Ohio Needs Transit | Feature Presentations
Looking to the Future
Planning has begun for Ohio Needs Transit Conference & OPTA Expo 2021. Plan to Join Us! Details coming soon!
Innovation and the Future of Mobility Feature Presentation and Luncheon
Tuesday, April 21 | 12 Noon – 1:30 pm
As the future of public transportation and mobility is rapidly evolving, innovation is more than a common buzz word – it is happening with groundbreaking results. This program will explore innovation through the lens of various efforts underway gaining national attention. Our speakers are change-agents in the field of government who are impacting the future of mobility and how we think about transportation solutions.
Partnerships Transforming Public Transportation
Wednesday, April 22 | 9:45 – 10:45 am
What do a city council member, college administrator and business leader have in common? A passion for advancing public transportation systems that improve the quality of life for Ohioans and moves communities forward.
This feature presentation includes a panel of local, regional and federal leaders who are working to expand public transit access in Ohio. Speakers will discuss their initiatives and projects in coordination with local Ohio public transit systems that are increasing transit ridership, securing transit funding, deploying new technology for shared mobility, attempting to solve the first mile/last mile dilemma, and utilizing transportation to achieve economic prosperity.
Shannon HardinPresident, Columbus City Council
Kelley BrookinsRegional Administrator, Federal Transit Administrator
Dr. David CreamerVice President, Finance and Business Services & Treasurer, Miami University
Bradford DavyDirector of Regional Engagement, Paradox Prize & The Fund for Our Economic Future
Peter MetzManager of Transportation Initiatives Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Katy SmithPanel Moderator
Editor, Columbus CEO
OPTA 50th Anniversary OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, April 22 | 12 Noon – 1:30 pm
The OPTA Ohio Needs Transit 2020 Awards honor individuals who have exemplified leadership and advocacy for public transit in Ohio.