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2019 IATR Conference

The theme for the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR’s) 32nd annual conference is Regulatory Round-up!

Our conference will be held on September 22nd to the 25th, 2019 (Sunday through Wednesday) at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Canada.  The sponsorship menu  and registration can be can be accessed by clicking their respective links in the toolbar above.  The conference registration rates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Corporate regulator and small-jurisdiction members: $790.00
  • Student/Educational Members: $200.00
  • Regulator/nonprofit non-members: $940.00
  • Student/Educational Non-Members: $250.00

REGISTER NOW!


Please note: Rules have changed for associate industry members. In order to attend the conference, industry members must sponsor at Silver level or higher, or pay full registration if sponsoring at any level lower than Silver. Please see the sponsor menu for more details, linked in the above tool bar.

2019 IATR Conference -old

 

The theme for the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR’s) 32nd annual conference is Regulatory Round-up!

Our conference will be held on September 22nd to the 25th, 2019 (Sunday through Wednesday) at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Canada.  The sponsorship menu  and registration can be can be accessed by clicking their respective links in the toolbar above.  The conference registration rates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Corporate regulator and small-jurisdiction members: $790.00
  • Student/Educational Members: $200.00
  • Regulator/nonprofit non-members: $940.00
  • Student/Educational Non-Members: $250.00

REGISTER NOW!


Please note: Rules have changed for associate industry members. In order to attend the conference, industry members must sponsor at Silver level or higher, or pay full registration if sponsoring at any level lower than Silver. Please see the sponsor menu for more details, linked in the above tool bar.


2019 IATR Hack-a-thon

IATR 2019 "Smart City Mobility" Hack-A-Thon
Last Chance to Register for IATR's 4th Annual 
 
"Smart City" Hack-A-Thon!
 
Dates: Friday, April 12, 2019 - Thursday, April 18, 2019
 
The International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR), a non-profit educational organization comprised of government transportation professionals, is proud to host its 4th Annual Hack-A-Thon competition. The IATR, along with its advisory board member organizations, which include university partners, government transportation agencies, mobility thought-leader groups and other innovative partners, will be working together on supporting, promoting and participating in this unique Hack-A-Thon data competition. The data can be used to present solutions to problems and innovative multi-modal mobility service and safety enhancements to promote the guiding principles set forth by the host city of Calgary. These solutions or service enhancements may include technology-based initiatives, government policy recommendations, and/or service delivery improvements that can implemented in the private and/or public sector, or through public/private partnerships. Anyone who is interested in participating as a contestant, data supplier or sponsor, should contact the IATR at iatrhackathon@iatr.global.
 
Hack-A-Thon Prizes and Awards
 
IATR is also please to announced that Curb will be sponsoring this year's Hack-A-Thon competition. Curb Mobility will be offering a $2,500 cash prize to student winners and the IATR will match this amount for a cash prize of $5,000. Student winners will be awarded between $2,500 to $5,000, within the sole discretion of the IATR, and will be asked to present at IATR's annual conference in Calgary. Curb Mobility will also be offering an internship opportunity for students. 
 
Private sector competitors (teams that include start-ups, private businesses, or other entities not solely comprised of students or faculty), shall NOT be eligible for cash prizes - but instead will be eligible for discounted or free sponsorship or exhibition space at the 2019 IATR conference, within the sole discretion of the IATR. To learn more about Curb, please click here.

 
 
WHEN
The "Smart City Mobility" Hack-A-Thon will involve a competition will be begin on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:00 AM EST and will end on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.
COMPETING PROCESS
(HOW & WHERE?)
Since this is a remote competition, participants can compete from their desired locations, such as their universities, offices, or their apartments, during the same dates and times, with submissions through an electronic portal. Finalists will be selected by a panel of IATR selected judges, and - within the discretion of the panel - may be required to answer written questions, deliver a remote presentation and/or to be interviewed.
WHO CAN COMPETE
Competitors can include students, professors, private companies, non-profit interest groups, government employees, or any person, team or institution which seeks to analyze available mobility data to present solutions to help the host city of the IATR's 32nd Annual Conference - namely Calgary. 
DATA SETS
The City of Calgary will provide a set of public and private transportation data, involving public transit, for-hire and taxi operators and other useful data, for the purpose of solving service or other challenges or improvements desired to make the host city, or similar cities, a true Smart Mobility City! Also, Hack-A-Thon participants will develop their innovative solutions using public and private data available through the IATR's Data Commons, housed at the University of California, Berkeley, which includes carsharing, taxicab, ridesourcing/Transportation Network Companies, for-hire vehicle, motor vehicle crash, bikesharing, and other ground transportation and multi-modal data points. The most current transportation data sets will be available from the following cities: Abu Dhabi, UAE; Philadelphia; New York City; District of Columbia; and Chicago.
HACK-A-THON CHALLENGE TOPICS
The goal of the Hack A Thon is to provide a comprehensive "Smart Mobility Plan" that may include:
  • Parking & curb space innovation;
  • Reduced congestion;
  • Carbon footprint reduction;
  • Centralized dispatch systems or data platforms for for-hire ground transportation services;
  • Connected & automated vehicle implementation & testing;
  • Mobility-on-Demand and MAAS - Mobility-As-A-Service multi-modal integration options;
  • Increased Shared Mobility options;
  • Public & private wheelchair accessible or paratransit service enhancements;
  • Equity - service to under-served communities and fair fares.
A more detailed list of Hack-A-Thon questions, challenges and potential service enhancement areas, consistent with the foregoing "Smart City Mobility" topics, will be released immediately before the competition start date for registered participants.
PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES


