Making Connections 2022 Keynote Speaker Veronica Vanterpool and Workshops Announced

Making Connections 2022 Keynote Speaker Veronica Vanterpool and Workshops Announced

Keynote Speaker

Appointed in May 2021, Deputy Administrator Veronica Vanterpool brings to FTA, and to our discussion, her experience as the first Chief Innovation Officer at Delaware Transit Corporation, where she launched the state’s first on-demand microtransit service in a rural community and oversaw the autonomous shuttle demonstration program. Her previous roles include being the Deputy Director of the national Vision Zero Network, executive director of the New York City based Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and board member of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Workshop Sessions:

  • Driving Bus Operator Recruitment and Retention: Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovation
  • Drive to Revive: Preparing Operators for ZEB Deployment
  • Engines to Inverters: Preparing Technicians for ZEB Deployment
  • Moving Forward Together: Creating and Sustaining Successful Labor-Management Partnerships
  • Out of the Box Strategies: Using Partnerships to Strengthen Recruitment, Retention, and the Advancement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
  • Meeting Industry Needs: Feedback Session on FTA’s Draft Strategic Workforce Development Plan
  • The Who, What, How, and Why: Linking Program Design to Classroom Learning and on the Job Training for Transit Workforce Workers
  • Hands-On Instructional Training for Transit Trainers 
  • Transit Instructional Systems Design Boot Camp 
  • Online Training & Learning Technologies
  • Growing Your Own Through Apprenticeship: A Joint Approach to Building Skills
  • Mentoring: A Great Route to Frontline Workforce Development

Partial Speakers List

  • Holly Arnold, Administrator, Maryland Transit Administration
  • India Birdsong Terry, General Manager & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Jack Scott Bogren, Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of America
  • Jack Clark, Executive Director, International Transportation Learning Center
  • Conan Cheung, Chief Operations Officer, Los Angeles Metro
  • Randy Clarke, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • John Costa, President, Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Sarah Fox, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Raymond Jackson, President, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 689    
  • Madeline Janis, Executive Director, Jobs to Move America
  • Nikolas Martelaro, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Robert Martinez, Jr., President, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
  • Michael Oathout, Director of Safety & Health, Apprenticeships and Scholarships at International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
  • Brent Parton, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, US Department of Labor
  • Karen Philbrick, Executive Director, Mineta Transportation Institute
  • Greg Regan, President, Transportation Trades Department, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Jeff Rosenberg, Director of Government Affairs, Amalgamated Transit Union John Samuelsen, President, Transport Workers Union of America
  • Beverly A. Scott, Founder and Director, Introducing Youth to American Infrastructure
  • Paige Shevlin, Strategic Advisor, Department of Transportation
  • Paul Skoutelas, President, American Public Transportation Association
  • Yvette Trujillo, Executive Vice President, Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Veronica Vanterpool, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
  • Xinge Wang, Deputy Director, International Transportation Learning Center

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