2015 GIS in Transit Conference (Washington, DC)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
8:30am-5:00pm Farragut Square
Asset Management: Planning, Strategy, and Implementation—Allen Ibaugh, Data Transfer Solutions
8:30am-5:00pm McPherson Square
Public Data, Public Access, Privacy, and Security: U.S. Law and Policy—Kim H. McDonough, Tennessee Department of Transportation and Ed Wells, WMATA
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
9:00–10:00am Hamilton Ballroom
Welcome & Keynote Address—Jeff Becker, presiding, Denver Regional Transit District
Connecting Cities and Citizens to Outsmart Traffic Together—Paige Fitzgerald, Waze
Coffee Break—All conference sessions will break at this time, to allow participants to network, stretch their legs, and grab a beverage.
10:30am–12:00pm Farragut Square
SmartBus: GIS and On-board Bus Technologies (AVL, APC, AVA)—Allen Ibaugh, Presiding, Data Transfer Solutions
Learn about recent innovations in the Smart Bus Program in NJ Transit, and GIS tools used to implement an automated bus announcement program by Metro Transit. We will also learn about new transit master plan for Bridgeport in Connecticut.
NJ Transit Smart Bus Program Operations Feedback and Quality Control—Aaron Reisner, NJ Transit
Levering GIS to Implement an Automated Bus Announcement Program—Jason Podany, Metro Transit
Transit at the Edge: Taming the Data Beast—Michelle Orfield, Stantec
10:30am–12:00pm McPherson Square
Washington DC: A Case Study in Enterprise GIS Implementation—Ed Wells, presiding, WMATA
Presenters will discuss a variety of topics related to GIS at WMATA, including: the development of location reference framework, track linear referencing system, a web application that show a real-time bus and transit positions, concentrations of crime incidents on buses, and safety management maps.
Roles That GIS Play in Transit Enterprise IT to Support Transit Operations and Management— Minhua Wang and Zhen Lo, WMATA
Using Enterprise GIS to Support Transit Asset Management—Minhua Wang, Voliya Arakkal, and Shaning Yu, WMATA
Using Enterprise GIS to Support Transit Operations—Minhua Wang, and Shaning Yu, WMATA
Using Enterprise GIS to Support Transit Safety Management—Minhua Wang, and Andrew Oldham, WMATA
10:30am–12:00pm Franklin Park
Visualizing Transit Opportunities through GIS Innovations—Martin Catalá, presiding, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
In this session, we will learn how using technology may influence travel behavior at local levels, and why we need novel isochrone maps. We will also learn about regression models created to forecast transit ridership.
Future of TDM Technology—Prachi Vakharia, RideAmigos
Time Sensitive Isochrones Maps Using GTFS—Sumit Sen, IITB
Open Source Web Based Transit Demand Modeling (using GTFS)—Catherine Lawson, University at Albany
12:00–1:00pm Hamilton Ballroom
Hosted Lunch and Keynote—Theresa McMillan, presiding, Federal Transit Administration
1:00–2:30pm Farragut Square
Transit Asset Management—Oleg Kotov, presiding, Arlington County (VA)
Presenters will discuss the GIS-driven, right-of-way vegetation management in Long Island Rail Road, and the augmentation of GIS Program in North rail New York. We will learn the differences between GIS as mapping and GIS as facilities management tool.
Metro North Railroad Enterprise GIS Program Yesterday Today and Tomorrow—Xiaojing Wei, Metro-North Railroad
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project—Andrew Newsome, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Jonathan Heiss, Jacobs Engineering Group; and Alan Cunningham, Lea & Elliott
Transit Asset Management at LYNX—Allen Ibaugh, Data Transfer Solutions
1:00–2:30pm McPherson Square
Data Geeks—Martin Catalá, presiding, CUTR
This session is all about data. New nationally available datasets as well as visualizations of big data to support public transportation evaluation and analysis. The sessions will discuss datasets such as the Longitudinal Employment Household Dynamics (LEHD) and the EPA’s Smart Location database as well as discussion of the role of Big Data has on public transportation planning and examples of visualizations.
Connectivity Decision Based on GIS and Transportation Data—Nazrul Islam, FTA
Local Employment Dynamics—Transportation Planning and Analysis of Workers Commute—Earlene Dowell, U.S. Census Bureau
Big Data Visualization to Support Transportation Operations and Planning—Nikola Ivanov, University of Maryland
1:00–2:30pm Franklin Park
What Drives What? Exploring Transit and Land Use Relationships—Teresa Townsend, presiding, Planning Communities
Presenters will discuss the land use, socioeconomic data for surrounding households and local business in the area surrounding express and local stations. We will learn about a transit supportive land use score, and about the property values along a bus rapid transit corridor.
