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EXPO 2017: Discover Detroit

Mobility Rising: Detroit 2017

Detroit is America's great comeback city. Downtown has been revitalized and the city is buzzing with an infectious new optimism and entrepreneurial spirit. Join us in this great American Renaissance city for the annual Community Transportation EXPO, your chance to collaborate with colleagues from around the nation and across the full spectrum of transportation service providers in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. From traditional transit systems to NEMT providers, mobility managers to volunteer operators, EXPO is the confluence of the community transportation field. In addition to important legislative discussions, there will be dozens of training sessions, workshops and networking events that will allow you to advance your understanding of issues, and develop fresh solutions and new approaches. Join us in Detroit at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, for EXPO!

  • Cobo Cener: 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Welcome to EXPO 2017
  • CTAA President Bill McDonald Invites you to Detroit

EXPO News


Speakers Announced for EXPO 2017 General Sessions

In three timely and intriguing General Sessions in as many days, EXPO 2017's General Sessions bring all attendees together to share the latest developments in community and public transportation policy, legislation and trends, along with presentations of CTAA's annual Membership Awards. Here's a full breakdown of those speaking in Detroit:

Matthew Welbes, Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Tuesday, June 13, Noon - Opening Luncheon
Matthew Welbes, Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will bring us up-to-date on FTA activities and initiatives. Mr. Welbes directs the daily operations of the agency in support of public transportation services in communities across the United States. CTAA will also present its Outstanding Rural and Urban System of the Year awards.

 
Shannon Bouton, Chief Operating Officer, McKinsey Center for Business and Environment and Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation at the City of Detroit

Wednesday, June 14, 10:45 a.m. - EXPO Keynote Session: The Future of Mobility
Keynote panelists: Shannon Bouton, Chief Operating Officer, McKinsey Center for Business and Environment and Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation at the City of Detroit - will discuss technological advances, new business models, needed policy changes and funding possibilities as we enter a new era of mobility. CTAA's Dr. Aaron Henry Distinguished Service Award will also be presented.

 
CTAA Executive Director Scott Bogren

Thursday, June 15, 10:45 a.m. - EXPO Policy Session: Transit Policy in Focus
CTAA Executive Director Scott Bogren will lead a fast-paced discussion on all of the upcoming policy issues from Washington, D.C. President Trump has targeted infrastructure as key initiative, so opportunities to enhance transit programs are sure to generate interest. We'll also recognize CTAA's State Agency or Association of the Year.

 

  • Did you Know?

    Detroit has the second-largest theatre district in the nation, after only New York City. There are more than 13,000 seats in Detroit's two-block theatre district downtown, ranging from the 5,000-seat Fox Theatre to the smaller 192-seat Century Theatre.

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  • Did you Know?

    At 73 floors, CTAA EXPO 2017's host hotel - Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center - is the second-tallest hotel in North America? Overlooking the Detroit River, this contemporary business hotel is three minutes' walk from the Millender Center Station and less than a mile from the Detroit Opera House.

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  • Did you Know?

    According to the Detroit City Government, by the end of 2017, Detroit will have 25 miles of protected bike lanes, complimenting the city's current 95-plus mile network of on-street bike lines. CTAA EXPO is working with Slow Ride Detroit to coordinate EXPO attendees participation in one of the nation's largest group bicycle rides on Monday, June 12.

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  • Did you Know?

    You can thank Detroit for your private phone number. Detroit was the first city to assign individual telephone numbers. In 1879, it became the first city to assign individual phone numbers, making the party line outdated.

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  • Did you Know?

    The Detroit Riverfont's RiverWalk extends 5.5 miles from Belle Isle to the Ambassador Bridge? The entire vision will include the construction of a continuous RiverWalk along with plazas, pavilions and green spaces.

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    Tiger Stadium was demolished in 2009, the site is still a community ballpark maintained by @NavinFieldCrew and hosts vintage baseball, youth baseball, and softball games at the site?

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  • Did you Know?

    The nation's first soda, Vernor's (owned today by @DrPepperSnapple) was created in Detroit by James Vernor in 1862 and is the oldest surviving ginger ale brand in the United States?

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    The north side of Detroit's 1950 Veterans Memorial Building features a Victory Eagle sculpture by the renowned artist Marshall Fredericks and is dedicated to the city's veterans?

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  • Did you Know?

    Check out the city's 2016 Dashboard for a closer look, including DDOT's 1,500 additional weekly trips, 3 new routes added and 6 routes expanded to 24-hour service.

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