2019 SWTA & TTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference, EXPO and Roadeo
Mar 1 – Mar 6 | El Paso, TX
El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901 Texas State Roadeo: March 1-2, 2019 Annual Conference: March 4-6, 2019
SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference is excited to land in El Paso, TX this year. We will be joining TTA as they put on the Texas State Roadeo. The Roadeo will take place March 1-2, and the Annual Conference will take place March 4-6. Join us for the region’s most comprehensive conference! 8 states under 1 roof.
Hear from notable industry leaders. See the latest transit technology. Know transit’s challenges and visionary solutions. Enjoy time with friends!
It’s time to El Paso Up!
EARLY BIRD Three-Day Conference Registration November 2 - November 26.
Meals included with conference:
Breakfast: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Lunch: Monday and Tuesday; Dinner: Tuesday
- Team Creative Bus Texas State Roadeo open to all Texas transit providers. $225 per participant
- Maintenance Roadeo, $600 per team
Hotels for El Paso: Three choices for you!
1. Doubletree by Hilton El Paso Downtown
600 N. El Paso Street - .4 miles or 8 minute walk to Convention Center
Rate: $114 (includes wifi, complimentary parking, and a shuttle to/from airport)
This hotel is a great choice for Texas Roadeo participants.
Group Name: South West Transit Association
Rates good for these dates only: Arrival Date: 28-Feb-2019 Departure Date: 06-Mar-2019
2. Holiday Inn Express
409 E. Missouri Ave. - .5 mile or 11 minute walk to Convention Center
Rate: $96 (includes hot breakfast buffet, wifi, complimentary parking and a shuttle to/from airport)
This hotel is a good choice for Joint Conference and Expo participants.
Click Here to Make Reservations at Holiday Inn Express OR call (915) 544-3333 and mention the group name of SWTA.
3. Courtyard by MARRIOTT El Paso
610 N. Santa Fe St. - .2 miles or 4 minute walk to Convention Center
Rate: $139 (includes wifi in guestrooms –parking $10 per day)
This would be an great choice for Exhibitors and Joint Conference and Expo participants.
Click Here to Make Reservations at Courtyard by Marriott OR call (888) 236-2427 and use SWTA 2019 Conference as the conference code.
CALL for ABSTRACTS - 2019 Freedom Through Transit Conference
Do you have a topic, presentation, idea for a pressing Transit Topic?
Click on this link and provide specific information so that we can include you and/or your idea in our agenda.
SWTA Has Great Prospects for Your Company!
If you are interested in sponsoring an event or a special project, see below for open opportunities. We will create a special link for you that matches your sponsorship and many options include your booth and personnel costs.
EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (from $2K - $7K and include your booth)
ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES (from $100 - $1500)
Contact Kristen Joyner for details - email@example.com, 615.390.6863
Register Early! Our show is first-come-first-serve for best spots in the room. We are one of the most affordable shows in the region!
- 10’ x 10’ Booth ($950 members/$1700 non-members)
- 20’ x 10’ Booth ($1750 members/$3400 non-members)
- Indoor Vehicle Only ($950 members/$1700 non-members)
- Additional Add-on Vehicle ($200 per vehicle- must be connected to booth or vehicle)
|Friday, March 1, 2019|
Texas State Roadeo - Registration, Testing and Briefings
|Saturday, March 2, 2019|
Texas State Roadeo
|Sunday, March 3, 2019|
|Monday, March 4, 2019|
Mix of General (G/S) and Breakout Sessions. (You can mix and match on site.)
G/S + Breakout: CEO Boot Camp: Peer Sessions designed for CEO’s, GM’s, Transit Directors
G/S + Breakout: Marketing/Advocacy: Building Partnerships, Public Engagement and Innovative Marketing
G/S + Breakout: Planning: Facility Project Management, First/Last Mile Options, Ridership & Service Planning
G/S + Breakout: Safety & Security: Driver Assaults, Safety Culture, Sexual Harassment, Making Lasting Improvements
G/S + Breakout: Operations: Reducing ADA Complaints, Dockless Bike & Scooter Policy
G/S + Breakout: Technology: Innovation Theater, Best Practices in MaaS, Autonomous Vehicles, How to Make Good Choices
EXPO Opening Reception
|Tuesday, March 5, 2019|
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Mix of General Sessions and Breakout Sessions
Workshop: Part 1 Maintenance Certification: 2 Days: Improve your understanding of transit Maintenance in today’s technology-driven environment. Includes TAM culture & planning.
Transit Board Members & CEO’s: Setting Your Agency’s Direction
Other Conference Session Offerings: Mixture of General Sessions and Peer Sessions
|Tuesday, March 5, 2019|
Workshop: Striving for Efficient and Effective Transit Performance: Half Day: Using performance data while balancing day-to-day operational performance
Workshop: Grant Writing and Management: Half Day: Basic best practices & how-to’s for writing and managing grants (TraMS included)
Workshop: Driven to Distraction by Personal Finance: Half Day: Budgeting, Planning for Emergencies & Tackling Debt
Workshop: Part 2 Maintenance Certification: 2 Days: Improve your understanding of transit Maintenance in today’s technology-driven environment. Includes TAM culture & planning.
Tour: Sun Metro Transit Center and System: Multiple locations. Led by Sun Metro and Stantec
Tuesday Night Out Event
|Wednesday, March 5, 2019|
Advocacy Breakfast & Authorization Discussion
Workshop: Part 3 Maintenance Certification: 2 Days: Improve your understanding of transit Maintenance in today’s technology-driven environment. Includes TAM culture & planning.
Workshop: Tribal Transit: Includes: Grant management (TraMS included), planning, tribal culture, best practices and ideas
Workshop: USDOT Drug and Alcohol Program Management: Opioids, Marijuana Rules and Fit for Duty
Workshop: Facility Project Management & Procurement: Two Parts: A. Learn the Process of Building a Facility B. Procurement Processes
Breakfast: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Lunch: Monday and Tuesday
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