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Welcome to APTA’s First-Ever Virtual Sustainability & Multimodal Planning Workshop!

Our new virtual format, over two days and nearly 14 hours, combines the rich and robust content found at the originally scheduled in-person workshop; plus you’ll have the opportunity of participating live or viewing the content on-demand — on your schedule. While we may not be able to gather in person for this event, we can still learn, share, and network.

Over the next two days, engage in our virtual meeting room by networking with your fellow attendees in the Networking Room or schedule a one-on-one appointment with our event sponsors. Interact with your fellow attendees at one of our twice daily scheduled tabletop discussions or ask a presenter a question during our live question and answer period during each session.

Schedule

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (ET)
Opening Session

Start the day with a special welcome from APTA's leadership. This session will kick off APTA's first-ever virtual workshop and set the tone for an exciting two days focused on sustainability and multimodal planning.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Responding to COVID-19 - Part 1

Our inboxes have been filled lately with notices of webinars regarding transit’s response to COVID-19. This session is different. We’ll hear from service planners and schedulers who crafted the initial cutbacks and subsequent restoration of service. How did they develop and implement the plans and schedules in an environment that was changing daily? What lessons can they share from this unprecedented time?

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

 Session presented by GIRO Inc.
 
GIRO-HASTUS
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM (ET)
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

12:10 PM - 12:55 PM (ET)
Responding to COVID-19 - Part 2

Our inboxes have been filled lately with notices of webinars regarding transit’s response to COVID-19. This session is different. We’ll hear from service planners and schedulers who crafted the initial cutbacks and subsequent restoration of service. How did they develop and implement the plans and schedules in an environment that was changing daily? What lessons can they share from this unprecedented time?

 PLANNING CEUs: .75CM

Session presented by Proterra Inc. 
12:55 PM - 01:25 PM (ET)
Tabletop Discussions - Sustainability

7

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

PLANNING CEUs: .50CM

TABLE S1: Cleaning the Air and Navigating a New World of Zero Emission Deployment

Facilitators

  • Greg Marx, Vehicle Applications Engineer, BAE SYSTEMS, Endicott, NY
  • Daniel Lee, Sustainability Analyst, Strategy Planning & Program Management, Office of Sustainability, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
  • Catherine LaFata, Senior Project Manager, HDR, Oakland, CA

TABLE S2: Integrating Equity into Transit Investment and Planning

Facilitators

  • Peter Varga, Member, APTA Board of Directors, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA
  • Jacquelyne Grimshaw, Vice President, Government Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL

TABLE S3: Mobility Planning and Sustainability Outcomes

Facilitators

  • Julianna Horiuchi, Policy Assistant, Office of Performance Management & Innovation, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • David E. Wohlwill, AICP, Program Manager, Long-Range Planning, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

TABLE S4: Using Sustainability Metrics to Improve Agency Efficiency - Internal Focus

Facilitators

  • Meghan Schulz, Energy Data Analyst, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA
  • Mackenzie McGuffie, Sustainability Coordinator, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
Equity in Action: Transforming the Future - Part 1

2

As we manage the impacts to public transport during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential public transportation agencies rethink their approaches to prioritizing their service areas with network redesigns and technology offerings that meet demands of their customers.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

02:10 PM - 02:20 PM (ET)
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

02:20 PM - 03:05 PM (ET)
Equity in Action: Transforming the Future - Part 2

3

As we manage the impacts to public transport during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential public transportation agencies rethink their approaches to prioritizing their service areas with network redesigns and technology offerings that meet demands of their customers.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

03:05 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
Tabletop Discussions - Multimodal Planning

5

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.
 

PLANNING CEUs: .50CM

TABLE MP1: Winning Back Ridership

Facilitators

  • Ronald J. Kilcoyne, Principal, Ron Kilcoyne, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Anna Gartsman, Director of Strategic Research, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

TABLE MP2: Collaboration with Cities

Facilitators

  • Cyndi Harper, Immediate Past Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; Manager of Route Planning, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
  • Haley Peckett, AICP, Project Mamager, District Department of Transportation/Mass Transit Admin., Washington, DC

TABLE MP3: Transit Speed and Reliability

Facilitators

  • Lacy Bell, 1st Vice Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; Corridor Operations Director, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Owen Kehoe, PE, PTOE, Lead Transportation Engineer, Speed and Reliability Program, King County Metro , Seattle, WA

TABLE MP4: Potpourri

Facilitator

  • Daniel Boyle, Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; President, Dan Boyle & Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA
03:35 PM - 04:20 PM (ET)
InReach - Strategies for Gathering Knowledge from the Front Lines - Part 1

The need to understand how operations are going in the field has never been more important. Historically, transit planners have focused on public outreach to inform decision making but have often overlooked “InReach” as part of the planning process. This session includes four different perspectives on incorporating operator input into service planning projects and initiatives. These case studies will provide strategies that can be applied as we all look for ways to gather more information from the front lines to adapt service to ever changing conditions.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

04:20 PM - 04:30 PM (ET)
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move! 

