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APTA's Practicum Explores Funding, Financing Models

APTA is hosting an in-depth, interactive workshop to explore emerging funding and financing strategies June 12-13 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, immediately before the annual Rail Conference, also in Montreal.

The meeting will feature panel discussions, case studies, and keynote addresses organized in six modules: Capturing the Value of Public Transportation, How Showcase Cities Have Enhanced Revenue Through Innovative Fare Policies, Funding
Outside the Farebox, Deriving Transit Revenues from Incentives to Manage Consumption, Voter Approval Experience with Ballot Measures and Referenda, and Public-Private Partnerships.

The internationally focused practicum will include speakers and attendees from public transit agencies and businesses in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, and Japan in a program that balances policy sessions with best practices.

The program features two keynote addresses: George Hazel, author and former member of the UK Secretary of State for Transport’s Steering Group for National Road User Charging, will discuss “Capturing the Value of Public Transportation,” and policy expert Anne Golden will explore “Breaking the Political Gridlock to Fund Transit: The Toronto Experience.” Golden is chair of the Ontario Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel and a scholar with the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Other confirmed speakers are APTA Chair Peter Varga, chief executive officer, The Rapid, Grand Rapids, MI; Jack Collins, Metrolinx, Toronto, ON; Julian Ware, Transport for London, UK; Marla L. Lien, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO; Antonio Garcia Pastor, Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid, Spain; Steve Heminger, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA; Gunnar Soderholm, Environmental and Health Administration, Stockholm, Sweden; Michael A. Allegra, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT; Dave Williams, Greater Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta, GA; and Fred Cummings, British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (TransLink), Vancouver, BC.

The program is co-hosted with the Canadian Urban Transit Association, with support from the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), an international organization dedicated to advancing public transportation.

For details and to register, click here.
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