February 19, 2019

4 Reasons Why You Should Attend CONNECT2019

Being a transit professional has never been more challenging than it is today. Fortunately, you don’t have to solve those challenges alone.

Starting on April 7, leaders and representatives from transit agencies across North America will gather in San Francisco for CONNECT2019. Together, we’ll share best practices, discuss success stories, and take a deep dive into the technology that will enable all agencies – including yours – to meet the ever-evolving needs of their customers.

If you haven’t yet booked your tickets, or if you are still on the fence about attending, here are some key reasons why you should join us.

Real, Actionable Insight To Maximize Your ROI

Purchasing, deploying, and maintaining transit technology requires a significant investment of time, resources, and funds. CONNECT2019 will ensure that you are maximizing your return.

This won’t be some abstract discussion; real transit professionals will share real, first-hand insight into how they overcame challenges, minimized disruption, implemented technology, and ensured adoption with riders. They’ll provide step-by-step best practices that you can begin implementing as soon as you return from your trip.

Amazing Networking Opportunities

You’re definitely going to want to keep your contact list open throughout the conference, as you’ll have plenty of opportunities to speak with – and learn from – your peers. These are people who have been in your shoes, thoroughly understand the industry, and can be a resource to you well after the conference is over. And while social media networking is nice, it doesn’t hold a candle to the power of face-to-face networking. In fact, 85% of people say that in-person conferences lead to stronger, more meaningful business relationships.

Excellence In Action

While most of the event will take place in the beautiful, four-star San Francisco Marriott Union Square, you’ll also have the chance to break out into the Bay Area and see how AC Transit moves more than 52 million riders every year.

Hands-on, technical tours include:

A behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s state-of-the-art Operations Control Center and the technology they are using.

AC Transit’s innovative hydrogen fueling station, where you’ll learn how it supports the environment goals of zero emissions by 2040.

East Bay’s first BRT system, which will connect downtown Oakland and San Leandro via dedicated bus lanes, traffic signal priority, fiber-optic communications, real-time information signs, and new infrastructure.

Hands-On With The Latest Transit Technology

Like the transit industry itself, transit technology is rapidly changing. Our product experts will be onsite to help you get caught up.

Take part in hands-on workshops and learn the ins-and-outs of Clever Devices products, including CleverCAD®CleverReports®SmartYard®, and CleverVision. Plus, for the first time ever, we’re offering training sessions for both beginners and experienced users, so you can get the specific help that you need.

If you are a transit professional looking to push your agency forward and meet the needs of your riders, the place to be is CONNECT2019, and the time to register is now. Sign up today.