American Public Transportation Association
3:30 – 4 p.m. // Registration & Networking
4 – 5 p.m. // Program
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President Paul Skoutelas will speak on the current state of public mass transit in the U.S. and what the future may hold. Skoutelas, the former president of LYNX, will provide his insightful perspective as the region contemplates the future of both LYNX and SunRail.
About Paul Skoutelas
Paul P. Skoutelas is president and chief executive officer of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). His entire career has been in public transportation, with more than 40 years spent in both the public and private sectors. He served as CEO of public transit systems in Pittsburgh and Orlando and as senior vice president for WSP USA, one of the world’s largest architectural and engineering firms.
Prior to WSP, Skoutelas was the chief executive officer at two prominent public transportation agencies — the Port of Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX), Orlando, Florida. His achievements at these agencies include the successful implementation of major capital programs including the South Hills Stage II Light Rail Program, the North Shore Rail Connector, a comprehensive rail station improvement program, major rail rolling stock acquisitions and three Bus Rapid Transit projects; the Airport/West Busway, the Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway Extension and the Orlando/Lymmo BRT.
Skoutelas received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Penn State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a licensed professional engineer.
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Parking: Metered spaces are available on E. Central Blvd. and E. Pine St. Covered parking is also available in the parking garage located across from 301 E. Pine Street at a rate of $4/hour.