2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference Agenda Announced

The 2019 Midwest/SW Transit Conference agenda is now available.   The conference is scheduled for September 11-13, 2019.  Visit the conference website to sign up today!

WEDNESDAY

10:00 – 4:00 Registration for 2019 Conference
10:00 – 2:00 IA, NE and MO Association Meetings
10:00 – 2:00 SWTA Board Meeting
2:00 – 4:00 FTA PTASP Workshop, Presented by Candace Key, FTA Director of System Safety
5:00 – 7:00 OPENING EVENT ~ Intercontinental Hotel Exhibit Hall

 

THURSDAY

7:00 – 5:00 Registration
7:30 – 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 General Session I: FTA Town Hall Meeting: KC Mayor; FTA – Mokhtee Ahmad; Dawn Sweet; HUD Region Administrator Region 7
9:00 – 10:00 General Session 2: Transit of the Future is Here and Now Scott Bogren, Executive Director, CTAA; Robbie Mackinen, GM, KCATA; Tom Gerend, Executive Director, KC Streetcar Authority
10:00 – 10:15 Break

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

10:15 – 11:30

  • Regional State DOT Round Table Discussion
  • How do Communities Work Together to Fill the Service Gaps in Smaller Areas?
  • FTA Regulatory Issues; Legislative Updates & Civil Rights
  • How Transit Agencies Sell Their Expansion Ideas

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch & Keynote. “A Highly-Skilled Workforce: Mission Critical for Quality Transit Dr. Barbara Gannon (Gannon Consult); Billy Terry (NTI)

1:30 – 3:30

  • NEBRASKA Regional Workshop: NE Update for members
  • Mobile Workshop: MaaS w KCATA (Operations Focused)
  • Labor/13C Updates (1:30 – 2:30)
  • Mobile Workshop: MaaS w KCATA (Communications Focused)
  • Big Legal Problems for Small Systems (1:30 – 2:30)

2:30 Break

2:45 – 3:45

  • Drafting Local Laws for First/Last Mile Transit Partnerships (2:30 – 3:30)

3:45 Break

4:00 – 5:00

  • Regional Workshops (ASK – do we keep this?)
  • First & Last Mile Challenges: Overcoming Inequities, Subsidies and Payment Fairness
  • FTA Triennial Review – Zero Findings
  • Creating Buy-In: Building Partnerships to Achieve TOD and Mobility Hubs

5:30 – 8:00  Thursday Night out at KC River Market

 

FRIDAY

7:00 – Noon Registration
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 10

  • Regional Workshops MO: Substance Abuse Training
  • Transportation: Connection Point to Rural Social Well Being and Economic Well Being Workshop
  • Transit’s Legal Responsibility to Social Issues: Homelessness, Drug Abuse, Human Trafficking
  • “Making Lemonade out of Onions” – How to Effectively Communicate System redesign to Your Community

10 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:45

  • Continued: Regional Workshops MO: Substance Abuse Training
  • Continued: Transportation: Connection Point to Rural Social Well Being and Economic Well Being Workshop
  • ADA; Title VI & DBE
  • Public Transit in the Age of AV

Noon – 1:15

Lunch and Keynote: “Safety First: Mission Critical for Passengers & Operators Robbie Mackinen, KCATA; Taulby Roach, Bi-State Development ; Kristen Joyner, SWTA – Human Trafficking

1:30 – 2:45

  • Implementing the Reasonable Modification Rule
  • Federal Funding Requirements for Constructing Capital Projects
  • Peer-To-Peer Choose you Own Topic Adventure! Convincing your Boss and your board that Marketing matters

3:00 – 4:00

  • Ethics Patrick Hurley, KCATA (Making Arrangements)

Conference Adjourns