2021 MN/WI Public Transit Conference 
Monday, October 4th - Thursday, October 7th, 2021 - Duluth, MN

Join us at the Duluth Event and Convention Center for Networking, training, learning, and more! 

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Event Schedule

Monday, October 4, 2021  Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC)

8:00 AM — Registration Opens

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Operations/Paratransit Committee

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Training Session I - Safety and Security with TSA: Brooke Boesch, Transportation Security Inspector

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM — Training Session II - Mobility ManagementJudy Shanley, Ph.D, Easterseals Director, Nat Ctr for Mobility Management (NCMM)

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM — Transit System CEO Summit

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM — MPTA/WIPTA Annual Meetings

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM — Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 5, 2021  Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC)

7:30 AM — Registration Opens

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM — Maintenance Committee

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM — General Session / Welcome / Keynote Speakers

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson - Welcome

Federal Transit Funding Update - Art Guzzetti, APTA; Scott Bogren, CTAA; Kelley Brookins, FTA

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM — Break in Expo Hall

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Break-Out Sessions                           

                                       Recovering From COVID

                                       Vehicle Maintenance Topic

                                       Micro/Macro Transit

                                       Transit System Planning  

12:00 PM to 2:30 PM — Lunch In Expo Hall

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM — Tours of Duluth Transit Authority

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM — Duluth Harbor Tour (Pre-Registration Required)

6:30 PM —  First Transit Reception

Wednesday, October 6, 2021  Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC)

7:30 AM — Registration Opens

8:30 AM to 9:15 AM — General Session - Minnesota and Wisconsin Agency Updates

Tori Nill, MnDOT; Ian Ritz, WisDOT; Nick Thompson, Metropolitan Council

  9:30 AM to 10:30 AM — Break-Out Sessions                              

                                       Alternative Fuels/Electric Buses

                                       Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Idea
                                                CafĂ©

                                       FTA Update – FTA Staff

                                       Customer Service/Marketing

 9:15 AM – 11:45 AM    Let’s Get Going with On-line Trip Planning & General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS)!

Marcy Jaffe, Transnnovation, Inc.

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM — Break

 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Break-Out Sessions                                       

                                        Better Bus Project

                                        Transit Association Participation 

                                        Entry Level Driver Training Requirements

                                        Transit Technology/Software

                                         Drug and Alcohol Training

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM — Lunch with Keynote Speaker - Diversity and Equity in Transit: Alonzo Kelly

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM — Tribal Transit Training Opening FTA Region

3:00 PM – Break

3:15 PM – Tribal Transit Training 2

Speaker:  Kristen Joyner

 6:00 PM – National RTAP Reception

Thursday, October 7, 2021   Radisson Hotel (505 W. Superior St.) Duluth

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:00 AM - National RTAP Update

8:45 AM — Tribal Transit Training 2 - FTA Tribal Transit Technical Assistance Program

10:15 AM — Break

10:30 AM — Tribal Transit Training 3 - Procurement

12:15 PM — Lunch - Robin Phillips, Executive Director, National RTAP

1:30 PM — Tribal Transit Training 4

3:00 PM — Break

3:15 PM — Tribal Transit Training 5

4:30 PM — Tribal Transit Training 6

2019 Conference Attendees:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Maritime Metro Transit

City of Appleton/Valley Transit

Janesville Transit System

ADVOCAP

Center for independent living Western Wisconsin

Milwaukee County Transit System

American United Transport Group

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Clark County Department of Social Services

Boelter + Lincoln

Eau Claire Transit

Brown Cab Service Inc

SWCAP

Metro Transit

City of Wausau/Metro Ride

Maritime Metro Transit

Rusk County Transit

City of Janesville

Regional Transit Leadership Council

SRF Consulting Group

Go Transit/City of Oshkosh

Green Bay Metro

City of Eau Claire

Maritime Metro Transit

Federal Transit Administration

City of Milwaukee DPW

Northwoods Transit Connections

Waukesha Metro Transit

RTAP Scholarship Information


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