SWTA’s How To Future-Proof Your Transit System
Amid the unprecedented challenges we’re facing globally, nationally and within the transit industry related to COVID-19 and other societal trends, it’s never been a more important time to chart out your organization’s future while retaining focus on its foundational values and identity.
SWTA is partnering with TripSpark to deliver a half-day session focused on bringing together Directors, General Managers, Supervisors and other C-Level leaders from medium, small and urban transit providers – not to talk shop but consider strategies to ensure your system can weather any storm and deliver continuous & improving service to the communities you serve.
This session will feature a mix of dynamic presenters and experienced agency leaders to help de-risk decisions and organizational priorities to ensure your system remains a sustainable and valued asset, both now and in the future.
|1:00 – 1:05 pm||
Welcome and introduction from SWTA Executive Director Rich Sampson
|How to Future-Proof Your System|
|1:05 – 1:20 pm||
Session Overview featuring transit evangelist, author and former general manager Paul Comfort
|Future-Proofing in Action|
|1:20 – 1:50 pm||
Directors and General Managers of Medium, Small & Rural Transit providers will engage in a rapid-fire discussion of how to design forward-thinking systems:
|Product Innovation Demonstration|
|1:50 – 2:00 pm||
TripSpark will share their products and service that assist transit agencies in boosting their efficiency, effectiveness and resiliency
|2:00 – 2:15 pm||
Stretch your legs, return calls and get a fresh cup of coffee
|What's Your Pandemic Do-Over?|
|2:15 – 2:25 pm||
Paul Comfort reflects on this scenario: What would be the 3 things on your wish list if you knew the pandemic was coming and money was no object?
|Moderated Discussion: Turning Ideas into Action|
|2:25 – 2:50||
Good ideas are an essential first step. Our panel of transit GMs will share their experiences in translating goals into reality.
|2:50 – 3:00||
Digest these ideas and solutions before we wrap-up for the day
|3:00 – 3:25||
We’ll be joined Robbie Makinen, CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will share the importance of infusing your values into every decision you make as a transit industry leader.
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