2018 Annual Conference - Richmond

2018 Annual Conference Program

Guardians of our Democracy

The Rev. Benjamin Campbell, Pastor Emeritus of Richmond Hill; founder
of RVA Rapid Transit; GRTC Board Member (Transcript of speech available here. Video available here

Roundtable Sessions 
2018 Transit Funding and Reforms: Jennifer DeBruhl, DRPT
Driver Recruitment—Expanding Our Reach: Tom Fox, Blacksburg Transit; John
Jones and Juwhan Lee, Charlottesville Area Transit; Steve Boney, Metrobus;
Raymond Mui, DASH
Developing a Culture of Safety in Your Agency: David Harmer, Virginia Transit
Liability Pool

Transit Champion Breakfast: A Transit Conversation with Governor Ralph Northam and Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine; Recognition of Jeremiah Gardner for winning the International Bus Roadeo best bus operator in North America award (Photo)

General Session II: “Select-a-Mode—A Box of Chocolates”: Multimodal Connectivity Panel
Moderator: Michael Norvell, SIR
Next Generation—Park and Ride Lot Evolution: Diana Utz, FAMPO/
Bike Share Transit Connection: Jeremy Holmes, Ride Solutions
Employer-Provided Commuting Benefits: Randy Johnson, Edenred Commuter
Benefit Solutions
TDM and Transit Pilots: Patricia Happ, NVTC

Roundtable Sessions
Transit Talking Points for Decision-makers: Bob Schneider, PRTC Omniride; Brad Sheffield, JAUNT
Respect the Ride—Code of Conduct: Jawauna Greene, Metro; Tim Barham,
GRTC Transit Company
2018 Transit Funding and Reforms (repeat from Tuesday): Jennifer DeBruhl,
Mobility Innovation and Regional Issues: Gwo-Wei, FTA; Ann Dolecki, FTA
Region III 

General Session III: Updates on Policy, Legislation, and Funding
DRPT: Jennifer Mitchell, Director; Virginia Updates (funding, new prioritization)
CTAA: Scott Bogren; Federal Updates

Awards Luncheon (photo)

2017 Conference Agenda 

5/23 Shelley Row-- Go With Your Gut--Effective Decision-Making in an Over-Thinking World

5/23 Transform 66 with Transit--Kate Mattice NVTC

5/23 Metroway Tour Agenda

5/24 Michelle Poyourow, Jarrett Walker and Associates, Planning for Liberty...

5/24 Rob Puentes, Eno Center for Transportation

5/24 Bill Gibbons, Uber

5/24 Jeff Becker, Denver, CO Regional Transportation District, Dial-a-Ride First and Last Mile

5/24 David Klein, Moovit

5/24 Michelle Poyourow, Jarrett Walker and Associates, City Leadership in Transit Planning

5/24 Jennifer DeBruhl, DRPT; TAM (Transit Asset Management) 

5/24 Jennifer Mitchell, Director DRPT, DRPT Update

5/24 Andrew Brady, Senior Director APTA Government Affairs; Federal Updates

2016 Conference 

2016 Conference Agenda 

Online Evaluation and Vendor Game

5/24 John Martin, CEO of Southeastern Institute of Research "The State of Travel Study in VA"

5/24 Matt Caywood, CEO of TransitScreen, "Real-time Multimodal Transit Information in Public Spaces"

5/24 Lynn Spencer, Director of System Safety, FTA, "Recent Safety Rulemaking"

5/24 Chris Zimmerman, VP for ED, Smart Growth America, Creating TOD That's Effective and Equitable

5/24 Leigh Weber, Principal, Cybersecurity Analysis, LTD, "Who is at Risk?"

5/25 Erika Young, Director of Strategic Partnerships, "VTA Buses Mean Business"

5/25 Kate Mattice, Executive Director, NVTC, "Transit Means Business"

5/25 Mark Hickman, Senior Manager, Government and Community Affairs, Chamber RVA "Transit Means Business"

5/25 Brian Smith, Assistant to the President for Organizational Advancement, HRT "Transit Means Business

5/25 David Harmer, Virginia Transit Liability Pool Administrator, " Leadership and Management Vitality"

5/25 Paul Mackie, Mobility Lab, "Technology, TDM, and the Integrated Customer Experience"

5/25 Jennifer Mitchell, DRPT Director, "State Transit Update"

5/25 Tony Cho, FTA Region III, Director, Office of Program Management and Oversight, "Federal Fast Act Update"

5/25 Amy Inman,Senior Administrator, on behalf of Selena Cuffee-Glen, CAO of City of Richmond,
Overcoming Community Doubts and Fears re: BRT

2015 VTA Conference Presentations

5/20/15  William Harrell, CEO of HRT on HRT’s Connect Hampton Roads program: Connect Hampton Roads