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

04:30 PM - 05:15 PM (ET)
InReach - Strategies for Gathering Knowledge from the Front Lines - Part 2

The need to understand how operations are going in the field has never been more important. Historically, transit planners have focused on public outreach to inform decision making but have often overlooked “inReach” as part of the planning process. This session includes four different perspectives on incorporating operator input into service planning projects and initiatives. These case studies will provide strategies that can be applied as we all look for ways to gather more information from the front lines to adapt service to ever changing conditions.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

05:15 PM - 06:15 PM (ET)
Virtual Happy Hour (Moderated Debrief)

End the day with workshop leaders and your peers across North America. Whether you're on the West Coast, East Coast, or somewhere in between, its 5 o'clock somewhere, and it's always a good time to talk about sustainability and multimodal planning.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (ET)
Opening Session

Start day two with a special welcome from APTA leadership in sustainability as well as leaders of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Before COVID-19, this workshop was scheduled to be held in Pittsburgh. Our host agency will kick things off with a welcome and updates from The Steel City.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Should Transit be Free? - Part 1

2

As we manage the impacts to public transit during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential agencies reevaluate their ridership-based revenue structure. Is this a sustainable approach long-term, and should agencies set fare policy based on equity and affordability goals?

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM (ET)
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

12:10 PM - 12:55 PM (ET)
Should Transit be Free? - Part 2

As we manage the impacts to public transit during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential agencies reevaluate their ridership-based revenue structure. Is this a sustainable approach long-term, and should agencies set fare policy based on equity and affordability goals?

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

12:55 PM - 01:25 PM (ET)
Tabletop Discussions - Multimodal Planning

6

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

PLANNING CEUs: .50CM

TABLE MP5: Ridership/Fare Collection/Performance Data

Facilitators

  • Gordon Robinson, AICP, PMP, Director of Planning, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Eric F. Svenson, Data Analyst, Service Planning, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, Buffalo, NY

TABLE MP6: Innovative Mobility/Microtransit

Facilitators

  • Ronald Downing, Director of Planning, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District, San Rafael, CA
  • Daniel Shockley, Senior Planner, San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), San Carlos, CA

TABLE MP7: Tactical Transit Lanes

Facilitators

  • Leslie Bienenfeld, 2nd Vice Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; Senior IT System Engineer & Transportation Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
  • Peter Casellini, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA

TABLE MP8: Rail Service Planning

Facilitators

  • Paul Bignardi, AICP, Immediate Past Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; Principal Transportation Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
  • Kate Lyman, Senior Planner and Project Manager, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), Portland, OR
01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
After the Reimagining - Part 1

2

The Houston Metro bus network reimagining inspired many similar efforts across the country, and the results are coming in. We will hear reimagining results from two mid-sized agencies, along with use of location-based data and community input regarding what makes a transit option competitive to guide a reimagining effort. The board member, who more or less started it all, will reflect on when a redesign or a traditional Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA) is the best choice to improve bus service.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

02:10 PM - 02:20 PM (ET)
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move! 

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

02:20 PM - 03:05 PM (ET)
After the Reimagining - Part 2

2

The Houston Metro bus network reimagining inspired many similar efforts across the country, and the results are coming in. We will hear reimagining results from two mid-sized agencies, along with use of location-based data and community input regarding what makes a transit option competitive to guide a reimagining effort. The board member, who more or less started it all, will reflect on when a redesign or a traditional Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA) is the best choice to improve bus service.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

03:05 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
Tabletop Discussions - Sustainability

6

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.
 
PLANNING CEUs: .50CM

Table S6 discussion presented by WSP USA

TABLE S5: Using Sustainability Metrics to Improve Agency Efficiency - External Focus

Facilitators

  • Matt von Wahlde, Senior Vice President, Geonetics, BSC Group, Inc., Boston, MA
  • Negar Khalili, ENV SP, Environmental Engineer - Acoustics, Vibration, Greenhouse Gases, Air Quality, WSP USA, Sacramento, CA
Table S6 discussion presented by WSP USA

TABLE S6: How to Plan for a Changing Climate

Facilitators

  • Hannah Lyons-Galante, Climate Resiliency Specialist, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Annika Ragsdale, ENV SP, Consultant, Advisory Services, U.S., WSP USA, Sacramento, CA

TABLE S7: Transforming the Status Quo

Facilitators

  • Dave Biggs, Chief Engagement Officer, MetroQuest, Vancouver, BC
  • Benjamin E. Trevino, Sustainability Planner, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, Honolulu, HI

TABLE S8: Communicating Sustainable Transit Agency Action Effectively

Facilitators

  • Dr. Emmanuel "Cris" Battad Liban, PE. ENV SP, Co-Chair, Sustainability Commitment Signatories Subcommittee; Executive Officer, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Alexander (Xan) Traversa, Planner III - Environmental, Sustainability and TOD, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL
03:35 PM - 04:30 PM (ET)
Sustainable Capital Programming - Part 1

2

As we manage the impacts to public transportation agencies during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential they evaluate the positive impact of sustainable agency-wide, sustainability-focused capital initiatives. Revisiting sustainable capital programs can lead to a focus on additional long-term saving impacts.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

Session presented by BAE SYSTEMS

04:35 PM - 04:45 PM (ET)
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

04:45 PM - 05:30 PM (ET)
Sustainable Capital Programming - Part 2

As we manage the impacts to public transportation agencies during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential they evaluate the positive impact of sustainable agency-wide, sustainability-focused capital initiatives. Revisiting sustainable capital programs can lead to a focus on additional long-term saving impacts.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

Session presented by BAE SYSTEMS

05:30 PM - 06:15 PM (ET)
Virtual Happy Hour (Moderated Debrief)

End the day with workshop leaders and your peers across North America. Whether you're on the West Coast, East Coast, or somewhere in between, its 5 o'clock somewhere, and it's always a good time to talk about sustainability and multimodal planning.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (ET)
July 30 2020
Opening Session
Start the day with a special welcome from APTA's leadership. This session will kick off APTA's first-ever virtual workshop and set the tone for an exciting two days focused on sustainability and multimodal planning.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Responding to COVID-19 - Part 1

Our inboxes have been filled lately with notices of webinars regarding transit’s response to COVID-19. This session is different. We’ll hear from service planners and schedulers who crafted the initial cutbacks and subsequent restoration of service. How did they develop and implement the plans and schedules in an environment that was changing daily? What lessons can they share from this unprecedented time?

