Webinars


TRANSIT TUESDAY WEBINARS

Ten State Associations across the country are combining efforts and leveraging resources to bring additional training over the next several weeks to our members. These webinars are for members of the following Associations: Arizona Transit Association, California Association for Coordinated Transportation, Colorado Association of Transit Agencies, Florida Public Transportation Association, Illinois Public Transportation Association, Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association, South West Transit Association, Tennessee Public Transportation Association, Virginia Transit Association and Washington State Transit Association.

Innovating During a Time of Crisis (August 11, 2020)

Across the country, transit agencies of all sizes are thinking outside the box to continue meeting the needs of their communities in the face of a global pandemic. From integrating new technologies to reimagining service models, this webinar will showcase how four of your peer agencies are reshaping mobility and evolving to continue providing essential public transportation services. Join our next Transit Tuesday Webinar to gain insight and tools that can help your agency navigate this period of disruption.

The panelists for this webinar are:  Michael Feldman, Director of U2C, Jacksonville Transportation Authority (FL); Chris Campbell, Transit Director, Kingsport Area Transit Service (TN); Alan Budde, Transit Manager & Rebecca Schenck, Principal Planner, Napa Valley Transportation Authority (CA); and Steve Blaska, Chief Operations Officer, Spokane Transit Authority (WA).

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Restoring Transit Rider Confidence (July 28, 2020)

Transit has proven itself to be an essential service throughout the pandemic, although the CDC initially discouraged transit use in response to COVID. Understanding how to restore rider confidence during an unexpected crisis is an essential skill. This session will provide ways to manage the internal and external communication environment, provide data analytics from a brand new national public opinion project, and show-n-tell examples from agencies to restore community confidence while capitalizing on unexpected support. 

The panelists for the webinar are:  Morgan Lyons – Lyons Strategic (former Vice President, External Affairs, Dallas Area Rapid Transit [DART]); Scott Wilkinson – CEO, AlphaVu; and Jim Wright – Partner, Pulsar Advertising

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Leading a Reinvention After Disruption (July 14, 2020)

The recent pandemic disruption has challenged how we prioritize our goals and resulted in us working differently. This disruption caused a pivot in everyday work processes and procedures for businesses across the globe.  As we embrace a “new normal,” it is a good time to take stock of what we learned and how this can make us better going forward. 

This session will discuss how you can reinvent parts of your organization applying what we have learned through the pandemic disruption to improve business efficiencies and employee engagement. 

The panelist for the webinar is: Mindy Price
Chief PACE Setter, Direct Effect Solutions, Inc.


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Planning for a Pandemic and Preparing for Recovery (June 30, 2020)

During this webinar, learn how to set your agency up for success as you hear about best practices in developing a pandemic response plan, how to begin preparing for recovery and what should be included in an after-action plan. 

Speakers include: Robert Codie, LeeTran - FL; Rufus Francis, Santa Cruz Metro - CA; Polly Hanson, APTA; Kathleen Bracke, Boulder County – CO; Pat O'Donnell, REI.

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Human Resources Best Practices in a COVID-19 World (June 16, 2020)

During this webinar, learn about Human Resources best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists from transit agencies from across the country will discuss pressing topics including administrative leave, return-to-work, communicating with staff, hazard pay, COVID-19 positive employees, and more. This webinar will illustrate how agencies can reduce risk, alleviate employee stress and minimize dissatisfaction during the pandemic. 

PANELISTS: Lawrence Bond, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Colorado; Kelly Halcon, Monterey Salinas Transit, California; Jennifer Hirsch, Rock Island County MetroLINK, Illinois; Kendra McGeady, Pelivan Transit, Oklahoma; Jamie Leonard, Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Pennsylvania; and Cesar Portillo, Community Transit, Washington. 







FUTURE CONFERENCE DATES:

2020 TPTA Conference & Expo
October 26-29, 2020
Franklin, Tennessee
(*Canceled)

2021 TPTA Conference & Expo
October 19-22, 2021
Franklin, Tennessee

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