5/20/15 Presentation from Keith Parker, CEO of MARTA on The Need for Public Support: Keith Parker MARTA Presentation

5/20/15 Howard Jennings, Mobility Lab Arlington County Commuter Services,  ”TDM Best Practices”: TDM Best Practices

5/21/15 Steve Pittard, DRPT, on Virginia’s Transit Funding: Steve Pittard, DRPT Funding Trends

5/21/15 Steven Higashide, TransitCenter “For Riders’ Sake: New Technology and Urban Mobility Options”:   Steven Higashide, For Riders’ Sake

5/21/15 Kevin Webb, Conveyal, Open Source TDM Information Tools in Arlington and Beyond: Open Source TDM Information Tools in Arlington and Beyond

5/21/15 Marlene Connor, Marlene Connor Associates LLC,  on Integrated Mobility: MarleneConnor.IntegratedMobility

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VML article written by Kelley Coyner, Lisa Guthrie, and John Martin
Transit: the future may be riding on it


NVTC’s first annual forum


2013 Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations and Handouts

(PowerPoint presentations and handouts will be added as they are received.)


 Real-Time Technology and Operations-no PowerPoint presentations used

 Real-Time Technology and Social Media- Kristine Bouweiri, Reston Limousine:

 Public Open Data Feeds – Michael Elepano, Redmon Group, Inc.

 Social Media Best Practices – Ellen Kamilakis, Fairfax County DOT
 ITS Planning: Fairfax Connector Bus System – Christin Wegener, Fairfax County DOT

 The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Transit Systems, Daryl Russell, Bankers Insurance

 Handout - Employer Penalities
 Handout – Model Exchange Notice for Employers that Offer Health Plans
 Handout – DOL Issues Model Exchange Notice and Sets Compliance Deadline
 Handout - Proposed Rule Released on Minimum Value and Affordability
 Handout – FAQs on Annual Limits, Nondiscrimination, Clinical Trials & Transparency Reporting
 Handout – ACA Mandates: Different Measures of Affordability
 Handout – Health Care Reform: 2014 Compliance Checklist
 Handout – Pay or Play Penalty Identifying Full time Employees


 Roundtable Sessions:

 Customer Service:  How Transit Systems are Assessing and Measuring
 Maintenance, Operations and Sustainability of Facilities
 Alternative Fuel Options for your Operations
 Transit/Land Use/TOD: Strategies for Transit at the Table
 Outreach:  When to Red-do Routes; Connecting with the Community for Buy-In:

 Tomorrow’s Fleet Facility:  Efficiency, Sustainability and New Innovations – Ken Anderson and Steve Radomski
 Better Data. Better Decisions – Mary Sue O’Melia

 Breakout Session:  Using Technology for Safety and Training

 New Trends for Mobile Transit Video – James Geary, Apollo Video Technology
 Security Video for Claim Mitigation and Investigation – David Harmer, VA Transit Liability Pool
 Simulation Technology – Louis Maiello, FAAC
 Alexandria Transit Company: Safety and Technology – Lorenza Myers, DASH

 Breakout Session:  Best Practices: Communications and Community Outreach

 Communications and Outreach – Ellen Kamilakis and Christin Wegener, Fairfax County DOT
 Effectively Reaching Customers and Stakeholders – Jennifer Green, WMATA

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2012 Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations

 Dulles Rail Tour Orientation, Marcia McAllister, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
 APTA Update – Brian Tynan, APTA
 DRPT Update -

 FTA Update - Brigid Hynes-Cherin, FTA
 New Payment Technologies in Transit -

 The EZ Way to Open Source Transit Data -

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2011 Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations

 DRPT Update - Thelma Drake, VA DRPT
 Building Community Support for Transit - Tom Shrout, Avvantt Partners, LLC
 Panel: Challenges of EPA-Regulated Engines - Kelley MacKinnon, ART (moderator)
 FTA Update - Tony Cho, Federal Transit Administration

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2010 Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations

Federal Update: Sustainability, State of Good Repair and Livability Discretionary Grant Programs - Reggie Lovelace, Deputy Regional Administrator; Tony Cho, Community Planner, FTA; Ryan Long, Planner, FTA
 DRPT Update - Hon. Thelma Drake, Director, DRPT and Corey Hill, Chief of Public Transportation
 Best Practices in Communicating with Bus Operators - Joel Volinski, Director, CUTR
 Lessons Learned in Transit Efficiencies, Cost Reductions, and Revenue Generation- Joel Volinski, Director, CUTR
 Non-traditional Marketing to Spark Ridership (Click here for extended version) – Pulsar Advertising)
 Digital Signage for Commuters - Redmon Group

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