RSG’s proprietary location-aware market research app, rMove, was featured on NBC San Diego last week. RSG is conducting a household travel survey for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and, as the segment explains, is using rMove to allow for participation via smartphone. rMove is a platform that collects data on participants’ day-to-day movements and motivations to help organizations confidently plan for future transportation needs. The study, which is taking place from August 2016 to March 2017, is projected to include data from 5,500 households. Compared to traditional survey methods, data collection via rMove will provide more accurate and robust data as well as more enjoyment and convenience for participants. Find out more at meetrmove.rsginc.com.
RSG Senior Director Steve Lawson’s appointment as adjunct faculty at the University of Vermont (UVM) was recently renewed by the university. In this role, Steve serves on graduate student committees and provides opportunities for professional experience to graduate and undergraduate students in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR). In addition, he serves in this role as a liaison with the school for collaboration on research, scholarship, and consulting projects.
Steve’s adjunct faculty appointment at UVM reinforces RSG’s commitment to its academic roots and the scientific rigor of our work.
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.Summit Details »
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.ITE Utah Chapter »
RSG Director Joel Freedman presented “Enhanced Methods to Forecast Travel Behavior in Response to Travel Time Reliability and Pricing” at last week’s Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP) webinar.
His presentation, which had 121 attendees, described the work undertaken to enhance the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) activity-based model’s sensitivities to priced infrastructure and travel time reliability. The enhancements implemented during this project are based on research conducted under the Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) C04 track to improve understanding of how highway congestion and pricing affect travel demand.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (Pittsburgh regional planning agency) freight plan that RSG helped create, in collaboration with WRA, was featured earlier this week in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The article, titled “Pittsburgh regional freight movement expected to increase 40 percent by 2040,” covered the highlights of the plan, particularly the dramatic increase in freight movement projected for the region over the next few decades and what performance measures should be carefully monitored to accommodate this growth.
RSG Senior Director Peter Plumeau was quoted in an article this week in “Transport Topics.” The article, titled “Experts Say Lack of Public Understanding Complicates Urban Freight Movement” highlights the topics covered at a Transportation Research Board (TRB) freight panel at the TRB Annual Meeting on Monday morning. In particular, the panel discussed the disconnect between the government agencies that regulate freight and the companies that move it.
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. testRSG Presentations »
RSG Director Steven Gayle was recently selected by Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) International President Shawn Leight to chair the ITE Strategic Initiatives Committee. This committee is tasked with working alongside the ITE Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and senior staff to develop recommendations to keep ITE relevant and growing in a world where both transportation and professional organizations are dynamically evolving.
RSG earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. RSG was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.