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Tenth National GIS in Transit Conference
September 6-8, 2017 (Note that Labor Day is Sept 4)
Washington, DC

The National Center for Transit Research, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and the Transportation Research Board are pleased to announce the 10th National GIS in Transit Conference, taking place September 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC! Join us for comprehensive education, networking, and professional development. The conference counts toward GISP Education Points and was approved for 46.5 AICP-CM credits. Take advantage of this outstanding continuing education opportunity.

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Friday, September 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
America’s Next Stop Model: Better Ridership Forecasting Using GIS, GTFS, and Public Data - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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On the heels of FTA’s STOPS Transit Ridership Model come new techniques to further improve transit project modeling by using commonly available resources.  Presentations explore the use of GTFS to code transit model networks, Census and GPS data to develop trip patterns, and Open Trip Planner to generate travel paths.  Detail will also be presented on how to incorporate transit network data into a full, state-wide transportation model and options for analyzing service and fare equity.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits
  • Using GTFS, Big Data
    Alex Rixey, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers, Washington, DC
  • Data Science Approach to Forecasting Bus Ridership 
    Catherine Lawson, Associate Professor, University at Albany, Albany, NY
  • Incorporating Transit into a Statewide Model Using a Multi-resolution GIS Network Database
    Jonathan Avner, Senior Project Planner, Whitman Requardt & Associates, LLP, Austin, TX 

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M. Nazrul Islam, PhD, PE

Transportation Specialist, Federal Transit Administration
Dr. Nazrul Islam is a transportation specialist for the Federal Transit Administration. He is working at FTA’s Office of Planning and Environment for the last nine years. Prior to joining FTA, Dr. Islam worked for a consulting firm for more than thirteen years, specializing in... Read More →

avatar for Alex Rixey, AICP

Alex Rixey, AICP

Senior Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers
Alex Rixey, AICP, is a Senior Transportation Planner with Fehr & Peers DC. He has diverse, multimodal transportation and land use project experience at a variety of geographic scales, ranging from single development sites to citywide master plans. Mr. Rixey has served as project... Read More →
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Jonathan Avner

Senior Project Planner, Whitman Requardt & Associates, LLP
Jonathan Avner has been involved in the development and application of travel demand models at both the urban and statewide scale for almost 20 years. His experience has included projects across the United States from Hawaii to Washington DC and points further east helping clients... Read More →

Catherine Lawson

Associate Professor, University at Albany
Dr. Catherine T.  Lawson is Chair of the Department of Geography and Planning, Director of the Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning.  In addition, she is an Affiliated Faculty member of the Department of Informatics... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom - Sphinx on K (formerly known as the Almas Conference Center) 1315 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005