TRB Committee on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation (AP055)

 

National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation

 

A signature activity of the TRB Committee on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation (AP055) is the National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation. The first Rural Conference was held in 1976, and was held annually until 1979 when it shifted to a biennial offering, held in October of even years.

 

Next conference:

22nd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Asheville, NC
October 2-5, 2016

 

Visit the 2014 Conference Web Site for Powerpoint downloads

 

History of Previous Conferences

 

Route 1: Planning, Design and Research

The Planning and Design route focuses on research and best practice with particular interest in new and innovative approaches, proven best practice, or recently-completed research on rural and tribal transit and intercity bus transportation planning.

 

Route 2: Policy, Funding and Finance
The Policy, Funding and Finance route focuses on federal, state and local funding issues of rural and intercity bus transportation. 

 

Route 3: Special Topics on Rural Mobility

The Special Topics on Rural Mobility route addresses the changing face of rural transportation through changes in demographics, economic development efforts, “aging out” of transit managers, new funding sources, innovation and best practice.

 

Route 4: Rural Transportation in Today’s Operating Environment

The Rural Transportation Operations route focuses on challenges and day-to-day best practices for rural and tribal transit managers, state transit program managers, and community planners. 

 

Route 5: Technology Solutions to Improve Service
Technology solutions to improve service will focus on new developments in providing information, both pre-trip and en route, to passengers, those with special needs, with special destinations, or with challenging connections.  Technology solutions for trip planning, fare collection, billing and reporting, vehicle maintenance and tracking and other activities of operating rural and intercity bus service are of interest.

 

 

 

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History of Past Rural Conferences

The following is a brief history of past conferences:

Burlington, VT

Date

Conference Title

Location

Oct 26-29, 2014 21sr National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation..
Setting Our Course for the Future.
TRB, FTA, CalACT,
Monterey, CA  
Oct 14-17, 2012 20th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation.
Connecting Communities: Sharing Solutions
TRB, FTA, UDOT,
Salt Lake City, UT  
Oct 24-27, 2010

19th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation.
Bold Ideas - Big Challenges: Rural and Urban Synergies
TRB, FTA, UVT
Burlington, VT

Oct 19-22, 2008

18th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Partnerships for Progress in Rural Transportation
TRB, FTA, WSDOT

Omaha, NE

Oct 23-25, 2006

17th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Bridges to Opportunities: People. Places, Connections
TRB, FTA, WSDOT.

Stevenson, WA

Oct 24-27, 2004

16th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Celebrating the Silver & Going for the Gold
TRB, FTA, VA DRPT

Roanoke, VA

Oct 28-30, 2002

15th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Fundamental Connections: Thinking Outside the Bus
TRB, FTA, ODOT

Huron, OH

Nov 12-15, 2000

14th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Rural Mobility for the 21st Century
TRB, FTA, CalACT.


So Lake Tahoe, NV

Sept 14-17, 1997

13th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Blazing New Trails
TRB, FTA, NHDOT

North Conway, NH

Oct 22-25, 1995

12th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Rural Mobility at the Crossroads
TRB, FTA, Iowa DOT, Iowa PTA, ISU

Des Moines, IA

Sept 26-29, 1993

11th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation
Managing Quality for Tomorrow: Today's Challenge
TRB, FTA, many co-sponsors

Park City, UT

Oct 13-16, 1991

10th National Conference on Rural Public Transportation
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
TRB, UMTA, many co-sponsors

Asheville, NC

Oct 29 - Nov 1, 1989

9th National Conference on Rural Public Transportation
Rural Transportation: Renewing the Commitment
TRB, UMTA, TxDHPT

San Antonio, TX

Aug 30 - Sep 2, 1987

8th National Conference on Rural Public Transportation
Improving Mobility through: Competition, Cooperation, Coordination
Oregon DOT, Portland State U, UMTA, many co-sponsors

Ashland, OR

Sept 8-11, 1985

7th National Conference on Rural Public Transportation
Emerging Partnerships: Initiatives for Progress
TRB, UMTA, AASHTO, APTA, NASTA, Rural America

Lawrence, KS

Aug 14-18, 1983

6th National Conference and Workshops on Rural Public Transportation
Facing the Challenge of Productivity
FHWA

Gorham, ME

Aug 17-20, 1981

5th National Conference on Rural Public Transportation and Workshop on Transportation on Indian Reservations
Rural Public Transportation on the Move
TRB, FHWA

Arcata, CA

June 12-15, 1979

4th National Conference on Rural Public Transportation
TRB, UMTA, HEW

Vail, CO

June 28-30, 1978

3rd National Conference on Rural Public Transportation
TRB, UMTA

Houghton, MI

June 1-3, 1977

2nd National Conference on Rural Public Transportation
Penn State, TRB, US DOT, NACO, NCDT

University Park, PA

June 7-9, 1976

1st National Conference on Rural Public Transportation
NC A&T, TRB, NCDT, USDOT

Greensboro, NC

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