Busworld Academy North America at ABA Marketplace

Programme

Monday, January 13th

9.30 - 10.15 AM

Busworld Academy Opening Session - sponsored by Prevost

Welcome by :

Mr. Peter Pantuso, ABA, president and CEO

Mr. Jan Deman, Busworld Foundation, managing director

Mr. Debashish Bhattacharjee, United Nations, Habitat-Lead, Urban Mobility Unit

Special guests: 

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) (Invited);

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo. 6th), Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Invited);

Mr. Jim Mullen, Acting Administrator, U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Invited);

Mr. James Owens, Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Invited);

Mr. John Brennan, Chief Counsel, U.S. Federal Transit Authority (Invited)

10.30 AM - 12.00 PM

CEO Panel: The State and Future of the North American Bus & Motorcoach Market - sponsored by Motor Coach Industries

Moderator : Mr. Ben Blunt, Concord Coach Lines                                                       

Keynote: Mr. Kaul Veerender, Frost and Sullivan

Panellists :                        

Mr. Roman Cornell, ABC Companies (Van Hool)

Mr. Ian Smart, Motor Coach Industries (New Flyer)

Mr. François Tremblay, Prevost (Volvo)

Mr. Deniz Cetin, Temsa

Mr. Ryan Popple, Proterra

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Technological Challenges and Trends in Electric-, CNG/LNG- and Hydrogen Powertrains - sponsored by ABC Companies

Moderator: Mr. Jan Deman, Managing Director Busworld Foundation            

Panelists:

Mr. Daniel Gage, NGVAmerica (Natural Gas Vehicles for America)

Mr. Erik Bigelow, CTE Center for Transportation and the Environment

Ms. Becky Knox, Edison Electric Institute

Mr. JP Pelletier, New Flyer & MCI

Mr. Gary Horvat, Navistar

Mr. Jeff Madura, Van Hool

Mr. Jean Pierre Geelen, Yellow Window

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Implementing Electric and Alternative Fuel Bus and Motorcoach Operations

Moderator: Scott Bogren, Community Transportation Association of America

Presentations of illustrative cases :

AMSTERDAM-REGION : Mr. Marc Vanhoutte, Transdev

COPENHAGEN : Mr. Joachim Reinhard Danchell, Movia

STOCKHOLM : Ms. Malin Lindberg, SLL

DALLAS: Mr. Darryl Spencer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Mr. Darin Welt, WMATA

RENO: Ms. Amy Cummings, Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission

NEW ORLEANS: Mr. William "Bill" Deville Capital Area Transit System

5.30 - 6.30 PM

Reception on Networking Floor

Tuesday, January 14th

9.00 - 10.15 AM

Driver Hiring, Training and Monitoring : Best Practices - sponsored by Motor Coach Industries

Moderator: Mr. Don DeVivo, DATTCO, Inc.

Video message: Mr. Matthew Baldwin, Deputy director general at the Directorate General for Mobility of the European commission and European Commissioner for Road Safety

Speakers :

Dr. Peter Lawrence, Fairport Central School District, Director of Transportation

Prof. Dr. Geert Wets, Transportation Research Institute, Hasselt University (Belgium)

Mr. Luis Pedrero, Global Passenger Network, President & owner of Car Tour (Spain)

Ms. Loretta Bitner, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

Mr. Mauro Gaspar, SGM Meeting Solutions (Argentina)

10.30 - 12.00 PM

Public Private Partnership : Cooperation Between Cities, Transit and Private Bus Operators

Moderator: Mr. Charlie Zelle, Jefferson Lines

Panelists: 

Dr. Joseph Schwieterman, DePaul University

Mrs. Anna Grönlund, Swedish Federation for Bus- and Coach Operators.

Mr. Scott Bogren, Community Transportation Association of America

Mr. Joachim Reinhard Danchell, MOVIA, Copenhagen

Mr. James Hamre, WMATA

2.00 - 3.30 PM

Digitalization, Automation and  “Mobility-As-A-Service” in the Bus and Motorcoach Industry

Moderator and Keynote: Marko Javornik, Voyego - COMTRADE

Panelists “Mobility as a Service” :

Mr. Marc Hofmann, Checkmybus

Ms. Polina Raygorodskaya, Wanderu

Mr. Curt Simon, Omaha Metro

Mr. Nuuman Akram, Rally

Mr. Pierre Gourdain, Flixbus USA

Mr. Eric Reese, Siemens

Panelists “Autonomous Bus-Services”

Mr. Dan Finley, Pacific Western

Mr. Alberto Lacaze, Robotic Research

Mr. Jack Hall, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

Mr. Brian Wynne, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

3.30 - 4.30

Busworld Academy Closing Session

Mr. Peter Pantuso, ABA

Mr. Vincent Dewaele, Busworld International

Mr. Jan Deman, Busworld Academy

Mr. Don DeVivo, ABA

Mr. Charlie Zelle, ABA

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