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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…

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

Presenters:

  • Ann Derby, PMP, CTSM, Director of Marketing & Events, INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., Chesapeake, VA
  • Lisa Rivera-LaMantia, AICP, Product Manager, Fare Technology, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, OH
  • 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

Presenters:

  • 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


Rewarding Your Riders

Rewards programs can be an effective means to attract and retain ridership, improve loyalty, and help travelers feel better about their choice to use public transportation. As we work to bring back ridership, we can learn from “fun” strategies such as gamification to appeal to a wider audience. Mobile devices have given agencies new ways to engage with their riders that were unimaginable just ten years ago. One way to deepen the agency/rider relationship is by integrating rewards and incentive programs into their fare payment and passenger information systems—learn from a couple agencies that have had success. 

Tuesday, August 16; 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Windows, 2nd

Presenters:

  • Michael Keone Garber Rimoin, Innovative Mobility Program Lead, King County Metro, Seattle, WA

Moderator – Sheri Dixon, Director of Revenue, Hampton Roads Transit, Hampton, VA


Digitization of Cash: Is Cash a Thing of the Past?

With the onset of the pandemic, digitization of cash went from a buzzword-like concept to reality overnight. As many agencies continue to transition to cashless payments, there are a number of ethical, equity, community, and policy issues that bubble up to the surface. Come learn from agencies as they illustrate what they have done, and how their rider community has responded.

Tuesday, August 16; 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Windows, 2nd

Presenters:

  • Nicholas Mantia, Project Manager, Mobility as a Service, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Dayton, OH
  • Aaron Bonfilio, Program Manager, Transit Services, Ventura County Transportation Commission, Ventura, CA

Moderator – Michael J Veltri, Director, TRS Facilities Fare Collections Systems Specialist, WSP USA, Pittsburgh, PA


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

Presenters:

  • 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!

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