Hough Chairs Planning Committee for National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference
Jill Hough, director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, is chair of the planning committee for the 19th National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference to be held October 24-27, 2010, in Burlington, Vermont. The conference theme is "Big Ideas â Bold Challenges: Rural and Urban Synergies."
The conference will address key rural public and intercity bus transportation themes including accessibility; rural transit policy and planning; alternative fuels; intelligent transportation systems and rural transit; regional systems; networks and coalitions; operations, safety, and security; and tribal transportation. Hough says the meeting is held every other year and draws about 400 people. "It's an opportunity for education and networking and a chance to gain some fresh ideas and perspective on what's happening in the industry." More information on the conference can be found at http://trbruralconference.org/.
While on the staff of the UGPTI at NDSU, Hough has more than 20 years of transportation research experience and has published more than 45 reports and journal articles in the areas of public transportation, low-volume roads, logistics, and economic development. Her primary research areas relate to workforce development, mobility of the elderly and disadvantaged, as well as transit planning and management. She is the instructor of the graduate level course on public transportation.
Published in NDSU's staff newsletter