GIS Based Impact Analysis of Express vs. Local Stations on Surrounding Land Uses in New York City—Subrina Rahman, City College of New York
How Transit Supportive Land Use Drives Transit System Performance—Susanne Bell, TransLink (South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority)
Profiling the Spatial Relationship of Land Use and Ridership on Transit Corridors using 3D GIS—Javier Pacheco-Raguz, TransLink
Impacts of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Residential Property Values—Victoria Perk, CUTR
3:00–4:30pm Farragut Square
Safety and Emergency Management—William Wiggins, presiding, FTA
Presenters will discuss the use of GIS in disaster preparation, bus crash analysis, and web-based bus accident mapping and analysis application.
NYC Transit TMAP GIS Role in Disaster Prep and Recovery—Daniel McHugh, NYC Transit
The Use of GIS in Bus Crash Analysis for Capital Metro—Boya Dai, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Bus Accident Mapping and Analysis Application—Leo Fothergill, AECOM/Maryland Transit Administration and Woon Kim, Maryland Transit Administration
3:00–4:30pm McPherson Square
New Spatial Tools—Jeff Becker, presiding, Regional Transportation District
Presenters will demonstrate the integration of ArcGIS Online with at-grade light rail crossing points, and discuss the new tools for mobile field data collection. We will learn about technologies and data flow in a contemporary train tracking system, and there will be also demonstration on the analysis of the customer trips.
Integration of ArcGIS Online with Videos and Photos—Matthew O’Connell, Sabra, Wang, & Associates Inc.
Mobile Evolution—Brad Spittel, KCI Technologies, Inc., Geospatial Solutions
Train Tracking Behind the Scenes—Muid Mufti, Integrated Utility Services Inc.
GIS In Paratransit Analysis of Service Delivery—Jeff Becker, Regional Transportation District
3:00–4:30pm Franklin Park
Size Matters/Transit Planning for Rural Areas and Medium Cities—Ann Steedly, presiding, Planning Communities
Presenters will discuss the analysis used in planning the new fixed route in St. Tammany Parish, and a transit market related rural community classification system. We will learn about a proposed methodology to identify key bike-transit and walk-transit connectivity locations.
Planning a Fixed Route with Demand Response Data—Kevin Harrison, GCR Inc.
Identifying Transit Markets in Rural America: Development of a National Rural Community Classification System—Smita Sharma, Texas A & M Transportation Institute
Multimodal Level of Service for Medium Cities—Luis David Galicia, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Thursday, September 3, 2015
8:30–10:00am Farragut Square
Building Organizational Readiness and Collaboration—Jonathan Brooks, presiding, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
In this session, presenters will discuss their experience with creating GTFS for multiple agencies throughout Central Maryland, creating a GIS data portal for New River Valley, and the best practices for creating GIS training packages. Presenters will also discuss the US Geological Survey National Geospatial Program’ efforts to enhance transportation data and to make it more effective for use by partnering agencies.
Building Regional Connections and Inspiring Collaboration through GTFS—Marcy Jaffe, National Rural Transit Assistance Program and Jaime McKay, Central Maryland Regional Transit (CMRT)
Lessons from Developing a Regional GIS Transit Portal—Erik Olsen, Blacksburg Transit/New River Valley MPO
Federal Agency Collaboration to Enhance Transportation Features to Support Nationally Consistent Geospatial Data and Derivative Products—D. Brostuen, P. Matthys USGS – National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
8:30–10:00am McPherson Square
Accessing the System—Jeff Becker, presiding, Denver Regional Transit District
Presenters will discuss walk-to and drive-to transit networks created with use of Network Analyst, and will discuss the methods to identify the differences in travel cost among geographic areas. We will learn about a metric that gauges transit-based access to destinations and is inclusive of work and non-work locations, and about the Access Score that may be used to calculate accessibility indices for healthy foods, fitness and recreation.