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

 Session presented by GIRO Inc.
 
GIRO-HASTUS
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

12:10 PM - 12:55 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Responding to COVID-19 - Part 2

Our inboxes have been filled lately with notices of webinars regarding transit’s response to COVID-19. This session is different. We’ll hear from service planners and schedulers who crafted the initial cutbacks and subsequent restoration of service. How did they develop and implement the plans and schedules in an environment that was changing daily? What lessons can they share from this unprecedented time?

 PLANNING CEUs: .75CM

Session presented by Proterra Inc. 
12:55 PM - 01:25 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Tabletop Discussions - Sustainability

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

PLANNING CEUs: .50CM

TABLE S1: Cleaning the Air and Navigating a New World of Zero Emission Deployment

Facilitators

  • Greg Marx, Vehicle Applications Engineer, BAE SYSTEMS, Endicott, NY
  • Daniel Lee, Sustainability Analyst, Strategy Planning & Program Management, Office of Sustainability, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Washington, DC
  • Catherine LaFata, Senior Project Manager, HDR, Oakland, CA

[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25500" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE S2: Integrating Equity into Transit Investment and Planning

Facilitators

  • Peter Varga, Member, APTA Board of Directors, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA
  • Jacquelyne Grimshaw, Vice President, Government Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL

[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25588" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE S3: Mobility Planning and Sustainability Outcomes

Facilitators

  • Julianna Horiuchi, Policy Assistant, Office of Performance Management & Innovation, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • David E. Wohlwill, AICP, Program Manager, Long-Range Planning, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25585" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE S4: Using Sustainability Metrics to Improve Agency Efficiency - Internal Focus

Facilitators

  • Meghan Schulz, Energy Data Analyst, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Philadelphia, PA
  • Mackenzie McGuffie, Sustainability Coordinator, Valley Metro, Phoenix, AZ

[pm_watch_now_button link="[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25586" text="Watch Now"]

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Equity in Action: Transforming the Future - Part 1
As we manage the impacts to public transport during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential public transportation agencies rethink their approaches to prioritizing their service areas with network redesigns and technology offerings that meet demands of their customers. PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 
02:10 PM - 02:20 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

02:20 PM - 03:05 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Equity in Action: Transforming the Future - Part 2
As we manage the impacts to public transport during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential public transportation agencies rethink their approaches to prioritizing their service areas with network redesigns and technology offerings that meet demands of their customers. PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 
03:05 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Tabletop Discussions - Multimodal Planning
Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.
 

PLANNING CEUs: .50CM

TABLE MP1: Winning Back Ridership

Facilitators

  • Ronald J. Kilcoyne, Principal, Ron Kilcoyne, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Anna Gartsman, Director of Strategic Research, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA

[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25584" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE MP2: Collaboration with Cities

Facilitators

  • Cyndi Harper, Immediate Past Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; Manager of Route Planning, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN
  • Haley Peckett, AICP, Project Mamager, District Department of Transportation/Mass Transit Admin., Washington, DC

[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25511" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE MP3: Transit Speed and Reliability

Facilitators

  • Lacy Bell, 1st Vice Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; Corridor Operations Director, Sound Transit, Seattle, WA
  • Owen Kehoe, PE, PTOE, Lead Transportation Engineer, Speed and Reliability Program, King County Metro , Seattle, WA

TABLE MP4: Potpourri

Facilitator

  • Daniel Boyle, Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; President, Dan Boyle & Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA

[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25503" text="Watch Now"]

03:35 PM - 04:20 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
InReach - Strategies for Gathering Knowledge from the Front Lines - Part 1
The need to understand how operations are going in the field has never been more important. Historically, transit planners have focused on public outreach to inform decision making but have often overlooked “InReach” as part of the planning process. This session includes four different perspectives on incorporating operator input into service planning projects and initiatives. These case studies will provide strategies that can be applied as we all look for ways to gather more information from the front lines to adapt service to ever changing conditions. PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 
04:20 PM - 04:30 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move! 

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

04:30 PM - 05:15 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
InReach - Strategies for Gathering Knowledge from the Front Lines - Part 2
The need to understand how operations are going in the field has never been more important. Historically, transit planners have focused on public outreach to inform decision making but have often overlooked “inReach” as part of the planning process. This session includes four different perspectives on incorporating operator input into service planning projects and initiatives. These case studies will provide strategies that can be applied as we all look for ways to gather more information from the front lines to adapt service to ever changing conditions. PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 
05:15 PM - 06:15 PM (ET)
July 30 2020
Virtual Happy Hour (Moderated Debrief)

End the day with workshop leaders and your peers across North America. Whether you're on the West Coast, East Coast, or somewhere in between, its 5 o'clock somewhere, and it's always a good time to talk about sustainability and multimodal planning.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (ET)
July 31 2020
Opening Session
Start day two with a special welcome from APTA leadership in sustainability as well as leaders of the Port Authority of Allegheny County. Before COVID-19, this workshop was scheduled to be held in Pittsburgh. Our host agency will kick things off with a welcome and updates from The Steel City.
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Should Transit be Free? - Part 1

As we manage the impacts to public transit during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential agencies reevaluate their ridership-based revenue structure. Is this a sustainable approach long-term, and should agencies set fare policy based on equity and affordability goals?

