Busworld Academy North America at ABA Marketplace


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

Keynotes by :

Mr. Raymond Martinez, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Administrator K. Jane Williams, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Acting Administrator      

Deb Fischer (R-NE), Senator

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. Peter Pantuso, ABA, president & CEO                                

Keynote: Mr. Jean Dominique Bonnet, Frost & Sullivan

Panellists :                        

Mr. Roman Cornell, ABC Companies (Van Hool – group)

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

Mr. François Tremblay, Prevost (Volvo)

Mr. Deniz Cetin, Temsa

Mr. Caley Edgerly, Thomas Built School Buses

Mr. Phil Horlock, Blue Bird

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: Matt Petersen, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator                            

Presentations :

Mr. Benjamin Bailly, ALSTOM

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

Mr. Becky Knox, Edison Electric Institute

Mr. Leslie Eudy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory USA

Mr. Geert Van Hecke, Van Hool, The power of Hydrogen

Mrs. Annalloyd Thomason, Natural Gas Vehicle Institute

Mr. Gary Horvat, Navistar

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 : Mr. Marc Vanhoutte, TRANSDEV

COPENHAGEN : Mr.Joachim Reinhard Danchell, MOVIA

PARIS : Mrs Natasha Ferrier, RAPT (Paris)

LOS ANGELES : Mrs. Lauren Farber O’Connor, City of Los Angeles

NEW YORK : Mrs. Susan McSherry, New York City Department of Transportation

Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) : Mr. Michael Kodransky,

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

Speakers :

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

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

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

FMCSA : speaker to be confirmed

European Commission : speaker to be confirmed

10.30 - 12.00 PM

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

Mr. Andrew Bata, UITP,

Mr. Joseph Schwieterman, DePaul University

Mr. Charlie Zelle, Jefferson Lines

Mr. Michael Kodransky, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Mr. Scott Bogren, Community Transportation Association of America

Mr. Richard Andreski, Connecticut Department of Transportation

Mr. Kevin McCarty, Conference of Mayors

Mr. Joachim Reinhard Danchell, MOVIA, Copenhagen

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

2.00 - 3.30 PM

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

Moderator and Keynote: Marko Jarnovic, Voyego

Panellists “Mobility as a Service” :

Mr. Yasir Siddiqui, Kisio (Keolis-group)

Mr. Mark Hofmann, Checkmybus

Mr. Brandon Herrington, Google Mobility

Mr. Numaan Akram, Rally

Mrs. Polina Raygorodskaya, Wanderu

Mr. Vince Valdez, Federal Transit Administration

Mr. Curt Simon, Omaha Metro


Panellists “Autonomous bus-services”

Mr. Alberto Lacaze, Robotic Research

Mr. Jay Rogers, Local Motors

Mr. William Guernier, Uber                   

Mr. Michael Colborne, Pacific Western

Mr. Brian Wynne, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International


3.30 - 4.30

Busworld Academy Closing Session

Mr. Jan Deman, Busworld Academy

Mr. Peter Pantuso, ABA

Mr. Don DeVivo, ABA

Mr. Vincent De Waele, Busworld International

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