September 23-25, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Speaker Presentations

2018 Speaker Presentations

Lithium-ion Batteries 101
Lithium-ion Batteries 201
Presenter: Dr. Mary Patterson, EnerDel, Inc.

A Leglislative and Regulatory Update for Operators
Presenter: Ken Presley, United Motorcoach Association

Forging Partnerships to Improve Mobility and Boost Ridership (Alva Carrasco and Cat Kealey)
Forging Partnerships to Improve Mobility and Boost Ridership (Ed Eucker)
Presenters: Alva Carrasco, Sacramento Regional Transit; Ed Eucker, Senior Transportation Connection; Cat Kealey, TransLoc

Operator Perspectives: A Look at Electric Bus Usage from Tried and Tested Experience (Erik Bigelow)
Operator Perspectives: A Look at Electric Bus Usage from Tried and Tested Experience (Nancy Brown)
Operator Perspectives: A Look at Electric Bus Usage from Tried and Tested Experience (Steven Wilson)
Presenters: Erik Bigelow, Center for Transportation and the Environment; Nancy Brown, Duluth Transit Authority; Steven Wilson, Indianapolis International Airport

The Role of Autonomous Vehicles in Transportation (Scott Conroy)
The Role of Autonomous Vehicles in Transportation (James McLary)
Presenters: Scott Conroy, First Transit; James McLary, McLary Management

Alternative Propulsion Systems that Deliver Big Results (Jill Drury)
Alternative Propulsion Systems that Deliver Big Results (Eric Foellmer)
Alternative Propulsion Systems that Deliver Big Results (Michael Taylor)
Presenters: Jill Drury, Charlevoix County Transit; Eric Foellmer, XL | Fleet Electrification; Michael Taylor, Propane Education & Research Council

The Complete Guide to Social Selling
Presenter: Aleja Seabron, The LMC Group

Is Your Operation Pandemic Ready?
Presenter: Frances Grinstead, CURIS System

What Service and Servant Leadership Means to the New Generation
Presenter: Kevin Egan, EGAN - Transportation Logistics Consultants

Transit Maintenance Forum: Considerations for Creating a Long-Term Electric Bus Charging Plan (Jewels Carter)
Transit Maintenance Forum: Considerations for Creating a Long-Term Electric Bus Charging Plan (Len Engel)
Transit Maintenance Forum: Considerations for Creating a Long-Term Electric Bus Charging Plan ( Vicki Learn)
Presenters: Jewels Carter, WSP; Len Engel, solutionLAB; Vicki Learn, IndyGo

Transit Maintenance Forum: How A.I. is Helping Manufacturers Build More Reliable, Efficient Buses (David Warren)
Presenters: Ricardo Margalho, Stratio Automotive; David Warren; New Flyer

Transit Maintenance Forum: How New Technologies are Impacting Maintenance and Operations (Carl Harr)
Transit Maintenance Forum: How New Technologies are Impacting Maintenance and Operations (John Hroncich)
Presenters: Carl Harr, LiquidSpring LLC; John Hroncich, BAE Systems

Transit Maintenance Forum: Bus Fires: Stop Them Before They Start
Presenter: Halsey King, Halsey King & Associates

2017 Speaker Presentations
 

Digital Technology Solutions that Help to Make Proactive Repair and Maintenance Decisions
Presenter: Arnab Das, Cummins Inc.

The Capital Cost of Contracting
Presenter: Commissioner Steve Klika, Johnson County, Kansas

An Exceptional Customer Experience - What You Need to Know About Aftersales Service, Warranties and More
Moderator: Alex Roman, METRO Magazine
Presenters: Chris Goebel, United State Warranty; Rick Lehnert, Trans Air Manufacturing; Brent Maitland, MCI; Nick England, REV Group

Creating Your Social Strategy
Presenter: Aleja Seabron, The LMC Group

Shaping Zero-Emission Bus Procurement and Workforce Development Training Standards (Nina Babiarz)
Shaping Zero-Emission Bus Procurement and Workforce Development Training Standards (Jeff Hiott, presented by Vicki Learn)
Presenters: Nina Babiarz, Souther CA Regional Transit Training Consoritum (SCRTTC); Jeff Hiott, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

