2020 Public Transportation Summit
2020 Public Transportation Summit
Online Annual Summit
October 6 - 29, 2020  ·  ID

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND THE 2020 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT!

The annual Public Transportation Summit takes place as a means to promote coordination with agencies, local stakeholders, and organizations. The Idaho Transportation Department Public Transportation (ITD-PT) Office has put together a month long series of technical assistance, training, workshops and peer to peer networking opportunities.  The summit’s strategic agenda is designed to help facilitate and encourage thought-provoking topics that will maximize efficiency and offer unique insight into present and future challenges facing public transportation in Idaho. 

This FREE conference will run Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of October, starting October 6th.  We encourage you to register early using the button above to reserve your spot STARTING SEPTEMBER 1ST.

Agenda
Tuesday, October 6
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is an opportunity for transit agencies within this district to have open dialogue with their PTAC Representative and brainstorm ways to improve transportation.
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Overview of CARES Act and ITD-PT CARES Portal Training.
Thursday, October 8
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is an opportunity for transit agencies within this district to have open dialogue with their PTAC Representative and brainstorm ways to improve transportation.
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Participants in this session will learn about human trafficking, its intersections with transit, best practices for transit anti-human trafficking initiatives, how to utilize BOTL's materials, and how to join local anti-trafficking efforts.
Tuesday, October 13
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is an opportunity for transit agencies within this district to have open dialogue with their PTAC Representative and brainstorm ways to improve transportation.
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
The session will also address eligibility, applicability, capacity, and proposal submittal.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Joint presentation on the relationship between Non-Emergency Medical Transportation and Community Transit
Thursday, October 15
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is an opportunity for transit agencies within this district to have open dialogue with their PTAC Representative and brainstorm ways to improve transportation.
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Every transit agency receiving funding from FTA must comply with DOT DBE regulations. Transit agencies should have a complete understanding of all aspects of federal compliance with DOT requirements found in 49 CFR Part 26.
Tuesday, October 20
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is an opportunity for transit agencies within this district to have open dialogue with their PTAC Representative and brainstorm ways to improve transportation.
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Credible leaders attract enthusiastic and committed followers, and people want to work with them.
Thursday, October 22
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is an opportunity for transit agencies within this district to have open dialogue with their PTAC Representative and brainstorm ways to improve transportation.
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
There will be a discussion on the types of difficult passengers. Several scenarios will be presented as well different ways to deal with an issue. Defusing techniques will also be discussed.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Participants in this session will gain an understanding of the fundamental building blocks for any marketing program, as well as insights on tools and resources to aid in improving a marketing platform.
Tuesday, October 27
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This three-hour training will provide an overview of FTA Drug and Alcohol regulations, program requirements, and current issues with regard to 49 CFR Part 655 and Part 40. The presenter will be available to take questions from attendees.
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
You'll leave this session with practical tips for time management you can put right to use, as well as ways to increase productivity and reduce stress caused by task and information overload.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
This two-hour session is designed to assist transit managers with planning at the local level and working toward building communication and additional local matching funds.
Thursday, October 29
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PTAC Representatives discuss the outcomes of the discussions and brainstorming with local transit providers on ways to improve public transportation.
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Rapid development of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) into a pandemic has called for people to acquire and adapt their behavior at a fast pace.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Speakers
President
KJ Backpack, LLC
Kristen Joyner is Founder and President of KJ Backpack, LLC. Her expertise includes transit association work as Executive Director for the South West Transit Association and administrative PT experience for Rock Region Metro, Little Rock, Arkansas
Principal
Filippone Consulting
John has been involved in rural and resort transit for over forty years as an operator, supervisor, dispatcher, scheduler and safety and training manager.
Transportation Industry Analyst
US DOT - FTA D&A Project Office
