News and Events

10.12.2016

2016 Renewable Energy Vermont (REV2016) Conference

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.

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10.07.2016

2016 Arctic Circle Assembly

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

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09.20.2016

RSG Senior Engineer Awarded US Patent

RSG’s Karl Washburn was recently co-awarded US Patent 9,438,991, “Sound feedback system for vehicles”. This patent links autonomous “follower” agricultural equipment to a person monitoring their activity and health. Co-inventors include Karl’s former colleagues at Deere & Company – Julian Sanchez, Kristin Sullivan, and Noel Anderson.

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09.19.2016

2016 Indiana MPO Conference

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.

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09.16.2016

RSG Senior Engineer Speaks to BYU ASCE Chapter

RSG’s Kordel Braley spoke with Brigham Young University’s ASCE Chapter yesterday in Provo, Utah. He discussed RSG’s recent work on the Provo-Orem Transportation Improvement Project (POTIP), which will add general purpose lanes and bus rapid transit (BRT) along a congested corridor between Provo and Orem. RSG performed micro-simulation analysis, ridership forecasts, and analyzed the effects of transit signal priority (TSP).

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09.14.2016

RSG Releases New Version of rMove™

The latest version of RSG’s smartphone-based travel survey app, rMove™, was recently released to the Google Play and iTunes stores. This latest update, Version 2.3, debuts rMove’s new branding and includes updates such as user interface upgrades, proxy reporting for children, and in-app help.

This release was planned in advance of the Ohio Moves Transportation Survey which launched yesterday. The data collected through rMove will be used to inform travel forecasting models and ultimately inform ODOT’s future investments in transportation.

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09.13.2016

NHDOT Releases Bike-Ped Guide

The NHDOT recently released “Your Guide to Promoting Walking and Bicycling Accommodations in New Hampshire.” RSG worked with the NHDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Advisory Committee (BPTAC) to develop the guide. It is designed to help anyone interested in improving the conditions for bicycling and walking in their communities by providing useful information on how and when to get involved in projects, and the various ways a project can be initiated, planned, and built, as well as reasons why someone should care about bicycling and walking.

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09.12.2016

Three Consultants to Present Four Sessions at TRB’s Tools of the Trade Conference

RSG consultants will lead four sessions this week at the 15th National TRB ‘Tools of the Trade’ Conference in Charleston, SC. The conference is designed to share knowledge on factors affecting the planning, development, programming, and implementation of multi-modal transportation facilities for small and medium-sized communities.

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08.22.2016

RSG Helps Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Release MTA eTix App

Earlier this summer, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) announced the release of their new app, MTA eTix®. The app allows New York’s Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices. According to Governor Cuomo, “This new app puts riders first by eliminating the ticket line and helping New Yorkers and visitors get where they need to go with more freedom and convenience than ever before.”

RSG conducted significant market research to help design the software specs and the user interface to ensure the app is well received and heavily utilized by riders.

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08.04.2016

RSG Senior Consultant Leading Travel Model Network Sharing

RSG Senior Consultant Ben Stabler is coordinating a working group to modernize an online repository for travel model networks for research, testing, and education, and to set up and maintain a community around it. This work is being done as part of the TRB Committee ADB30(4) – Transportation Network Modeling; Network Models in Practice Subcommittee. Interested contributors are encouraged to visit the site and share their networks with the community.

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