OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT CONFERENCE & OPTA EXPO 2021 | Feature Presentations

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OPTA Annual Meeting 2021

OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT CONFERENCE & OPTA EXPO 2021

Looking to the Future

OHIO NEEDS TRANSIT CONFERENCE 2021 includes over 30 vibrant and educational programs. Topics and presenters will be announced as details are confirmed.

OPTA Annual Meeting 2021

Wednesday, September 15 | 4 – 5:30 pm

OPTA All Member Celebration

5:30 – 7:30 pm | Akron Art Museum

 

All Conference Attendees Welcome!

Ohio Needs Transit Luncheon & Feature Presentation

Thursday, September 16 | 12 Noon – 1:30 pm

Feature Presentation & Luncheon

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Claudia Amrhein, President

The Ohio Public Transit Association

Moving Beyond Ridership: From Volume to Value

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Presented by Ehren Bingaman

TransPro Consulting

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Feature Presentation 

Ehren Bingaman, Principal

TransPro Consulting

The Power of Congruent Public Transit

(details)

Presented by Celia King, Arrants McSwain Leadership Development

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Celia King

Lead Consultant

Arrants McSwain Leadership Development

OPTA EXPO 2021

Blair Taseff, Vice President Associate Members

The Ohio Public Transit Association

Ohio Needs Transit Feature Presentation

Friday, September 17 | 9:45 – 10:45 am

Feature Presentation

Welcome

Dawn Distler, Chief Executive Officer

METRO Regional Transit Authority

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Opening Remarks

Daniel Horrigan, Mayor

City of Akron Ohio

Mobility Matters – Why Sustainable Transportation is Essential to Our Future (details)

Why Public Transit is Key

Presented by Dr. Harvey J. Miller, The Ohio State University

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Dr. Harvey Miller

Professor, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science

Closing Remarks

Claudia Amrhein, President

The Ohio Public Transit Association

OPTA Excellence Awards & Luncheon

Friday, September 17 | 12:15 – 1:45 pm

The OPTA Excellence Awards will honor individuals who have exemplified leadership and advocacy for public transit in Ohio.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Matt Carle, Executive Director,

The Ohio Public Transit Association

OPTA Excellence Awards Presentations

Closing Remarks

Claudia Amrhein, President

The Ohio Public Transit Association

OPTA Excellence Awards 2021

Announced!

THE OHIO PUBLIC TRANSIT ASSOCIATION PRESENTERS

Claudia Amrhein
Claudia Amrhein

President

Ben Capelle
Ben Capelle

Vice President

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Dawn Distler

Secretary-Treasurer

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Martin McAvoy

Vice President

Small Urban & Rural Systems

Blair Taseff
Blair Taseff

Vice President

Associate Members

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Tom Wagner

Vice President

Associate Members

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Shannon Webster

 Vice President

Mobility Manager Members

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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JOIN OPTA NOW!  Visit our Member Center for details on the work statewide that the leadership and members are doing and how your business can benefit. The Association provides leadership, resources, training, government relations and advocacy services to public and private transit agencies and transit service providers across the state.

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If you work in – or just love transit – there are many ways to get involved with a passionate group of state-wide leadership who are working to transform mobility and redesign the future of transit.