GIS in Public Transportation - 29/07/2011

URISA and the University of South Florida's National Center for Transit Research at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR, USA) announce the details of the 2011 GIS in Public Transportation Conference, which will take place at the Hilton Bayfront in St. Petersburg, Florida, 13th to 15th September 2011.


URISA Certified Workshops will open the conference on Tuesday, 13th September. Attendees may choose to attend Asset Management: Planning, Strategy, and Implementation or GIS Program Management.


Two keynote speakers will be featured at the conference: Adie Tomer, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC on  Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America and Kevin Webb, Project and Product Manager for Trip Planning and System Maps, OpenPlans Transportation on Open Trip Planner: Open Source Multimodal Trip Planner.


The conference was developed primarily from submissions received through the Call for Abstracts. Some of the featured sessions include Tools and Techniques, which session will cover use of GIS technology tools to improve system performance; Real Time emphasizes on learning about some of the latest applications of real time transit data, from information accessibility to the development and deployment of web-based transit data and  Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), where speakers will present research in BRT impacts on property value, transit accessibility, and the role of GIS in identifying BRT corridors.


There also will be a poster session (for which submissions still are accepted), exhibition and networking events round out the conference experience. Registration and hotel discounts are available through the end of August. 

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