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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 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Closing Keynote Address: Creating the National Transit Map How we are Leveraging Standards and Open Data for a New National Geospatial Asset

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Creating the National Transit Map How we are Leveraging Standards and Open Data for a New National Geospatial Asset
Keynote Speaker: Derald Dudley, Geographer, US Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Washington, DC 

A perfect wrap-up for the GIS in Transit Conference! 

The creation of the GTFS data standard and technological advances, that now allow local transit agencies to electronically publish this detailed information on bus and rail routes, stops and time tables in a machine readable format, provided a new opportunity for USDOT.

The National Transit Map takes advantage of this by leveraging data that transit agencies already make available to the public and combining this voluntarily provided GTFS data into one data set.  

Transit agencies that are already providing this information as open data are able to participate with little effort by registering their data and granting the USDOT a Creative Commons license to access and use the agency's transit data periodically.  The result puts accurate data about the nation transportation system, such as the location of transit stops, frequency of transit service, and transit routes into the hands of stakeholders. This project will also help educate transit agencies who do not currently use GTFS about its benefits to researchers, private software developers, and the riding public.


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Martin Catala

Program Director, Transit Management & Innovation, CUTR
I have a lot of experience using GIS and database solutions to improve how public transportation operates. I use these tools to analyze patterns and trends within the public transportation field and work to develop innovative performance measures for public transportation. I frequently... Read More →

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Derald Dudley

Geographer, US Department of Transportation/Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Friday September 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Grand Ballroom - Sphinx on K (formerly known as the Almas Conference Center) 1315 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005