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How COVID-19 Has Changed Public Transportation

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Originally aired: Friday, May 22, 2020 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

COVID-19 has produced a gut punch to the public transit industry. In this webinar, Transit Evangelist Paul Comfort brings us up to speed on the impact on ridership and agency plans for recovery. In this presentation, attendees will learn how they can start anticipating these new long-term implications and how to plan for them now, to set up their transit agency for long-term success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Coronavirus may be over, but the implications of it on transit will remain
  • Coronavirus will cause us to rethink the traditional way of operating transit
  • We have a unique opportunity to spend this time truly evaluating our agencies, the technologies we use, and our policies and procedures, to make sure they ensure the longevity of transit
  • Discuss “The Future of Public Transportation” and how it’s changing for a post-COVID world

Speakers:

Paul Comfort, VP, Business Development, Trapeze

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Fare Payments-as-a-Service: A Better Way to Modernize Your Fare Collection System Post COVID-19

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Originally aired: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Will the new fare payments world post-pandemic be different to the one we left behind? We can already see that people will be using, and demanding, safe ways to pay - for both riders and operators, this means avoiding handling cash and tickets as much as possible. 

During this webinar, we explore the potential changes required for fare payments teams as well as a new way of delivering these services called 'Fare Payments-as-a-Service'. We also look at how this model for systems delivery can set agencies up for enabling Mobility-as-a-Service.

Key Takeaways:

  •   How to introduce contactless payments and decrease reliance on the farebox.
  • Should the farebox be the center of your agency’s fare collection strategy?
  • Rear-door boarding and fare-free policies during COVID-19; how to continue collecting fares and still protect drivers.
  • What is Fare Payments-as-a-Service and why are agencies moving to this model for systems delivery?
  • An agile and cost-effective way to introduce a long-term fare payments modernization strategy.
  • How Fare Payments-as-a-Service can help enable MaaS
  • Hear from industry leaders about their fare payment set up and plans for the future

Speakers:

Tonya Anderson, Senior Product Manager, Electronic Fare Collections, The RTD in Denver

Scott Mazick, Director of Technical Services, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

Katherine Conrad, Director of Client Services, NEORide

Zach Ascher, VP of North America, Masabi

Ben Whitaker, Co-founder, Masabi

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How Suppliers Have Responded to COVID-19 & the Road Back to Business

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Originally aired: Friday, April 24, 2020 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in communities across the nation, many transit industry suppliers have continued to manufacture products and services, as well as service their agency partners.

View this on-demand webinar for an insightful look at how the pandemic has impacted the suppliers who serve the industry, how they are continuing to work with transit agencies large and small, and what business may look like in the long-term future after the pandemic.

Key Takeaways:

  • How suppliers have been impacted
  • Measures taken to protect the workforce
  • What suppliers are doing to provide service to their transit partners
  • How the CARES Act will impact business
  • Planning for what’s next

Speakers:

John Walsh, Senior Vice President, Proterra

Raymond Melleady, EVP, North American Transit, United Safety (formerly the USSC Group)

Mark Magaldi III, General Manager, Transit Marketing Group

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Navigating the CARES Act for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses with Fleets

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Originally aired: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -- 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides $2.2 trillion to help individuals and businesses manage the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill includes $350 billion for businesses with 500 or fewer employees and targeted relief for specific industries.

Small businesses with commercial, corporate, and rental fleets have unique conditions when it comes to loans, loan guarantees, and other investments. This on-demand webinar, presented by Bobit's fleet group including Automotive Fleet, Auto Rental News, Business Fleet, METRO, School Bus Fleet and Work Truck, provides guidance specific to those businesses regarding:

  • Loan details, eligibility, and application requirements
  • Loan forgiveness do’s and don’ts for fleets
  • Other loan information such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
  • Requirements for larger companies access to loans
  • Updated information not covered in initial federal guidance
  • What’s next? Information on a potential CARES Act 2.0

Speakers:

Phil Feigen, Attorney Managing Partner (DC) & Shareholder, Polsinelli Law Firm 

Matthew W. Daus, Esq., Partner & Chair, Transportation Practice Group, Windels Marx

Kirk Browning, President, Auto, Truck & Specialty Vehicle, Fleet Divisions, 1st Source Bank

Gregory M. Scott, Founder & President, Merevir Consulting

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Talking Transit Through COVID-19 & Beyond

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Originally aired: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting a reality that none of us could have ever expected. During this on-demand webinar, METRO Magazine takes a look at how to plan through the ongoing crisis. Learn how transit agencies are continuing to respond and provide services in their communities. We also discuss what the future may look like once the country gets the situation under control and it is safe to work, live, and play again.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to plan for a crisis
  • What transit is doing to safeguard employees while providing service
  • What your agency can learn from this pandemic
  • Planning for what’s next
  • How this will impact planning and the future funding for the industry

Speakers:

Morgan Lyons, Owner and Principal, Lyons Strategic

Katharine Kelleman, CEO, Port Authority of Allegheny County

Andrew Johnson, CEO, The Rapid

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How to Measure and Improve the Efficiency of Your Fixed-Route Service

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Originally aired: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

The bad news: There's no one golden rule of operational efficiency.
The good news: You can improve it anyway.
The better news: By improving your efficiency, you can also improve passenger service.

