GIS in Transit Conference
The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research Board are jointly sponsoring the 9th National GIS in Transit Conference, on September 1-3, 2015, in Washington, DC.
Managing data to drive decision making has never been more important. As large data systems are capturing significant performance, operational and planning data in the transit industry. These data can improve decision making, service evaluation, customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and overall system performance. At the core of many of these data are spatial elements, that describe the location of relevant transit data. Transit boardings, customer location, activity centers, assets and transit service. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides a unique platform for organizing, evaluating and communicating data; transforming data into information. This conference will bring experts from around the country on how GIS is being used everyday to improve transit systems. The conference will provide a breadth of GIS experiences to showcase how agencies of all sizes and budgets are managing its GIS data and improving transit service and ultimately customer service.
Share your research, projects and ideas with this informed audience. Abstract submissions are due March 23. A committee of industry experts will review submissions, which will provide a base for a comprehensive and important educational program. Note that all accepted presenters must register and pay the conference registration fee.
Submit via this Abstract Submission Form by March 23.
This year, we are able to incorporate a limited number of exhibit booths in the conference foyer to allow attendees to connect with technology solutions providers during the event. (This was a popular attendee request after our last conference.) So don't delay as a maximum of ten opportunities are available.
(Note that Labor Day is September 7 this year)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
- Welcome & Keynote Address
- Conference Lunch
- Breakout Sessions
- Poster Session & Exhibitor Reception
Thursday, September 3, 2015
- Breakout Sessions
- Closing Keynote
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A full conference registration includes access to all sessions, conference proceedings, and meals/networking events. A one-day registration includes the proceedings, access to the educational sessions and events for that day only. Note the significant discounts available for early registration. Team registration discounts will be available.
Registration Fee Schedule
(by June 1)
(after June 1)
(September 2 or September 3
Students will be required to provide proof of full-time student status
Optional preconference workshops/courses will be presented on Tuesday, September 1 and an additional fee will be required to attend.
Venue: The conference will take place entirely at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, an ideally located at 1001 14th St NW (14th & K), Washington DC 20005. Take the Orange or Blue Line to the McPherson Square Station; exit the station using the 14th Street / Franklin Square Exit; walk North 1 block. The Hotel is only 4 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
Sleeping room rate: $189 (includes complimentary internet for IHG Rewards Club members - there is no fee to join so be sure to sign up before the conference to take advantage)
Reserve your room by August 10, 2015 via this online form or by calling the Reservations Phone #: 1-877-622-1970 and mentioning the URH group code.
The National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) is located at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. NCTR strives to make public transportation and alternative forms of transportation, including managed lanes, safe, effective, efficient, desirable and secure. The goals of NCTR are: to minimize traffic congestion, maximize mobility options, promote safety and security, improve the environment, and enhance community sustainability. This will be accomplished by conducting applied and advanced research, energetically disseminating the results, and expanding the workforce of transportation professionals through education and training to address the challenges and opportunities of the future. The National Transit GIS Conference is one of the many efforts by NCTR to forward its goals. For more about NCTR please visit www.nctr.usf.edu
The Mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practive and policy by researchers and practitioners: stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence; provide expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research broadly and encouraged their implementation. TRB is one of siz major divisions of the National Research Council - a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals intersted in the development of transportation. Visit www.trb.org for more information.
About the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association - URISA is a nonprofit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. It is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas. Since 1963, URISA has been the professional home of choice for Public Sector GIS and IT Executives throughout the United States, Canada and other countries worldwide.
GIS in Transit Conference - October 16-17, 2013 -Washington, DC
Thank you to our 2013 Conference Sponsors