2020
Track 2: FTA’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP): Implementation and Best Practice
Join us for this interesting and informative session to learn about how agencies have implemented the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) requirement. Hear from the FTA regarding recent safety initiatives, grants, and technical assistance. Also learn how enforcement of the final PTASP rule has been delayed to December 31, 2020 due to transit agency COVID-19 response efforts (A letter was submitted to FTA’s Emergency Relief docket by APTA requesting this in April, 2020). In addition, hear from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and how they’ve finalized their PTASP and utilized the FTA’s PTASP Technical Assistance Center (PTASP-TAC) to do so. VTA also will share how the agency worked with its board of directors to sign off on the PTASP during this uncertain period of COVID-19.
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 2: Operational Preparedness in Response to COVID-19

Agencies have faced unprecedented challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public transit has taken on a critical role in containing pandemic spread – providing a necessary transportation lifeline to essential workers and first responders, while ensuring the safety of not only our ridership, but employees as well. How will what we face today help us better prepare for future outbreaks? Listen in to find out how some agencies faced these challenges, and what long term changes they foresee in our newly altered landscape.

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01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 2: Asset Management – Stories of Success
A well-maintained transit infrastructure can help ensure our ridership enjoys a safe and reliable ride. Join us as we hear how agencies are staying focused on asset management and preservation. We’ll hear about industry best practices, and how agencies tackle common challenges to keep their systems in a state of good repair. PLANNING CEUs: .75
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02:50 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 2: Rail Ridership Post COVID-19

Public transportation ridership has been decimated, with many rail systems down by 95%. Agencies are creatively attracting riders back using various campaigns, statistical information, and other smart strategies. This session will cover some of these innovative strategies being employed that are helping spur ridership back to rail systems, when the public is ready.

ENGINEERING CEUs: .75

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03:55 PM - 04:40 PM (ET)
August 13 2020
Track 2: Managing the Environmental Review Process

The session provides attendees with a brief background on the National Environmental Policy Act ( NEPA ) and the recent changes to NEPA in a final rule issued by the Council on Environmental Quality ( CEQ) in July 2020. Speakers will discuss implementation of the final rule and highlight the most relevant provisions for transit.In addition, hear how MBTA has established a process for tracking environmental planning and permitting items for their agency through a check list process.

PLANNING CEUs: .75 

   

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Doug Tisdale
Doug Tisdale
August 11, 2020 4:38 pm

I am having difficulty in populating the "My Schedule" portion of the Schedule. I have selected a diverse group of presentations from each of Tracks 1, 2 and 3 and would like to keep them stored here. Any advice on how to do that, please? Thank you!

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Doug Tisdale
August 11, 2020 11:11 pm

If you navigate to each session and select "add to my schedule" you will then be able to see your schedule on the "my schedule" menu at the top of the Schedule Section. It's next to the sort by day and sort by track buttons.

Doug Tisdale
Doug Tisdale
Reply to  Marcus Eng
August 12, 2020 10:17 am

I don't see an "Add To My Schedule" button on any page here on the website. When I navigate to the session, it just has the description, but no option to add to my schedule. I DID, however, use APTA Eventsential on my iPhone and created my schedule there. Does it not work on the webste? (Using Firefox browser in Windows 10.)

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Doug Tisdale
August 12, 2020 10:28 am

The app is not connected to this platform. If you go to a session and click it, it will expand and you will see the add to my schedule button.

Last edited 2 months ago by Marcus Eng
Michele DiFrancia
Michele DiFrancia
Reply to  Marcus Eng
August 12, 2020 1:05 pm

I've created my schedule, but how do I "click" to access it and get it started, eg, strengthen and stretch break that is happening now?

Manjit Sooch
Manjit Sooch
August 11, 2020 5:50 pm

I do not see schedule for day 2.

Mariela Garcia-Colberg
Mariela Garcia-Colberg
Reply to  Manjit Sooch
August 11, 2020 6:07 pm

I had to refresh my page but it finally appeared!

