CTAA EXPO: The Future of Mobility
CTAA is excited to be bringing the Community Transportation EXPO back to Pittsburgh, site of the 1994 conference. EXPO is the premier annual event for community and public transportation professionals to participate in essential learning events and network with colleagues. Speakers and sessions will keep attendees up to date with innovative technology, workforce development, communication strategies, funding, and regulations. The EXPO also features a trade show with all of the latest community transportation goods and services.
General Session: If You Can Dream It, You Can Make it Happen
Learn how three people involved in various capacities in the transit business stopped merely hoping to achieve an objective, and instead made it happen. From resurrecting streetcars in El Paso to winning state transit investment in Oregon to breathing new life into the coordination model in Ohio, these three individuals will inspire you to turn your goals into reality.
With more than two decades of experience in public transportation, Julie Brown is the General Manager of the Rogue Valley Transportation District in Medford, Ore. - CTAA's 2017 Urban Transit System of the Year. Additionally, she is President of the Oregon Transit Association and is a member of the Oregon Public Transit Advisory Committee. Her leadership in Oregon was directly responsible for the state legislature's passage, for the first time, of real state transit investment.
Peter Svarzbein is a artist turned local politician who used his artistic skills to lead an effort to re-launch streetcars in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Turning an artistic endeavor into a public works project of two loops totaling 4.8 miles connecting downtown El Paso with the University of Texas at El Paso campus, Svarzbein's inspiration story is a practical one for transit advocates and leaders everywhere.
Chuck Dyer is the Administrator of the Office of Transit at the Ohio Department of Transportation, where he has worked for the past eight years. He is helping to lead a coordinated transportation model that centralizes transportation programs for a number of state agencies (including Medicaid and aging) at the DOT - with the goal of increasing mobility services throughout Ohio.
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