NYSBCA's Annual Convention Agenda

Workshop Topics Subject to Change


Wednesday, October 14th

9:00 - 2:30pm  

NYSBCA's Virtual Trade Show (all day event)

9:30 – 9:40am  

Welcome and reminders, presented by Corey Muirhead, NYSBCA President

9:40 – 10:10am  

NYSED:  State Regulations and Funding Guidelines, Pass-through Allowances for COVID-Related Expenses and other timely topics, presented by Paul Overbaugh, NYS State Director, Pupil Transportation Services

10:10 – 10:30am  

NYDMV and NYDOT Updates and Q&A, presented by Tracey Wheaton, NYSDMV Chief Driver Improvement Examiner and Marc Berger, NYSDOT Acting Director, Passenger Carrier Safety Bureau / Motor Carrier Investigations

10:30  -10:45am  

Volkswagon Settlement Update, presented by James Symon, NYSDEC, Air Quality Division

10:45 – 11:00am  

VIDEO BREAK: Supplier Commercial followed by Comic Relief

11:00  -11:15am  

The Future of the Yellow School Bus, presented by Robert Reichenbach, NYS Bus Distributors Association President

11:15 – 11:45am  

Yellow Bus OEM Panel Discussion, presented by representatives of Blue Bird Corportation, IC Bus and Thomas Built Buses

11:45 – 12:00pm  

Busing on the Lookout (BOTL), presented by Lexi Higgins, Program Specialist, Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) 

12:00 – 12:20pm  

(2) Roundtable Discussions (held simultaneously), topics and moderators being discussed

12:20 – 12:30pm  

Feedback from Roundtable Discussions Highlighted

12:30 – 12:35pm  

VIDEO BREAK: Supplier Commercial and/or Transportation Promotion

12:35 - 1:15pm  

New York’s New Paid Sick Leave Law, presented by presented by Richard Landau, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis P.C.

1:15 – 1:30pm


Governors Traffic Safety Committee Report, presented by Aubrey Feldman, Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator



5:00 – 5:45pm  

Virtual Happy Hour & Comic Relief


Thursday, October 15th

9:00 - 2:30pm  

NYSBCA's Virtual Trade Show (all day event)

9:30 – 10:00am  

Federal Issues and Regulations, presented by Becky Weber, Managing Director, Prime Policy Group (DC)

10:00 – 10:30am  

Government Relations in NYS,including regulatory insight, presented by Brad Gerstman and Nicole Epstein, Gotham Government Relations

10:30 – 10:45am  

VIDEO BREAK: Supplier Commercial followed by Comic Relief

10:45 – 11:15am  

Transportation Contracts: Before, During and After COVID, presented by Randy Kleinman, Esq., Senior Associate, Gerstman Schwartz LLP

11:15 – 11:35am  

(2) Roundtable Discussions (held simultaneously), topics and moderators being discussed

11:35 – 11:45am  

Feedback from Roundtable Discussions Highlighted

11:45 – 12:00pm  

Find Money Owed to You without Paying a Dime: Transportation Subrogation, presented by Kevin Lowry, President, TranSubro, Inc.

12:00 – 12:05pm  

VIDEO BREAK: Supplier Commercial

12:05 – 12:20pm  

Working from Home:  Your Boss May Not See What You're Doing, But Cyber
Criminals Can
, presented by Jordan Flory, Sales Consultant, Harbor Networks

12:20 – 12:35PM  

What’s New with Electric Buses and their Infrastructure, presented by NYS Bus Distributors Association Representatives

12:35 – 12:55pm  

Alternative Fuel Sources (propane, biodiesel, compressed natural gas), presented by OEM Technicians

12:55 – 1:00pm  

VIDEO BREAK: Supplier Commercial

1:00 – 1:30pm:


School Bus Technology Session, presented by a variety of NYSBCA Supplier Experts

  • Stop Arm Cameras
  • COVID Technology on the School Bus
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Video Security & Safety Trends
1:30 – 1:45pm   NYSBCA Annual Membership Meeting (members only)
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