2020 Minnesota Public Transit Conference

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Minnesota Public Transit Conference and Expo.

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.

Click here to view the awards video.    

Each hyperlinked Title below includes a link to the session recording. Available presentations are listed below session titles.

Monday, October 5th

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – Training Session I Emergency Preparedness –

                                                               Kelly Shawn, RLS& Associates, Inc 

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1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Training Session II Communication and Outreach – recording

Jill Cahoon, AECOM  A.T. Stoddard, LSC Jill Brown,  Jill C. Brown Public Relations

Tips for Communicating Handout

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2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – CEO Summit Via GoTo Meeting

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4:00 PM – MPTA Annual Meeting

Click here to view OTAT's presentation during the Annual Meeting

5:30 PM – Transit Awards

6:30 PM -  Welcome & Networking Reception

Tuesday, October 6th

8:00 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM - Welcome and Keynote Panel

                        Federal Funding Policy Update - recording

                        Kelley Brookins, Regional Administrator, FTA
                        Scott Bogren, Executive Director, CTAA
                        Mark Hybner, Senior Legislative Representative, APTA

10:00 AM – Break in Vendor Expo Area

Check out our virtual expo! https://www.mpta-transit.org/expo

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon - 3 Breakout Sessions

                        Managing Staff in Turbulent Times - recording

                        Charlotte DiBartolomeo, Red Kite Project

                        New Technology for Transit - recording

                        Thomas Craig, Trillium Transit
                        Marcy Jaffe, Transnnovation

Click here to view Trillium Transit's presentation

                        Working With Local Governments/Community Leaders - recording

                         Robin Caufman, Metro Transit
                         Nick Lemmer, Rochester Transit
                         Emily Murray, Association of MN Counties

Click here to View the Association of MN Counties' presentation

Click here to View Metro Transit's presentation

12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM – Lunch and Vendor Expo  

Check out our virtual expo! https://www.mpta-transit.org/expo

          1:00 PM – Maintenance Break-Out Session - recording
                            Cody Reynolds, BraunAbility
                            Ken Krych, North Central Bus Sales

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – 3 Breakout Sessions                     

                        Safety for Operators, Staff and Riders - recording

                        Bill Maroni and TJ Doyle, American Public Transportation Association
                        Scott Stark, St. Cloud Metro Bus
                        Brooke Blakey, Metro Transit Police

Click here to view APTA's presentation

Click here to view Metro Bus's presentation

                        Recovery and Moving Forward – Getting Riders Back - recording

                        Jim Wright, Pulsar Advertising
                        Lisa Raduenz, LJR Transportation Consultants

Click here to View Pulsar Advertising's presentation

Click here to view LJR Transportation Consultants' presentation

                        Transit Funding 2021 – What are the options in Minnesota - recording

                         Sherry Munyon, MPTA
                         Sam Rockwell, Move Minnesota

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Wednesday, October 7th

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – General Session/Breakfast

          Transit In Minnesota Update - recording

                        Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher, MnDOT

                        Charlie Zelle, Met Council

Click here to view MnDOT's presentation

Click here to view the Met Council's presentation

10:30 AM – Volunteer Driver & RTCC Update Session - recording

                    Moderator: Sherry Munyon, MPTA
                    Dawn Simonson, Metropolitan Area Agency on  Aging
                    Tiffany Collins, Central Community Transit
                    Karen Onan, East Central Regional  
                    Development Commission
                    Tom Gottfried, MnDOT. Office of Transit

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Click here to View RTCC and TCAP info

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