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 Kelleman
CEO – Pittsburgh Regional Transit
Brian Funk
Deputy GM/COO – Metro Transit, Minneapolis
David Fabi

Chief Technology Officer

Benoît Lavigne

Senior Director – Marketing

Renée Touzin

Executive Vice President

Robert Victor

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.

Mohab Abla

Senior Director – Product Management, Expert Advisory Team and New Markets

Anne Mercier

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 Raquel
Director of Planning – Foothill Transit
Patrik Engberg
Scheduling/Planning Expert & HASTUS System Specialist – Transdev Sverige
Anne-Marie Buki

Director - Central Europe & Nordic Countries

Dominique Osenda

Product Owner


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 | 1:152:15 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.

Bart Bonekamp

Manager Service Planning & ROV, Transdev The Netherlands

Bert Steur

Business Applications Coordinator – Transdev Group

Frederic Bean

Sales – Director

Michael D. Compel

Account Manager


Lessons learned from fast-track projects and iterative deliveries

Thursday, September 29 | 3:454:45 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.

Jean Mordacq

Project Manager

Lyne Sénécal

Director – Projects and Planning, USA and Documentation/Training


What's coming up in HASTUS

Friday, September 30 | 10:45 AM12:00 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.

Sébastien Dubois

Director – Product Management and User Experience

David Fabi

Executive Vice President – Technologies

Mohab Abla
Senior Director – Product Management, Expert Advisory Team and New Markets

Closing remarks and plenary session

Friday, September 30 | 1:303:00 PM


Technical visits

Friday, September 30 | 9:00 AM12:00 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.

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