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Manjit Sooch
August 11, 2020 11:12 pm

You may need to refresh your browser. You should see the sort by day and sort by track menu buttons at the top of the Schedule section.

Eric Denis
Eric Denis
Reply to  Manjit Sooch
August 12, 2020 10:04 am

Look at the top of the schedule page. You can choose between Aug 12 and Aug 13

Lee Brown
Lee Brown
August 12, 2020 11:02 am

Has anything started

Alexander Clifford
Alexander Clifford
August 12, 2020 11:03 am

How do I log into the session?

Stephanie Weber
Stephanie Weber
Reply to  Alexander Clifford
August 12, 2020 11:04 am

It doesn't look like there is any "waiting room" to join live. I'm sure it will start momentarily.

Onala (Tony) Atala
Onala (Tony) Atala
Reply to  Alexander Clifford
August 12, 2020 11:04 am

I clicked on join live and get the message saying that it begins at 11:00... It's 11:04

Onala (Tony) Atala
Onala (Tony) Atala
August 12, 2020 11:03 am

I am trying to join live for the last five minutes... can't hear a thing

Dan Rudiger
Dan Rudiger
August 12, 2020 11:03 am

Can’t enter live sessions

Alexander Clifford
Alexander Clifford
August 12, 2020 11:04 am

I don't see a link to click on to go to the General Session

Adriana Hemzacek
Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Alexander Clifford
August 12, 2020 11:26 am

I'd post a photo of the button to click, but there's way to embed images. It's an oval button under the header image.

Mike Efaw
Mike Efaw
August 12, 2020 11:05 am

I cant find a way in either.

Alena Dvornikova
Alena Dvornikova
August 12, 2020 11:07 am

There is no link under "my schedule" to join session. I clicked watch live and just have "session will begin shortly" screen....

Detrius Williams
Detrius Williams
August 12, 2020 11:07 am

Try refreshing. I am able to see the speaker but have no audio.

Detrius Williams
Detrius Williams
August 12, 2020 11:08 am

The link should be at the top right. Try refreshing next to your browser and see if that helps. I still have no audio.

Dan Rudiger
Dan Rudiger
August 12, 2020 11:09 am

Screen came up for a few seconds and then screen just locked up

Alexis Tameron Kinsey
Alexis Tameron Kinsey
August 12, 2020 11:10 am

Go to "Watch Live" an in the dropdown, click on Track 1 and the player should pop up

Steph
Steph
August 12, 2020 11:12 am

I still cant sign in

Adriana Hemzacek
Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Steph
August 12, 2020 11:25 am

still need help?

Sabrina Rudnick
Sabrina Rudnick
August 12, 2020 11:13 am

Oooo you have to click on Track 1
if you click on Track 3 you get nothing

Alena Dvornikova
Alena Dvornikova
August 12, 2020 11:21 am

It just jumped from the intro video to a 'Task force" conversation

Adriana Hemzacek
Adriana Hemzacek
August 12, 2020 11:24 am

Morning! Great videos, sponsors. Love your turbines, Proterra! (FYI - The hyperlinks on the Sponsor Ads aren't working.)

Last edited 2 months ago by Adriana Hemzacek
Emmanuel Anthony Nachor
Emmanuel Anthony Nachor
August 12, 2020 11:28 am

Hello! It looks like Track 3 is having a lot of technical problems that I get a series of randomized videos rather than the scheduled topic on From Response to Recovery. Something's terribly wrong with the mixing, I reckon.

Adriana Hemzacek
Adriana Hemzacek
August 12, 2020 11:33 am

Any idea why the Leaderboard isn't updating in real-time?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Adriana Hemzacek
August 12, 2020 11:41 am

You may need to refresh the browser.

