Following two successful conferences presented in partnership by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) and URISA, we are pleased to announce an expanded collaboration in 2013 with the Transportation Research Board (TRB):
Visit the conference website regularly for updates and information about participation!
Register by September 6 to take advantage of early registration discounts!
The conference appreciates the participation of the vendor community. Review the all-inclusive sponsorship package and consider participating as a sponsor.
Conference Sponsor Package – Note that there is no exhibition associated with this conference. However organizations are strongly encouraged to participate as sponsors. The sponsorship package includes:
All-Inclusive Fee: $3,000
The conference planning committee is comprised of the following individuals:
Linda Cherrington, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)
Jeff Becker, Denver Regional Transit District
Martin Catala, National Center for Transit Research at Center for Urban Transportation Research
Jim Davis, New York State Department of Transportation
Larry Harman, L.J. Harman Consulting
Narzul Islam, Federal Transit Administration
Wendy Nelson, URISA
Michael Pack, University of Maryland
Tom Palmerlee, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Amber Reep, National Center for Transit Research at Center for Urban Transportation Research
Jennifer Rosales, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Tom Scherer, Arlington County, VA
Kevin Webb, Open Plans
Ed Wells, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
William Wiggins, Federal Transit Administration
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 practice 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 results broadly and encouraged their implementation. TRB is one of six 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 interested in the development of transportation. Visit http://www.trb.org for more information.
About the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association - URISA is a non-profit 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.
2011 GIS in Public Transportation Conference
September 13-15, 2011
St Petersburg, Florida
2009 GIS in Public Transit Conference
November 10-12, 2009
St Petersburg, Florida