18th Biennial State Programs Meeting and
State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference
Improving Public Transportation for America’s Rural Communities
The 18th Biennial State Programs Meeting and State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference is sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and in partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA). This conference’s intended audience includes State Departments of Transportation, state program managers for Sections 5311 and 5310, state public transportation associations and FTA regional and headquarters staff. These groups come together to learn more about FTA and its programs as well as to network among colleagues and peers.
To get started, please check out the FTA’s Meeting Website for details about the conference, conference registration and hotel information. Here is the final conference agenda. AASHTO’s Council on Public Transportation & MTAP will host a breakout session on Day 2 of the conference (August 15) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Check out the Breakout Session Agenda (FINAL).
The following are presentations from the Concurrent Session (August 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.):
Topic #1 – FAST Act Reauthorization
Topic #2 – Discussion among the States – Practical Solutions
- George Mitchell, Tennessee Department of Transportation
- Barbara Donovan, Vermont Agency of Transportation
- Grant Sparks, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Topic #3 – Update and Discussion – Infrastructure Owner Operators Guiding Principles for Connected Infrastructure supporting Cooperative Automated Transportation
Topic #4 – Discussion among the States – Joint Rural-Urban Transit System
- Chris Zeilinger, Assistant Director, Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
- Kaitlyn McClanahan, Tennessee DOT
- Todd Jennings, Indiana DOT
Topic #5 – Update and Discussion – Research
- Velvet Basemera-Fitzpatrick, PhD, PMP, Senior Program Officer, Cooperative Research Programs, Transportation Research Board
Don’t forget! If you would like to review the presentations from FTA and other presenters during the conference, visit the FTA’s conference website.
**AASHTO’s Concurrent Session Lunch is sponsored by Panther International, LLC