2019 TTA & SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference, EXPO and Roadeo

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

Description:

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!

Cost:

Conference-

EARLY BIRD Three-Day Conference Registration November 2 – November 26.

Click here to register EARLY for Annual Conference!

Meals included with conference:

Breakfast: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Lunch: Monday and Tuesday; Dinner: Tuesday

Roadeo:

– Team Creative Bus Texas State Roadeo open to all Texas transit providers. $225 per participant

– Maintenance Roadeo, $600 per team

Click here to register EARLY for Roadeo!

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.

Click Here to Make Reservations at the Double Tree

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.

Sponsors:

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. You will NOT register for a booth if you are a sponsor. 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 – kjoyner@swta.org, 615.390.6863

Exhibitors:

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)

Schedule

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
6:00 -10:00 Banquet
Sunday, March 3, 2019
7:00 Golf Tournament
2:00 -5:00 ​Registration
5:30 -7:00 Opening Reception
Monday, March 4, 2019
7:00 ​Registration
7:30 -8:00 ​Breakfast
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
7:00 ​Registration
7:30-8:00 ​Breakfast
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

10:00-2:00 ​EXPO
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
7:00 Registration
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

Dinner: Tuesday