Program At A Glance

Gain industry best practices as we present an event packed with hands-on learning, peer panel discussions, and presentations from industry leaders and more when you join us at Clever Devices CONNECT2019.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

MICHAEL HURSH

General Manager

Alameda Contra Costa Transit Department (AC Transit)

Mike was appointed the General Manager by the AC Transit Board of Directors in September 2015. He is a nine-year veteran of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), serving as the Deputy Director, Operations for Maintenance and Security, and between 2012 and 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Mike directed all VTA transit operations, including bus and light rail, operator training, accessible services, planning, scheduling, and facility maintenance. Among his previous positions, he served as Deputy General Manager for Maintenance, Safety and Training for the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

 

Mike is a champion for the environment and has a thorough understanding of public transportation in the Bay Area. He values customers, key stakeholders and employees who make transit systems work.

A native of Reno, Nevada, Mike is a long-time Bay Area resident and veteran of the United States Air Force, serving six years in active duty and five years as a reservist in the California Air National Guard. He is a past chair of the California Transit Association Rail Operations & Regulatory Committee and graduate of Leadership Contra Costa.

East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Construction Tour

Get a first-hand look at major construction now underway for the East Bay’s first BRT system.  Currently at 60% completion, AC Transit’s $216 million project will connect downtown Oakland and San Leandro BART along a diverse, 9.5 mile corridor, offering dedicated bus lanes, traffic signal priority, fiber optic communications, real-time message signs and new infrastructure, the BRT will revolutionize public transit in the East Bay.

 

Hydrogen Fueling Station and Hybrid Electric Fuel Cell Tour

Learn about AC Transit’s innovative hydrogen fueling station and how it supports the environmental goals of zero-emission by 2040.  With hydrogen produced in part by solar electrolysis, compression and dispensing technologies provide the ability to rapidly fuel the District’s zero-emission fuel cell transit buses and public passenger vehicles at AC Transit’s Emeryville Division.

State of the Art Operations Control Center

Core to AC Transit operations and supporting an agency that provides over 52 million riders per year, the operations control center (OCC) is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and handles over 10,000 calls per week.  Supporting all AC Transit operations, the long overdue OCC relocation and upgrade of 2018 along with the deployment of the Clever CAD/AVL system that uses VoIP and combines mapping, dispatch, messaging, and real-time monitoring of AC Transit fleet has significantly improved the agency’s ability to deploy and monitor its fleet to maximize operational efficiencies and improving the rider experience through the use of technology. 

AC Transit Technical Tours

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