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RSG Senior Director, Peter Plumeau, will present at the VREF Conference on Urban Freight hosted at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Plumeau’s presentation is on March 5th and is titled “Urban Design: Making Freight and Logistics Work within the Urban Setting.” The conference is sponsored by the Volvo Research & Education Foundation (VREF); it will focus on two primary themes: (1) the importance of urban freight in long-term land use, city planning, and urban design, and (2) engaging relevant stakeholders to change behavior.
On February 26th, RSG Senior Consultant, Steven Gayle, will instruct the Traffic Incident Management for Responders course at Morrisville State College. This course was developed under the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) and is sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Police, and the New York State Division of Homeland Security. Participants will include representatives of law enforcement, fire, and EMS agencies; DOT; and towing and recovery companies.
RSG Transportation Engineer, Kordel Braley, and RSG Senior Consultant, Chad Worthen, are attending the ITE Utah Chapter Annual Seminar today at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Braley, as Vice President of the ITE Utah Chapter, is the conference chair. Worthen also served on the committee.
The ITE Utah Chapter Annual Seminar this year will focus on preparing to solve our transportation challenges by studying and understanding future trends.
RSG Sr. Director, Peter Plumeau, will be presenting at the Transforming Transportation annual conference. His presentation is titled “Integrating Goods Movement Needs into Sustainable Urban Transportation Design.”
The Transforming Transportation annual conference is co-organized by EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport arm of the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, and the World Bank. The event convenes leading transport and urban development experts from national and local government, finance institutions, foundations, civil society, and business to discuss the latest global trends, experiences, and best practices in sustainable transport.
This year’s conference will focus on Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity, and will examine how smart, connected urban mobility can improve quality of life in cities. Through panels, presentations, and networking opportunities, discussions at Transforming Transportation 2015 will address how the upcoming United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) impact urban transport, with an emphasis on data and technology, governance, and international financial flows.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The information-packed program is expected to attract 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, DC, January 11-15, 2015.
The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting, Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology.
RSG Senior Consultant Elizabeth Greene and Director Stephane Hess will attend the 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods in Leura, Australia from November 16th-21st. The conference will focus on embracing technological and behavioral changes to improve the conduct of surveys.
RSG Senior Director, Kenneth Kaliski, will be co-chairing a conference session on Wind Turbine Noise at the fall meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in Indianapolis on October 29th.
Ken will also be presenting a paper with RSG analyst, David-Michael Lozupone, titled, “Massachusetts Wind Turbine Acoustics Research Project – Goals and Preliminary Results.” The presentation will outline the methodologies and preliminary results of a study that RSG is working on with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to provide a quantitative basis for testing and evaluating pre-construction and post-construction wind turbine noise.
RSG Senior Director, Robert Chamberlin, is presenting today at the Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is researching the vulnerability of Ohio’s transportation infrastructure to identify climate change impacts. Bob’s presentation titled “ODOT Climate Change Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment” will review the status of that research with discussion of initial findings and potential asset-specific adaptation needs.
RSG Senior Consultant Chad Worthen and Transportation Engineer Kordel Braley will be attending the Utah Department of Transportation Annual Conference in Sandy, Utah. The conference offers unique networking and training opportunities for attendees, including tracks on leadership, program development, and project delivery.
The annual Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) conference will be held this week in Atlanta, GA. RSGers Peter Plumeau and Steven Gayle will be in attendance and RSG Senior Consultant, Jeff Frkonja, will be presenting in the Thursday session titled “Project Evaluation.” His presentation will provide an overview of benefit cost analysis principles, identify environmental issues relevant to long-range transportation plans, describe key inputs and assumptions used in benefit cost analysis, and provide examples and illustrations.
RSGers Eddie Duncan, Senior Engineer, and Colin High, Principal Consultant, will present this week at RE2014 (Renewable Energy 2014) in Burlington, VT. RE2014 is Vermont’s annual convention bringing together key players in the renewables sector. This year’s conference highlights current energy challenges, Vermont’s leadership role in the energy industry, and the steps needed to implement an integrated energy infrastructure.
Eddie will present during the session titled “Wind: the Facts on Production, Sound and Wildlife,” and Colin will present on the session titled “The Transportation Challenge: Meeting 90% by 2050.”
RSG Senior Consultant, Vince Bernardin, will present at the 2014 Indiana MPO Conference in downtown Columbus, Indiana. The presentation titled “New Modeling Data, Techniques and Capabilities in MACOG, MCCOG, and Beyond” will review recent work for the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and Madison County Council of Governments (MCCOG) in the context of new exciting developments in the field of travel data and modeling.
RSG Senior Director, Ken Kaliski, will present at NoiseCon 2014 – The Institute of Noise Control Engineering’s annual conference – on September 9th in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The presentation titled “The Massachusetts Research Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics – Methods, Goals and Preliminary Findings” will outline the methodologies and preliminary results of a study that RSG is working on with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to provide a quantitative basis for testing and evaluating pre-construction and post-construction wind turbine noise.
RSG consultants will lead five sessions and one workshop at the 14th National TRB ‘Tools of the Trade Conference’ in Burlington, VT from July 21-23. The conference is designed to share knowledge on factors affecting the planning, development, programming, and implementation of multi-modal transportation facilities for small and medium-sized communities. RSG is a gold sponsor of the conference.