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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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3:30PM Breakout Session [clear filter]
Thursday, September 7


Better Links: Improving Services for Riders On-and-Off Transit - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Learn about how to improve the rider experience via bus stop evaluation without sacrificing operational performance and how to use readily available data to link transit and trails, and lessons learned for using crowd sourced and third party data. 

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits
  • Improving Rider Experience and System Performance through Bus Stop Evaluation in York, Pennsylvania
    Mike Pritchard, Senior Transportation Planner, York County Planning Commission, York, PA
  • Using GIS and Widely Available Data to Link Public Trails with Public Transportation
    Sara Hendricks, AICP, Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa, FL
  • Practical Advice for Working with 3rd Party Data Providers
    Nikola Ivanov, PMP, Deputy Director, CATT Laboratory, College Park, MD


Victoria Perk, Ph.D

Senior Research Associte, CUTR
Senior Research Associate at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida, and current Vice-Chair of TRB’s Transit Capacity & Quality of Service Committee. She has over 20 years’ experience in the field of public transit, consisting of... Read More →

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Sara Hendricks, AICP

Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research
Ms. Hendricks conducts research at the University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research in the areas of transportation demand management; bicycle, pedestrian and transit infrastructure; and growth management policy. She holds a Master of Regional Planning degree... Read More →
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Nikola Ivanov

Deputy Director, CATT Laboratory
Nikola Ivanov manages operations and technical development, and oversees every aspect of software implementation from conception to deployment at the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab). Nikola has extensive experience with big data and information... Read More →
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Mike Pritchard

Senior Transportation Planner, York County Planning Commission
Mike Pritchard is a Senior Transportation Planner with the York County Planning Commission in York, Pennsylvania. As the staff for the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, YCPC’s work includes all transportation topics including TIP investments, corridor studies, long range... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oval Office - Sphinx on K (formerly known as the Almas Conference Center) 1315 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005


Putting Transit on the Map: New Agencies Entering the World of GTFS, Multi-Model Performance Measurement, GTFS Implementation in Small/Rural Areas - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Learn about the backend development of the National Transit Map using standards and open data, efforts to create effective multi-modal performance measures, and how small urban and rural areas can implement and then plan using GTFS.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits
  • An AADT for Transit? Modeling Ridership and Generating Multimodal Performance Measures from the U.S. DOT National Transit Map (GTFS) and Other Nationally-Available Data
    Alexander Oberg, Geospatial Specialist, US Department of Transportation Volpe Center, Cambridge, MA
  • Small Urban and Rural GTFS: From Zero to a Service Planning 
    Shuman Tan, Associate Transportation Researcher, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX 
  • Beyond Google Maps: Easily Build, Edit, & Analyze GTFS To Impact Planning Decisions
    Stuart Powell, Account Executive, TransLoc, Durham, NC
    Rodney Bunner, Solutions Manager/TBEST Developer, TBEST/ServiceEdge Solutions, Tampa, FL
    Melinda Morang, Product Engineer, Esri, Redlands, CA

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Emily Grise

PhD Student, McGill University
My main research focuses on urban public transit planning and operations. Specifically, I am interested in enhancing customer satisfaction and the provision of public transit service for an aging population. My other research interests include public transit operations and reliability... Read More →

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Shuman Tan, AICP

Associate Transportation Researcher, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Shuman Tan is an associate transportation researcher with the Transit Mobility Program at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. She earned her Master’s of Urban Planning from Texas A&M University in 2013. Shuman’s research interests are in the areas of transit system performance... Read More →
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Rodney Bunner

President/Solutions Manager, ServiceEdge Solutions
Rodney is a Geospatial Technology Specialist who over the past twenty years has worked a consultant to local, regional, state and federal agencies in developing spatially-enabled and GIS-T applications. Mr. Bunner has contributed to the development of a variety of software products... Read More →
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Melinda Morang

Product Engineer, Esri
As a Product Engineer at Esri, Melinda Morang does software design and testing for Network Analyst in ArcGIS. She has developed a suite of python script tools for working with GTFS public transit data in ArcGIS.
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Alexander Oberg

Geospatial Analyst, Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center - US Department of Transportation
Alex Oberg is a geospatial analyst at the USDOT Volpe Center. His work at Volpe focuses on developing, maintaining, and analyzing multimodal transportation networks and has supported a variety of agencies, including DOT Office of Policy, Department of Energy, Federal Aviation Administration... Read More →
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Stuart Powell

Account Executive, TransLoc
Stuart leads the growth of TransLoc Architect, a free web-based application designed to help transit agencies efficiently build or manage GTFS. Since the public launch of the Architect in Spring 2017, Architect has been utilized by over 140 agencies and universities. Hailed by... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom - Sphinx on K (formerly known as the Almas Conference Center) 1315 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005


Use Your Data: Applying Big Data, O-D Survey Data for Service Improvements and Title VI Equity Analysis - AICP/CM Approved 1.5
Learn to leverage big data to improve transit (performance, reliability, efficiency), hear about opportunities to use Origin-Destination Survey data, and using GIS for Title VI Equity Analysis.

Attendance at this session will offer: 1.5 AICP credits
  • Transit Origin-Destination Survey Flow Analysis
    Jeremy Strauss, Transportation Planner, Foursquare Integrated Transportation PlanningRockville, MD
  • Leveraging Big Data to Improve Operational Performance, Reliability, and Efficiency
    Marshall Ballard, GISP, Senior Transportation Planner - GIS Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), San Jose, CA
    Jonny Simkin, CEO, Swiftly, Inc, San Francisco, CA
  • Title VI Service Equity Analysis
    Nazrul Islam, Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration, Washington, DC

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Carl Anderson, GISP

Consultant, New Light Technologies, Inc.

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Marshall Ballard, GISP

Transportation Informatics Architect, Fehr & Peers
Marshall is an interdisciplinary Geographer, who has diverse experience with Environmental remediation projects, Transit Studies, Community Development projects, Express Lanes studies and implementations, Transportation software development projects, and he has authored public policies... Read More →
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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 →
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Jonny Simkin

CEO, Swiftly, Inc.
Jonny Simkin is the Co-founder and CEO of Swiftly, a big data platform that helps public transit agencies improve their operational performance, service reliability, and real-time passenger information. Swiftly currently works with more than 35 cities and impacts the lives of over... Read More →
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Jeremy Strauss

Transportation Planner, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning
Jeremy Strauss is a Transportation Planner at Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning in Rockville, Maryland. Foursquare provides innovative transportation solutions that are practical, focused, and implementable. Our work areas include regional planning, transit service planning... Read More →

Thursday September 7, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hamilton/Madison - Sphinx on K (formerly known as the Almas Conference Center) 1315 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005