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We’re looking forward to sharing some of our work and learning from others at the 2019 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC next week. We’ll be moderating four sessions and giving sixteen presentations at the event, covering a range of topics—from meteorological effects on highway noise to the impacts of delivery drones on transportation.
The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The program is expected to attract over 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. We are proud to be a sponsor.
RSG Director Jonathan Slason is presenting this week at the Vermont Economic Conference. The event, sponsored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, will take place today in Burlington (VT) and tomorrow in Castleton (VT).
Jonathan’s presentation will cover Vermont demographic trends and their implications on housing demand. He will also summarize local and national survey work and how it relates to where people prefer to locate and discuss how those decisions then affect transportation, land use, and affordability.
RSG Director Jon Slason presented last week at the Vermont Development Conference in Burlington, VT. His presentation, “Demographics and Housing: Envisioning the Future of Vermont Living,” was alongside Betsy Bishop of the Vermont Futures Project. Their interactive session shared details on the rapidly changing dynamics of housing in Vermont and hosted a discussion on how to address these challenges.
On Saturday, RSG’s Abbie Larkin presented at the Acadia National Park Science Symposium at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. The presentation, which was part of the session on using science to preserve resources and protect visitor experience, described RSG’s work constructing models to inform transportation planning and visitor use management at Acadia National Park.
The symposium was designed to provide a forum to hear about science taking place in the region and to interact and build collaborations with scientists, students, park staff, and others working in a range of fields.
RSG Director Steven Gayle presented earlier this week at the ITE New York Upstate Section Annual Meeting in Scotia, NY. His presentation was titled “Planning for Future Mobility.” RSG is proud to have been a silver sponsor of the event.
RSG Director Steven Gayle to present this week at the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. His presentation is titled “Planning for Future Mobility in a Performance-Based World.” It will share RSG’s synthesis of future mobility research (autonomous, connected, electrified, shared) in an MPO context, including relating it to the new ‘transportation system performance’ planning requirement for MPOs and state departments of transportation (DOTs).
RSG’s Ken Kaliski will be presenting the paper “Regulating and Predicting Wind Turbine Sound in the US” at InterNoise 2018 in Chicago on August 29th. The presentation, also led Rob O’Neal and Mark Bastasch, will highlight key factors for local noise ordinances to consider, a review of various sound propagation modeling parameters for wind turbines, and a comparison of predicted values to the results of post-construction monitoring in the US.
RSG’s Maren Outwater, Jonathan Slason, and Chrisopher Coy will present this week at the 16th National Tools of the Trade Transportation Planning Conference. The event, taking place August 22-24 in Kansas City, Missouri, will share research and best professional practices in the planning, development, and implementation of multimodal transportation for small- and medium-sized communities. The conference will also discuss future research and implementation needs related to transportation planning for these communities. We are proud to be a sponsor.
RSG is proud to sponsor the 7th International Conference on Innovations in Travel Modeling in Atlanta next week. The conference explores current models and modeling research, addressing how the industry can respond to the rapidly changing transportation environment given socio-demographic shifts in travel preferences and the integration of new modes and infrastructure, including shared mobility and automated and connected vehicles.
RSG will have nineteen presentations at the event, discussing everything from research on TNC usage to the national behavioral freight model we’ve been working on. Learn more at https://rsginc.com/RSG-at-ITM-2018.
We are honored to be a sponsor of the 2018 Transport Chicago Conference today. RSG’s Alex Levin moderated a session on exploring transit ridership loss and RSG’s Steven Tuttle is sharing a poster on “Experiences Adapting and Applying Travel Models to Explore CAV Use.”
The conference, which attracts seasoned experts and professionals of all ages, acts as a forum for the exchange of knowledge in transportation research, policy, and practice.
RSG Director Steve Gayle was busy this week presenting and moderating at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Northeastern District Annual Meeting in Lake George, NY.
He taught the technical workshop on performance-based planning and managing risk, presented RSG’s work to date on the New York State Freight Transportation Plan, and moderated the session “Future Mobility: Connected Vehicles and Drones.”
We were proud to be a silver sponsor of the event.
RSG’s Joann Lynch to present tomorrow at the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) 73rd Annual Conference in Denver, CO.
Her presentation is part of the session “You got that from my mobile device?” and will highlight RSG’s proprietary mobile app, rMove, and the benefits of using an all-in-one smartphone GPS application for household travel survey data collection.
We are honored to be attending and contributing to the 2nd Annual Uber Elevate Summit this week in Los Angeles. The invite-only summit is designed to bring vehicle manufacturers, regulators, investors, technology suppliers, and federal & local policymakers together to explore the exciting future of urban aviation. RSG President Tom Adler will be presenting in the “Demand Modeling and Network Optimization” session, detailing the research methodology RSG used to estimate future demand for Uber Elevate.
Our White River Junction, Vermont office is hosting the “Safe & Healthy Communities” track of the Vermont Walk/Bike Summit today.
The summit, organized by the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee and Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commissions in partnership with the Vermont Agency of Transportation, connects community members, employers, planners, and researchers for in-depth sharing on current efforts, new ideas, and networking to advance more livable communities throughout Vermont.
RSG’s Ben Swanson was on the organizing committee and RSG’s Erica Wygonik will be giving two presentations—“Bike Crash Analysis on State Roads” and “A Sidewalk Success Story: 3 Years of Teamwork.”
RSG’s Ryan Haac is presenting at the AWEA Wind Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference in Memphis tomorrow. His session is titled “Attitudes of Wind Project Neighbors: Deep Dive with Berkeley Lab Researchers on National Survey,” and will include an RSG-led investigation of various predictors of reported ability to hear turbines and stated sound annoyance.
Ryan is also hosting an RSG booth along with Eddie Duncan. If you’re at the conference, come visit us in the exhibit hall!