What Goes Into Electric Bus Implementation?
Moderator: Alex Roman, METRO Magazine
Presenters: Alma Allred, University of Utah; Vince Bruscas, Everett Transit; Chad Larsen, University of Utah; Michael Lewis, University of Texas

Leveraging Automation to Sell 24hrs a Day
Presenter: Bill Faeth, Limo University & Inbound Marketing Agents

A Look at Conductive and Inductive Charging of Electric Buses (Len Engel)
A Look at Conductive and Inductive Charging of Electric Buses (David Warren)
Presenters: Len Engel, Antelope Valley Transit Authority; Michael Masquelier, WAVE; David Warren, New Flyer

Keynote Address: How Connected/Automated Vehicle Technology Will Impact Transportation
Keynote Speaker: Scott Shogan, WSP USA 

Federal Regulation Update: TAM and Bus Testing (Marcel Belanger)
Federal Regulation Update: TAM and Bus Testing (Mshadoni Smith)
Federal Regulation Update: TAM and Bus Testing (Richard Wong)
Presenters: Marcel Belanger, Federal Transit Administration; Mshadoni Smith, Federal Transit Administration; Richard Wong, Federal Transit Administration

Compliance Made Simple for New and Seasoned Bus Operators
Presenter: Joe Guinn

What Really Goes Into Adding Alternative Fuels to Your Fleet (David Cangany)
What Really Goes Into Adding Alternative Fuels to Your Fleet (Tom MacLennan)
Moderator: Greg Zilberfarb, Propane Education & Research Council
Presenters: David Cangany, South Bend Public Transporation Corporation (Transpo); Tom MacLennan, City of La Porte, Indiana

How the Industry Can Tackle Labor and Staffing Needs (Nina Babiarz)
How the Industry Can Tackle Labor and Staffing Needs (Gary Glasscock)
Presenters: Nina Babiarz, Southern CA Regional Transit Training Consortium (SCRTTC); Gary Glasscock, VIA Metropolitan Transit

Creating a High Powered Infrastructure for Growth
Presenter: Bill Faeth, Limo University & Inbound Marketing Agents




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Testimonials

Robert Losiniecki

“The one on one vendors were amazing...they just wanted to help even if they didn't have a product that I could use. I networked with other fixed route agencies. It was a great experience. Thanks BusCon!"

-Robert Losiniecki, Maintenace Director, Durham City Transit Company , Durham NC USA

“Another great year for BusCon. Appreciate the continued growth in the exhibitors providing a variety of products and services. The increasing number of educational session and focus on vehicle maintenance and evolving technologies are welcomed."

-Michael Terry , President & CEO, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

“Great Experience! Excellent networking opportunities.”

-Bart Wyss, Director Distribution, Transportation & Logistics, UPMC, PA

“BusCon is on the cutting edge of keeping the industry current on all new technologies.”

-Victoria Learn, Director of Maintenance, IndyGo, Indianapolis, IN

James Wang

“An excellent way to network with all companies within the industry. It will broaden your view on whats out there and what can help. Highly recommended for any bus company that is trying to grow.“

-James Wang, Director of Operations, Peoria Charter. Urbana, IL

“Great experience! I got to network with companies that I do not see in local conferences. This will lead to savings for my company. I look forward to attending next years conference.”

-Ken Riley, Maintenance and Facility Manager, Island Transit, Coupeville

Jack Jackson

“BusCon continues to prove to be a leader among trade shows for us. We begin and seem to never have a chance to stop talking to prospects. We always reach our quota of leads and results of sales every year and can't wait to get back again."

-Jack Jackson, Owner, Awash Ecowash Systems Corp., Stoney Creek, ON, Canada

Chris Goebel

“As a first time exhibitor at BusCon, I was very pleased with the show, network opportunities and evening events.”

-Chris Goebel , Vice President, United States Warranty Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio

2018 Sponsors & Supporters

Platinum
Forest River
Silver
Abilitrax Ford HSM Terrapin Blue Turbo
Bronze
Brigade GoExpress MCI
General
300 Below
Host Operator
IndyGo
Supporting Associations & Partners
ABA AGTA AAMA BMA BusRide CIRTA ILA IMG ITA MMA MBMCA MPTA MSBMA NAMO NWMA Trailways UMA