During this on-demand webinar, industry expert Roni Floman covers:

Key Takeaways:

  • How to measure transit operation efficiency
  • The importance of focusing on passenger service
  • Using agency and operator cooperation to increase efficiency
  • Iterating on the timetable
  • Checking labor rule variations & rosters
  • Relief, mid-day parking and depot optimization

Speaker:

Roni Floman, VP MarketingOptibus

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Luxury Transportation: Taking Your Brand to the Next Level

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Originally aired: Thursday, November 21, 2019 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

The No.1 goal of commercial transportation companies fairly straightforward: getting passengers from point A to point B. 

By adding luxury transportation to the mix, a company can take its fleet and brand to a whole new level. 

During this on-demand webinar, L.A. Limousines & Transportation Services Owner Kyara Kahakauwila and Richmond Limousine Owner John Oulton provide firsthand insights into how adding luxury vehicles into your fleet’s internal or external operations can enhance your brand, motivate your employees, and expand your client base.

Key Takeaways:

  • Why luxury transportation is worth the investment
  • The impact of luxury transportation on your bottom line
  • How offering luxury transportation can help tap into new revenue streams

Speakers:

Chris Wolski, EditorBBM Ground Transportation Group

Kyara Kahakauwila, OwnerL.A. Limousines & Transportation Services 

John Oulton, Owner, Richmond Limousine

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Rostering the Smart Way: How to Maximize Your Time, Cut Costs, & Keep Your Drivers Happy

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Originally aired: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Rostering can be a painful process. You’ve got a complex combination of duties and trips, and you need to allocate them while keeping to hard-and-fast constraints like rest time and days off – mixed in with efforts to reduce costs and meet driver requests. And, you might have different groups of drivers that each have separate requirements. To top it all off, it takes so long to put a roster together that you often just have one shot to get it right. That doesn’t have to be the case, though.

During this on-demand webinar, we show you how rostering the smart way can help you maximize your time, cut costs, and keep your drivers happy.

Attendees will learn:

  • What happens when powerful optimization algorithms automatically make sure you haven’t violated custom rules and preferences (overtime, guarantee time, etc.)
  • The benefits of generating multiple roster scenarios instead of just one
  • How roster groups make it easy to accommodate sets of drivers with different requirements (full-time and part-time, different start times, union agreements, etc.)
  • How allocating standby duties can make rostering more efficient

Speakers:

Roni Floman, VP Marketing, Optibus

Sahar Zada, Solutions Team Lead, Optibus

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Complying with FTA and FMCSA (MAP-21) Regulations to Create a Safety Culture

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Originally aired: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

The new FTA requirements state that transit agencies create and follow a comprehensive Safety Management System. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, also known as MAP-21, includes new transportation regulations that will impact training requirements as soon as this year. However, only parts of the new FMCSA regulations apply to transit agencies.

During this on-demand webinar, safety expert Jeff Cassell discusses how you can ensure you’re in compliance with the new FTA regulations, and how following these regulations will improve driver behavior and help your agency to create a safety culture. While most agencies’ main goal is to establish a safety culture, few actually know what it is or how to do it. This session teaches you the exact steps to create and implement your Safety Management System so that you cultivate and maintain a strong safety culture that lasts.

Speaker: 

Jeffrey Cassell, President, Transit & Paratransit Company

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Making Sense of Procurement Tech: A Practical Guide to Digital Transformation

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Originally aired: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 -- 11:00 AM PT/2:00 PM ET

Modernizing public transit agencies’ procurement processes to adapt to rapidly changing markets and customer demands comes with its share of challenges. Increasingly, transit agencies are looking to technology to support more effective procurement processes. However, making sense of the procurement technology market, prioritizing team needs, and building the business case for funding can be tough.

During this on-demand webinar, Patrick Moore, Senior Fellow with the Center for Digital Government, and Bonfire’s Product Marketing Manager Cam Davies provide a practical step-by-step guide to identifying the best procurement technology for your public transit agency and making a plan for how to get it.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Why: Perform a current assessment of the state of your procurement process and prioritize your technology needs
  • The What: Understand what’s out there and navigate the procurement tech buying process
  • The How: Construct a business case aligned with organizational objectives

Speakers:

Patrick Moore, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Gov., Former CIO, State of Georgia  

Cam Davies, Product Marketing Manager, Bonfire Interactive

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