2011 National Rural ITS Conference and ITS Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting to be held August 28th-31st


Did you know that there is an opportunity for you to share your transit technology knowledge and experience at a national conference to be held in Idaho?

Welcome to the 2011 NRITS Conference! Named by French-speaking fur traders, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has long been a hub for exchanging goods. In 2011, we will continue this tradition as we exchange knowledge and information at the 2011 National Rural ITS Conference and ITS Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting to be held August 28th-31st. Located on the shore of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, attendees can mix family-friendly fun with training and networking opportunities, dozens of technical sessions and exciting professional tours. It’s always an adventure here, so join us for “Adventures in ITS”.

We are excited to announce that the 2011 National Rural ITS Conference will offer expanded opportunities for transit providers and operators. We will also be working to more fully integrate transit into the overall conference program with the goal of making it more relevant to a broader audience. With this in mind, we have identified key transit topic areas - including local demonstrations and tours - that we would like to focus:

• How to use technology to assist in transit planning
• How to use technology to promote community involvement
• Transit Technology Deployment experiences
• IntelliDrive Applications
• Rural transit traveler information and communications systems
• Integrated Medicaid Brokerage with transit operations
• Technology applications to promote more coordinated transit services
• Marketing technology for rural transit traveler information
• Social media applications to transit
• Transit Technology Experience Panel
• Transit Future Looking Panel (where are we headed)

If you are involved in any of the above topics areas, or have other hot transit topics relevant to rural technology applications, we would appreciate if you would consider sharing your knowledge and experience with colleagues. No papers are required, just submit an abstract (300 words or less) outlining your program, experience, project, etc. by the February 14th deadline. Submittal information can be found online at http://www.nritsconference.org/2011program.html 


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