Fall 2018 - Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park and Ferris Wheel

Centennial Olympic Park and Ferris Wheel

Transit Finance Learning Exchange Workshop
MARTA - Atlanta, Georgia

The Pluses and Minuses of Going Green
Oct 21-23, 2018

The theme of the Fall workshop is "The Pluses and Minuses of Going Green".
The workshop will be in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 21-23. The business meeting will be held on Sunday, Oct 21, at 4:00 pm. All meetings will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center.


Agenda (Draft)

Sunday, October 21, 2018

4:00 – 5:00 Business Meeting at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. All agencies are required to send a representative to the business meeting. Informal dress code.

Monday, October 22, 2018

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Workshop Day One at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. Business casual dress code.

  • Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • Going Green – Electric and Other Zero Emission Rolling Stock - DART and Foothill Transit will discuss their efforts in procuring green vehicles and issues related to their service records.
  • Going Green - Facilities - Houston Metro and MARTA will discuss their agencies efforts in upgrading their facilities with more energy efficient lighting.
  • Lunch
  • Views from the Auditors - Brad Schelle and John Weber from Crowe LLP will talk about what they look for and issues they have found in transit agency financials.
  • Going Green – Financing Projects with Green Bonds - A representative from Moody’s will be on hand to discuss their take on the issuance of green bonds to fund climate and environmental projects.
  • Needs & Leads - Always one of the most popular TFLEx sessions, Needs & Leads is a facilitated discussion of learning & development needs and good business practices shared by each attending agency
  • Monday Night Dinner

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

8:00 am - 2:00 pm Workshop Day Two at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. Business casual dress code.

  • Continental Breakfast
  • MARTA Projects - Staff from MARTA present information on projects unique to Atlanta
  • Lunch
  • Fare Collection Update - Members share updates on current fare collection projects with a Q & A session included.
  • Transit 101 – Review of Module 1 – Benefits and History of Transit
  • Overall Workshop Evaluation



The registration fee for the workshop is $180 per participant. NOTE: The workshop is open to TFLEx member agencies only, and their guests. If you are a transit agency and wish to attend as a guest, please contact smurdock@octa.net
If you are paying by check (at the door) please use the zero-dollar ticket option.

Register to attend the workshop at: 



Conference rates are available from Saturday, October 20, 2018, to Tuesday, October 23.

Click on this link book your hotel reservation:

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Non-smoking King and Double bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group. Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking. For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100.

Hotel reservations hours are Monday through Friday 9am-6:30pm

Booking Deadline: 09/20/2018