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RSG’s Steve Lawson, Susan Irizarry, Ellen Rovelstad, and Alex Belensz are headed to the 2017 George Wright Society Conference next week. Among them, they have organized two sessions and will have four presentations and one poster at the event, which will take place from April 2-7 in Norfolk, Virginia.
The conference, organized by the George Wright Society, takes place every two years and is the premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites.
RSG Director Ben Stabler presented last week at the Global City Teams Challenge Super Action Cluster Summit on Transportation. His presentation, “Developing the ActivitySim Open Platform for Travel Demand Modeling,” shared why the transportation industry needs ActivitySim and why a transparent and open software focused project is important. The summit, which focused on exploring opportunities for collaboration related to intelligent transportation solutions, took place February 1-2 in Portland, OR.
RSG Sr. Director Bob Chamberlin presented last month at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Utah Chapter Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. He gave two presentations at the conference—“Work/Life Balance & Five Learnings” and “Road Usage Charging: Trends and Techniques,” the latter of which shared the effects of electric vehicles and the gas tax funding research RSG completed for the Utah Department of Transportation.
We are honored to sponsor and contribute to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in DC next week. We look forward to leading 23 presentations in addition to moderating several committee meetings.
The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The information-packed program is expected to attract 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world to Washington, DC. test
Both RSG Director John Hinckley & Senior Engineer Jon Slason are presenting at today’s Vermont Development Conference in Burlington, Vermont. John Hinckley’s presentation is on air pollution and the air permitting process. Meanwhile, Jon Slason’s presentation will be Q&A-style, focused on hot topics in transportation engineering. The conference, hosted by White + Burke, attracts over 275 development professionals from New England to discuss the future of and issues surrounding commercial development in Vermont.
RSG Senior Consultant Steve Gayle is presenting today at the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO) Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX. His presentation, a part of the ‘MPO Operations’ session, is about how the New York State Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations supports staff capacity building at its member MPOs.
RSG Director Eddie Duncan and Co-Founder Colin High are attending the Renewable Energy Vermont 2016 conference this week in Burlington, Vermont. Organized by Renewable Energy Vermont, a nonprofit trade association, this annual forum brings together stakeholders from across the clean energy sector.
The conference highlights current energy challenges, Vermont’s leadership role in the energy industry, and the steps needed to implement an integrated energy infrastructure. RSG is proud to be a sponsor.
RSG Consultant Nathan Reigner will be speaking this weekend at the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland. His presentation, titled “Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Impacts of Tourism with Indicator-Based Adaptive Planning and Management” will be a part of the breakout session “Sensitive Northern Destinations: Tourism Management and Tourist Dispersion.”
Nathan will draw upon his expertise analyzing, planning for, and managing tourism to transfer best practices from US National Parks to destination management plans for sustainable tourism and development. test
RSG Director Vince Bernardin and Consultant Steve Tuttle will present this week at the 2016 Indiana MPO Conference on big data in activity-based models and travel time reliability for travel models. We’re honored to be a sponsor of the event taking place in South Bend, Indiana from September 20-22.
RSG is proud to sponsor the 2016 Summer Conference on Transportation Planning and Air Quality. The event will take place in Minneapolis from August 4th-5th and the spotlight theme is “The Changing Landscape of Transportation and Air Quality: Confronting the Challenges at the Global, Regional, and Local Scales.” RSG’s Bob Chamberlin will be in attendance.
RSG’s Susie Irizarry presented at the International Symposium for Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) in Houghton, Michigan from June 22-26. Her presentation focused on RSG’s application of a sustainable transportation framework to evaluate and make recommendations to address the visitor use and transportation issues at three high-use recreation sites in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Colorado. test
A paper co-authored by RSG’s Ken Kaliski and Eddie Duncan is being presented at Noise-Con 2016 this week by Robert O’Neal of Epsilon. The presentation is titled “Massachusetts Research Study on Wind Turbine Acoustics: Overview and Conclusions” and discusses the measurement and analysis campaign of five operating community-scale wind projects in Massachusetts.
Noise-Con is the annual conference hosted by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE-USA) attracting engineers and consultants nationwide to discuss issues in noise control. RSG’s Karl Washburn is attending. test
Last week, RSG Senior Engineer Kordel Braley presented at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Intermountain Section 56th Annual Meeting in Jackson, Wyoming. His presentation was on using market segment analysis to improve transit service, sharing some of our work with the Utah Transit Authority (UTA).
RSG Senior Director Bill Woodford spoke at the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) annual conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia this week. The conference theme was titled “Transforming Transit: The Next Generation,” focused on how the new generation sees and approaches urban mobility and quality of life and how their lifestyle and mobility behaviors are forcing the industry to adapt to the new reality. Bill delivered both a keynote address on factors affecting transit ridership as well as a follow-up on ridership at a by-invitation transit leader session.
RSG’s Steve Gayle will be presenting this week at the 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Northeastern District Annual Meeting in Portsmouth, NH. His presentation, titled “State and Metropolitan Freight Plans: National Priority, Local Focus,” will share RSG’s work on the Capital District Transportation Committee (Albany, NY) Freight and Goods Movement Plan, and the New York State Freight Transportation Plan. RSG is a silver sponsor of the event.