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The Small Urban Network (SUN) Conference in Asheville, NC, August 9-11

Wednesday, August 9

  • 10:30 a.m. Registration Opens at Hilton Asheville, Biltmore Park
  • 1:00 p.m. Optional local transit agency tours
  • 6:00 p.m. Reception at the Hilton Asheville, Biltmore Park

Thursday, August 10

  • 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Registration and breakfast
  • 8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Peer-led presentation
    • Demonstrating the Value of Transit to Your Community
  • 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 - Noon Peer-led presentation
    • Fare Recovery strategies
    • Vehicle options
      e.g. electric vehicles
    • Emerging technologies
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Peer roundtable discussions topics
    • Economic development
    • Ridership strategies
      attracting and marketing to riders
    • "The Nitty Gritty" DBEs, lifespan of parts, emergency management
    • Mobility
      autonomous vehicles, transportation network companies, sharing info
    • Technologies
    • Procurement
    • Management approaches
      handling staff, dealing with media, planning, recruitment
  • 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Wrap up from roundtables
  • 6:00 p.m. Social Event

Friday, August 11

  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Policy and legislation updates
    Looking toward the future
  • Conference ends at 11:30 a.m.

Sponsor

The SUN conference is sponsored by RouteMatch. A long term member of CTAA, RouteMatch is a leading provider of ITS technologies for more than 600 transit systems across North America. We help small urban transit systems build greater rider engagement and loyalty, manage on time performance and operational efficiencies, and connect communities.