Mr. Redington is a Transportation Industry Analyst for the US DOT’s Volpe Center. Mr. Redington has assisted the FTA Drug & Alcohol Program for over 25 years & has represented FTA at federal audits, trainings, conferences & DOT modal events.
Resource Center Manager, MSLIS, AHIP
National RTAP
Cara Marcus, MSLIS, AHIP, is the Resource Center Manager for National RTAP. Cara graduated from Simmons College with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and has served as a library manager and researcher for over twenty years.
Senior Associate
RLS & Associates
Ms. Schafer has 21 years of experience in the transit industry. She joined RLS & Associates, Inc. after a career with an area agency on aging in southeast Indiana.
President/Executive Director
Tennessee Regional Safety Council
Andrew Williams is one of six international Master Trainers with the National Safety Council, who helps individuals, communities, businesses, government agencies and associations.
Division of Medicaid
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Cathy Libby is the Deputy Administrator for Medicaid Benefits at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid.
Executive Director
Treasure Valley Transit
Terri Lindenberg is the Executive Director of Treasure Valley Transit, Inc. (TVT), the public transit system serving a 10 county area in the Idaho Transportation Department’s District 3.
Owner
Cleveland Civil Rights Consulting, LLC
Dr. John Cleveland is a transportation civil rights consultant and owner of Cleveland Civil Rights Consulting, LLC. He specializes in training, program and policy development and federal compliance, as well as expert witness services.
Program Manager
ITD - Office of Civil Rights
Russ is ITD’s Program Manager for the Office of Civil Rights which is tasked with ensuring local agency and contractor compliance with associated Civil Rights laws and regulations.
Executive Director
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition (IATC)
Jennifer Zielinski is the Executive Director of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition (IATC). She launched IATC in 2018 and established Solace House Outpatient clinic, specializing in trauma-specific services, including a Crisis and Resource Hotline .
Program Director
Busing on the Lookout (BOTL)
Annie Sovcik is the Director of Busing on the Lookout (BOTL), a program of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). Annie is responsible for leading TAT’s efforts to educate, equip, empower, and mobilize members of the bus industry to combat human trafficking.
The Public Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC) was also created in Idaho Code 40-514 to “advise the Department on issues and policies regarding public transportation in Idaho."
District 1 PTAC
Public Transportation Advisory Council
Ryan Luttmann was appointed as the District 1 PTAC representative in 2019. Ryan is a professional engineer and brings over 20 years of experience working in both private and public sectors.
District 2 PTAC
Public Transportation Advisory Council
Alisa Anderson has been the Grants Manager for the City of Moscow since 2007. She develops & writes grant applications & administers grants for various city departments. Alisa has also been a member of the Public Transit Advisory Council since 2015.
District 4 PTAC
Public Transportation Advisory Council
Jeff is an Idaho native and was born and raised in Pocatello. In 2004, he graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.
District 5 PTAC
Public Transportation Advisory Council
Kathleen Lewis has over thirty years of writing and administering federal, state and private grants. She served as the Executive Director of the Southeast Idaho Council of Governments, Inc.
PTAC District 6
Public Transportation Advisory Council
Rick Miller, Community Development Manager of East Central Idaho Planning and Development Association, has been involved with the planning and development of community infrastructure and economic development projects for over 16 years.
Public Transportation Manager
ITD - Public Transportation Office
Ron Duran joined the ITD Public Transportation Office in 2019 as the Public Transportation Manager. Mr. Duran brings with him over 10 years of management experience in both public and private sectors.
Summit Coordinator & Grants & Contracts Officer
ITD - Public Transportation Office
Shauna has been with ITD since June 2012. During this time she has served as a Grants & Contracts Officer for FHWA, FTA, and State-Funded Programs. Shauna currently oversees ITD-PT’s Safety, Asset Management, Planning & Performance programs.
Summit Coordinator & Grants & Contracts Officer
ITD - Public Transportation Office
Ada Finlayson has been with the Public Transportation Office for a short time accepting the position of Grants/Contract Officer in February of 2020. She is no stranger to ITD and has worked there for about 30 years.
Grants & Contracts Officer
ITD - Public Transportation Office
Summer is a Grants & Contracts Officer at ITD and administers the CARES Act funds. She is experienced in project management, community engagement, collaborative processes, identifying key technical trends, & supporting advanced technology initiatives.
Grants & Contracts Officer
ITD - Public Transportation Office
Taylor Bothke is a new Grants and Contracts Officer that joined our team in February. She is our Grants Officer that manages the Small Urban Balancing Committee as well as the 5310, enhanced mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities program.
Grants & Contracts Officer
ITD - Public Transportation Office
Kristina Larking has been in the grants field for over two years. Before working in the Public Transportation office, she worked at Idaho Housing and Finance Association where she helped oversee and implement several HUD grants throughout the State.
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