Abstract Submissions Invited for 10th National GIS in Transit Conference

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research Board are jointly sponsoring the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference, September 6-8, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Martin Catala, Director Advanced Geo-Spatial & Informatics Lab, at the Center for Urban Transportation Research encourages transit and GIS professionals to share their research, projects and ideas with this informed audience. "The 10th Transit GIS Conference serves as a vital opportunity for transit agencies of all levels to learn fundamentals of GIS as well as discover cutting edge applications. Do not miss this unique conference that helps improve how transit agencies address challenges and devise solutions."

This conference attracts experts from across North America to discuss 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 GIS data and improving transit service, and ultimately customer service. 

Those who should attend are transit planners, managers, researchers and GIS industry experts who are interested in sharing ways to use geographic and spatial analysis in transit planning, operations, and marketing to increase efficiency and effectiveness. 

The conference program is developed from a peer review of abstract submissions, which are now being accepted. Conference session topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Asset Management 
  • Service Planning
  • Transit Performance Measures
  • Real-time Analytics
  • Route Design
  • General Transit Feed Specification
  • Open Data
  • Transportation Spatial Database Design
  • Analysis of Fare Data 
  • Marketing and Customer Service
  • Network Modeling
  • Data and Systems Management 
  • Software Route & Trip Planning 
  • ITS/AVL/CAD 
  • Transit Map Making 
  • Enterprise Data Models

Abstract submissions are being accepted until March 1, 2017. For an online abstract submission form and additional information, click here.


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 multi-disciplinary geospatial organization that provides professional education and training, a vibrant and connected community, advocacy for geospatial challenges and issues, and essential resources. URISA fosters excellence in GIS and engages geospatial professionals throughout their careers.

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