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Meet Umo at APTAtech 2022
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We hope to see you in Denver, CO for APTAtech 2022 as we explore innovative technologies and solutions in fare payment systems and revenue management. Get the chance to meet our team in-person and learn more about the Umo Mobility platform, our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that enables transit agencies to enhance their fare payment systems with contactless payment options, fare capping rules, mobile ticketing, and much more!

When? August 14-17, 2022

Where? 1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202 | Sheraton Denver Downtown

Booth? #300

Plus, you won’t want to miss these sessions…

Small Agency Opportunities and Challenges

Small transit agencies have unique challenges. During this session, presenters will address how small agencies are overcoming the issues of limited staff and budgets. Join us in discussing the unique programs keeping agencies running and thriving and how these agencies are deploying the latest technologies.

Monday, August 15; 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Windows, 2nd


  • James C. Keel, Director, Greenville Transit Authority, Greenville, SC
  • Zachary Karson, Manager, Rebel Group, Washington, DC

Moderator – Alex Litchfield, Vice President, Business Development, Bytemark, Inc., New York, NY

Case in Point: Real-World Learnings From Agencies

Learning from one another is key for those working in fare collection. In this session, presenters will touch on case studies from agencies pursuing innovative revenue collection solutions and explore common challenges they face when transitioning to new technology. Come learn from agencies of all sizes from across the U.S. as they review real-world challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned.

Monday, August 15; 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Windows, 2nd


  • Sophia Maletz Franklyn, Director, Fare Revenue & Administrative Services, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), Portland, OR
  • Chris Mahood, Director of IT, Regional Transit Service, Rochester, NY
  • Robert Villar, Chief Financial Officer, Miami-Dade Transit, Miami, FL

Moderator – Bonnie Crawford, VP & General Manager, Umo, Cubic Transportation Systems, San Diego, CA

Reimagining Technology Workforce: Innovating for Equity and a Diverse Talent Pool

Join us in an engaging and interactive discussion on how emerging technology and innovative applications help to support diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Advances in credentialing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), augmented reality (AR), and digital work instructions are helping to make the industry rethink existing hiring practices and create more equitable education and workforce spaces.

Monday, August 15; 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Silver, Mezzanine


  • Mark Godin, Strategic Account Executive, Trapeze Group, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Sheila Jordan, Managing Partner, Knowledge Architects, LLC, Mableton, GA
  • Monica F. DaCosta, Chief Officer, Operations Training, MTA New York City Transit, Brooklyn, NY
  • Geeta Verma, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Editor in Chief, Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE), University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO

Moderator – Alesia Cain, Head of Umo Solutions and Market Development, Cubic Transportation Systems, New York, NY

Special Fare Programs: Bringing Ridership Back

As we move out of the pandemic and things start returning to normal, more and more people are returning to the office. What is your agency doing to encourage riders to return? This presentation will examine how ridership is faring and what agencies are doing to convince riders to return to their system.

Wednesday, August 17; 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Windows, 2nd


  • Abubakr Ziedan, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Tami Coleman, Revenue Manager, Whatcom Transportation Authority, Bellingham, WA

Moderator – Alex Litchfield, Vice President, Business Development, Bytemark, Inc., New York, NY

We hope to see you in Denver!

In the meantime, learn more about our transit agency solutions