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On March 5-6, I am looking forward to hosting Transportation Camp together with OpenPlans.org. I hope you will come.

Transportation Camp will bring together policymakers, technologists, activists and those interested in the intersection of urban transportation, sustainability, and technology. Come learn about how federal, state and local governments are making data freely available in reusable formats and about ways that decision makers, entrepreneurs, and designers are making use of that data to create tools that improve communities and empower citizens.

Join thinkers and doers for a weekend of learning, debating, connecting, and creating. Details at http://transportationcamp.org.

Register here: http://transportationcampeast.eventbrite.com

Why:

Transportation is a major metropolitan issue, with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity. Recent advances in technology (“web 2.0”, mobile computing, open source software, open data and APIs, and spatial analysis) present an opportunity to improve mobility more immediately and at a lower cost than has ever been possible in the past.

TransportationCamp will raise awareness of this opportunity and build connections between disparate innovators in public administration, transportation operations, information design, and software development.

What:

This is not a traditional conference: in addition to talks and presentations from big names in transportation and technology, TransportationCamp will provide an opportunity for every attendee to be a participant in shaping and leading the event. Be prepared to get involved, meet people, and get busy.

Major themes of discussion will include: open data — best practices and technical challenges, ways to lower the cost of technology for transportation agencies, and creative new approaches to addressing transportation issues.

Session topics and activities will be suggested by attendees and organizers leading up to the event. So far, we’ve collected suggestions for over twenty possible topics, ranging from realtime information to legal issues. Add your ideas here: http://transportationcamp.org/topics/

Keep in touch:

Visit http://transportationcamp.org/topics/ and suggests topics and activities for TransportationCamp.

Follow @TranspoCamp on Twitter and the TranspoCamp Event News blog to get event and community updates.

Watch, follow and reblog opentransportation on Tumblr.

Tag tweets, photos, blog posts, etc. with the event hashtag: #transpo

Thanks!