Day 1

Sep 30, 2019 Starting @ 09:00 AM to Ending @ 06:30 PM

Day 2

Oct 01, 2019 Starting @ 09:00 AM to Ending @ 02:00 PM

Texas Building Better Boards, or TX-BBB is part of a nationwide effort by the TransitCenter to strengthen public transit and make our cities more just and sustainable. TX-BBB is sponsored by the TransitCenter—a nationwide nonprofit organization that supports local efforts designed to ensure informed, well-educated transit agency boards, with the tools needed to tackle local and regional transportation challenges. TX-BBB is focused on building and improving the capacity of transit board members in the state of Texas to make informed decisions and learn from other board members in their state facing similar challenges. This includes vital information on board membership, community relations, politics of transit; education on how transit systems are constructed and financed; information on how transit systems function to serve the public; and discussion of hot topics, including rotating mixture of tours, demonstrations and debates on the latest trends in public transit. This event is part of a number of programs intended to be developed on an annual basis, including both a training workshop for board members and a networking summit. The workshop will include training exercises and information about the latest developments in the field. The networking summit will focus on information sharing and networking between transit agency board members, both new and experienced. Both events will include opportunities to learn from each other and develop solutions to mutual challenges. Follow-up activities like the development of a listserv, mentor matching for new/incoming board members, and development of an online library with digital information resources will ensure strong cross-board ties long after the day of the event. TX-BBB has a formal governing board, and is housed at the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) at the University of Texas at Arlington.


Day 1, Sep 30th 2019

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM - Resgistration/BreakFast

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Opening Remarks
- Dr. Hamidi, Director of the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions & Dollars

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Keynote
- David Bragdon, Executive Director of the Transit Center

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM - Transit 101 Presentation
- Michelle Poyourow, Jarrett Walker & Associates

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Closing the Gap
Paneled by : Dr. Reid Ewing, University of Utah | Patrick Kennedy, Dart
Moderated by: Dr. Shima Hamidi, CTEDD

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch

1:45 PM - 03:00 PM - Transit Planning Workshop

- Michelle Poyourow, Jarrett Walker & Associates

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM - Break

03:15 PM - 04:30 PM - Transit Capital & Finance in Texas Panel
Paneled by : Dr. Andre McEwing, Tarran Transit Alliance | Kevin Feldt, NCTCOG | Gregory Kigen, University of North texas
Moderated by: Stephanie Lotshaw, Transit Center

04:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Effective Communication is a Two-Way Street
Paneled by : Dr. James Wood, University of Texas at Arlington | Dominique Torres, DART
Moderated by: Sana Syed, University of Texas at Arlington

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM - Dinner

Day 2, Oct 01st 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - BreakFast

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Data, Inovation & Decision Making
Paneled by : John-Bertrell Killen, DART | Robert Mundinger, Mapio
Moderated by: Krista Nightingale, Better Block

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Who is a Transit Board Member?
Interviewed by : Peter Simek, D Magzine
Presented by: Christof Spieler, Huitt-Zollar & Rice University

12:30 PM - 01:10 PM - Lunch/Hot Topics:Latest trends and Imapcts on Big Picture Panel
Paneled by : Jeff Arndt, VIA | Kevin Feldt, NCTCOG | Dr. David Weinreich, CTEDD
Moderated by: Jennifer Sanders, Dallas Innovation Alliance

01:10 PM - 01:30 PM - Lunch/Transportation & Public Health Findings
- Amanda Merck, UTHSCSA

01:30 PM - 1:45 PM - Closing Remarks
- Dr. Duane Dimos, Vice President of Research, University of Texas at Arlington


Dr. Shima Hamidi

David Bragdon