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Sunday, October 14, 2012


Monday, October 15, 2012


Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Wednesday, October 17, 2012



Sunday, October 14, 2012


 
Sunday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Registration Opens
 
Sunday, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Flagstaff
  Pre-Conference Training - Cost Allocation for Rural Transit Agencies
 
Sunday, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Snow Basin
  Pre-Conference Training: State Management Review Roundtable Discussion
 
Sunday, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Snow Basin
20th National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference Sub-Committee Meeting
 
Sunday, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM Ballroom A
20th National Conference Opening Reception
 
Sunday, 6:30 PM-10:00 PM
Dinner on your Own

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Monday, October 15, 2012


 
Monday, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Reception A
Conference Registration Continues
 
Monday, 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Breakfast
 
Monday, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM Grand Ballroom
Conference Welcome and Keynote Address
 
Monday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Wyoming
  Mobility Management Trends in Rural America
  Volunteer Driver Programs: Perspectives from the Road
  Michael Audino
  Pushing Transit Further with a Mobility Manager
  Bridget Bartlett
  Mobility Management Toolkit: Turning Mobility Managers into Mobility Leaders
  Ross Peterson
 
Monday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Teton
  Statewide Planning & Practices in Rural and Intercity Bus Transportation
  Vermont 2012 Public Transit Policy Plan
  Sue Knapp
  Tennessee Intercity Bus Travel Demand and Network Evaluation
  Hongtai Yang
  Projecting Long-term Change for Rural Public Transportation: Lessons Learned Creating the Texas Rural Transportation Plan 2035
  Jonathan Brooks
 
Monday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Arizona
  Effective Communications for Rural Transportation
  Addressing Language Barriers for Passengers, Drivers and Dispatchers
  Carol Wright
  Rural Bus Film Festival
  Lisa Ballard
  Ridin' for the Brand
  Craig Johnson
 
Monday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Olympus
  Smart Fleets: How Technology is Improving Operations
  Ruggedized Consumer Devices for Transit- Pros and Cons, and the Potential for Cost Savings and Convenience
  Tom Coogan
  Use of Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles by Small Urban and Rural Transit Systems
  Jeremy Mattson
  Effortless Passenger Identification Systems
  Del Peterson
  Security Cameras Are Watching You: Bus Operator’s Deliverance, an Annoyance, or Passing Fad?
  Peter Schauer
 
Monday, 12:00 PM-1:45 PM
20th National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference Awards Luncheon
 
Monday, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Wyoming
  Innovative Methodologies for Targeting, Planning, Promoting and Evaluating Rural Public Transit
  Rural Transit Livability Performance Measures
  Suzie Edrington
  GIS-T Analysis for Two University Towns
  Michael Lachman
  Estimating the Need and Demand for Rural Public Transportation
  Albert Stoddard
 
Monday, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Idaho
  Innovations in Rural Transit Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness
  Are We Safe: Measuring the Results of a Rural Safety Program Implementation
  Todd Beutler
  Are We Secure: Measuring the Results of a Comprehensive Rural Transit Security Program Implementation
  Jeff Carlson
  The Impact of the FTA Bus Safety Program Orientation Seminar on Implementing Statewide Transit Safety and Security Programs
  David C. Harris
 
Monday, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Teton
  Policy, Funding and Finance Considerations in the Development & Evaluation of Intercity Bus Programs
  Rural Intercity Bus In Washington State-Four Years On and Counting
  Stephen Abernathy
  Observations in Operating Intercity Bus in a Land of Long Distances and Public-Private Partnerships
  Lisa Ballard
  Montana Intercity Bus Service Study
  David Kack
 
Monday, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Arizona
  Transportation for Veterans and Military Families
  Transit Planning for Military Installations and Surrounding Communities
  Ellen Oettinger
 
Monday, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Olympus
  From Grassroots to the Cloud: Technology Tools to Improve Transit Management and Operations
  Cloud Computing: Why Your Transit System Should Get Onboard
  Frank Condon and Shannon Greenwell
  Lessons Learned from Rural Technology Solutions
  Antonio Ribeiro
  When the Stakes are High: MnDOT’s Use of Technology to Improve High-Impact Decisions
  Beverly Herfindahl (MNDOT) and Jonathan Allen
 
Monday, 3:30 PM-4:00 PM
Break
 
Monday, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Wyoming
  Successful Planning and Implementing New and Restructured Intercity Bus Service
  GoBus: An Intercity Bus Success Story
  Carolyn Conley
  Restructuring Eastern North Carolina Intercity Bus Routes for Greater Effectiveness
  Thomas Cook
  Development of Utah's Rural Intercity Bus Program
  Frederic Fravel
 