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

12:10 PM - 12:55 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Should Transit be Free? - Part 2

As we manage the impacts to public transit during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential agencies reevaluate their ridership-based revenue structure. Is this a sustainable approach long-term, and should agencies set fare policy based on equity and affordability goals?

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

12:55 PM - 01:25 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Tabletop Discussions - Multimodal Planning

Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.

PLANNING CEUs: .50CM

TABLE MP5: Ridership/Fare Collection/Performance Data

Facilitators

  • Gordon Robinson, AICP, PMP, Director of Planning, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Eric F. Svenson, Data Analyst, Service Planning, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, Buffalo, NY

[pm_watch_now_button link="[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25587" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE MP6: Innovative Mobility/Microtransit

Facilitators

  • Ronald Downing, Director of Planning, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District, San Rafael, CA
  • Daniel Shockley, Senior Planner, San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), San Carlos, CA

[pm_watch_now_button link="[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25592" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE MP7: Tactical Transit Lanes

Facilitators

  • Leslie Bienenfeld, 2nd Vice Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; Senior IT System Engineer & Transportation Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
  • Peter Casellini, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA

[pm_watch_now_button link="[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25591" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE MP8: Rail Service Planning

Facilitators

  • Paul Bignardi, AICP, Immediate Past Chair, Multimodal Operations Planning Subcommittee; Principal Transportation Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco, CA
  • Kate Lyman, Senior Planner and Project Manager, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), Portland, OR

[pm_watch_now_button link="[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25589" text="Watch Now"]

01:25 PM - 02:10 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
After the Reimagining - Part 1

The Houston Metro bus network reimagining inspired many similar efforts across the country, and the results are coming in. We will hear reimagining results from two mid-sized agencies, along with use of location-based data and community input regarding what makes a transit option competitive to guide a reimagining effort. The board member, who more or less started it all, will reflect on when a redesign or a traditional Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA) is the best choice to improve bus service.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

02:10 PM - 02:20 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move! 

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

02:20 PM - 03:05 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
After the Reimagining - Part 2

The Houston Metro bus network reimagining inspired many similar efforts across the country, and the results are coming in. We will hear reimagining results from two mid-sized agencies, along with use of location-based data and community input regarding what makes a transit option competitive to guide a reimagining effort. The board member, who more or less started it all, will reflect on when a redesign or a traditional Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA) is the best choice to improve bus service.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

03:05 PM - 03:35 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Tabletop Discussions - Sustainability
Feeling inspired by a previous session? Looking to discuss a topic in depth? Join one of our informal tabletop discussions; be ready to speak your mind and make connections -- these discussions will be highly interactive and bring attendees together to tackle some of the most salient issues in the industry.
 
PLANNING CEUs: .50CM

Table S6 discussion presented by WSP USA

TABLE S5: Using Sustainability Metrics to Improve Agency Efficiency - External Focus

Facilitators

  • Matt von Wahlde, Senior Vice President, Geonetics, BSC Group, Inc., Boston, MA
  • Negar Khalili, ENV SP, Environmental Engineer - Acoustics, Vibration, Greenhouse Gases, Air Quality, WSP USA, Sacramento, CA

[pm_watch_now_button link="[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25590" text="Watch Now"]

Table S6 discussion presented by WSP USA

TABLE S6: How to Plan for a Changing Climate

Facilitators

  • Hannah Lyons-Galante, Climate Resiliency Specialist, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, MA
  • Annika Ragsdale, ENV SP, Consultant, Advisory Services, U.S., WSP USA, Sacramento, CA

TABLE S7: Transforming the Status Quo

Facilitators

  • Dave Biggs, Chief Engagement Officer, MetroQuest, Vancouver, BC
  • Benjamin E. Trevino, Sustainability Planner, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, Honolulu, HI

[pm_watch_now_button link="[pm_watch_now_button link="https://nsp.performedia.com/sso/launch_player?nid=25514" text="Watch Now"]

TABLE S8: Communicating Sustainable Transit Agency Action Effectively

Facilitators

  • Dr. Emmanuel "Cris" Battad Liban, PE. ENV SP, Co-Chair, Sustainability Commitment Signatories Subcommittee; Executive Officer, Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
  • Alexander (Xan) Traversa, Planner III - Environmental, Sustainability and TOD, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Jacksonville, FL

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03:35 PM - 04:30 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Sustainable Capital Programming - Part 1

As we manage the impacts to public transportation agencies during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential they evaluate the positive impact of sustainable agency-wide, sustainability-focused capital initiatives. Revisiting sustainable capital programs can lead to a focus on additional long-term saving impacts.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

Session presented by BAE SYSTEMS

04:35 PM - 04:45 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Strengthen & Stretch Break

Let's move!

This fun and interactive break will get you moving and help you refocus for the next set of sessions. A licensed fitness instructor will guide you through low-impact exercises and stretches designed to strengthen your body and mind.

04:45 PM - 05:30 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Sustainable Capital Programming - Part 2

As we manage the impacts to public transportation agencies during the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is essential they evaluate the positive impact of sustainable agency-wide, sustainability-focused capital initiatives. Revisiting sustainable capital programs can lead to a focus on additional long-term saving impacts.

