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In the Zone: Learn What's New on the EXPO Floor; Free Sessions: Best Practices, Case Studies, How-To Workshops

One of the most exciting features of this year’s jam-packed, three-day EXPO are the free education sessions in the new seven Learning Zones located throughout the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Hear the latest on a wide range of topics, from real-time business analytics to driver training simulators to groundbreaking sustainability initiatives, international public transit projects, and supply chain management. Session ­topics by Learning Zone include the following:

3D scanning technology for automated tunnel inspection
Saving money with improved business intelligence
New technologies in idle-free operations
Optimizing vehicle location systems
Advanced technologies for real-time business analytics
Affordable bus washing systems
Hosted fare collection systems

Vehicle lift safety and the fleet ­manager’s responsibilities
How to purchase a driver training simulator
Managing a successful BRT/transit shelter project
Successful mobile ticketing deployment
Solving wireless communications in tunnels
Increasing safety with video-based driver risk management

Mass transportation project opportunities in Israel
InnoTrans 2016, International Trade Fair, September 2016, Berlin
Passenger transportation projects in Mexico
The 9th World Congress & Trade ­Exhibition on High-Speed Rail
Looking forward to the Olympics in Brazil
Public transit projects and needs in Canada

Livable and Sustainable Communities
Planning for sustainable communities
Accessible design
Energy efficiency
Complete streets programs and policies
Intermodal connections
Access and connectivity to essential services

Procurement and Materials Management
Moving Disadvantaged Business Enterprises forward
Pre-award and post-delivery audits for rolling stock
State and local schedules, joint procurement, and piggybacking
Buy America
P3s and PM/CM at Risk: What procurement officers need to know
Evaluation committee training, two-step procurements, and Brooks Act procurements
Supply chain management

Bus Technical Maintenance and Clean Technology
Leveraging new technology for smarter transit
Large-capacity, flash-charging electric buses
Increasing the range of the electric bus
Maintenance operations: best practices for whole life costing
Fuel economy and the modern bus transmission
The future of fuels and powertrains

Workforce Development
Promoting public transportation careers to middle and high school students
Engaging students at universities, community colleges, and technical and vocational schools
Opportunities for young ­professionals and the frontline workforce
Launch of the Transit Virtual Career Network

Session topics are being added as they are finalized. See an up-to-date list, organized by Learning Zones, here.
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