Conference Circuit: How’s Your Commute?

The Association for Commuter Transportation’s 2018 International Conference begins this weekend in Anaheim, California. Attendance is expected to exceed 500.

More than 500 attendees representing departments of transportation, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, transit agencies, and shared-use mobility providers will make their way to California in the coming days to connect, boost their knowledge, and learn from the industry’s top leaders and innovators.

Organization: Association for Commuter Transportation

Conference: 2018 ACT International Conference

Venue: Anaheim Marriott Hotel

City: Anaheim, California

Following an opening reception on Sunday evening, ACT2018 begins Monday morning with a welcome address and general session. Jason Roberts, founder of the Better Block Foundation, will talk to attendees about how to drive change in their communities and move past unproductive committees and outdated regulation. Also on the agenda:

Transit tours. Attendees have the option to sign up for two local transportation tours. The first is a visit to ARTIC, the transportation hub that provides rail, bus, taxi, and other services for daily commuters, visitors, and leisure travelers in Anaheim. The second is a trip to the Disneyland Resort parking facilities, which includes an overview of tram and bus operations and an inside look at the “fast park” system.

Buddy up. ACT’s Buddy Program is an opportunity for first-time attendees to pair up with long-time ACT members who have attended conferences in the past. It provides newbies a friend onsite, so they feel welcome and at ease and can expand their professional network as well.

Future of transit. Several sessions will discuss how transportation will evolve in the years ahead, including a look at the impact of autonomous vehicles. One breakout will explore how to introduce autonomous transit into existing transportation networks, while another will address the investments required.

Head to Facebook and Twitter (#ACTconf18) for other details.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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