PLANNING CEUs: .75CM 

Session presented by BAE SYSTEMS

05:30 PM - 06:15 PM (ET)
July 31 2020
Virtual Happy Hour (Moderated Debrief)
End the day with workshop leaders and your peers across North America. Whether you're on the West Coast, East Coast, or somewhere in between, its 5 o'clock somewhere, and it's always a good time to talk about sustainability and multimodal planning.
   

Networking Breakout Rooms

We know networking is one of the most important aspects of our event. Click on the link below to enter the Networking Room, where you can chat with other attendees in themed chat rooms, as well as participate in the dedicated chatroom for each conference session. You can also have one-on-one video chats with individual participants.

Points are awarded based on your participation. We encourage you to explore the entire virtual environment.

Leaderboard

Points are awarded based on your participation and engagement. By visiting sponsors, chatting and submitting questions, the more points you earn! We encourage you to explore the entire virtual environment.

# Avatar Name Reward Points
1 Jonathan Feldman Jonathan Feldman 106
2 Andrew Andrew 88
3 Avatar John Kim 43
4 Marcus Guerrero Marcus Guerrero 40
5 Kate Roetzer Kate Roetzer 34
6 Gordon Robinson Gordon Robinson 33
7 Avatar Jamie Kenyon 32
8 Scott Krieger Scott Krieger 31

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Kate Roetzer
Kate Roetzer
July 29, 2020 5:45 pm

Is the only way to search the attendee list by name? Would be great to be able to filter by whether someone works for a transit agency, other provider, manufacturer, technology company, etc. Would also be great to somehow be able to sort and search by lcoation/region.

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Kate Roetzer
July 29, 2020 9:43 pm

Our traditional registration list by organization is available on apta.com here: https://www.apta.com/conferences-events/sustainability-multimodal-planning-workshop/registration/

APTA Attendee
APTA Attendee
Reply to  Kate Roetzer
July 30, 2020 7:15 pm

Thank you for your comment, you may now also search by sponsor. 

Cyndi Harper
Cyndi Harper
July 30, 2020 10:35 am

I don't see my name listed in the attendees section.

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Cyndi Harper
July 30, 2020 10:49 am

You are listed in the speakers section

Sally Goodman
Sally Goodman
July 30, 2020 10:48 am

Will the sessions begin showing here at 11am Eastern time, or do we have to click on the "Watch Live" button then?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Sally Goodman
July 30, 2020 10:50 am

A Watch Now button will appear shortly before the broadcast time.

Karl Otterstrom
Karl Otterstrom
Reply to  Marcus Eng
July 30, 2020 11:01 am

where is it? It is now shortly after the broadcast time?

Kate Lyman
Kate Lyman
Reply to  Karl Otterstrom
July 30, 2020 11:02 am

I don't see it either.

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Sally Goodman
July 30, 2020 11:26 am

Imagine you saw the broadcast about five minutes after the hour? Great remarks by both Paul and Nuria. You can also go back and watch later! 'See you' at various sessions later!

Sally Goodman
Sally Goodman
Reply to  Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
July 30, 2020 11:41 am

Yes, thanks, I got in pretty quickly after 8am

James Drake
James Drake
July 30, 2020 10:53 am

Is there a lobby or a "break room" or anywhere we can go, primarily, to test the software and our connection, but secondarily, to perhaps visit with others?

Andrew
Andrew
Reply to  James Drake
July 30, 2020 10:54 am

Under Networking there are virtual meeting rooms

James Drake
James Drake
Reply to  Andrew
July 30, 2020 11:04 am

Thank you Andrew!

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  James Drake
July 30, 2020 11:27 am

Yes! Be sure to schedule 'virtual' visits with attendees and speakers!

Girum Meseret
Girum Meseret
July 30, 2020 10:58 am

The Watch Live isn't active

Scott Krieger
Scott Krieger
Reply to  Girum Meseret
July 30, 2020 10:59 am

For me either.

Darrell Smith
Darrell Smith
Reply to  Scott Krieger
July 30, 2020 11:01 am

Same here.

Damon Blythe
Reply to  Scott Krieger
July 30, 2020 11:01 am

Ditto

Adam Paul
Adam Paul
July 30, 2020 11:00 am

Ok, I'm glad it's not just me - thought something needed installing.

Andre Stafford
Andre Stafford
Reply to  Adam Paul
July 30, 2020 11:03 am

Same here.

Darrell Smith
Darrell Smith
Reply to  Adam Paul
July 30, 2020 11:04 am

I'm now in, but session hasn't started yet. Try refreshing your window if you can't click through.

Girum Meseret
Girum Meseret
July 30, 2020 11:01 am

So how do we get to the opening session?

Melissa Chow
Melissa Chow
Reply to  Girum Meseret
July 30, 2020 11:02 am

watch live button? but nothing happened when i pressed it!

Kate Roetzer
Kate Roetzer
Reply to  Melissa Chow
July 30, 2020 11:03 am

same. i think they must be running a little bit behind. sounds like it should switch to "Watch Now"

Kate Roetzer
Kate Roetzer
Reply to  Kate Roetzer
July 30, 2020 11:05 am

Watch Live now works for me. session just began!

Mark Teschauer
Reply to  Girum Meseret
July 30, 2020 11:04 am

I just tried clicking again, it seems to be working now. In a waiting room with jazz playing.

