March 29, 2010
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Special Events at Bus Conference
Among the highlights of this year’s APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference and International Bus Roadeo, May 2-5 in Cleveland, are the first-ever “Walk and Roll” event and the Host Forum being presented by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA).
The purpose of Walk and Roll, part of the 20th-anniversary celebration for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is to promote public awareness of the local disability community while encouraging exercise and wellness in a single event for everyone.
GCRTA and APTA are partnering with Easter Seals Project ACTION to present this event, which includes a trip through downtown Cleveland along a predetermined and accessible route.
Joyce Eleanor, APTA vice chair-bus and paratransit operations, will preside at the event. Speakers will include APTA President William Millar; Project ACTION Executive Vice President Randy Rutta; APTA Chair M.P. Carter; GCRTA board member Jesse Anderson; and Stephen Albro, senior mobility instructor at the Cleveland Sight Center.
At the Host Forum, GCRTA will share two of its success stories: TransitStat, a management process that has helped the authority manage overtime, preventative maintenance, workers’ compensation, and more while controlling costs; and the downtown trolley and HealthLine Bus Rapid Transit services, which—due to their unique branding—are among the most successful the agency has unveiled.
For more information about the conference, visit the APTA web site.