Federal officials set to welcome attendees to APTA TRANSform Conference & EXPO

Oct. 26, 2021
Representatives will speak to attendees through video, as well as in person on opening day of the conference.

Attendees of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) TRANSform Conference & EXPO will hear from several top-level officials during the conference’s opening day, Monday, Nov. 8.

Secretary Pete Buttigieg from the U.S. Department of Transportation will speak to attendees via video as part of the event’s welcome remarks. Attendees will also hear welcome remarks from local officials including Mayor of Orange County Jerry Demings, Mayor of Orlando and Chairman of the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) Buddy Dyer and LYNX CEO James E. Harrison.

The afternoon General Session on Nov. 8 includes an update from federal partners where Federal Transit Administrator Nuria Fernandez and Federal Railroad Administration Deputy Administrator Amit Bose will speak on their department’s current initiatives and priorities.

According to APTA, topics will include the state of the industry, COVID-19 funding, plans of the Biden Administration and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act opportunities.

These USDOT leaders will then welcome to the conference stage Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Joseph Giulietti to moderate a panel of top experts as they discuss all aspects of public transportation safety. This panel discussion will include Amtrak President Stephen Gardner and National Legislative Director for SMART Transportation Division Gregory Hynes, among others.

More information on the show, which will take place Nov. 7-10, can be found at aptaexpo.com

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