Emily Grenzke
Emily Grenzke
August 12, 2020 12:44 pm

How long will the recordings of the sessions be available to watch through this page? Can I watch on Friday if I miss one?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Emily Grenzke
August 12, 2020 1:28 pm

All of the sessions will be available on demand up to a year. Today's sessions will be available to view starting tomorrow.

Alena Dvornikova
Alena Dvornikova
August 12, 2020 12:49 pm

No audio is Track 2

James
James "JD" Daniel
August 12, 2020 12:51 pm

Hi I am unable to select the session I would like. Please help. Also, I am not hearing audio for the session the site has defaulted me to (Track 2: Major Capital Projects – Planning for and Ensuring Success).

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  James "JD" Daniel
August 12, 2020 1:29 pm

On the Watch Live button you can select Track 1-Mobility & Plenary Sessions, Track 2-Rail and Track 3-Future of Transit

Rafael Villarreal
Rafael Villarreal
August 12, 2020 1:20 pm

I only get choice for pleanary sessions, Track 2, and track 3. How can I join the Track 1 mobility- Paratransit Ops Response

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Rafael Villarreal
August 12, 2020 1:27 pm

Track 1 is both mobility and plenary sessions.

Matthew Lesh
Matthew Lesh
August 12, 2020 1:28 pm

anyone else having issue getting back on to Track 2?

Brian Clem
Brian Clem
Reply to  Matthew Lesh
August 12, 2020 1:28 pm

i am as well

Anne O'Neil
Anne O'Neil
Reply to  Matthew Lesh
August 12, 2020 1:30 pm

Yes; and audio got problematic

Miranda Cross
Miranda Cross
August 12, 2020 1:29 pm

Track 2 issues on the bus battery/fuel cell session

Miranda Cross
Miranda Cross
Reply to  Miranda Cross
August 12, 2020 1:37 pm

working now

Alex Roman
Alex Roman
August 12, 2020 1:30 pm

I think if you just click on track 2 on "Join Live" tab you should be set to go

Sarah Majdiak
Sarah Majdiak
August 12, 2020 1:34 pm

I cannot get into Track 1 parartransit. It will not load.

Denise Figueroa
Denise Figueroa
August 12, 2020 1:35 pm

I can't get in either to paratransit track 1

Miranda Cross
Miranda Cross
August 12, 2020 1:37 pm

Will we be able to download the presentation slides?

Doug Tisdale
Doug Tisdale
August 12, 2020 1:48 pm

Kudos to the panelists on the Rail Track speaking on "Creating Your Zero Emission Bus Strategy" for soldiering on through some significant audio difficulties. Flexible and responsive, that's the key! 🙂

Marlene B. Connor
Marlene B. Connor
August 12, 2020 2:12 pm

conference system very difficult to navigate

amyjoseph
amyjoseph
Admin
Reply to  Marlene B. Connor
August 12, 2020 5:27 pm

I apologize, please email [email protected] and we can help. There is also a video and more info on the Help page. Thank you!

Roland Cordero
Roland Cordero
August 12, 2020 2:14 pm

I agree with Marlene.

amyjoseph
amyjoseph
Admin
Reply to  Roland Cordero
August 12, 2020 5:27 pm

I apologize, please email [email protected] and we can help. There is also a video and more info on the Help page. Thank you!

David C. Warner
David C. Warner
August 12, 2020 2:18 pm

There were audio problems in Track 2, first session that seemed to get randomly resolved through multiple logout and log in.

Further, when attempting to change the password after the first log in, the system did not acknowledge the password was changed; the screen came up again with blanks to enter new passwords. That was very annoying.

amyjoseph
amyjoseph
Admin
Reply to  David C. Warner
August 12, 2020 5:24 pm

I apologize, please email [email protected] and we can help to resolve changing the password. Thank you!

Kate Roetzer
Kate Roetzer
August 12, 2020 2:19 pm

Is the FTA update session going to be available on Track 1?

