AASHTO Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)


AASHTO Liaison(s):

Richard Price, Program Specialist
Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)
Phone #: (202) 624-5813

Shayne Gill, Program Director for Multimodal Transportation
Council on Public Transportation
Phone#: (202) 624-3630

2018 State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference
August 15 – 17
Radisson Blue Minneapolis Downtown (35 S. 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

With its partners, APTA and CTAA, and in conjunction with the Federal Transit Administration, AASHTO’s Council on Public Transportation and Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program co-hosted the 2018 State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Radisson Blue Minneapolis Downtown (35 S. 7th Street).  AASHTO, APTA and CTAA jointly developed the many sessions (topics, issues, descriptions, moderators and speakers) for the final conference program. Members of the Council on Public Transportation and MTAP also held a concurrent session to talk about issues with FTA, TRB and others, as well as hold a business meeting.

Here are the available materials/presentations from the Council on Public Transportation/MTAP concurrent session (Day 2 – August 16):

And here are the available presentations from the general sessions and luncheon presentations:

Day 1 – August 15

Minnesota Host Forum: 21st Century Transportation

METRO Orange Line and I-35W Construction

  • Charles Carlson, Director, BRT Projects, Metro Transit, Minneapolis, MN

Innovations in Human Service Coordination: Models, Methods, and Mobility Management

State DOT Innovations/Partnerships

  • Jennifer DeBruhl, AICP, PMP, Chief of Public Transportation, Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation, Richmond, VA
  • Ross MacDonald, Public Transit Coordinator/Go Vermont Program Manager, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Montpelier, VT
  • Macie Moore, Public Transit Manager, Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, OH

Day 2 – August 16

The Winning Message: Innovative Approaches to Produce Legislative Results

  • Mike Spadafore, Public Transportation Manager, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka
  • Michael Pimentel, Legislative & Regulatory Advocate, California Transit Association, Sacramento, CA

Messaging to Attract Riders

  • Margaret Donahoe, Advocacy Director, Minnesota Public Transit Association, St. Paul, MN
  • Sam Castro, Mobility Manager, EARL Public Transit, Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation, Decorah, IA

Day 3 – August 17

Leveraging Data to Make Planning Decisions and Improve the Rider Experience

Zero Emission Vehicles – What You Need to Know Before implementing ZEVs into Your Fleet

  • Brodie Ayers, Transit Grants Unit Manager, Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver, CO
  • Todd Daniel, Maintenance Manager, Link Transit (Chelan-Douglas Public Transportation Benefit Area), Wenatchee, WA
  • Rick Ramacier, General Manager, Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, Concord, CA