The GIS in Transit Conference will be held Oct. 16-18 at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington D.C. It is being organized by the National Center for Transit Research, the Transportation Research Board and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, and cosponsored by the Federal Transit Administration.

Transit planners, managers, researchers, GIS professionals and others who are interested in sharing ways to use geographic and spatial analysis in transit planning, operations and marketing are welcome to attend.

The conference will provide GIS transit professionals an opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts, discuss emerging trends in geospatial analysis and transit informatics, demonstrate the use of GIS data to improve transit efficiency and effectiveness, and provide a forum for public-private discussions about practical applications of new technologies.