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McMillan to Address APTA Annual Meeting; Network, Learn, Share in San Francisco

FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan is confirmed as a keynote speaker at the 2015 APTA Annual Meeting, Oct. 4-7, 2015, San Francisco, and will lead FTA Update, a question-and-answer general session that has become a staple at APTA conferences and a member-favorite event.

The Tuesday, Oct. 6, session will feature McMillan’s introductory remarks followed by an extended opportunity for APTA members to pose questions and share comments about FTA programs and policies.
Additional updates follow.

Celebrate Mobility
As part of APTA’s year-long commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Annual Meeting will include two sessions devoted to ADA.

The Tuesday, Oct. 6, general session, ADA25: Public Transportation—Celebrating 25 Years of Access and Mobility, will highlight ADA’s impact on the lives of people with disabilities, on public transportation’s role in expanding access for all riders and industry efforts to strengthen partnerships with disability communities. A concurrent session on Wednesday, Oct. 7, will feature a discussion of FTA’s circular and best practices from public transit agencies and businesses.

‘Fore’ Scholarships
Attendees and their guests can register for Golfing for a Cause, the golf tournament hosted by APTA’s foundation—APTF—Saturday, Oct. 3, immediately before the Annual Meeting.

This year’s tournament will be held at The Presidio, a course known for its spectacular setting and challenging play located in a national park in downtown San Francisco. The event will benefit the APTF Scholarship Fund.

Tournament organizers are Stephen Banta, chief executive officer, Valley Metro, and Jack Martinson, vice president, Faiveley Transport North America, and member, Business Member Board of Governors. For details and to register a foursome, contact Pam Boswell at or click here.

Calling All Students
APTA has invited San Francisco-area colleges to encourage students to participate in the Annual Meeting by winning a chance to present during the meeting.

Competing students must submit an abstract of their presentation idea to APTA. The selected winners will then deliver their presentation to an industry panel. In addition, APTA’s Human Resources Committee will offer a workshop for all attending students.

More in Store
The Annual Meeting also includes ­dozens of educational sessions, the APTA Awards presentation, Products and Services Showcase and networking receptions. To register, click here.
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