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SWTA Summer University and Midwest Conference


WHAT?

Summer University: Transit Law, Transit Marketing, Community Mobility.

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!

FOR Transit Attorneys and City Attorneys: To find important information, Click HERE!

WHEN?

September 11-13, 2019

You and your Transit Team will be able to choose sessions in Transit Law, Transit Marketing and Community Mobility.

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.

How Much?

Early Bird Fee: $290 - Register by August 1, 2019 to receive the early bird fee.

Regular Fee: $390

See Agenda Below

For more information or questions, please contact:

Kristen Joyner - kjoyner@swta.org or 615.390.6863

Kary Hughes - khughes@swta.org or 405.742.7689

Schedule

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

Registration for 2019 Conference

401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

10:00-11:00

MPTA Board Meeting

11:00-2:00

State Association Meetings for following states:

Iowa

Nebraska

11:00-2:00

​SWTA Board Meeting

11:30-1:00

MPTA Annual Membership 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 in Exhibit Hall

401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:30-5:00

Registration

7:30-8:00

Breakfast

8:00-9:00

General Session One - FTA Town Hall Meeting

Kansas City Mayor Elect; FTA - Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional Administrator, FTA Region 7; Dawn Sweet, Director, FTA Office of Civil Rights; Jason Mohr, HUD Regional Administrator, Region 7 (invited)

9:00-10:00

​General Session Two -Transit of the Future is Here and Now

Scott Bogren, Executive Director, CTAA; Robbie Makinen, President and CEO, KCATA; Tom Gerend, Executive Director, KC Streetcar Authority

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:30

Breakout Sessions:

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

Transit Marketing: How Transit Agencies Sell Their Expansion Ideas

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

Regional Workshops: Regional State DOT Round Table Discussion (for State DOT and FTA Attendees only. Closed Session.)

11:30-12:00

Break and Visit with Vendors

12:00-1:15

Lunch and Keynote

A Highly-skilled Workforce: Mission Critical for Quality Transit

Dr. Barbara Gannon, Principle, Gannon Consult; Billy Terry, Director, National Transit Institute

1:30-2:30

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: (Concurrent Sessions)

Labor/13C Updates

Big Legal Problems for Small Systems

Transit Marketing: Mobile Workshop: Mobility as a Service with KCATA - Communications Focus (1:30-3:45)

Community Mobility: Mobile Workshop: Mobility as a Service with KCATA - Operations Focus (1:30-3:45)

Regional Workshops: What’s Up wth Transit - A Peer-to-Peer Discussion

2:30

Break

2:45-3:45

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Drafting Local Laws for First/Last Mile Transit Partnerships

Transit Marketing: Mobile Workshop: Mobility as a Service with KCATA - Communications Focus (1:30-3:45)

Community Mobility: Mobile Workshop: Mobility as a Service with KCATA - Operations Focus (1:30-3:45)

Regional Workshop NE: Nebraska Update for Members

3:45-4:00

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: First & Last Mile Challenges: Overcoming Inequities, Subsidies and Payment Fairness

5:30-7:30

Evening Activity

Thursday Night Out at KC River Market

Transportation Provided

Friday, September 13, 2019
7:30-12:00

Registration

7:30-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-10:00

Breakout Sessions:

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

Transit Marketing: “Making Lemonade Out of Onions” - How to Effectively Communicate System Redesign to Your Community

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

Regional Workshops MO: Substance Abuse Training

10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:45

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Civil Rights - ADA Title VI and DBE

Transit Marketing: Public Transit in the Age of Autonomous Vehicle (AV)

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

Regional Workshops MO: Substance Abuse Training (continued)

12:00-1:15

Lunch and Keynote

Safety First: Mission Critical for Passengers and Operators

Robbie Makinen, President and CEO, KCATA; Taulby Roach, President and CEO, Bi-State Development; Kristen Joyner, Executive Director, SWTA

1:30-2:45

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Federal Funding Requirements for Constructing Capital Projects

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

Community Mobility: Implementing the Reasonable Modification Rule

3:00-4:00

Breakout Sessions:

Transit Law: Ethics

4:00

Conference Adjourns

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Agenda: September 11-13
FOR Transit Attorneys and City Attorneys

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