Kate Roetzer
Kate Roetzer
Reply to  Kate Roetzer
August 12, 2020 2:21 pm

or is this FTA update no longer happening today?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Kate Roetzer
August 12, 2020 2:51 pm

That was a last minute cancellation.

Joseph Niegoski
Joseph Niegoski
August 12, 2020 2:36 pm

Terrific deliveries. Excellent examples. Honest conversations. Kudos to these three Leadership APTA grads!!!

Doug Tisdale
Doug Tisdale
August 12, 2020 2:40 pm

So, just curious: who picked the music to be played during the "Music Hold" between sessions. Asking for a friend.

Adriana Hemzacek
Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Doug Tisdale
August 12, 2020 6:01 pm

Doug, Do you think we should have a music sponsor - maybe a live DJ that would take requests!?!? Now THAT would be fun!

David Genova
David Genova
August 12, 2020 4:38 pm

APTA, Thank you for hosting this virtual conference. Great way to get all of us together and share information.

Alesia Cain
Alesia Cain
August 12, 2020 4:47 pm

Engaging topics today - I really was intrigued with the work going on with Baltimore MTA and King County Metro on transit's role in social equity. Also was nice to hear from our international agencies on how they are responding and recovering during this pandemic.

Peter Varga
Peter Varga
August 12, 2020 4:51 pm

Are we done I do not see the Virtual Happy Hour

Deborah Ensor
Deborah Ensor
Reply to  Peter Varga
August 12, 2020 4:52 pm

Peter, try Track 1

Peter Varga
Peter Varga
Reply to  Deborah Ensor
August 12, 2020 5:01 pm

Thanks missed it the first time

Alesia Cain
Alesia Cain
August 12, 2020 5:38 pm

Great Happy Hour!

Adriana Hemzacek
Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Alesia Cain
August 13, 2020 9:15 am

Ahhh, I see. That's how you got ahead in the Leaderboard. Hahaha!

Adriana Hemzacek
Adriana Hemzacek
August 13, 2020 9:17 am

Morning NOW attendees. What's everyone having for breakfast?

David Genova
David Genova
August 13, 2020 10:12 am

Looking forward to another great day with APTA and the transit industry.

Peter Varga
Peter Varga
Reply to  David Genova
August 13, 2020 11:05 am

Me to Dave!

Ben Crana
Ben Crana
August 13, 2020 11:00 am

Hello and Good Morning to everyone!

Alena Dvornikova
Alena Dvornikova
August 13, 2020 11:01 am

Good morning, has the session started? I get a pop up that it will start at 11am.

Mischa Wanek-Libman
Mischa Wanek-Libman
Reply to  Alena Dvornikova
August 13, 2020 11:02 am

Same; but I was able to access it when I refreshed by browser.

Lee Brown
Lee Brown
August 13, 2020 11:01 am

not yet

Sabrina Rudnick
Sabrina Rudnick
August 13, 2020 11:05 am

but it isn't streaming yet though right?
I have silence so far

Alena Dvornikova
Alena Dvornikova
Reply to  Sabrina Rudnick
August 13, 2020 11:06 am

Same here

Christina Garneski
Christina Garneski
August 13, 2020 11:07 am

We'll get started in just a moment while people join. Thank you

Peter Varga
Peter Varga
August 13, 2020 11:07 am

Hello APTA We are only hearing Music so far..

Are We on?.

Richard McClain
Richard McClain
August 13, 2020 11:07 am

Noticed none of the events are streaming yet ... correct?

Christina Garneski
Christina Garneski
Reply to  Richard McClain
August 13, 2020 11:08 am

correct. Just about to go live

Ben Crana
Ben Crana
August 13, 2020 11:07 am

When I refreshed by browser the link then took me to lobby music and a note that the session will begin shortly. Perhaps it helps you also.

Adriana Hemzacek
Adriana Hemzacek
Reply to  Ben Crana
August 13, 2020 11:12 am

Refresh is the answer!

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