Transit Tech Ready for Center Stage at TransportationCamp DC This Saturday

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Chris is chief of Arlington County Commuter Services in Arlington, Virginia. He specializes in smart growth and urban planning.
January 8, 2013

Commuters in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland are lucky to have so many options to get around the area.

But it doesn’t happen without hard work behind the scenes. That’s where events like this Saturday’s 2nd Annual TransportationCamp Washington DC 2013 step in. There will be hundreds of really smart people joining together to generate ideas for making the region – and the country and the world – easier to navigate.

Last year, the camp was an amazing event (check out the brief video above that features one of the attendees), and this year promises to be even better. As part of the Transportation Research Board’s annual conference, there will be a healthy mix of local transportation and technology experts mingled in with folks from around the country.

Just the experience of participating in an “unconference” itself is worth attending.

And definitely take a look at the wiki that one of last year’s participants took the initiative to create. It gets the brain juices flowing ahead of time for what topics could be covered, including things like:

Some more of the event’s crucial details include:

It will take place this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. before the start of the Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting, and will be held at Founders Hall on the Arlington campus of George Mason University, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201.

  • Founders Hall is located two blocks east of the Virginia Square Metro Station (Orange Line).
  • Two Capital Bikeshare stations are also within two blocks, at Virginia Square Metro and at Fairfax Dr/Wilson Blvd.
  • Metro bus 38B runs from K St, NW and Georgetown.

Here’s information on parking and a map of the campus.

Please register here, as space is pretty much at capacity. Cost will be $20 for the day (with sponsorships for full-time students available upon request).

There will also be a happy hour afterwards at Spider Kelly’s, two blocks east of George Mason University in nearby Clarendon, in order to continue the creative conversations.

TranspoCamp DC 2013 is sponsored by the George Mason School of Public Policy, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Mobility Lab, Open Plans, the Transportation Research Board, and Young Professionals in Transportation.

And finally, start talking about it now. The Twitter hashtag is #transpo

Video by Kaiman Bros. Media

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