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Call for Presentations and Registration

Call for Presentations

The deadline to submit conference presentation proposals has passed.  However, if you are interested in presenting at the conference, please e-mail Pat Francis ( your proposed presentation for consideration by the conference committee.  For more details, please visit the  URISA website.

Conference Registration

Full conference registration (early rate): URISA member $275; Nonmember $300; Student $75

One day registration (early rate): $150

Preconference workshops (additional fee): $195

Conference Committee

Conference Chair
Martin Catala, GIS Manager, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida – Tampa, FL

Amber Reep, Center for Urban Transit Research – Tampa, FL

  • Nathan Banks, TriMet – Portland, OR
  • Brian Bollas, GISP, Parsons Brinkerhoff – Tampa, FL
  • Elizabeth Donahue, Chicago Transit Authority – Chicago, IL
  • Greg Ferrara, North Carolina State University- Raleigh, NC
  • Larry Harman, GeoGraphics Laboratory – Bridgewater, MA
  • Dennis Hinebaugh, National Center for Transit Research – Tampa, FL
  • Allen Ibaugh, GISP, Data Transfer Solutions – Orlando, FL
  • Nancy McGuckin, Travel Behavior Analyst – California
  • William Walter, GISP, PBS&J – Tampa, FL
  • Ed Wells, GISP, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority – Washington, DC

For questions please e-mail the conference chairs:

Martin Catala, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR),

Wendy Nelson, Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA),

Amber Reep, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR),

*If you are interested in serving on the conference planning committee, please e-mail Martin Catala at

Conference Sponsors

The National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) is located at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida.  NCTR strives to make public transportation and alternative forms of transportation, including managed lanes, safe, effective, efficient, desirable, and secure. The goals of NCTR are: to minimize traffic congestion, maximize mobility options, promote safety and security, improve the environment, and enhance community sustainability. This will be accomplished by conducting applied and advanced research, energetically disseminating the results, and expanding the workforce of transportation professionals through education and training to address the challenges and opportunities of the future.  The National Transit GIS Conference is one of the many efforts by NCTR to forward its goals.  For more about NCTR please visit:

About the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association – URISA is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. It is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas. Since 1963, URISA has been the professional home of choice for Public Sector GIS and IT Executives throughout the United States, Canada and other countries worldwide.

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