Travel Less. Learn More.
No time to read through reams of publications? Prefer to hear about the project? Unable to afford the time to travel to as many workshops and conferences for you as you should? Managers – are you tired of making tradeoffs between continual improvement of staff’s knowledge and skills and the cost of travel in terms of time out of the office and money? NCTR’s netconferencing initiative provides a cost-effective (and trip reducing) alternative.
NCTR uses net conferencing as a means for delivering information to the busy transportation professional at his or her computer at their desk in real-time and on-demand.
All you need is a phone, a PC with an Internet connection and a browser and you’re ready to go. In a typical netconference, “attendees” hear the audio portion of the live presentation via a toll-free telephone call and simultaneously view the PowerPoint presentation via Internet. There is no additional hardware or software need to participate as a speaker or member of the audience.
NCTR Netconference/CUTR Webcast Transit/Livability-Related Recordings
- Emerging Technologies Fulfilling First and Last Mile Needs (April 12, 2016) Read more →
- Testing Equivalence of Measurements and Application to Certifying APC Data for NTD Reporting (March 17, 2016) Read more →
- Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida (March 3, 2016) Read more →
- Integrated Modeling of High Performance Passenger & Freight Train Operation Planning on Shared Use Rail Corridors (October 29, 2015) Read more →
- Impacts of Transportation Network Company (TNC) and Autonomous Vehicles (October 1, 2015) Read more →
- The Social Justice (of) Movement: How Transit Administrators Define Social Justice (September 17, 2015) Read more →
- Innovating the Paratransit System – Lessons Learned from Florida Case Examples (September 3, 2015) Read more →
- A New Set of Equations to Address Urban Transportation: $ In = $ Out = Tolling for Transit (August 20, 2015) Read more →
- Do as I say, not as I do: Observed compliance vs. stated understanding of pedestrian crossing laws in Florida (July 9, 2015) Read more →
- Citizens or Customers? Transit Agency Approaches to Community Engagement (June 25, 2015)Read more →
- What do you do now for NTD sampling with Circular 2710.1A being withdrawn? (June 11, 2015)
- Sustainability Metrics and Mapping Tool for Environmental Assessment of Rail Infrastructure in Illinois (December 11, 2014) Read more →
- TriMet’s Customer Service Modules & OTP Analyst Extension using OpenTripPlanner (November 13, 2014) Read more →
- Using Audience Response to Measure Pedestrian Education Efforts (October 30, 2014) Read more →
- Internal Trip Capture for Mixed-use Developments (October 16, 2014) Read more →
- Collaboration between Universities and Cities to Create Sustainable Communities (October 2, 2014) Read more →
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Bypass (Part 1) (September 18, 2014) Read more →
- Five Ways to Mitigate Substance Abuse in the Transportation Workplace (August 21, 2014) Read more →
- Evaluating the Impacts of Real-Time Transit Information in Tampa and Atlanta (August 7, 2014) Read more →
- Value Capture Coordination Best Practices and Case Studies for Transit Capital Projects (July 24, 2014) Read more →
- Veteran Mobility in Small Urban and Rural Areas (July 10, 2014) Read more →
- Pedestrian/Bicyclist Warning Devices and Signs at Highway-Rail and Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings (June 12, 2014) Read more →
- Evaluation of Rear-end Collisions and Identification of Possible Solutions (May 29, 2014) Read more →
- University Campuses as Leaders in the Shift Away from Driving (May 15, 2014) Read more →
- The Impact of Implementing a Contactless Smart Card System on Miami Dade Transit and its Customers (May 1, 2014) Read more →
Visionary Student Concepts for Florida’s Future Corridors (April 3, 2014) Read more →
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural and Small Urban Transit (March 20, 2014) Read more →
The list of our 2002 to 2013 netconferences can be found here.
Netconferencing: Real-time events
Netconferences facilitates on-line and real-time communication between the audience and the panelists. The live text chat feature allows learners to participate interactively during a live training delivery. They can privately post questions to instructors or content experts who may then choose to respond privately (to the learner) or publicly (to the entire audience). In effect, netconferencing moves the presentation from conference hall to each attendee’s office.
“NCTR’s netconferencing program offers us an entirely new communication channel,” said Joel Volinski, Director of NCTR. “We can now conduct professional presentations and seminars that enable us to reach more public transportation professionals more often.”
Netconferencing: On-Demand Playback
The benefit of netconferences extends beyond the actual live event. In a netconference application, entire events can be recorded for on-demand playback. The slide and audio content is indexed, enabling self paced instruction by allowing the learner to move within the recording simply by clicking on the title of the slide. These recorded sessions are streamed directly to a learner’s media player or can be captured on a CD-ROM.
NCTR’s netconferencing approach is an ideal, cost-effective conduit for sharing information with more public transportation professionals, more often and more efficiently. With net conferencing, geography and travel expenses are no longer an issue.
To suggest a netconference topic, or for more information, contact Philip L. Winters, CUTR TDM Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.