Monday, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Idaho
  Operating at Your Best: Improving Transit Operator Performance
  Modeling and Analysis of Public Transit Bus Driver Distraction
  Kelwyn D'Souza
  Rural Transit Employees Health, Wellness and Medical Qualification
  Robbie Sarles
  Creating a Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace: Making a Difference For Your Employees, Volunteers and Agency
  Beverly Krieger
 
Monday, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Teton
  Civil Rights Forum: Title VI, Environmental Justice, and Tribal Issues
  Update on FTA Civil Rights Guidance
  Cecelia Comito
  Contracting with Native American Indian Tribes
  Ron Baumgart
  Development and Assessment of Agency Policies and Practices for Civil Rights
  Carol Wright
 
Monday, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Arizona
  Transportation's Role in Sustainable Communities
  Key Indicators on Important Aspects of Life in Rural America. How Does Transportation Bring Us All Together?
  Laura Brown
  Transportation and Housing: Key Elements to Building Sustainable Communities
  Noreen Beatley
 
Monday, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM Olympus
  Building Two-Way Streets: How Technology is Facilitating Dialogue between Providers & the Community
  Intercity Bus/Illinois Bus Network Connectivity Marketing Initiative
  Radha Hemmige
  Transit, Technology & Public Participation
  Del Peterson and Jeremy Mattson
  Social Media for the Transportation Professional
  Scott Bogren
 
Monday, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM Grand Ballroom
Vendor's EXPO Reception

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012


 
Tuesday, 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Conference Registration Continues
 
Tuesday, 7:00 AM-8:30 AM Teton
  Breakfast and Roundtable: Distracted Driving - Is It a Problem in Rural Transit?
  You are driving me to distraction: Theory, Practice and Avoidance of Distracted Driving
  Peter Schauer
  Reducing Distracted Driving Through the Use of Video-Based Event Recorders
  Josh Botnen
 
Tuesday, 7:00 AM-8:30 AM Wyoming
  Breakfast and Roundtable: Section 5311 (f) and the Intercity Bus Program
 
Tuesday, 7:00 AM-8:30 AM Idaho
  Breakfast and Roundtable: The 'New' 5311/5316 Program
 
Tuesday, 7:00 AM-8:30 AM Arizona
  Breakfast and Roundtable: The 'New' 5310/5317 Program
 
Tuesday, 7:00 AM-8:30 AM Olympus
  Breakfast and Roundtable: Planning Futures for Rural Communities
 
Tuesday, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM Ballroom
National Perspectives on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation: Words from the Industry
 
Tuesday, 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Break
 
Tuesday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Wyoming
  Planning and Designing Transportation for Federal Land Management Agencies and Gateway Communities
  Transportation In Parks & Other Public Lands
  David Kack
  Long Range Transportation Planning for Federal Land Management Agencies: Incorporating Transit and Trails for Access to the Public Lands
  Nathan Caldwell
  Feasibility Study of Over-the-Snow Transit Service in Seward, AK
  Alex Linthicum
 
Tuesday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Idaho
  Customer Information and Training to Enhance the Transit Experience
  Enhancing the Customer Experience in Rural Transit: Coordination, Improved Customer Information and Travel Training
  Selena Barlow and Heather Menninger
  Developing a Comprehensive Mobility Training Program: Best Practice in Training for System Navigation, Safety and Accessing Information.
  Kevin Welch
  Connected Travelers and the Intercity Network
  Aaron Antrim
 
Tuesday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Teton
  Innovative Funding Strategies
  Advocating for Rural Transit at the State and Federal Level: Coalitions, Partnerships and Uncommon Bedfellows
  Elena Wilken
  Public/Private Partnership in Rural Idaho
  Mark Lupher
  North by Northwest Connector: A Regional Transit Alliance
  Jay Flint
  Priming the new well---Strategies for expanding local match opportunities.
  Scott Kosky
 
Tuesday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Arizona
  Regional Approaches to Cost-Effective Service Delivery
  Practical Paths and Underlying Technologies for Regional Coordination Success
  Tom Coogan
  Trends in Volunteer Driver Programs
  Helen Kerschner
  Evaluation of a One-Call Center for Utah's Wasatch Front
  Suzanne O'Neill
 
Tuesday, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Olympus
  Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit Drivers: Overview of National RTAP’s Training Module
  National RTAP’s Training Module Overview on Transit Emergency Management
  Gary Gleason
 
