Tuesday, May 18

TIME EVENT
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
Fireside Chat with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

  • Hon. Pete Buttigieg, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Welcome & Moderator: Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association

11:35 AM – 12:15 PM EST
The Year Ahead in Transit – Update from the Federal Transit Administration

  • Nuria Fernandez, Deputy Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
  • Henrika Buchanan, Associate Administrator for Transit Safety and Oversight; Chief Safety Officer, Federal Transit Administration
  • Selene Dalton-Kumins, Associate Administrator for Civil Rights, Federal Transit Administration
  • Subash Iyer, Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration

Welcome & Introduction: Jeffrey A. Nelson, Chair, APTA; General Manager, Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLink)

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM EST
Opportunities to Address Race and Equity through Infrastructure Investment

  • Alva Carrasco, Latinos In Transit President of the Board of Directors; Assistant Vice President Transit and Rail Region Market Lead – Zero Emission Bus & Northern California for WSP USA
  • Subash Iyer, Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration
  • Calvin Gladney, LEED AP, President and CEO of Smart Growth America
  • Seantae Byers, Senior Executive and Director, Member and Partner Engagement, National League of Cities

Moderator: Matthew O. Tucker; Vice Chair, APTA; Executive Director, North County Transit District

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST
Infrastructure and Fast Act Authorization – A View from the Hill

  • Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR), Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate
  • Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), Ranking Member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate

Moderator: Dorval R. Carter, Jr., Chair, APTA Legislative Committee; President, Chicago Transit Authority

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Public Transportation Funding, Infrastructure, and FAST Act Reauthorization

  • Jackie Schmitz, Majority Senior Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Cheryle Tucker, Republican Senior Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Dabney Hegg, Majority Clerk, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate
  • Homer Carlisle, Senior Advisor on Infrastructure, Transportation and Transit Policy, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate
  • Wesley Wright, Legislative Assistant, Senator Pat Toomey, U.S. Senate

Moderator: Dorval R. Carter, Jr., Chair, APTA Legislative Committee; President, Chicago Transit Authority

Moderator: Erika Mazza, Vice Chair, APTA Legislative Committee; Vice President of Operations, Western North America, Keolis North America Headquarters

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Conference Debrief

  • Dorval R. Carter, Jr., Chair, APTA Legislative Committee; President, Chicago Transit Authority
  • Erika Mazza, Vice Chair, APTA Legislative Committee; Vice President of Operations, Western North America, Keolis North America Headquarters
  • Jeffrey A. Nelson, Chair, APTA; General Manager, Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLink)
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association