2019 TTA & SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference, EXPO and Roadeo
Mar 1 – Mar 6 | El Paso, TX
Where and When:
El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Texas State Roadeo: March 1-2, 2019 Annual Conference: March 4-6, 2019
In 2019 TTA and the South West Transit Association (SWTA) will be holding a joint annual conference in El Paso, TX. We will be putting on the Texas State Roadeo March 1-2, and the Annual Conference will take place March 4-6. Join us for the region’s most comprehensive conference! 8 states under 1 roof.
Hear from notable industry leaders. See the latest transit technology. Know transit’s challenges and visionary solutions. Enjoy time with friends!
EARLY BIRD Three-Day Conference Registration November 2 – November 26.
Meals included with conference:
Breakfast: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Lunch: Monday and Tuesday; Dinner: Tuesday
– Team Creative Bus Texas State Roadeo open to all Texas transit providers. $225 per participant
– Maintenance Roadeo, $600 per team
Hotels for El Paso: Three choices for you!
1. Doubletree by Hilton El Paso Downtown
600 N. El Paso Street – .4 miles or 8 minute walk to Convention Center
Rate: $114 (includes wifi, complimentary parking, and a shuttle to/from airport)
This hotel is a great choice for Texas Roadeo participants.
Group Name: South West Transit Association
Rates good for these dates only: Arrival Date: 28-Feb-2019 Departure Date: 06-Mar-2019
2. Holiday Inn Express
409 E. Missouri Ave. – .5 mile or 11 minute walk to Convention Center
Rate: $96 (includes hot breakfast buffet, wifi, complimentary parking and a shuttle to/from airport)
This hotel is a good choice for Joint Conference and Expo participants.
Click Here to Make Reservations at Holiday Inn Express OR call (915) 544-3333 and mention the group name of SWTA.
3. Courtyard by MARRIOTT El Paso
610 N. Santa Fe St. – .2 miles or 4 minute walk to Convention Center
Rate: $139 (includes wifi in guestrooms –parking $10 per day)
This would be an great choice for Exhibitors and Joint Conference and Expo participants.
Click Here to Make Reservations at Courtyard by Marriott OR call (888) 236-2427 and use SWTA 2019 Conference as the conference code.
CALL for ABSTRACTS – 2019 Freedom Through Transit Conference
Do you have a topic, presentation, idea for a pressing Transit Topic?
Click on this link and provide specific information so that we can include you and/or your idea in our agenda.
SWTA and TTA Has Great Prospects for Your Company!
If you are interested in sponsoring an event or a special project, see below for open opportunities. We will create a special link for you that matches your sponsorship and many options include your booth and personnel costs.
EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (from $2K – $7K and include your booth)
ADDITIONAL EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES (from $100 – $1500)
Contact Kristen Joyner for details – firstname.lastname@example.org, 615.390.6863
Register Early! Our show is first-come-first-serve for best spots in the room. We are one of the most affordable shows in the region!
– 10’ x 10’ Booth ($950 members/$1700 non-members)
– 20’ x 10’ Booth ($1900 members/$3400 non-members)
– Indoor Vehicle Only ($950 members/$1700 non-members)
– Additional Add-on Vehicle ($100 per vehicle- must be connected to booth or vehicle)
|Friday, March 1, 2019|
|4:00 -8:00||Texas State Roadeo – Registration, Testing and Briefings|
|Saturday, March 2, 2019|
|7:00 -4:00||Texas State Roadeo|
|Sunday, March 3, 2019|
|5:30 -7:00||Opening Reception|
|Monday, March 4, 2019|
|8:00-5:00||Mix of General (G/S) and Breakout Sessions. (You can mix and match on site.)
G/S + Breakout: CEO Boot Camp: Peer Sessions designed for CEO’s, GM’s, Transit Directors
G/S + Breakout: Marketing/Advocacy: Building Partnerships, Public Engagement and Innovative Marketing
G/S + Breakout: Planning: Facility Project Management, First/Last Mile Options, Ridership & Service Planning
G/S + Breakout: Safety & Security: Driver Assaults, Safety Culture, Sexual Harassment, Making Lasting Improvements
G/S + Breakout: Operations: Reducing ADA Complaints, Dockless Bike & Scooter Policy
G/S + Breakout: Technology: Innovation Theater, Best Practices in MaaS, Autonomous Vehicles, How to Make Good Choices
|5:00-7:00||EXPO Opening Reception|
|Tuesday, March 5, 2019|
|8:00-11:00||8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mix of General Sessions and Breakout Sessions
Workshop: Part 1 Maintenance Certification: 2 Days: Improve your understanding of transit Maintenance in today’s technology-driven environment. Includes TAM culture & planning.
Transit Board Members & CEO’s: Setting Your Agency’s Direction
Other Conference Session Offerings: Mixture of General Sessions and Peer Sessions
|Tuesday, March 5, 2019|
|1:00-5:00||Workshop: Striving for Efficient and Effective Transit Performance: Half Day: Using performance data while balancing day-to-day operational performance
Workshop: Grant Writing and Management: Half Day: Basic best practices & how-to’s for writing and managing grants (TraMS included)
Workshop: Driven to Distraction by Personal Finance: Half Day: Budgeting, Planning for Emergencies & Tackling Debt
Workshop: Part 2 Maintenance Certification: 2 Days: Improve your understanding of transit Maintenance in today’s technology-driven environment. Includes TAM culture & planning.
Tour: Sun Metro Transit Center and System: Multiple locations. Led by Sun Metro and Stantec
|6:00-9:00||Tuesday Night Out Event|
|Wednesday, March 5, 2019|
|8:00-9:30||Advocacy Breakfast & Authorization Discussion|
|9:30-4:30||Workshop: Part 3 Maintenance Certification: 2 Days: Improve your understanding of transit Maintenance in today’s technology-driven environment. Includes TAM culture & planning.
Workshop: Tribal Transit: Includes: Grant management (TraMS included), planning, tribal culture, best practices and ideas
Workshop: USDOT Drug and Alcohol Program Management: Opioids, Marijuana Rules and Fit for Duty
Workshop: Facility Project Management & Procurement: Two Parts: A. Learn the Process of Building a Facility B. Procurement Processes
|Meals included:||Breakfast: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Lunch: Monday and Tuesday