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Conference Workshops

Tuesday, October 23

General Session (TBA) - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Fare Media - Panel Discussion - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Current trends are away from fixed vehicle hardware and proprietary data formats. They have gravitated toward hand-held data phones and tablets running open-architecture dispatch and fare collection software. This session will address these developing trends in fare collection.

IT Tablet Solutions / Data Management - Panel Discussion - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Modern transit systems boast a diverse array of information gathering tools and metrics. Learn how to better manage this flow of information through best practices and new technology.

Vendor Sessions (TBA) - 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Attend sessions presented by TAM's vendor partner experts on a variety of topics, including new technologies and advanced equipment.

Wednesday, October 24

Preventing Inappropriate Behavior in the Workplace - 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Coming into 2018, company policy related to inappropriate workplace behavior has become a major issue. The varieties of inappropriate behaviors in the workplace are now seemingly endless. Even so, employees may not realize their behaviors are inappropriate. This workshop will provide ideas on professional training opportunities and techniques available to your employees to address which behaviors are acceptable and which are not.

Engaging and Retaining a Sustainable Driver Workforce - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 Sustainable business practices are increasingly appearing on the radar of business around the globe. Organizations now realize the benefits of stainable business practices and now agree that these practices can create virtuous cycle between economic, social and environmental and now long-time shareholding values. This session will provide strategies and stainable vision towards best practices and understanding. Provide important challenges and ways to align employees, government and internal and external shareholders as well as the community to retaining a sustainable driver workforce.

Recruiting and Building a Sustainable Driver Workforce- 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
What are transit leaders doing to address the current driver shortage? Organizational awareness, executive support and understanding is central to any effort in addressing driver shortages. Creating a workplace where drivers relate to the values and vision of your organization is essential throughout the sourcing, selection and hiring process. Throughout this interactive workshop you'll hear from transit leaders who have developed and maintained mission-centric and successful community transportation driver programs.

MDOT/MTA Training Workshop (TBA) 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, October 25

MDOT/MTA Locally Operated Transit System Mandatory Training - Safety / Asset Management - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This mandatory training will continue to assist the LOTS in the completion of a Safety Management System (SMS) Program based on anticipated final FTA rule and regulations.  Incorporating Risk Management and Safety Assurance into any transit system’s safety program is just “good business.”  

MDOT/MTA Non-profit (5310) Compliance Review Training - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This mandatory training will provide all 5310 sub-recipients with the background and requirements needed to meet the upcoming Triennial Compliance Reviews that MTA/OLTS will administer to all 5310’s beginning in FY19. 

Smith System DriverSeminar - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this seminar, students are taught Smith System concepts in a classroom environment. The seminar features a mix of instructor-led presentations, videos and classroom discussion in both forward motion and backing strategies. Trainees complete a series of quizzes throughout the class to ensure their understanding of the material and so the instructor can identify and address any gaps in knowledge. During three hours of instruction, the Smith System instructor delivers education centered on:

  • Current U.S. crash statistics and information about common causes of crashe
  • The Smith5Keys to crash prevention
  • Forward motion techniques
  • Backing, parking and close-quarter maneuvering
  • Safer approaches to reversing and parking
  • The dangers of distracted driving and driver inattention — major causes of crashes

Students watch a series of videos that allow them to examine several crashes and apply the Smith5Keys as a solution to those situations. They also have the opportunity to experience the practical application of the Smith System through a video demonstration of the Smith5Keys in a variety of driving environments.