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South West Transit Association

Monday 7/29/2024

9:00 - 10:15 A.M. - Rising At Your Agency & In the Transit Industry

Learn strategies for advancing your career trajectory, harnessing innovation, and navigating challenges in an evolving professional landscape. Whether you're looking to climb the ranks within your agency or drive change in transit operations, this session will provide practical and real insights to inspire you and propel your career forward. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and network with fellow SWTA Members!




10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. - An Overview of Transit Technical Assistance Programs

There’s a wide range of technical assistance programs available to assist transit professionals and their agencies in improving mobility options in communities of all sizes – many of them supported by federal investment. Representatives of several of these programs will share details about the objectives and opportunities of their various technical assistance activities.




1:30 - 2:45 P.M. - Enhancing Your Soft Skills

We all know the saying “teamwork makes the dream work” but in addition to your experience and knowledge, having competent soft skills is what sets you apart. What core skills make you in demand, boosts your productivity, and builds confidence? Learn how to enhance your problem solving, craft great communications, have clear critical thinking, be more flexible, and have strong time management skills

Andrea Ball, Executive Director - Oklahoma Transit Association.


3:00 - 4:30 P.M. - Bridging the Gap - Navigating Intergenerational Dynamics

Join us for a fun and interactive game to explore and learn to navigate the differences between coworkers of different generations.

Tuesday 7/30/2024

9:00 - 10:15 A.M.  - Learn About FTA Programs

Like technical assistance programs, there’s a grand scope of work conducted by the Federal Transit Administration in delivering funding and administering regulations for federal transit programs, including regional offices spread around the country. As we’re gathering in Fort Worth, where FTA’s Region 6 Office is located, staff from the Regional Office will share information on their varying roles and functions, such as procurement, data reporting, grant awards and more.
  • FTA Regional Office Staff

10: 30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. - Enhancing the Passenger Experience

11:45 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. - Leadership Session featuring FTA Acting Administrator & APTA, AASHTO & CTAA Leaders

Acting Administrator Veronica Vanterpool will provide remarks on behalf of the Federal Transit Administration, followed by a buffet lunch for all attendees. We’ll then feature a lunchtime discussion moderated by Acting Administrator Vanterpool and leaders of APTA, AASHTO and CTAA.

12:30 P.M. - SWTA: NextGen Sessions Adjurn

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