DISCOVER OUR INTERDISCIPLINARY SESSIONS
These are the sessions that kick off and wrap up HASTUS International User Group 2022, as well as highlighting different topics that you’ll want to learn more about, no matter what department you’re in.
Words of welcome, presentations by clients, and what's new at GIRO
Wednesday, September 28 | 9:00–10:30 AM
This session brings everyone together with words of welcome from GIRO and our host, Pittsburgh Regional Transit. You'll see presentations from fellow HASTUS users on their special HASTUS projects and hot topics for public transport, and we'll share the latest news from GIRO.
Katharine KellemanCEO – Pittsburgh Regional Transit
Brian FunkDeputy GM/COO – Metro Transit, Minneapolis
Chief Technology Officer
Senior Director – Marketing
Executive Vice President
Vice President – HASTUS, North America and Australia
AI and HASTUS algorithms
Wednesday, September 28 | 1:30–2:30 PM
Hear about the latest enhancements to HASTUS algorithms and how they integrate AI/Deep Learning techniques.
Senior Director – Product Management, Expert Advisory Team and New Markets
Business Development Director – Urban Rail and Algorithms
E-bus challenges and opportunities
Wednesday, September 28 | 2:45–3:45 PM
Discover how agencies like yours are transitioning to electric buses and dealing with their impacts throughout the organization. Hear about their successes and challenges, exciting new technologies, and change-management strategies.
Joseph RaquelDirector of Planning – Foothill Transit
Patrik EngbergScheduling/Planning Expert & HASTUS System Specialist – Transdev Sverige
Director - Central Europe & Nordic Countries
Meet and greet
Wednesday, September 28 | 4:00–5:00 PM
Come and meet the GIRO team to socialize, ask questions, and share your feedback. We’ll all be looking forward to talking with you!
Coping with the workforce shortage
Thursday, September 29 | 1:15–2:15 PM
Operator recruitment and retention were already getting harder and the pandemic hasn't helped. Come and share the strategies that you're considering or have already put in place to meet this challenge.
Manager Service Planning & ROV, Transdev The Netherlands
Business Applications Coordinator – Transdev Group
Sales – Director
Michael D. Compel
Lessons learned from fast-track projects and iterative deliveries
Thursday, September 29 | 3:45–4:45 PM
Learn how HASTUS users like you have benefited from innovative fast-track and iterative-delivery approaches to their projects to improve delivery quality and speed.
Director – Projects and Planning, USA and Documentation/Training
What's coming up in HASTUS
Friday, September 30 | 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Discover what's coming up in HASTUS in the next few years. We'll share our vision and discuss your priorities. We'd love to get your feedback and to know if there are any developments you'd like to collaborate on.
Director – Product Management and User Experience
Executive Vice President – Technologies
Mohab AblaSenior Director – Product Management, Expert Advisory Team and New Markets
Closing remarks and plenary session
Friday, September 30 | 1:30–3:00 PM
Friday, September 30 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
LRT Tour to South Hills Village Rail Center
The Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) Light Rail Transit (LRT) system links Downtown Pittsburgh with southern neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh and suburban South Hills neighborhoods. It is comprised of former trolley lines reconstructed to LRT standards in the 1980s and 2000s.
East Busway/East Liberty Garage Tour
PRT’s Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway is a two-lane, buses-only rode providing rapid transit service between Downtown Pittsburgh and the city’s Eastern neighborhoods and eastern suburbs. The busway was originally constructed along an active railroad between Downtown Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg in 1983 and extended to Swissvale in 2003.
The East Liberty Garage, located in its namesake neighborhood, is one of PRT’s four bus operating locations. All eight PRT battery electric buses are based out of this garage.
Program session names, descriptions and schedule are preliminary. More details to come.