2019 National Meeting & Training Conference Schedule

  

 

2019 National Meeting & Training Conference 

INTELLIGENT MOBILITY – TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Schedule is tentative and subject to change. All events take place at the Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel unless otherwise listed. 


Track 1 – Accessibility and Innovative Mobility
Track 2 – Historically Underutilized Businesses (MWBEs, DBEs, DVBE and Small Businesses)
Track 3 – Leadership
Track 4 – Transportation Policy
Track 5 – Transportation Technical

**PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE as of 05/01/2019 SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FRIDAY - JULY12, 2019

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Registration Open

 

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Golf Pairing Party

     

SATURDAY - JULY 13, 2019

     

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Registration Open

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

Scholarship Golf Tournament

Location: Saddlebrook Resort Golf Course, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

Youth Symposium

Location: Florida Polytechnic University

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

TECH TOUR - Tampa International Airport Sky Connect Tour (bus departs at 10:30 AM and returns at 2:30 PM)
Come explore the Tampa International Airport’s latest people mover addition and get a behind-the-scenes look at the 3-phased automated people mover system dubbed the “SkyConnect” which made debut a little over a year ago.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 

TECH TOUR – Selmon Extension Project (bus departs at 1:00 PM and returns at 3:30 PM)
Get an in depth look at what it takes to strategically plan and design construction of an express highway toll lane project intended to transform existing congested roadways into raised central artery pass-throughs.

 

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Garrett A. Morgan Youth Symposium Reception

 

 

 

SUNDAY - JULY 14, 2019

 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Registration Open 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

 

Ecumenical Service

9:05 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Exhibit Gallery Ribbon Cutting & Continental Breakfast

9:05 AM - 8:00 PM

 

Exhibit Gallery Open

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Council of Presidents Meeting

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Track 1 - Accessibility and Innovative Mobility

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Track 2 - Best Practices Panel: Diversity and Inclusion in Heavy Highway Construction

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Track 2- Creating Sustainable HUB Program Participation

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Track 3 - A New Era of Leadership in Transportation

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Track 5 - Innovation in Master Planning to Maximize Stakeholder Input and Support a Major Community Investment Decision

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

GUEST TOUR – John’s Pass in Madeira Beach (bus departs at 10:15 AM and returns at 4:00 PM)
Spend a day at the beach and take in one of the area’s most fun filled shopping, dining, and tourist attractions at John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk located on the waterfront!

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Exhibit Gallery Box Lunch

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

TECH TOUR – HART’s TECO Streetcar Tour (bus departs at 11:30 AM and returns at 2:30 PM)

See what it takes to maintain and operate Tampa’s historic streetcar which provides free, convenient, fun, safe travel to locals and tourists alike through some of Tampa’s most coveted destinations like Ybor City and Channelside Drive!

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

National Board of Directors Meeting and Lunch
Lunch provided for Board Members only, non-Board attendees should have had their lunch

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Track 1 - Implementation of Mobility as a Service at TARC - Results. Lessons, Learned

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Track 2 - Promising Transit Strategies for Workforce Development

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Track 3 - Navigating to Find Your Voice

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Track 3 - Increase Veterans in the Transportation Workforce

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Track 5 - Electrified Mobility and Preparing for Next Gen Charging Stations

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Gannon Consult Workshop
Honoring The Dignity of Others: Conversations with Barbara Gannon

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

 

Break for Exhibit Gallery Visit

 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

 

Track 1 - Innovations in Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

 

Track 2 - Tips to Building a Successful Supplier Diversity Program

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

 

Track 3 - Mental Wellness - Helping Operators Park Troubling Thoughts; Understand the Interrelationship of Safety, Mental Health Abuse in the Transportation Workplace

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

New Chapter Officer Training

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Rail~Volution

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

 

Break for Exhibit Gallery Visit

4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

 

Historically Underutilized Businesses Forum

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

New Treasurer Training

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

New Member Orientation

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Committee and Advisory Council Meetings

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Exhibit Gallery Welcome Reception

 

 

 

MONDAY - JULY 15, 2019

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

 

Exhibit Gallery Open

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

 

Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM - 10:30 AM

 

Opening Plenary Session

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Break for Exhibit Gallery Visit

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

 

Plenary Luncheon

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

Break for Exhibit Gallery Visit

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Track 1 – Aviation Panel

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Track 2 - Driving Business Excellence

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Track 3 - Nurturing Transit’s Pipeline Through Workforce Development

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Track 4 - Design-Build, Public Involvement & DBE Programs: Proven Formula for Executing a Successful Mega Heavy Highway Project

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Track 5 - Connected Vehicles in a Connected World

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM


Emerging Leaders Workshop

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Track 1 - Providing Accessibility to Underserved Populations

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Track 3 - Think and Act Like a Leader!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Track 4 - Transforming the Transportation Construction Workforce by Cultivating Community Partnerships and Hiring Locally

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Exhibit Gallery Closing and Prize Giveaways

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

 

Florida Welcome Reception – Yacht Starship Cruise, brought you by HNTB Corporation, Official Sponsor

