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12.11.2017

RSG-Authored Study on Proposed NY Port Published by New York State DOT

Last week, the New York State DOT published the final market study on a proposed Central New York Inland Port. The study, led by RSG Director Steven Gayle, assessed the potential viability of a new Central New York Inland Port facility in the Syracuse area. Such a facility, offering a direct rail link with the Port of NY and NJ, has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of shipping to the region and reduce large trucks on the nearby interstate.

Learn more at: https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Inland_Port_Study.pdf

12.04.2017 - 12.08.2017

2017 Acoustical Society in America Meeting

RSG Senior Director Ken Kaliski and Analyst Ryan Haac are attending the Acoustical Society in America meeting in New Orleans this week. Ken is chairing the Wind Turbine Noise session, and Ryan is to present preliminary results of wind turbine noise research—in particular, how RSG is using survey data for insight into the factors affecting audibility and annoyance to wind turbine sound.

Meeting Details »

11.21.2017

Article by RSG Senior Analyst Published on “The Research Insighter”

An article authored by RSG’s Jerry Hendricks, “Respondent Engagement Requires Engagement,” was published last week on “The Research Insighter.” The piece responds to a disturbing trend in quant research—imposing arbitrary constraints on the survey instrument in the name of superior practice. In Jerry’s words, “Respondent engagement requires engagement. If we want consumers to take time out of their busy schedules to answer our questions, we need to keep it interesting!”

Respondent Engagement Requires Engagement »

10.10.2017

Part Two of RSG Director’s Article Published in BioCycle Magazine

RSG Director John Hinckley’s article “Emission Control for Anaerobic Digesters” was published in the October issue of BioCycle. The article, which is part two of a two-part piece, discusses how the air permitting process can be thoughtfully anticipated to avoid significant project costs and delays.

Published since 1960, BioCycle is the leading magazine on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion, and renewable energy.

Link to Article on BioCycle »

10.02.2017 - 10.03.2017

2017 Renewable Energy Vermont (REV2017) Conference

RSG Director Eddie Duncan and Senior Analyst Isaac Old will be at the Renewable Energy Vermont (REV2017) Conference this week in Burlington, VT. The annual conference brings together professionals from an array of industries, policy makers, and regulators to discuss renewable energy topics relevant to Vermont.

Eddie will be presenting on the proposed rule to regulate wind turbine sound in Vermont and taking part in a panel discussion in a session titled, “Changing Winds: Technology, Siting, & Regulatory Updates on the Most Affordable Energy Solution.”

RSG is also proud to be a sponsor of the event.

Conference Details »

09.24.2017 - 09.29.2017

11th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods

RSG’s Elizabeth Greene, Mark Bradley, Mark Fowler, and Aaron Lee are attending the 11th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods in Quebec, Canada this week.

Organized by the International Steering Committee for Travel Survey Conferences (ISCTSC), the conference aims to offer transport professionals the opportunity to present their work, promote international collaboration, and serve as a forum for the presentation of workshops, papers, and posters.

RSGers are involved in two presentations and three posters at the event. We are also proud to be a sponsor.

Conference Details »

09.13.2017

RSG Director’s Article on Air Permitting for Anaerobic Digesters Published in BioCycle Magazine

RSG Director John Hinckley’s article “Air Quality Permitting for Anaerobic Digesters” was published in this month’s issue of BioCycle. The article, which is part one of a two-part piece, discusses how the air permitting process can be thoughtfully anticipated to avoid significant project costs and delays. 

Published since 1960, BioCycle is the leading magazine on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion, and renewable energy.

Link to Article on BioCycle »

09.08.2017

RSG Director on Research Panel for TRB NCHRP Report on Automated and Connected Vehicles

RSG Director Steve Gayle was a member of the research panel for the Transportation Research Board (TRB)’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) report “Advancing Automated and Connected Vehicles: Policy and Planning Strategies for State and Local Transportation Agencies.”

The report assesses policy and planning strategies at the state, regional, and local levels that could influence private-sector automated vehicle (AV) and connected vehicle (CV) choices to positively affect societal goals.

Advancing Automated and Connected Vehicles: Policy and Planning Strategies for State and Local Transportation Agencies »

08.24.2017

RSG Report Published by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

The RSG report “Estimating Truck Trip Generation for Airport Air Cargo Activity,” co-authored by RSG’s Kaveh Shabani, was just published by the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP).

The existing literature and research regarding air cargo facility-related truck trip generation rates is limited in both scope and detail. In addition, the complexity of the modern air cargo industry makes it difficult to obtain the data necessary to develop truck trip generation rates. This synthesis of practice compiles information from experience to develop methods and tools to support the planning and development of roadway infrastructure at a range of airport sizes and types of cargo facilities.

More Details & Full Report »

07.24.2017

2017 DC-AAPOR and WSS Summer Preview/Review Conference

RSG’s Joann Lynch to present next week at the Summer Conference Preview/Review for the DC Chapter of the American Association of Public Opinion Research (DC-AAPOR) at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC.

She will present on “Smartphone GPS Applications as a Mode of Travel Survey Data Collection” using study results to compare traditional and smartphone GPS data collection modes at the household-, person-, and trip-levels.

Conference Details »