2021 Virtual Meeting

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.