Regional Multimodal Transit Access—William Gillespie, Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Network Analysis of Travel Distance to Medical Care—Michael Eberhart, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
You Can’t Get There If You Can’t Get There: The Distribution of Transit Based Access to Opportunities—Elizabeth Williams, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Defining Measureable Accessibility Metrics for Transit Agencies—Matthew Pettit, Citilabs
8:30–10:00am Franklin Park
Where Should Your Transit Stop Go?—Narzul Islam, presiding, FTA
Presenters will discuss a mathematical model that use cellular data and travel impedance matrix calculated from an Open GIS tool, and will demonstrate novel measures of continuous accessibility using travel time cubes. There will be a discussion on the spatial and temporal relationship between bikesharing and transit usage, and on the connectivity of the pedestrian network.
Dynamic Public Transit Accessibility: Comparing the Effects of Infrastructure (Dis)investments Over Time—Steven Farber, University of Toronto Scarborough
Bikesharing Effect on Transit Ridership: A Time Series Analysis of the Capital Bikeshare Program—Chao Liu, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education
Connecting Communities Through Walkable Station Areas—Jamie Carrington, WMATA
10:30am–12:00pm Farragut Square
Bus Stop Management—Oleg Kotov, presiding, Arlington County (VA)
Presenters will discuss the best practices in managing bus stops database, development of station typology, and use of comprehensive spatial overlay analysis. We will learn about the experimental approach for aggregating the data from multiple agencies and sources, and about the importance of bus stop accessibility.
Bus Stop Asset Management—Andy Ferry, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
Active Transportation Strategic Plan—Alex Rixey, Fehr & Peers
Using Onestop IDs as a Crosswalk Between Transit Agencies and Data Sources—Drew Dara Abrams, Mapzen
Using GIS to Prioritize Investment in Bus Stops—Todd Hansen, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
10:30am–12:00pm McPherson Square
Surveying the Transit Market—Ed Wells, presiding, WMATA
During this session, we will learn how researchers measured the public preferences for alternative commute incentives; which GIS methods used the researchers from the University of Minnesota and from Long Island Rail Road.
Communicating Commuter and Employer Preferences: Case Study of Houston—Jonathan Brooks, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Visualization and Analysis of Trip Origin and Destination Data in GIS—Yilun Xu, Parking and TransportationServices at University of Minnesota
Integrating Origin and Destination (OD) Study into GIS in support of LIRR Services and Network Improvements — Pyung ho Kim, Long Island Rail Road
10:30am–12:00pm Franklin Park
Mind the Gap—Using GIS to Determine Transit Needs—Linda Cherrington, presiding, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Presenters propose a methodology for identifying public transit gaps between the socially driven demand for transit and the supply provided by transit agencies, and propose a regional model used for transit service planning. We will learn about the Sugar Access tool for prioritization through accessibility analysis, and about a new direct ridership model that use ordinary least square regression and GWR.
Applying a Time Continuous Schedule Based Transit Analysis to Determine Transport Gaps—Steven Farber, University of Toronto Scarborough
Using GIS to Perform a Comprehensive Transit Need Analysis—Adam Recchia, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning
Creating a Project Prioritization Tool for Transit Agencies—Matthew Pettit, Citilabs
Exploring Factors Affecting Metrorail Ridership in Washington DC—Chao Liu, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education
Lunch—Not hosted today; take advantage of hotel restaurants or the multitude of restaurants in the immediate vicinity
1:00–2:30pm McPherson Square
Transit Approaching: Increasing High Frequency Travel—Steve Andrle, presiding, Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Presenters will discuss the socio-economic and transportation characteristics of people living within walking distance of the Frequent Transit Network in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. We will learn about the transit Index, and about the strategic planning software system.
A Tale of Two Regions Spatial Socioeconomic Analysis of the Frequent Transit Network in Metro Vancouver British Columbia—Javier Pacheco-Raguz, TransLink
Combining Model Outputs with Transit Propensity to Develop High Capacity Transit Corridors—Jessica Alvarez, Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning
Analysis of Ridership Data and Use for Transit Planning—Peter Mott, PTV Group
1:00–2:30pm Franklin Park
Using GIS in Achieving Transit System Improvements—Nikola Ivanov, presiding, University of Maryland
In this session, we will learn about the custom geoprocessing models created to estimate impacts on the resources along the transportation corridors, and about the Service Development Plan in Regional Transit Service in Rochester, NY. Presenters will discuss the GIS metrics employed at a number of institutions to move the ridership to and from the most frequent requested destinations.
Service Planning at RTS: How GIS is Used to Improve the System—Julie Tolar, Regional Transit Service
Optimizing Transit for Institutions Using GIS—Nathaniel Foster, VHB
2:45–3:30pm Farragut Square
This is the list of available presentations. It would be updated as the remaining files are obtained.