Early Bird Registration Deadline Tuesday, June 15th


Advance Registration is Open


The program for the 2021 National Rural ITS Conference will be integrated into the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition held July 20-29, 2021 in a virtual setting.  This year’s conference covered emerging technologies and trends from across the transportation industry including a focus on transportation equity considerations and exploration of the potential of big data and data analytics. This conference will offer insights to help understand the impacts of COVID-19 and how to respond to these changes. In addition to traditional ITS topics of interest to transportation professionals, this event will bring together both traditional and non-traditional users to address such issues affecting rural and small communities including:

  • Rural ITS Town Hall Meeting
  • Rural Transportation System Management and Operations Planning
  • Critical Data Integration between PSAPs and TMCs
  • How to Get Thru – Transportation Plans and Performance for Construction and Events
  • Signs and Markings – Innovations That Work
  • Tools for Advancing Vision Zero and Systemic Safety Improvements in Local Jurisdictions
  • Perspectives on Safety and Operational Results for Roundabouts
  • Walking and Biking: User Insights and the Toolkits You Need to Know About
  • Emerging Practices and Technology for Railroad Grade Crossings
  • COVID-19 Transportation Impacts and Innovations – Part 1 and 2
  • Building Effective Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks
  • Vision Zero Sandbox Competition Judging
  • Complete Corridors
  • Vision Zero and the Safe System Approach
  • What’s New in Trip Generation?
  • Pivoting to Virtual Public Engagement
  • Connected Vehicles: The Changing Landscape, Implementation, Lessons Learned, The Future
  • Insights from Local Transportation Leaders
  • Considering Traffic Signals for All Users
  • Equity in Transportation
  • What Have Connected Vehicle Pilots Taught Us To-Date?
  • Improving Safety Through Speed Limit Setting
  • Deepening Crowdsourcing for Operations Roots for More Fruitful Benefits
  • Big Data and Cloud-Based Solutions for Improved TSMO
  • 30 Minute Delivery: Understanding Micrologistics Trends and Transport Planning
  • Best Practices From the Transit Community
  • Measures for Managing Speed
  • Recruiting and Retaining Transportation Professionals: Diversity and Inclusion in Recruitment, Mentoring and Career Development
  • Big Data Safety Applications
  • Focusing on the User – Balancing Safety and Mobility at Traffic Signals
  • Safe System Conversation Circle With State and National Leaders
  • Edge Lane Roads – New Uses and Safety Performance
  • Traffic Analysis, Modeling and Simulation Cornucopia: Core Competencies, Incorporating New Data Sources, Analyzing Emerging Technology

This conference’s virtual delivery format provides flexibility for the participant to join in real time or to view archived session recordings.