The following universities and academic institutions will be participating in IATR's 4th Annual Hack-A-Thon: Carnegie Mellon University; Morgan State University; New York University; and University of Hawaii!

The following cities and organizations have submitted their data sets to our Data Commons at UC Berkeley: TransAd (Abu Dhabi); Calgary; Chicago; Philadelphia; New York City; and Washington, D.C.! 

It's not too late to add participating universities to our competition! Please click here to register!
 
For more information, please do not hesitate to email IATR President, Matthew W. Daus at mdaus@iatr.global or IATR Membership Director, Monica Fainshtein at mfainshtein@iatr.global.
 
Click Here to Learn More about IATR's Annual Conference in Calgary!

Current Sponsors

Keeping Regulation Weird?!
IATR 2017 Sponsorships
Platinum Plus Level

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 202,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company's core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility.
 
Two vehicles will be displayed at the conference.

Silver Plus Level

BraunAbility has revolutionized what independence means to wheelchair users. Founder Ralph Braun was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy and unable to walk by the age of 15. He became determined to find a way to stay independently mobile. He started by inventing the world's first electric scooter, which he called the Tri-Wheeler. From there he designed the world's first wheelchair lift and steering controls, allowing Ralph to drive himself for the first time in his life. After four decades, BraunAbility has over 1,000 employees, all working to grow mobility across the world. Ralph Braun passed away in 2013, but his legacy is still the driving force behind the BraunAbility mission today.
 
One vehicle will be displayed at the conference.
Silver Plus Level (co-sponsor)

MobilityWorks Taxi has been a trusted builder and supplier of wheelchair accessible taxicabs into New York City, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, and many other major (and not so major) markets throughout the US. With nearly 3,000 wheelchair accessible taxis on the road, the company works directly with cab companies, city transportation regulators and taxi commissions to continue to refine designs for passenger safety and ease-of-use by the drivers and operators.
 
One vehicle will be displayed at the conference.

Silver Plus Level (co-sponsor)

Savaria Corporation is Canada's largest manufacturer of accessible vehicles and a North American leader in accessibility products. The company designs and builds FMVSS-compliant lowered floor wheelchair accessible rear and side entry vans for both personal and commercial taxi and paratransit needs. 
 
One vehicle will be displayed at the conference.

www.savaria.com
Silver Level Sponsorship

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. (MH&Co.)
is a boutique software development company with a long-standing history of developing enterprise solutions based on a deep understanding of both the public and private sectors. For 40 years, MH&Co. has been a leading provider of financial management, community development, and vehicle for hire regulation management solutions to governmental, quasi-governmental, and not-for-profit organizations. MH&Co. designed the vehicle for hire regulation and reporting system specifically to serve this unique market with a recognized need for a comprehensive and flexible solution to manage its operations.


The New York City Black Car Fund is a non-profit organization created by New York State to protect New York’s for-hire drivers and their passengers - so that every ride is a safe ride. The New York Black Car Operators’ Injury Compensation Fund was created by statute (Chapter 49 of the laws of 1999) to provide Workers' Compensation coverage and other benefits to Black Car operators in the state of New York. In later years, our company adopted a shorter title, and while we still have the same official title, we are widely known, simply as The Black Car Fund. Today, The Fund has approximately 300 member bases and collectively there are more than 70,000 affiliated drivers covered by Workers' Compensation.
 
A-la-carte Enhanced Coffee Break Sponsorship

iCabbi provides taxi and private-hire companies with the platform they need to compete with TNCs. iCabbi's state-of-the-art cloud-based dispatch solution delivers greater efficiency and cost-savings, and facilitates customer growth. The system features improved passenger & driver experience through its white label apps; integrated booking engine; and enhanced business reporting. 

www.icabbi.com
Transportation Sponsorship

Nikko's Worldwide Chauffeured Services is a family-run business that started in 1982 with Nikko and Linda Assolin at the helm. In 1986, the company had 15 limos and later in 1995, Nikko decided to buy a corporate-based transportation company that would soon become Nikko's Worldwide. The company is a flagship Houston operation.
 
 www.nikkoslimos.com