Transit’s new normal: moving forward with confidence

Since March, the transit industry has been turned upside down. None of us needs reminding why.

But through it all, we stayed connected. From coast-to-coast, CUTA members have shown resiliency during these difficult times. Our industry has come together in ways we haven’t before and we, collectively, have much to celebrate.

And in a year unlike any other for transit, we’re holding a conference November 16-19 like never before by going virtual. It will deliver the same quality programming as always, allow for networking as usual, but do it online with more international content.

We have a great line-up of speakers ready for you.

Our program will kick off with opening remarks from Minister Catherine McKenna. As Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, she is working towards building a more resilient and cleaner Canada, including investments in public transit.

We’re also excited about a keynote from Andy Byford. As head of Transport for London (TfL), he has been instrumental in tackling Covid-19 on Europe’s largest underground metro. Tune in and learn how TfL is using UV light to supplement its extensive anti-viral cleaning regime.

This year, we’re also putting a spotlight on diversity and inclusion. Rick Leary, CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), will present the TTC’s action plan on attracting and developing a diverse and qualified workforce.

Concluding our conference is Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, a branch of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Urban mobility will be different after the pandemic than before lockdown. At the crux of their challenge is the way in which limited space will be allocated. Join us and learn from an international expert on how we can re-space our cities for today—and the future.

For the first time, our transit show is going virtual on November 17.

CUTA’s transit show is Canada’s leading exhibition of bus, coach, rail and transit-related goods and services. This year, we are also excited to present a rail theatre. Hosted on the virtual show floor, the theatre will feature dynamic presentations on upcoming rail projects and initiatives.

The virtual transit show overcomes time zone barriers by allowing exhibitors to interact with attendees in a digital environment. Through virtual booths loaded with company content and a chat function accessible from any location and device, the virtual transit show is a convenient way for exhibitors to showcase initiatives—and for attendees to learn about them.

Are you a CUTA member who is interested in attending our virtual transit show, but can’t make it to conference? Send us a note and we’ll flip you the promo code. Registration is free!

We couldn’t have done this without our partners.

This conference would not be possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors. Our success in advocacy, training, and supporting the transit industry depends on partnerships with organizations like these. A big shout out to them for their ongoing support.

We’re excited about this conference and hope you are, too. Because there’s a new normal for transit and we’re going to move forward with confidence. Click here for more information and to register. #CUTAvc2020

McCartney Lee
Coordinator, Communications and Public Relations
416-365-9800, ext.127

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