7th Annual Transit Event

Transit Alliance is excited to announce that we are joining forces with the Colorado Department of Transportation to bring you the 2017 Colorado Transportation Summit. Planning is underway for this one-of-a-kind event and we want to see you there!

Join us Monday, October 23rd at the Hyatt Regency-Convention Center in downtown Denver!

The Summit will include a luncheon keynote followed by 2 rounds of break-out sessions and an exciting networking opportunity following the day’s activities.

This will be the 4th annual Transportation Summit and the 7th Annual Event of Transit Alliance! This year’s summit will combine the audiences of both major industry events and welcome almost 1,000 attendees to discuss the future of our transportation system.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. T. Peter Ruane

President and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders

Dr. T. Peter Ruane is the president and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA is America’s largest and most respected national transportation construction trade group.  They are an aggressive and non-partisan advocate that exclusively and successfully works to build and protect the U.S. transportation construction market.  ARTBA is the pre-eminent information source on transportation investment, policy, safety, economics and other key industry business issues.

Prior to joining ARTBA in October 1988, he served for nine years as President/CEO of the National Moving and Storage Association (NMSA). He served as the deputy director of the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), Office of the Secretary of Defense and the President’s Economic Adjustment Committee.

Dr. Ruane is a past chairman and current Director of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC). He has held numerous volunteer and elective positions including six years as a Director of the school board at St. Mary’s of Annapolis, four of which he served as President.  From 2004-2009 Dr. Ruane served as the first lay Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Calvert Hall College High School (Baltimore) and was a board member of the school since 1999.  In October 2009, he became Chair of the Loyola College Board of Advisors within Loyola University Maryland.  He currently serves as Treasurer of the International Road Federation. He’s a trustee of the Transportation Development Foundation and is the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Chamber-led Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM). He also co-chairs the Transportation Construction Coalition.  He is a frequent witness before Congress and guest on national news programs.

Dr. Ruane is a graduate of Loyola College of Baltimore, and holds a master’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He also holds the professional designation Certified Association Executive (CAE).


Jeff Shields

West Coast Regional Director, Urban Active

General Motors Company

Jeff Shields has been working in the car sharing industry for nearly 10 years, back when most people thought of car sharing as lending a friend their vehicle.

Today, he is leading Maven’s operations on the West Coast as the company ramps up Maven City service in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver, as well as Maven Gig in San Diego and Phoenix. Jeff is responsible for overseeing each city’s regional team, developing the go-to-market strategies, pursuing expansion opportunities, building awareness, optimizing the user experience and much more.

A year and a half after launching as a curated residential service in New York City, Maven has evolved into one of the fastest-growing mobility brands in North America. Leveraging its seamless and dynamic mobility platform, Maven offers unique car-sharing services geared toward both consumers and businesses. Maven has rolled out in 17 cities across North America and its members have covered more than 125 million miles.

While Jeff lives in the Bay Area, his management of five different markets often has him living in five different places. In these markets, Jeff, along with his regional teams, are on the streets talking to people, investigating traffic patterns and gaining deep knowledge of the cities. He preaches that GPS services, while convenient, are not a viable substitute for experiencing a location in person.

Jeff sees Maven as a lifestyle brand with options designed to meet the needs of multiple different demographics. He cherishes that the company has a startup feel, along with the firepower to execute aggressively.

His personal mantra is that pressure is a privilege, something he was able to test in full during his four years in the Marine Corps. Following the Marines, Jeff got his BA from Ashford University and then his MA from the University of Southern California.

Jeff is married with two kids. He loves hiking, biking, watching his kids’ sporting events and exploring the Bay Area.