INIT User Group Meeting & ITCS Tech Talk

November 3-6, 2019 ­ Albany, NY

For more than 15 years, INIT’s User Conference has been the place to learn about innovative projects and trending technologies taking place in the North American public transit industry.

The 2019 North American User Group Conference & ITCS Tech Talk is taking place in beautiful downtown Albany, NY on November 3-6. INIT and the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) invite you to save the date and attend.

This year's Meeting is designed to bring together public transit partners and INIT experts for three days of trend-setting collaboration, product training, and innovative technology exchanges.

Mobility as a Service (MaaS), E-mobility, Open payment fare systems and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) are just a few of the sessions planned. Don't miss the opportunities awaiting you at this year's premiere event.

Why Attend?

  • Receive first-hand product training from INIT experts
  • Gain insight on trending technologies and innovative business processes
  • Get answers to your questions through one-on-one meetings with INIT staff
  • Collaborate with other industry professionals
  • Tour the CDTA Operations Center
  • Experience international networking opportunities

A Mobility-Forward Keynote Speaker

We are honored to be joined for our keynote presentation by award winning author, Taras Grescoe. Grescoe is a true mobility, urbanism and public transportation advocate who believes the key to making our cities sustainable, accessible, and equitable lies in planning for great public transit.

In his internationally acclaimed book, Straphanger (Henry Holt, Harper Collins), Grescoe visited fourteen cities across the globe to examine who is getting the sustainable mobility formula right.

As a leading voice on urbanism, Grescoe's writing on cities has appeared on the op-ed pages of the New York Times, The Guardian, Monocle, and The Atlantic's CityLab. He's also been named one of the top influencers on the theme of urban transportation on Twitter.


NEW! ITCS Tech Talk
November 6, 2019

Join us for a half-day workshop to broaden your knowledge, improve your skills and share your experiences with the INIT Intermodal Transport Control System (ITCS). INIT will bring together professional trainers and champions to share best practices, collaborate and relay the latest ITCS features. Don't miss your opportunity to learn from the experts. Registration will open soon.

Complimentary registration for the ITCS Tech Talk is extended to User Group Meeting attendees. For those wishing to attend only the ITCS Tech Talk, a $159 registration fee is assessed.



Renaissance Albany 144 State Street, Albany, NY 12207

INIT group rate: $189 USD per night. 

Reservations require a credit card. Your card is only a guarantee and will not be charged at time of booking.

Preliminary Schedule

Sunday, November 3
6 pm - 8 pm

Welcome Reception

Renaissance Albany Hotel

Monday, November 4
8 am - 1 pm

Key Note Speaker & Integrated Technologies Panels

Renaissance Albany Hotel

Monday, November 4
2 pm - 5 pm

Innovative Learning Zones-Product Training

Renaissance Albany Hotel

Tuesday, November 5
8 am - 4 pm

Electromobility Seminar
Tech Tours

Renaissance &­ CDTA Operations Center

Wednesday, November 6
9 am - 12 pm

ITCS Tech Talks - INIT ITCS Working Group

Renaissance Albany Hotel

Innovation in Action

Mobility is constantly evolving. New technologies and business models appear every day. Public transit providers need a reliable technology partner with proven experience to help them navigate the future of mobility. See how INIT is leading the way. Watch the video. 

Ann Derby

Director of Marketing & Events