Rachel Zack
Rachel Zack
July 30, 2020 11:01 am

Great question; I'm also struggling!

APTA Attendee
APTA Attendee
Reply to  Rachel Zack
July 30, 2020 11:03 am

Watch Live is up everyone!

Sophie Guiny
Sophie Guiny
July 30, 2020 11:02 am

I keep refreshing the browser, but that doesn't seem to help!

Pam O Connor
Pam O Connor
July 30, 2020 11:02 am

Same here. Hit “watch live” but nothing happens

Performedia Support Team
Performedia Support Team
Admin
Reply to  Pam O Connor
July 30, 2020 11:19 am

Hi - Sorry for the inconvenience. It should be working now. Please let me know if the issue persists.

Remy Leaf
Remy Leaf
July 30, 2020 11:02 am

This is a difficult first challenge at 8am PT

Tara Archer
Tara Archer
July 30, 2020 11:02 am

I'm having the same issue.

Performedia Support Team
Performedia Support Team
Admin
Reply to  Tara Archer
July 30, 2020 11:19 am

Hi - Sorry for the inconvenience. It should be working now. Please let me know if the issue persists.

Julia James
Julia James
July 30, 2020 11:02 am

The Watch Live isn't working for me either

Performedia Support Team
Performedia Support Team
Admin
Reply to  Julia James
July 30, 2020 11:18 am

Hi - Sorry for the inconvenience. It should be working now. Please let me know if the issue persists.

Heather Hamilton
Heather Hamilton
July 30, 2020 11:03 am

Nothing is happening for me either

Karl Otterstrom
Karl Otterstrom
Reply to  Heather Hamilton
July 30, 2020 11:03 am

refresh your browser and then follow the link just below the top banner

Performedia Support Team
Performedia Support Team
Admin
Reply to  Heather Hamilton
July 30, 2020 11:17 am

Hi - Sorry for the inconvenience. It should be working now. Please let me know if the issue persists.

Emmanuel Anthony Nachor
Emmanuel Anthony Nachor
July 30, 2020 11:03 am

Morning, folks! Yes, the live feed isn't working on my end either. Is there a Zoom link or another link I can use to access the live feed?

Performedia Support Team
Performedia Support Team
Admin
Reply to  Emmanuel Anthony Nachor
July 30, 2020 11:18 am

Hi - Sorry for the inconvenience. It should be working now. Please let me know if the issue persists.

Andrew
Andrew
July 30, 2020 11:03 am

It started working for me when I clicked "Watch Live"
Though not starting content yet

Bridgette Holzapfel
Bridgette Holzapfel
July 30, 2020 11:04 am
Anybody unable to see the opening session?  I keep clicking on the button Watch now but nothing launches.  

Keith Hall
Keith Hall
Reply to  Bridgette Holzapfel
July 30, 2020 11:07 am

Chage browsers... It wasn't working in Firefox for me, but I switched and it works fine.

Ellie Newman
Ellie Newman
July 30, 2020 11:05 am

It might be a browser popup issue? I switched from Safari to Chrome and now it works!

Performedia Support Team
Performedia Support Team
Admin
Reply to  Ellie Newman
July 30, 2020 11:19 am

Thank you for the confirmation. Enjoy the event.

Emmanuel Anthony Nachor
Emmanuel Anthony Nachor
July 30, 2020 11:05 am

the Watch Live function on my end is not yet working... is there a connection issue somehow?

Performedia Support Team
Performedia Support Team
Admin
Reply to  Emmanuel Anthony Nachor
July 30, 2020 11:18 am

Hi - Sorry for the inconvenience. It should be working now. Please let me know if the issue persists.

Lonnie Coplen
Lonnie Coplen
July 30, 2020 11:09 am

Working for me now!

Performedia Support Team
Performedia Support Team
Admin
Reply to  Lonnie Coplen
July 30, 2020 11:18 am

Great. Enjoy the event!!!

Caitlin D Alton
Caitlin D Alton
July 30, 2020 11:21 am

I'm still unable to see the video...do we need to be in a specific browser?

Bill Barlow
Bill Barlow
July 30, 2020 11:23 am

no NOW button has popped up to let me in

Andrew
Andrew
Reply to  Bill Barlow
July 30, 2020 11:24 am

Try the watch live at the top

Molly Swallow
Molly Swallow
July 30, 2020 11:26 am

Will these presentations be sent out for distribution from the conference? The actual power points?

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Molly Swallow
July 30, 2020 11:30 am

Hi Molly - Might be good to reach out to the presenters and directly ask for content you want access to. The video recordings will be available, but we didn't ask presenters for actual PPT files given the virtual programming format.

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
July 30, 2020 11:29 am

Hello, attendees! Please be sure to log-in to the virtual conference platform via chrome if you can. I tested both earlier, and chrome is much more compatible. See you around 'virtually' today / tomorrow. Thank you for joining us!

Caitlin D Alton
Caitlin D Alton
July 30, 2020 11:40 am

I have changed my permissions in chrome, restarted, tried other browers - still not able to view the video. Can someone contact me to assist?

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Caitlin D Alton
July 30, 2020 11:40 am

I will give you a ring. What is your phone?

Caitlin D Alton
Caitlin D Alton
Reply to  Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
July 30, 2020 11:41 am

561-676-4938. Thanks!

