BusWorld Academy North America Schedule


  • Busworld Academy Opening Session

    The opening session will include high-level speakers from the local and federal government discussing the importance of bus and motorcoach travel throughout North America and sharing ideas on the future of transportation systems, sustainability, autonomy and fuel types in passenger transportation.

    Monday / January 13
    09:30 AM — 10:15 AM
  • CEO Panel: The State and Future of the North American Bus and Motorcoach Market

    This session includes high-level representation from bus and motorcoach manufacturers from North America and around the world. Panelists will discuss the North American and worldwide bus and motorcoach market, as well as the trends that will affect the future of the industry, both in terms of manufacturing, regulations and the changing and diverse needs of the industry. 

    Monday / January 13
    10:30 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Experiences, Challenges and Trends in Electric and Alternative Fuel

    Panelists will present an overview of low and zero emission bus technology including vehicles, charging infrastructure or distribution of alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) and discuss their first experiences with the technology.

    Monday / January 13
    02:45 PM — 03:45 PM
  • Implementing Electric and Alternative Fuel Bus and Motorcoach Operations

    Implementing Electric and Alternative Fuel Bus and Motorcoach Operations
    This session will present an overview of best practices in implementing low and zero emission bus systems from several cities and manufacturers throughout the world. Panelists will discuss vehicles, charging infrastructure and the electrical grid, distribution systems for fuels, tendering processes and the implementation in their bus operations including training for mechanics and other staff.

    Monday / January 13
    04:00 PM — 05:30 PM
  • Busworld Academy Reception

    Monday / January 13
    05:30 PM — 06:30 PM
  • Driver Hiring, Training and Monitoring Best Practices

    This session gives an overview of the best practices through the world for driver hiring and training. Panelist will discuss cutting edge monitoring technologies that enhance driver performance and that focus on safety and customer service, as well as training methodologies including as gamification.       

    Tuesday / January 14
    09:00 AM — 10:15 AM
  • Cooperation & Coordination Between Cities, Transit and Private Bus Operators

    This session gives an overview on how public transit authorities and cities can and do cooperate with private motorcoach and bus operators throughout the world. Panelists will discuss their experiences and best practices for developing and enhancing such partnerships.

    Tuesday / January 14
    10:30 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Autonomy and "Mobility-As-A-Service" in the Bus and Motorcoach Industry

    Panelists will discuss the digitalization of on-board and off-board tools which will contribute to improved safety and better client experiences. Topics will include on-demand and crowdsourced technology and the evolution towards autonomous vehicles.

    Tuesday / January 14
    02:00 PM — 03:30 PM
  • Busworld Academy Closing Session

    The final session of the Busworld Academy will include summaries of key points made during the sessions and a closing statement from high-level officials as we look forward to Busworld and Busworld Academy 2021.

    Tuesday / January 14
    03:30 PM — 04:00 PM