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September 17, 2020: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the advancement of workforce development and inclusion

This week we're celebrating the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15) recognizing the culture and contributions of Latin Americans. Join us in celebration led by Latinos in Transit (LIT) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) over coming weeks. In addition, watch for new workforce development initiatives, including the TDC-MIT Infrastructure Summit and an exciting announcement from the Vehicle Innovation Center.
New Flyer supports LIT's Juntos Podemos 2020 Virtual Symposium in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
New Flyer has partnered with Latinos in Transit (LIT) to support its 2020 Virtual Symposium - Juntos Podemos - dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Join industry leaders in critical dialogue on building opportunity, addressing mobility needs of the Latino and Hispanic communities, celebrating diversity, and the importance of equity and inclusion post COVID-19.
LIT Virtual 2020 Symposium:
Juntos Podemos
October 2, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PST

Registration is required. Juntos Podemos will feature esteemed industry leaders, including: 
  • Nuria Fernandez, APTA Board Chair and CEO of Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Carlos Braceras, Chair of the Transportation Research Board and Executive Director of Utah Department of Transportation
  • Amanda Merck, MPH, Salud America! UT Health San Antonio and Former VIA Metro Transit Board Member, San Antonio, TX
  • Alice N. Bravo, P.E, Director of Miami-Dade Transit
There is no cost to register. In lieu of registration fees, donations to LIT are graciously accepted.
Register Here
This month, COMTO will Celebrar el Progreso! (Celebrate Progress!) in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and in celebration of Hispanic Americans and their significant accomplishments. Join COMTO October 8 for a virtual celebration featuring panellists Alva Carrasco, Latinos in Transit and WSP; Nuria Fernandez, APTA and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority; Carmen Garcia, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Moderator); and Diana Mendes, HNTB. 
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TDC-MIT TRANSportation & Infrastructure Summit: Advancing Mobility
On October 12, the annual Transportation Diversity Council (TDC) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Virtual Transportation & Infrastructure Summit comes to life featuring panels, interactive sessions, and speakers across the industry focused on workforce development, diversity, and inclusion for up and coming young leaders. As an infrastructure leader, New Flyer proudly sponsors the TDC-MIT Infrastructure Summit, which continues to advance workforce development for young people through opportunities to navigate transportation challenges and to upskill in the new mobility era. Join the best and brightest in transportation on October 12!

Monday, October 12
10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Registration Required

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The Vehicle Innovation Center is going virtual! This fall, the VIC will unveil the industry’s first fully comprehensive digital learning series dedicated to advancing zero-emission adoption. Get ready for interactive sessions delivering essential education and workforce development through online training at no cost. Join the conversation with subject matter experts on range and regenerative braking, performance, maintenance, electric accessories, route and infrastructure planning, and working with utilities as you transition to a city of the future with a fully emission-free fleet.

Stay tuned - registration details coming soon!

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The CBF: A new model of support for people and communities
Did you know? Together with the Transportation Diversity Council, New Flyer launched its national Community Benefits Framework in early 2020. The CBF is a mechanism for accountability, building on existing workforce development initiatives while enhancing opportunities for disadvantaged, and underrepresented individuals. Want to learn more?
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