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SWTA Summer University and Midwest Conference


WHAT?

SWTA will team with the Midwest States to bring you the 2019 SWTA Summer University and Midwest Conference. The 2019 Conference will offer you the opportunity to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, elected and interested citizens across the Midwest.

Kansas City and its recent success with public transit make it an ideal central location for this conference to share innovative ideas and best practices with a variety of top presentations, workshops and panel discussions. Join us for this opportunity for sharing ideas, networking, and professional growth.

Want to join us? Click Here to register!

WHEN?

On September 12th and 13th, you and your Transit Team will be able to choose sessions in Transit Law, Transit Marketing and Community Mobility.

*September 11th is for Midwest States only.

WHERE?

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

401 Ward Pkwy

Kansas City, MO 64112

A block of rooms is available at the host hotel for $169 (+ Tax & Fees) per night. To make a reservation please CLICK HERE to visit the hotel website. You will need to enter your travel dates and click on “search”. The next page will display your group rate of $169. You may also call their toll free number at 866.856.9717 and reference the group name.

See Agenda Below - More Details to Come

Schedule

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:00-4:00

Registration and State Association Meetings for following states:

Missouri

Iowa

Nebraska

Kansas

5:00-7:00

Opening Event at Intercontinental Hotel in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:30

Registration Begins

7:30-8:00

Breakfast

8:00-10:00

Opening Plenary - Embracing All Options

Welcome Mayor Sligh James

FTA Administrator: Townhall Meeting

Transit Initiative Updates: Scott Bogren, Executive Director, CTAA, Robbie Mackinen, CEO, KCATA, Tom Grand, Executive Director, KC Streetcar

10:00-10:30

Break

10:30-11:30

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: FTA Regulatory Issues, Legislative Updates and Civil Rights

Transit Marketing: Why Transit Agencies Can’t Sell Their Expansion Ideas?

Community Mobility: How Do Communities Work Together to Fill the Service Gaps in Smaller Areas?

Regional Workshops: State DOT Round Table Discussion

11:45-1:15

Lunch and Keynote

A Highly-skilled Workforce: Mission Critical for Quality Transit, Dr. Barbara Gannon, Gannon Consult and Billy Terry, Director, National Transit Institute

1:30-3:30

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Concurrent Workshops:

1:30 - 2:30 1A. Transit Law for the Non-Attorney or

1B. Labor/13C Updates

2:30 - 3:30 2A. Rail Safety Requirements or

2B. Big Legal Problems for Small Systems

Transit Marketing: Mobile Workshop: Mobility as a Service with KCATA - Marketing/Communications Focus

Community Mobility: Mobile Workshop: Mobility as a Service with KCATA - Operations Focus

Regional Workshops: Nebraska Update for Members

3:30-4:00

Break

4:00-5:00

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: FTA Triennial Review - Zero Findings.

Transit Marketing: Creating Buy-In: Building Partnerships to Achieve TOD and Mobility Hubs

Community Mobility: System Efficiencies and Redesign - How do you evaluate your systems efficiencies and effectiveness? Service Wide Paradigm Shift

Regional Workshops

5:30-8:00

Evening Activity

Thursday Night Out at Kansas City River Market

Friday, September 13, 2019
7:30-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-9:30

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Transit’s Legal Responsibility to Social Issues: Homelessness, Drug Abuse, Human Trafficking

Transit Marketing: How to Effectively Communicate System Redesign to Your Community

Community Mobility: Transportation: Connection Point to Rural Social Well Being and Economic Well Being-OATS

Regional Workshops: Substance Abuse Training

9:30-10:30

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: ADA Title VI and DBE

Transit Marketing: Convincing Your Boss and Your Board that Marketing Matters

Community Mobility: Transportation: Connection Point to Rural Social Well Being and Economic Well Being

Regional Workshops: Substance Abuse Training

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:00

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Sexual Harassment and HR Law

Transit Marketing: Peer-to-Peer Choose your Own Topic Adventure!

Community Mobility: Concurrent Workshops:

1A. How Small and Rural Systems Do Mobility as a Service or

1B. Delivering Mobility as a Service Round Table (Large Properties)

Regional Workshops: Substance Abuse Training (continued)

12:00-1:15

Lunch and Keynote

Safety First: Mission Critical for Passengers and Operators

1:30-2:30

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Handling Outside Agency Requests: Sunshine Law/Accident Footage

Transit Marketing

Community Mobility

Regional Workshops

2:30-3:30

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Ethics

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