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Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Conference to be Held in October

The 19th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation will be held October 24-27, 2010 in Burlington, Vermont. The conference includes information on planning and design; policy, funding and finance; rural transportation in today's operating environment; technology; and special issues in rural transportation. Over thirty sessions, special events, and tours will expand the five routes. See the conference promotional flyer for more information.

Dr. Jill Hough, Director of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center, is serving as the conference chair.

The conference is sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, the Federal Transit Administration, and the National Rural Transit Assistance Program. The American Public Transportation Association, the American Bus Association, the Community Transportation Association, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, and the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center are cooperating organizations.

Transit Technology Course to be Presented in New Mexico

Implementing Rural Transit Technology, a joint course of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center and the National Transit Institute, will be held September 21-22 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The course is geared toward transit professionals, state DOT office staff, and regional planners involved in planning and implementing technology-based systems for rural transit operations.

SURTC to Host Bus Safety and Security Training

The Small Urban and Rural Transit Center is sponsoring a one day seminar, FTA Transit Bus Safety and Security Program Overview, on Tuesday, August 17 from 8-4pm. The seminar will be held on the campus of North Dakota State University in Research Building I located at 1735 Research Park Drive in Fargo. This national seminar is being facilitated by Ream Lazaro, a well-recognized transit management consultant. The focus of the workshop will be to assist participants in understanding the new FTA Transit Bus Safety and Security Program as well as to identify "best practices." There is no cost for the seminar, but participants are required to register online.

Rural Transit Technology Course to be Held in Conjunction with NRITS Conference

Implementing Rural Transit Technology, a joint course of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center and the National Transit Institute (NTI), will be held August 1-2 in Huntington, West Virginia, in conjunction with the National Rural ITS (NRITS) Conference. The course is geared toward transit professionals, state DOT office staff, and regional planners involved in planning and implementing technology-based systems for rural transit operations.

A specialized transit track that includes transit-specific sessions, a human services transportation workshop, in addition to the Implementing Rural Transit Technology course will be part of this year's NRITS Conference. Registration for participation in the transit track can be made online.

More information on the Implementing Rural Transit Technology course is available on the NTI website.

SURTC Events Calendar Updated

The updated Events Calendar provides a listing of national and regional conferences of interest to people in the public transportation industry for the upcoming year.

Dr. Hough to Present Seminar on Ethics in Transportation

Often we are faced with ethical decisions at work and in our personal lives. SURTC Director Jill Hough will present a seminar discussing ethics and how it applies to the field of transportation. Further, in this seminar, some fundamental approaches to consider when identifying and making ethical decisions will be presented.

The presentation, part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute’s Transportation Seminar Series, will be held Thursday, April 29th, at 1 pm in IACC 422.

Ripplinger Discusses Demographics, Transit, and Livability at DTA Coordination Summit

David Ripplinger, associate research fellow at the Small Urban and Rural Center, presented population projections and discussed their impacts on transit in the Dakota's as part of the Dakota Transit Association's 2nd Annual Transportation Coordination Summit. The presentation, Changing Demographics: Implications for Transit, also discussed the relationship between transit, livability, and demographics as motivated by data from the American Housing Survey.

SURTC to Participate in Transportation Coordination Summit

David Ripplinger, associate research fellow at the Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, will be speaking on the relationship between demographics and transit at the Dakota Transit Association's 2nd Annual Transportation Coordination Summit on April 21st.  The presentation will cover recent demographic changes in North and South Dakota, the dynamics of population change and its impact on transit, as well as transit's impact on livability.

Rural Transit Technology Course to be Held in Alaska and Virginia

The Small Urban & Rural Transit Center in partnership with the National Transit Institute is presenting the course Implementing Rural Transit Technology May 10-11 in Anchorage, AK, and June 9-10 in Charlottesville, VA.

The course presents a structured approach for planning, implementing, and evaluating rural transit projects to help ensure that agency needs and expectations are met.

SURTC Updates Events Calendar

The updated Events Calendar provides a listing of national and regional conferences of interest to people in the public transportation industry for the upcoming year.