California Transit Association

Attendee Resources

The California Transit Association’s 2021 Spring Legislative Conference will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 19. The program will begin promptly at 8:55 am. We are using a contemporary event technology platform, Socio, to host the event and encourage you to login early and set up your profile. Listed below are some important details for accessing the virtual event, optimizing your experience, and navigating the full and fast-moving program.

Logging Onto Event Platform

First and foremost, here are instructions for logging in and setting up your profile in advance of the event beginning on Wednesday, May 19. You can access the event on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile.
 

  1. Use this link to access 2021 Spring Legislative Conference on event platform, Socio.
  2. Then, enter the exact email address you used to register. (Please note, you can ignore the social media options when inputting your email.) You will then set your own password and create your profile.
  3. Here’s more information on how to build an awesome profile.
     

Socio App: You can also download the companion mobile app if you're on the go! 
 

  1. Download the Socio Events App for iPhone or Android

  2. After the app is installed, enter the exact email address you used to register, create your password, and create your profile (if you haven't already).

  3. Search for Transit

  4. Tap the California Transit Association Spring Legislative Conference

  5. Tap JOIN

Best Practices for Optimizing Your Virtual Platform


Give Your Computer a “Check-Up” with an internet speed test.
 

  1. Make sure you are fully optimized for our virtual event. We encourage you to run an internet speed test to help ensure that the speed of your connection is fast enough for video streaming.

  2. In your browser go to speedtest.net and press the big GO button.

  3. You will see a “speedometer” testing download and upload speeds.

  4. Visit Speedtest's FAQs for additional insights on your results; 200 MBps (mega bits per second) is the optimal speed for live video streaming our event. 


Equipment and Browser Software
 

  1. Make sure you have the following: Laptop or desktop.

  2. Most recent version of Chrome or Firefox browser. Chrome is preferred.

Conference Program

This year's conference program will feature a timely keynote address, in-depth policy discussions with key state and federal officials, and opportunities to engage with fellow transit advocates as we advance today’s most pressing transportation issues. 

Among the Program Highlights:

Keynote Address by FTA Deputy Administrator Nuria I. Fernandez

The Future is Federal: The American Jobs Plan and Transportation Reauthorization feat. Kristin Jacinto, Jackie Schmitz & Cheryle Tucker

Legislative Relief in the Time of COVID feat. Matt Robinson, Mark Tollefson, James Hacker & Genevieve Morelos

Lunchtime Briefing feat. The Honorable Lena Gonzalez and The Honorable Laura Friedman

Association State Legislative and Budget Update feat. Michael Pimentel, Matt Robinson & Joshua W. Shaw

The Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure feat. Michael Pimentel and Darwin Moosavi

See full program details in the Spring Legislative Conference Magazine and plan ahead.

Network At Your Leisure

  • We encourage attendees to set up a profile, which will act as your own “Digital Business Card”.
  • Attendees will be able to see everyone who is in attendance and find the people they would like to connect with.
  • On the platform or app, attendees can chat directly with the connections that they have made. You can chat 1:1 or create groups to streamline communication.

Share Your Experience

While you're enjoying the conference, be sure to share your experience via the Association’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram channels using the hashtag #SpringLeg21. We look forward to engaging with you!