Tuesday, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
FTA Administrator's Award Luncheon
 
Tuesday, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Vendor Take-Down
 
Tuesday, 1:45 PM-3:15 PM Wyoming
  Against the Odds: Uintah Basin Transit Authority
  Against the Odds: A Transit District Perspective
  Todd Beutler
  Against the Odds: A Workforce Development Perspective
  Bob Gilbert
  Against the Odds: A State DOT Perspective
  John Valerio
  Against the Odds: An Association of Governments Perspective
  Colt Miller
 
Tuesday, 1:45 PM-3:15 PM Idaho
  Rural Transit Change and Innovation: How Did They Do That?
  Managing Innovation and Change – The JAUNT Experience
  Brad Sheffield
  Managing Innovation and Change - The Reinvention of Addison County Transit
  Jim Moulton
 
Tuesday, 1:45 PM-3:15 PM Teton
  What's New in Rural BRT and Sustainability
  Bus Rapid Transit in Rural Communities
  Dawn Mullally Chase
  Clean Cities Program, Financial and Alternative Fuels Resources
  Robin Erickson
  The Unintended Regional Consequences of Integrating Intracity Bus Service: The Case of Bogata and Soacha, Colombia
  Gwen Kash
 
Tuesday, 1:45 PM-3:15 PM Arizona
  Intercity Services to Enhance Rural Mobility
  When the best bus route is the river: Klamath river transit service planning meeting visitor needs and connecting a reservation defined by its river.
  Kevin Wright
  Travel Washington- Rural mobility to Serve Rural Residents
  Stephen Abernathy
  Connecting Rural Communities to the National Intercity Bus Network: Leveraging Private Capacity, Enhancing Public Resources
  Sue Bubel
 
Tuesday, 1:45 PM-3:15 PM Olympus
  Sharing Space through Cyberspace: Technology and Coordination
  I-way: Idaho's Planning and Coordination Process
  Heather Wheeler
  Making Transit Requests Portable
  Ken Banks
  How Coordinated Scheduling and Dispatching is Moving Communities
  Debra McGlasson
 
Tuesday, 3:15 PM-3:45 PM
Break
 
Tuesday, 3:45 PM-5:15 PM Wyoming
  Tribal Transit: Bringing It All Together and Making It Work
  Lessons in Nation Building: Tribal Transit as Economic Development
  Jim Beard
  Effective Community Outreach for Tribal Transit Planning and Operations
  Chamisa Radford
 
Tuesday, 3:45 PM-5:15 PM Idaho
  Operations Logistics in the Face of Service Disruption and Other Emergencies
  Coordinating Rural Transport with Major Projects: The Hood Canal Bridge Experience & Lessons Learned
  Stephen Abernathy
  Atomic City Transit's experience during the evacuation of Los Alamos due to the Las Conchas Fire
  Mike Davis
  Emergency planning for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs - the role of paratransit
  Gary Gleason
 
Tuesday, 3:45 PM-5:15 PM Teton
  Procurement and Grant Administration
  The Efficient Organization of Rural Transit
  David Ripplinger
  ProcurementPRO: Help with the Procurement Process
  Rob Tassinari
  Bus Lifecycle Cost Modeling in National Parks and on Federal Lands
  Alex Linthicum
 
Tuesday, 3:45 PM-5:15 PM Arizona
  Special Topics on Public Lands Transportation
  Congestion Management in Arches National Park: A Market-based Approach to Shuttle Planning
  Cathleen Sullivan
  Connecting Gateway Communities to Yellowstone National Park: A Proposal for a Public Transportation System Servicing the Greater Yellowstone Region
  Brett Korporaal
 
Tuesday, 3:45 PM-5:15 PM Olympus
  Innovations in Rural Transit Training
  Strengthening Your Safety Culture Through Quality Training Programs
  Diana Byrnes
  E-Learning in the Transit Industry
  Gary Hegland
  Training Program Makeovers: Creative Ways to Revive Your Training Program and Share Your Message
  Tracy Young
 
Tuesday, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
“Tuesday Night Fever”

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012


 
Wednesday, 7:00 AM-8:30 AM
Breakfast
 
Wednesday, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
Town Hall Meeting: The Future of Rural America; And What Are We Going To Do About It?
 
Wednesday, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Conference Adjourns
 
Wednesday, 10:45 AM-12:00 PM Grand Ballroom
MAP-21 Update
 
Wednesday, 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Break

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