Six Stops to Success

Six Stops to Success
Putting Your Transportation Message in Service

The Center for Transportation Excellence is thrilled to partner once again with the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA) to bring you Six Stops to Success, a free webinar series designed to help transit advocates around the country share ideas and work together to promote innovative transit investment and improvements.


 Six Stops to Success Series 4, 2015-2016

November 10, 2015
2pm EST

2015 Transit Election Trends

 

Join CFTE and NAPTA as we examine key 2015 transit election trends.  During this webinar, we will review how transportation ballot measures fared this election season and discuss how communities are using ballot measures to improve their transportation systems nationwide.  Guest speakers from Arizona and Utah will also join us to discuss their campaign strategies.

PowerPoint Presentation

Webinar Recording

January 12, 2016
2pm EST
Big Ambitions?  Start Local

 

As we all know, transit projects are often complex and require large sums of money.  A ballot measure has been the foundation of long-term transit success in many communities. Successful ballot initiatives demonstrate public support for transit projects, which can often leverage state, federal, and private dollars. This webinar will look at the role of locally dedicated funding in building transit systems and look back at the role of local support in catalyzing significant transit growth and development.  If you have big ideas, local support can open doors to bigger opportunities down the road.

Moderator:  Marnie Primmer, NAPTA

Speakers:  Jeffrey Boothe, Boothe Transit Consulting; Natalie English, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte NC; Kathleen Osher, Transit Alliance, Denver, CO; David Johnson, Kansas City Street Car, Kansas City, MO

Webinar Recording

March 8, 2016
2pm EST
Building Support and Combating Critics

 

Most efforts to build or expand transit face critics.  Some of the attacks of transit critics are familiar. However, recent ballot and legislative campaigns have seen important changes in the strategies and tactics of critics. In addition, new organizations are actively working to oppose initiatives. This webinar will look at the evolution of transit critics and their attacks. Experts will address ways to combat both local and outside critics while also building support among diverse groups of advocates in your community.

Moderator:  Marnie Primmer, National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates

Speakers:  Tom Shrout, Avvantt Partners; Morgan Lyons, Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Gloria Ohland, Move LA; Jarod Varner, Rock Region Metro

PowerPoint Presentation

Webinar Recording

May 10, 2016
2pm EST
Partnering with Local Officials

 

A key element of most advocacy and ballot campaigns is an effective champion.  Local officials can be some of the biggest advocates for transit.  Fostering positive relationships with elected officials and partnering on campaign strategies, messaging and events can, in many cases, mean the difference between a project or initiative’s success or failure. This webinar will examine how these relationships are cultivated and used in successful transit initiatives. 

Moderator:  Art Guzzetti, American Public Transportation Association

Speakers:  Councilmember Rob Johnson, Seattle City Council; Commissioner Sig Hutchinson, Wake County Board of Commissioners; Mike Alexander, Atlanta Regional Commission

PowerPoint Presentation

Webinar Recording

July 12, 2016
2pm EST

Data, Polling, and Campaign Intelligence

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In order to be successful, 21st Century campaigns must find new and innovative ways of understanding who their voters are and how best to reach them.  As a result, access to accurate and comprehensive data is becoming increasingly important.  This webinar will discuss the future of polling and data collection and examine the role data can play on the campaign trail.  Participants will learn how to use data most effectively and tailor campaign messages to resonate with a wide array of different audiences.

September 20, 2015
2pm EST

Video Advocacy

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(Please note that webinar topics are subject to change. Check back for final details.)