BusCon unveils University Transit track

Posted on August 19, 2013

Photo courtesy Gainesville RTS
Photo courtesy Gainesville RTS
Register today for your Full Conference Pass, which grants you total access to the exhibit hall, all educational sessions, keynote presentations, meals and networking events.

This year, BusCon returns with its popular University Track, sponsored by First Transit Inc. This year’s sessions are below with highlights:

“At the Intersection of Transit and Technology”

Tuesday, September 10

8:30am – 9:30am

Presenter: William Rackley, TransLoc

  • Seventy-five percent of college students own smartphones and numbers are growing.
  • Examines how smartphones impact how university transit communicates with riders and what technology it has.
  • Discusses technological trends and how university transit can use these trends to increase ridership and better engage their riders.
  • Goal is to grow municipal transit riders.

“Increase Efficiencies and Reduce Costs for Your Campus Transit System”

Tuesday, September 10

9:45am – 10:45am

Presenter: Sharad Agarwal, First Transit Inc.

  • Learn best practices in safety, operations, maintenance, technology and management.
  • How to create efficiency based on these practices.
  • Tips to decrease environmental footprint and increase ridership.
  • How to combat budget tightening.
  • Universities can streamline operations to decrease spending and increase efficiency through industry best practices from First Transit.
  • First Transit operates 26 campus systems across the country and witnesses the best practices first-hand.

“Customizing a University Transit System”

Tuesday, September 10

11:00am – 12:00pm

Presenter: Mitch Skyer, Solstice Transportation Group

  • Learn to customize campus transit system to fit needs of riders – students, faculty, and university community.
  • Integrate transit system with campus parking strategy.
  • How your transit system and parking can be an actual asset to the university.

Now in its 18th year, BusCon continues to bring the bus industry together to share challenges, find solutions and improve performance. Attendees will have the opportunity to compare an unprecedented number of motorcoach, transit, shuttle, paratransit, trolley and alternatively-propelled buses (including electric) side-by-side in an 115,000-square foot exhibit hall, where representatives from some of the biggest companies in the industry will be on hand to answer your questions one-on-one. For full conference schedule, click here.

For full details, visit or call (800) 576-8788.

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