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Which Sidewalks Should be Repaired?

RSG Consultant Reid Haefer will present during ShinyConf 2023 on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Reid's presentation, titled “Which Sidewalks Should be Repaired?” will discuss our team's work with city officials in Burlington, Vermont, to develop an innovative data collection technology and a custom, interactive data tool in Shiny. The presentation will describe how the tool helped city planners prioritize repairs by efficiently allocating repair budgets based on sidewalks' conditions, proximity to other poor-condition sidewalks, nearby land uses, and equity considerations.

Who? Reid Haefer, ConsultantĀ (RSG)

What? Case study presentation, titled “Which Sidewalks Should be Repaired?” during ShinyConf 2023

Where and When? Reid is delivering his presentation remotely on Wednesday, March 6 at 2:15 p.m. ET (7:15 p.m. CET).

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Building a Better Soundscape: How Community Planning Can Reduce Noise Impacts

RSG Senior Director Dana Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert. will present at UniversitĆ  degli Studi della Campania ā€œLuigi Vanvitelliā€ in Italy on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Dana's presentation, titled “Building a Better Soundscape: How Community Planning Can Reduce Noise Impacts,” will discuss potential noise and land-use conflicts and how to design a soundscape that will reduce noise impacts on the community. Topics will include wind turbines, roadways, outdoor concert venues, and industrial uses.

Who? Dana Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert., Senior Director (RSG)

What? Presentation to Department of Architecture and Industrial DesignĀ at UniversitĆ  degli Studi della Campania ā€œLuigi Vanvitelliā€

Where and When? Dana is delivering her presentation in person on Monday, March 6 at 9:00 a.m. ET (3:00 p.m. local time in Italy). Attendees can also tune in via Microsoft Teams by using this link.

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Tim Young named Chief Technology Officer

RSG has appointed Tim Young as our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). This newly created position, which replaces the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role, recognizes and elevates the importance of RSG's technical, software, and data science services and offerings.

As CTO, Tim will help us continue to deliver a client-oriented approach to solving complex problems, ensuring alignment between RSG's technological resources and the shiftingĀ needs of our clients. “With the ever-changing marketplace, it will be critical for us to make informed and strategic decisions about the future,” said Tim. “I'm thrilled to lead the team that will help RSG meet the evolving technological needs of our clients.”

RSG is an industry leader in the technological product and services space. In addition to developing rMove™, the world's most accurate approach for location-aware market research, RSG has developed or been integral to the creation of several open-source applications. These tools include ActivitySim, STOPS (Simplified Trips-on-Project Software), and VisionEval, among others.

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Jeremy Wilhelm joins RSG as Director

Jeremy Wilhelm joins RSG as a Director and brings over 15 years of experience as a project manager with a focus on data analysis and consensus-building.

Jeremy has directed work on transportation and mobility, education, and public health projects, most notably in the household travel survey space.

“Joining RSG feels like a natural continuation of my educational and professional path,” said Jeremy. “Iā€™m excited to help RSG build on its reputation for conducting high-quality research and delivering impactful, insightful tools.”

Jeremy's proven track record of turning survey results into practical solutions that unite stakeholders around shared goals will help RSG continue to deliver exceptional survey-based research services to our clients.

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FTA’s STOPS receives Zephyr Award

The Federal Transit Administration's Simplified Trips-on-Project Software (STOPS) was this year's recipient of the Zephyr Foundation's Impactful Research Award. This award recognizes a research project that has had the most relatively recent impact on bettering the travel analysis field for the public good.

RSG worked with FTA to develop STOPS, which streamlines the development of ridership forecasts. These forecasts are a key element of project evaluation. The STOPS forecasting system utilizes information from the Census Transportation Planning Package. Planners can code project changes to General Transit Feed Specification files and then run the software to determine future ridership for the project as a whole and for each station.

RSG is proud to have been a participant in the creation of STOPS and congratulates FTA on this significant accomplishment.

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2023 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting

We're excited to gather at the 2023 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting from January 8 to January 12, 2023.

Many of the workshops and sessions at TRB this year will focus on rejuvenation following disruption, with a particular emphasis on how our transportation system can continue to meet people's needs in the future.

RSG is proud to be a Bronze Patron of the 102nd TRB Annual Meeting, which attracts thousands of transportation professionals. Its sessions cover all transportation modes and inspire thought-provoking industry dialogue and change.

A complete Annual Meeting program is available on TRB's website.

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Using ActivitySim for Transportation Forecasting

RSG Senior Director Joel Freedman will present at the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) Annual ConferenceĀ on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

Joel's presentation will update attendees on some of the work RSG has been doing to update ActivitySim and describe how the state-of-the-practice activity-based modeling platform can be used in transportation forecasting.

Who? Joel Freedman, Senior Director (RSG)

What? ActivitySim Presentation during the AMPO Annual Conference

Where and When? The AMPO Annual Conference is being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Minneapolis Marriot City Center. Joel is presenting on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT.

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The 3dB Myth: Applying Tiered Traffic Noise Thresholds and Mitigation Strategies

RSG Senior Director Dana Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert. will present as part of a panel during an Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Orange County (OC) Chapter lunch program.

Dana's panel will discuss the use of 3 dBA (A-weighted decibel level) threshold for a potentially significant traffic noise increase as well as the use of tiered sets of thresholds. Such tiered thresholds could consider not just the overall increase, but also the existing and resulting ambient noise levels, to assess the significance of a permanent traffic noise increase.

Who?Ā Dana Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert., Senior Director (RSG)

What? OC AEP lunch program, titled ā€œThe 3 dB Myth: Applying Tiered Traffic Noise Thresholds and Mitigation Strategiesā€

Where and When? The OC AEP lunch program is a Zoom event. Dana is presenting on Thursday, October 27 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT.

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2022 Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo (REV2022)

RSG Senior Director Eddie Duncan, INCE Bd. Cert. will serve as a panelist during the 2022 Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo (REV2022) on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Eddie's panel, titled “Bringing Back Wind to Vermont,” will discuss Vermont's wind sound rules (the most stringent in the United States) and how the state can still benefit from renewable wind energy going forward.

Who? Eddie Duncan, INCE Bd. Cert., Senior Director (RSG)

What? Panel Session during the 2022 Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo (REV2022)

Where and When? REV2022 takes place in Burlington, Vermont, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Eddie is serving on a panel scheduled for Friday, October 28 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. ET.

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Incorporating Health Into the Transportation Planning Toolkit

RSG Senior Consultant Theodore Mansfield, PhDĀ will present during the Transportation Seminar sponsored by the Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Ted's presentation, titled “Incorporating Health Into the Transportation Planning Toolkit,” will discuss opportunities to incorporate health metrics and measurements into the transportation planning process. This is an important consideration for agencies given the intersection between health outcomes and the transportation system.

Who? Theodore Mansfield, PhD, Senior Consultant (RSG)

What? Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies: Transportation Seminar

Where and When? The Berkeley seminar series occurs throughout the fall and includes both in-person and webcast options. Ted is presenting during a session on Friday, October 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT.

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