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RSG Analyst, Erich Rentz, has been attending the 2015 AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium this week in Des Moines, Iowa. At the conference he gave two presentations, “Developing Travelshed TAZ Using ArcGIS” and “Cumulative Non-Negative Elevation Gain.”
The annual GIS for Transportation Symposium is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; it is an opportunity for those in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together to share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about the field.
RSG Senior Consultant, Michelle Lee, is attending the “Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground” conference in Washington, DC this week.
The conference will focus on the evidence base as well as discussion of key tools and metrics for active transportation. Jointly sponsored and organized by ACSM and the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, the conference will bring together experts and constituents from transportation, urban planning, public health healthcare, and health economics to explore the practice of quantifying the public health outcomes of active transportation.
RSG is excited for the upcoming 2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites next week. RSG’s Steve Lawson, Brett Kiser, and Susie Irizarry will be in attendance.
Steve will lead a session on Sustainable Transportation for National Parks, act as a panelist discussing career paths in parks and protected areas management, and serve as a George Melendez Wright Scholarship mentor. Steve also will present a paper he co-authored with Brett as part of the session Conventional Transportation Planning in National Parks: Consequences and Alternatives. Susie will present both a paper titled, “A Novel Application of GPS and Sensor Data to Explore Micro-Level Site Displacement Among Yosemite Wilderness Visitors” and a poster on day hike trail choice decision making in Yosemite Wilderness.
RSG Consultant Katlin Gnojek is attending the Sawtooth Software conference this week in Orlando, Florida. The Sawtooth Software conference is held every 18 months, and brings together over 200 of the best minds in marketing research to talk about practical issues in online interviewing and quantitative market research.
RSG Senior Consultant, Jeff Frkonja, will be presenting at the upcoming Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities. His presentation is titled “A Transportation Forecasting View of Bicycle & Pedestrian Data” and will cover the transportation, health, and safety data needs for bicycle-related analysis. Lifesavers is the premier national highway safety meeting in the United States dedicated to reducing the tragic toll of deaths and injuries on our nation’s roadways. Each year, Lifesavers provides a forum for the presentation of proven countermeasures and initiatives that address today’s critical highway safety problems.
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.