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Caitlin D Alton
July 30, 2020 11:41 am

Or better yet - call my cell, 312.898.5917

Melissa Chow
Melissa Chow
July 30, 2020 11:45 am

Can someone provide a dial in - one attendee colleague said his browser is too old to support the conference website and he can't update it w/o IT permissions, etc. He'd like to listen in instead.

Amir Ejaz
Amir Ejaz
Admin
Reply to  Melissa Chow
July 30, 2020 11:47 am

Hi Melissa. I am on it. If you are referring to David Snell, then I am trying to get that information for him.

Regards,

Amelia Timbers
Amelia Timbers
Reply to  Amir Ejaz
July 30, 2020 11:52 am

Is there a dial-in option more generally for audio? Thank you!

Melissa Chow
Melissa Chow
Reply to  Amir Ejaz
July 30, 2020 11:55 am

yes
thx!!

Kate Lyman
Kate Lyman
July 30, 2020 11:46 am

Is anyone else having trouble with the audio? I am hearing weird echoes.

Bill Barlow
Bill Barlow
July 30, 2020 11:50 am

Were there any special provision for ADA boardings with the front doors were closed on the bus

David Mach
David Mach
July 30, 2020 11:53 am

how do I access the rooms for the tabletop discussions later this morning? Thanks.

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  David Mach
July 30, 2020 12:00 pm

There will be a slide on the player with links to the tabletops. You may also go to the session listing and there will be a watch now button for each tabletop.

David Mach
David Mach
July 30, 2020 12:05 pm

It's a nice touch to haver personal trainer show us how to do stretches. However, her camera is basically cut off the part where we need to see how she's doing the exercise in order follow.

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
July 30, 2020 12:06 pm

This stretch break is quite neat! We will have her adjust camera for the next one!

Marcus Guerrero
Marcus Guerrero
July 30, 2020 12:23 pm

test

Marcus Guerrero
Marcus Guerrero
July 30, 2020 12:24 pm

Interface for virtual conference is good. Good job putting it together. Thanks.

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Marcus Guerrero
July 30, 2020 12:59 pm

Thank you. We're the test group for APTA. We appreciate everyone's enthusiasm and participation. We also appreciate your patience with us on the technology-front and overall platform.

David Mach
David Mach
July 30, 2020 12:28 pm

This is my first virtual conference. While it's not the same as in-person, it is far better than I had imagine in terms of the set up. However, I had made an appointment with a vendor and when I went into the room, no one was there (showing offline). Is this expected?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  David Mach
July 30, 2020 12:39 pm

Thank you for your comments, David and I apologize you experienced a missed appointment. I will reiterate with our sponsors on maintaining scheduled appointments.

Scott Krieger
Scott Krieger
Reply to  David Mach
July 30, 2020 12:42 pm

I agree. This is very well put together!

José Reyes
José Reyes
Reply to  David Mach
July 30, 2020 12:42 pm

Hello David, can you let me know which sponsor it was so I can reach out them to get in touch with you.

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  David Mach
July 30, 2020 12:58 pm

Thank you, David, for your feedback, and thank you Jose for filtering to the right sponsor.

Kate Roetzer
Kate Roetzer
July 30, 2020 12:48 pm

I am noticing that people are asking questions in a session using both the hand symbol and the running chat box, but I think APTA is only
currently addressing those asked through the "hand"

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Kate Roetzer
July 30, 2020 12:56 pm

Specific questions are being monitored through the Ask a Question button. We try to monitor the chat for relevant questions as best as possible.

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Kate Roetzer
July 30, 2020 12:57 pm

yes - be sure to ask your questions in the session itself via the hand / chatbox. Comments on this feed are for the general workshop, and help APTA filter to the right spots if any need specific attention.

Lorelle Moe-Luna
Lorelle Moe-Luna
July 30, 2020 1:32 pm

The sessions are going great and flying by but do we get a lunch break?

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Lorelle Moe-Luna
July 30, 2020 2:08 pm

Zooming by, indeed! Feel free to grab a snack during the stretch break, or certainly at any other time you feel necessary. I just poured myself a second cup of coffee! With this 'virtual' platform - we are trying to balance all the time zones we have represented. As early at Hawaii time, to EST.

David Phillips
David Phillips
July 30, 2020 1:34 pm

Is there a session in progress? I can't seem to log in.

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  David Phillips
July 30, 2020 1:37 pm

If you are logged into the site with your email and the password aptasmp, you can click the "watch now button" found at the top of the schedule listing.

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  David Phillips
July 30, 2020 2:12 pm

David - call my cell, 312.898.5917 and we can troubleshoot together, or have Peter work with you directly too. Please feel free to submit a 'help' request via the bottom right hand corner of your screen once you log back in to the workshop.

Sally Goodman
Sally Goodman
July 30, 2020 1:38 pm

since all the presentations are pre-recorded, will they be available after the conference?

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Sally Goodman
July 30, 2020 1:39 pm

Yes, they will be available to watch on demand for several weeks after the conference.

Marcus Guerrero
Marcus Guerrero
July 30, 2020 1:44 pm

I joined one of the table top discussions, but only i and another person were in there for the first 5-10 mins so i left. Did I miss the facilitator portion or was there a problem? Thanks.

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Marcus Guerrero
July 30, 2020 2:05 pm

Marcus - The table topics are accessed via zoom. Recordings will be available for viewing later. You would have to click on the link provided to access. All table top discussions had attendees. Sorry you missed it!

Marcus Guerrero
Marcus Guerrero
Reply to  Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
July 31, 2020 4:17 pm

Ok thanks. Strange becuase I clicked on the zoom link and there were two of us waiting. Maybe i needed to wait a few minutes longer for the facilitator to join. THanks.