     

 

 

 

TUESDAY - JULY 16, 2019

 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Registration Open

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

  Grab-N-Go Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:50 AM

  COMTO General Membership Meeting *open to all active members

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  Legislative Plenary

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  Refreshment Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

CITY Intern 2019 Group Presentation

Celebrating 15 years of the CITY Intern Program

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  Track 1 - The Ultimate Urban Circulator: Mobility for All; Accessibility of Autonomous Vehicles

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  Track 2 - DBE/ACDBE Program in Florida: Why it Makes Good $ense!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  Track 3 - What If we Showed You? Innovation, Connectivity and Equity in Regional Transportation Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  Track 4 - Aviation Infrastructure

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  Track 5 - Planning Autonomy with the Passenger in Mind

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  Track 5 - Performance-Based Project Delivery Selection for Highway Design and Construction Projects

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  National Scholarship Luncheon

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  COMTO/APTA Assembly

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  Track 2 - Small Business Prime (Set Aside) 4 Years Later: How the Game has Changed (and a Look into Future Transformations at Metro)

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  Track 2 - Meeting and Exceeding DBE Goals in the Design Build Environment

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  Track 3 - Leadership: Taking Control of Your Organization's Culture

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  Track 4 - "No" Is a Complete Sentence

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

  Track 5 - Drone Technology to Enhance the Transit Experience

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Track 1 - How Express Curbside Roadway Systems Will Transform Airport Passenger Mobility

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Track 1 - Beacons to the Bus: How Intelligent Technology Solutions Can Improve Access to Transit for People with Disabilities and Beyond

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Track 3 - Leading by Implementing Innovative Employee Engagement Practices

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Track 4 - Developing a Collaborative Environment for Transportation Workforce Mobility

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Track 4 - How to Successfully and Strategically Pass a Sales Tac Referendum

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  Track 5 - Early Lessons in Connected Vehicle Deployment

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

  Committee and Advisory Council Meetings

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  Pre-Awards Cocktail Hour

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  Industry Awards Banquet
     

 

 

 

 

 

 
nmanned Aerial Vehicles and applications for Transportation and Construction"
With the advent in UAV technology, transportation and construction projects are finding new applications for UAV technology in surveillance, surveying, data collection, bridge inspection, etc. Subject matter experts from theUniversity of Texas-Arlington will provide background on the technology and how construction companies can diversify their business and add this technology to their acumen.
  • Dr. Anand J. Puppala
  • Michael K. McNair
  • Tejo V. Bheemasetti

"Automated Vehicles and Vehicle Connectivity - How Supply Companies can prepare themselves to procure components"

Automated vehicles (AV) have a long way to go from market introduction to widespread usage and so are opportunities for disruption and improvements. AVs present an exciting opportunity not only for car and OEM manufacturers, but also for companies looking to develop third party/aftermarket components and applications. Connected vehicles on the other hand include cars talking to one another and to roadside infrastructure. Several states are already performing pilot tests to retrofit vehicles and roadside infrastructure to test variety of safety and mobility applications.  In anticipation of widespread deployment, already companies have started developing mobile apps, dashboard integrations, and third party devices.  

Both AV and CV technologies are expected to become widespread presenting companies with local, regional, and global opportunities.

  •  Rajat Rajbhandari, PhD
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute
MTA's Small Business Mentorship Program
The MTA Small Business Mentorship program is scaling up to become a national model for DBE, M/WBE and small business inclusion practices.  Come and listen to how you can access and be a part of the more than $6 Billion in contracts.
"Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and applications for Transportation and Construction"
With the advent in UAV technology, transportation and construction projects are finding new applications for UAV technology in surveillance, surveying, data collection, bridge inspection, etc. Subject matter experts from theUniversity of Texas-Arlington will provide background on the technology and how construction companies can diversify their business and add this technology to their acumen.
  • Dr. Anand J. Puppala
  • Michael K. McNair
  • Tejo V. Bheemasetti

"Automated Vehicles and Vehicle Connectivity - How Supply Companies can prepare themselves to procure components"

Automated vehicles (AV) have a long way to go from market introduction to widespread usage and so are opportunities for disruption and improvements. AVs present an exciting opportunity not only for car and OEM manufacturers, but also for companies looking to develop third party/aftermarket components and applications. Connected vehicles on the other hand include cars talking to one another and to roadside infrastructure. Several states are already performing pilot tests to retrofit vehicles and roadside infrastructure to test variety of safety and mobility applications.  In anticipation of widespread deployment, already companies have started developing mobile apps, dashboard integrations, and third party devices.  

Both AV and CV technologies are expected to become widespread presenting companies with local, regional, and global opportunities.

  •  Rajat Rajbhandari, PhD
  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute
MTA's Small Business Mentorship Program
The MTA Small Business Mentorship program is scaling up to become a national model for DBE, M/WBE and small business inclusion practices.  Come and listen to how you can access and be a part of the more than $6 Billion in contracts.
Michael J. Garner, MBA