Join Us! For a new hybrid event with participants attending both in-person and remotely!
We’re excited about supporting the Rochester Area and letting Minnesotans know how essential and safe transit service is in our state.
As transit systems and the transit industry work to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, we have some great sessions and training opportunities lined up that will focus on how to communicate the safety protocols being implemented by systems that make riding the bus safe and how to recover riders and clients. We will discuss the new environment we find ourselves in and how to continue to offer great transit service as well all learn to live with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future.
The 2020 Minnesota Public Transit Conference provides great opportunities to network and reconnect with others in transit while learning about new products and services and getting important information that you need to manage in this unprecedented and quickly changing environment.
Interested in being a vendor or sponsor? Check out our expo page here!
Both online and in-person attendees can:
- Network with transit professionals both online and in-person
- Meet and learn more about vendors both online and in-person
- Be a part of our break-out sessions
- Support the Minnesota Public Transit Association
- Participate in training sessions
- Listen in on presentations regarding major transit topics
And so much more!
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – Training Session I Emergency Preparedness –
Kelly Shawn, RLS
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Training Session II Communication and Outreach –
Jill Brown, Jill Cahoon, AT Stoddard
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – CEO Summit
4:00 PM – MPTA Annual Meeting
5:30 PM – Transit Awards
6:30 PM - Welcome & Networking Reception
8:30 AM – General Session/Breakfast
Federal Transit Funding and Policy Update
APTA – Rich Weaver, CTAA – Scott Bogren, FTA – Kelley Brookins
10:00 AM – Break in Vendor Expo Area
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon - 3 Breakout Sessions
Managing Staff in Turbulent Times
New Technology for Transit
Working With Local Governments/Community Leaders
12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM – Lunch and Vendor Expo
1:00 PM – Maintenance Break-Out Session
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – 3 Breakout Sessions
Safety for Operators, Staff and Riders
Customer Service – Getting Riders Back
Transit Funding 2021 – What are the options in Minnesota
Wednesday, October 7th
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – General Session/Breakfast
Transit In Minnesota Update
Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher, MnDOT Invited
Charlie Zelle, Met Council Invited
10:30 AM – Volunteer Driver & RTCC Update Session