OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT CONFERENCE & OPTA EXPO 2021 Education & Networking

 
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OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT CONFERENCE & OPTA EXPO 2021

Looking to the Future

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*Feature Presentations, Panel & Topic Discussions and CEU Sessions will be updated as confirmed.

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OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT CONFERENCE 2021 includes Feature Presentations, twenty-four Panels and Topic Discussions, Industry Track Sessions, Networking and Social activities and the vibrant OPTA EXPO 2021.

OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT CONFERENCE 2021 provides continuing education credit sessions presented by the National Transit Institute – NTI and the Community Transportation Association of America - CTAA.

FEATURE PRESENTATIONS

Three feature presentation general sessions will be hosted. 

Wednesday, September 15

OPTA Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 16

Feature Presentation & Luncheon

Friday, September 17

Morning Feature Presentation

OPTA Excellence Awards & Luncheon

CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS

Wednesday, September 15

9:30 - 3:30 pm

Growing Your Ridership by Welcoming Older Riders (details)

Presented by the National Transit Institute – NTI

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND | LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

Thursday, Friday, September 16 and 17

Community Transportation Association of America - CTAA

 
 

INDUSTRY TRACK SESSIONS

Wednesday, September 15

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Maintenance Track & Luncheon

9:30 am – 12 Noon

Educational Vendor Presentations

 

Cummins Diesel Engines Update:

Best Maintenance Practices and Campaigns

 

Cummins Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Battery Electric Systems

12 Noon – 1 pm

Luncheon & Networking

1 pm – 3:30 pm

Vendor Presentations to be Announced

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Wednesday, September 15

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Mobility Management Track & Luncheon

9:30 am – 12 Noon

Educational Presentations

12 Noon – 1 pm

 Luncheon & Networking

1 pm – 3:30 pm 

Mobility Managers Fall Roundtable

Hosted by the Ohio Department of Transportation

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Wednesday, September 15

12 Noon – 3:30 pm

Marketing Industry Track & Luncheon

12 Noon – 1 pm

Lunch & Learn

 

1 pm – 3 pm

Marketing Annual Meeting

REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND

 

NETWORKING & SOCIAL EVENTS

Wednesday, September 15

OPTA Member Celebration

Akron Art Museum


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Thursday, September 16

OPTA Celebrates Transit

Canal Park Stadium

Akron RubberDucks vs Somerset Patriots

 

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PANEL & TOPIC DISCUSSIONS

Wednesday, September 15

24 Panel & Topic Discussions will be presented on a variety of topics.

Diversity & Inclusion Funding Growing Ridership

 Human Resources & Leadership

Legal MaaS Marketing Mobility Management   Vehicle Maintenance

Thank you to our

OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT & OPTA EXPO Committee!

Denisa Baba, PARTA

Daron Brown, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority

Katherine Conrad, Ohio Transit Risk Pool

Elle Decot, CHW Advisors

Matt Dutkevicz, Butler County RTA

Marcia Fletcher, PARTA

Andy Hodovan, Ohio Transit Risk Pool

Claire Merrick, METRO RTA

Angela Neeley, METRO RTA

Jessica Olson, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority

Julia Schick, Laketran

Blair Taseff, TESCO

Tom Wagner, GILLIG

Shannon Webster, Greene CATS Public Transit

Ohio Public Transit Association

605 N. High St., #175

Columbus, OH 43215

Phyllis VanArsdale, Executive Administrator

pvanarsdale@ohioneedstransit.org

614.595.6919

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