Daniel Lim
Daniel Lim
July 30, 2020 3:08 pm

For some reason, when I click on the link for the MP3 tabletop discussion of Transit speed and reliability, I get into the MP2 discussion instead? Is there a way around this? thanks

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Daniel Lim
July 30, 2020 3:24 pm

We are checking the links.

Nadia Barrera-Ramirez
Nadia Barrera-Ramirez
Reply to  Daniel Lim
July 30, 2020 3:32 pm

Me too! Glad I'm not alone. Learning about City Collaboration though - which is okay. But, bummed I missed TS&R.

APTA Attendee
APTA Attendee
Reply to  Nadia Barrera-Ramirez
July 30, 2020 3:33 pm

We're recording everything so you can watch later!

Mark Teschauer
July 30, 2020 3:34 pm

Is there a way to give Tabletop Discussion moderators the ability to mute other participants? We are having quite a few people forgetting to mute and I think it would be very helpful to grant moderators this ability since it's very distracting.

Amy Shatzkin
Amy Shatzkin
Reply to  Mark Teschauer
July 30, 2020 3:36 pm

Mark - I'll make sure to flag that as an issue for IT folks and Marcus! That is frustrating

Danny Drees
Danny Drees
Reply to  Amy Shatzkin
July 30, 2020 3:43 pm

Thanks. Will check with our team and see what we can do

Andre Stafford
Andre Stafford
July 30, 2020 4:05 pm

How many agencies are providing branded, reusable facemasks?

Amy Shatzkin
Amy Shatzkin
Reply to  Andre Stafford
July 30, 2020 4:16 pm

That's a great question Andre! I'll see if there is a mechanism for posing questions to all attendees.

Sarah Buckle
Sarah Buckle
Reply to  Andre Stafford
July 30, 2020 4:20 pm

Hi Andre - TransLink has a "Wearing is Caring' campaign and we have been handing out TL branded masks to our customers. We also launched masks in our TransLink store, and the adult-sized masks were sold out in a day.

https://translinkstore.ca/collections/face-masks

Andre Stafford
Andre Stafford
Reply to  Sarah Buckle
July 30, 2020 4:23 pm

I was reading about that campaign online. I liked those designs.

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
July 30, 2020 4:25 pm

I would like to complement the event organizers for constructing such an easy to use platform. Great job!!

Amy Shatzkin
Amy Shatzkin
Reply to  Robert Smith
July 30, 2020 4:27 pm

Thanks Robert! While there are always hitches to any "first ever" event, we are pleased by how things are going! Glad you are enjoying the interface!

Debra Darby
Debra Darby
July 31, 2020 11:35 am

I was looking forward to part one of the Free Ridership talk. unfortunately I lost visual and audio . I am trying to get back in but I am having trouble

APTA Attendee
APTA Attendee
Reply to  Debra Darby
July 31, 2020 11:51 am

Hi Debra, you can email [email protected] and they can help you if you describe the issue. Also, all sessions will be available on-demand later so you can view everything you missed.

Mark Teschauer
July 31, 2020 11:43 am

This is perhaps a more minor bit of feedback about the UX of MyConferenceNow, but I notice that sections on the various pages here appear as you scroll down, but then disappear as you scroll up. I'm not sure of the purpose of this feature and maybe something out of APTA's control, but it doesn't lead to a great experience since I have to wait for the content to reload when I scroll down, and if I accidentally scroll up too far, the content disappears. It would be easier to work with if the content was just there, and the buttons at the top of the page redirected you to the specific sections as needed.

David Mach
David Mach
Reply to  Mark Teschauer
July 31, 2020 11:52 am

been noticing that too, since yesterday.

Marcus Guerrero
Marcus Guerrero
July 31, 2020 3:51 pm

Maybe it's me who is confused, but is the "Table top discussion" the same as the "networking tables"? If so, i cant seem to figure out why the networking tables show people there, but when i join and start chatting, i am the only participant. Thanks.

Marcus Eng
Marcus Eng
Reply to  Marcus Guerrero
July 31, 2020 3:56 pm

The tabletop sessions are indeed different. These are more topical sessions in a Zoom Room with facilitators starting the conversation. The Networking Rooms is an additional opportunity to network with other attendees or just hang out. If there are other people at a table you should be able to initiate a video or text only chat.

Marcus Guerrero
Marcus Guerrero
Reply to  Marcus Eng
July 31, 2020 4:03 pm

Ok thanks for the explanation.

Marcus Guerrero
Marcus Guerrero
July 31, 2020 4:15 pm

When i send a message to another attendee via the "contact me" message option on their profile, do they receive an email, or a direct message? And is this different than the "private chat" that i access from the live presentation page? Thanks.

Meghan Schulz
Meghan Schulz
Reply to  Marcus Guerrero
July 31, 2020 5:37 pm

Related question! I got an email with a question from another attendee about my presentation, but there is zero identifying info in the question - no name or email address. Is that message somewhere in my myconferencenow profile???

Nadia Barrera-Ramirez
Nadia Barrera-Ramirez
July 31, 2020 4:31 pm

I just love the strength and stretch. Thanks for including these!

Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Janet R. Gonzalez Tudor
Reply to  Nadia Barrera-Ramirez
July 31, 2020 5:08 pm

I agree! Seems cheesy at first, but I've learned quite a few things to help with all the sitting...

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