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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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Wednesday, September 6
 

8:30am

Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation (Full Day) - AICP/CM Approved 8.5
Asset Management: Planning, Strategy and Implementation
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions, Orlando, FL

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 8.5 AICP credits

Public and private agencies face continuous challenges to accomplish more with less as increases in demand, regulatory requirements, infrastructure deterioration, and political and economic forces have significantly outpaced increases in capital and operating budgets. Many of these agencies are turning to Asset Management to cope with these challenges and improve business performance and effectiveness. This workshop will focus on several aspects of developing an asset management system that could help improve performance, reduce long-term costs, and maximize return on investment in infrastructure assets.

Specific topics include:
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Fleet, Equipment, and Warehouses: Assets of special interest
  • Software Solutions
  • Information Management and Decision Support Tools
  • Evaluation and Performance Measures
  • GASB34 Reporting
  • Life Cycle Costs

Target Audience:
This workshop is intended for utility, transportation, engineering, planning, and environmental managers and analysts of the public and private sectors.


Class Size: A limited number of individuals may register for this workshop.

Cost: There is an additional fee of $125 to attend this course.

Workshop Instructors
avatar for Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

Allen Ibaugh, AICP, GISP

President, Data Transfer Solutions
Will submit at later date


Wednesday September 6, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Farragut Square, Lower Level - Hamilton Crowne Plaza 1001 14th St NW (14th & K), Washington DC 20005

8:30am

Using GTFS Data in ArcGIS (Full Day) - AICP/CM Approved 8.5
Using GTFS Data in ArcGIS (Full Day)
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Melinda Morang, Product Engineer, Esri

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 8.5 AICP credits

Who does my transit system serve, and how well are these people served?  How easily can people access important destinations by transit?  This workshop will help you answer these questions using ArcGIS and your GTFS public transit data.  

We will cover:
  • How to display stops and routes in the map
  • How to determine the coverage of your transit system and enrich the coverage area with demographic information
  • How to calculate the frequency of transit service available to different areas of town and points of interest
  • How to create a GTFS-enabled network dataset for use with ArcGIS Network Analyst
  • How to use Network Analyst and your network dataset to calculate measures of transit accessibility
  • [Optional] How to generate a shapes.txt file for your GTFS dataset

By the end of the workshop, you will have created most of the components shown in this Story Map: http://arcg.is/2fSTomS.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Experience using ArcMap
  2. Basic knowledge of the Network Analyst extension is a plus, but not required


Requirements:

Laptop and software: Attendees must bring their own laptops to use for this workshop.

  • Permissions to install something on your laptop
  • ArcMap 10.1 or higher (10.3 or higher is recommended)
  • Network Analyst license
  • A Desktop Standard (ArcEditor) or Desktop Advanced (ArcInfo) level license is recommended.  You will be able to do most of the workflows with a Desktop Basic (ArcView) license, but not all.
  • Optional: ArcGIS Pro
  • Optional: An ArcGIS Online account (you can create a temporary free trial account if you don’t have one)


Data:

  • A GTFS dataset for the transit agency (or agencies) of your choice (or you can download one the day of)
  • A feature class of streets covering the area served by your GTFS dataset
  • Optional, but very helpful: A network dataset covering the area served by your GTFS dataset

Class Size: A limited number of individuals may register for this workshop.

Cost: There is an additional fee of $125 to attend this course.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Morang

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.


Wednesday September 6, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Franklin Park, Lobby Level - Hamilton Crowne Plaza 1001 14th St NW (14th & K), Washington DC 20005

1:00pm

GTFS & GIS 101: Introduction to GTFS Data Feeds and How to Use Them (Half-Day) - AICP/CM Approved 4.0
GTFS & GIS 101: Introduction to GTFS Data Feeds and How to Use Them
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Half-Day)
Instructor: Sandy Davis, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, Rockville, MD

Attendance at this workshop will offer: 4.0 AICP credits

Need to summarize, aggregate, or disaggregate transit data at the route, stop, or geographic level? This workshop will show you how to use General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data to conduct region-wide analyses for summarizing levels of service by day, time period, route, stop or geographic area. Seasoned transit professionals from Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning will guide participants through the process of using GTFS data for basic geographic transit analysis. Participants will learn how to extract stop, route, schedule data from GTFS feeds in Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access; create relationships between feed components to summarize information at different levels; and display the information spatially in GIS software. Presenters will also provide a brief primer on GTFS data for new users: What is GTFS? What is included in a GTFS feed? How do all of the feed components relate to one another and to the source agency’s schedule data?
 
Target Audience: Transit Agency Planners, Engineers, or Data Analysts; Transit/Transportation Planner Consultants; MPO Staff; Transit Agency Staff responsible for Title VI Reporting (transit service monitoring); Transit Agency Staff responsible for general transit monitoring or performance monitoring (non-FTA requirements); Transit Advocates; Transportation Researchers/Scholars
 
Pre-requisites: Basic understanding of transit data and transit terminology; basic understanding of MS Excel; basic understanding of ESRI ArcMap

Requirement: Each registered attendee should bring a laptop equipped with Excel and ArcGIS  software. 

Class Size: A limited number of individuals may register for this workshop.

Cost: There is an additional fee of $75 to attend this course.

Workshop Instructors
avatar for Sandy Davis

Sandy Davis

Senior Transportation Planner, Foursquare ITP
Sandy is a Senior Transportation Planner with solid experience in regional transportation operations, research and policy development with a specific focus on transit service planning and implementation, geographic information systems (GIS), community outreach, and qualitative and... Read More →


Wednesday September 6, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
McPherson Square, Lower Level - Hamilton Crowne Plaza 1001 14th St NW (14th & K), Washington DC 20005