BusCon has prepared a unique experience filled with relevant content from the speakers you'd like to see. Check out this year's tailormade schedule and speaker lineup for those interested in Motorcoach.
From ELDs to driver recruitment and more, BusCon is a one-stop shop for motorcoach operators who want to learn about all the latest trends and see the latest vehicles on the market. This year’s program features two days of educational sessions designed to boost your business and enhance operations, as well as the opportunity to network with peers from a host of bus operations. This year’s keynote address will also discuss how motorcoach operations can fit into the new mobility paradigm.
Highlighted Motorcoach exhibitors include:
Last updated: April 23, 2019
Tim Ammon has supported the transportation industry as a consultant for more than 20 years. His work has focused on the impact of statutory, regulatory, and policy impacts on operations including the design of compliance and performance monitoring systems. He has worked extensively with operators to design management and training structures to support improved performance and safety. Tim has also focused on addressing management and leadership challenges associated with revenue maximization in times of increased regulatory expectations. Tim holds a Master of Public Administration degree (MPA) from American University.
For seven years, Jeff worked at a senior level of the AIG group. He led the Captive Insurance Group in Bermuda, working with some of the largest companies in North America. Ford, Texaco, Mobil, Pfizer were just a few of his clients. Jeff then became the V.P. Corporate Risk Manager for the Laidlaw group and held that position for almost 21 years. Laidlaw operated almost 45,000 buses. Included in Jeff’s responsibilities was identifying and reducing risks including the leadership of the safety practices. The safety team reduced the accident rate by almost 78% as a rate to miles driven and the cost of losses by almost 56% as a rate to revenue.
Jeff is now the president of three companies - The School Bus Safety Company (SBSC), The Transit & Paratransit Company (TAPTCO) and The Motorcoach Safety Training Company (MCSTCO). Jeff led the creation of comprehensive, systematic, integrated training courses for each of these operations. These training courses are used by more than 3,000 school districts, 450 transit agencies and almost every contractor.
Frances Grinstead has been working in bio-decontamination for over a decade and has been at the forefront of innovation in high-level disinfection in high traffic facilities nationally and internationally. As the first to develop a truly portable decontamination device and the first to establish a bio-decontamination service for the purpose of outbreak control, she has created a market that others now emulate, all in an effort to improve innovation and understanding of infection prevention and control. Specializing in organizations with high traffic areas, she has personally worked with multiple facilities to develop and implement fact-based programs to minimize risks, helping prevent the spread of infectious disease.
Tom started his ground transportation career with Rose Chauffeured Transportation. He was the Director of Operations and General Manager. With his guidance Rose grew from 1.2 million to over 10 million in sales. Rose added Motor Coaches nearly nine years ago. Before taking the management position, he was a part-time driver just looking to make a little weekend money. After being interviewed by Charles Tenney the consultant at the time, he was brought into the office to help grow the company. For the last four years, he has had the opportunity to speak on panels and be the moderator of panels at the LCT Shows in Vegas and Atlantic City on Educational sessions directed by the NLA. He is also a contributing writer for LCT Magazine and on the magazine Board of Advisors. This is what brought him to want to help more business owners and operators in both industries (Limousine and Motor Coach), So he decided to form a consulting company called Bus Advisors.
Mike has been involved in the transportation industry 35 years. He began his career in the truck rental and leasing business serving in sales and operational capacities as well as Director of Safety roles for many of the company’s leasing clients. Mike also served as Director of Human Resources and Safety for a large hazardous materials carrier serving the east coast with 250 vehicles and 325 drivers. In 2005, Mike joined the motor coach industry and served as General Manager for a large motor coach operation in the Baltimore Washington corridor. Mike was responsible for the day to day operation of a 70 bus fleet to include drivers, training, dispatch, operations, vehicle maintenance and cleaning crew. As Director of Regulatory Compliance for Saucon Technologies, Mike is responsible for working with companies to implement and coordinate not only the hours of service regulations but all appropriate FMCA and OSHA regulations. Mike has presented at over 50 passenger carrier events in the last 2 years. Mike was awarded the Safety Professional of the Year by the Maryland Motor Truck Association in 2004. Mike has served as the Chairman of the Safety Management Council in Maryland. He has also served in leadership positions to include Chairman of the Bus Industry Safety Council as well as the International Motor Coach Group Safety Council and Driver Training Committees. Mike currently serves as past Chair of the Bus Industry Safety Council and is Chairing the Bus MARC, the Bus Maintenance and Repair Council.
Regional Support Manager for the NA Bus market located in Columbus, Indiana. Kyle has been with Cummins for 5 years, 4 of which were spent in Powertrain Integration Engineering working on vehicle performance features for On-Highway HD Trucks.
As Senior Director of Business Development for North America, Warren is responsible for business alliances and partnerships in the eastern United States and for helping public and private mobility service providers plan, deploy, and manage new mobility services. Warren brings 30+ years of successful software sales and business development experience in the fields of fleet management, route optimization, geospatial platforms, and more. Prior to joining Bestmile, Warren was Vice President of Sales at fleet management software company Telogis (acquired by Verizon), and at mapping software maker deCarta (acquired by Uber).
Mr. Jeff Peterson has more than 20 years of sales experience, including nearly a decade of experience in technology-focused roles. He joined First Transit in 2016 and leads the company’s pursuit and development of shared autonomous vehicle opportunities. Throughout his career, Jeff has fostered relationships with potential clients to fully understand their needs and develop strategies to achieve their goals. To this end, he works with operations teams and senior leadership to identify the best solutions for its clients’ mobility needs. Jeff has been instrumental in First Transit’s growth and leadership in the automated vehicle space, and plays a vital role in the company’s strategic direction in this emerging market.
Robin Phillips joined National RTAP as Executive Director in 2014. She now has four and half years of experience with National RTAP and more than 20 years of experience working with transit and FTA programs. Ms. Phillips began working with transportation at Oregon DOT in 1997 to write a multimodal intercity policy and implement a program - the Oregon and Washington Intercity Networks were the first of many results. She worked with Greyhound to implement private match for FTA grants and other private operators to build strong connections with intercity, local and regional services. Ms. Phillips went to law school at Willamette University and has a BA in History from Reed College in Portland, OR. Robin practiced law for five years, including four years with US DOJ.
Mark L. Szyperski is President/CEO of On Your Mark Transportation, LLC, a Consulting Firm for the Bus, Motorcoach, and Luxury Ground Transportation Industry. He has over 30 years public and private sector experience in the Bus, Motorcoach, and Limousine industry, working with over 100 companies in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. He has expertise in Section 5311(f), program review and guidance, operation implementation and grant preparation. He provides technical assistance in federal regulation compliance, operations staff training and development (including bus operator recruiting, hiring and training), marketing, route scheduling and dispatching, transportation management reviews, best practices and peer research, service planning, performance and financial analysis and sustainable funding, and public-private partnerships. Mark played a key role in transportation planning and execution for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Democratic Convention. Mark learned the industry at an early age from his father a 33-year Greyhound bus operator. Prior to founding On Your Mark Transportation, LLC, Mark served as Corporate Vice President of National Trailways Transportation System, He has developed, and implemented 5311(f) supported scheduled route service in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama. His work has expanded to help Intercity Bus Companies in the United States on route development and program management for 5311(f) programs.
First-class workshops, seminars, panels, and roundtable discussions led by the brightest minds in the bus industry
Relationship building, one-on-one meetings, and exclusive networking functions for registered operators
Chris Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy, Public Transportation, Uber
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