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05.19.2017

2017 American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference

RSGā€™s Joann Lynch to present this week at the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The theme for the conference is ā€œEmbracing Change and Diversity in Public Opinion andĀ Social Science Research,ā€ featuring presentations that highlight new approaches,Ā perspectives, and voices to join perennially popular topics. Joannā€™s presentation, ā€œSmartphone GPS Applications as a Mode of Travel Survey Data Collectionā€ will use study results to compare traditional and smartphone GPS data collection modes at the household-, person-, and trip-levels.

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05.16.2017

Transportation Research Board (TRB) Innovations in Freight Data Workshop

RSG Senior Analyst Kaveh Shabani to present later this week at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Innovations in Freight Data Workshop in Irvine, California. His presentation, ā€œValidating Florida Freight Model with Truck GPS Dataā€ will cover how RSG used truck GPS data to validate an advanced supply chain freight model for the state of Florida.
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The workshop will bring together freight data experts, users and decision-makers to learn and share the latest applications of emerging ā€œbigā€ freight data sources to improve freight planning, freight operations and mobility, and freight visualization.

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05.12.2017

16th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Planning Applications Conference

RSGers to lead nineteen presentations next week at the 16th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Planning Applications Conference in Raleigh, NC.
The conference program is focused on providing opportunities to showcase new transportation planning techniques and methods emphasizing practical, innovative, and timely technical and policy approaches to transportation planning. RSG is honored to be a sponsor of the event.

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05.10.2017

2017 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Northeastern District Annual Meeting

RSG Director Steve Gayle to present this week at the 2017 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Northeastern District Annual Meeting in Vernon Township, NJ. His presentation, titled ā€œAt the Intersection of Goods Movement and Livability,ā€ will examine the often overlooked issue of planning for urban goods movement and present possible solutions. RSG is a silver sponsor of the event.

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05.01.2017

2017 International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise

RSG Consultant Isaac Old will present this week at the 2017 International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise in Rotterdam the Netherlands. His presentation will use knowledge about the differences in results between sound propagation modeling methods and how wind turbine noise varies over time to compare results from recent studies on how humans respond to wind turbine noise.

This biennial international conference on wind turbine noise is organized by INCE-Europe and is a main forum for the technical discussion of wind turbine noise, from how it is generated to its effect on neighbors.

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04.27.2017

RSG Senior Engineer Published in ā€˜Journal of Urbanismā€™

RSG Senior Engineer Erica Wygonik co-authored the article, ā€œEvaluating the Impacts of Density on Urban Goods Movement Externalities,ā€ which was recently published in theĀ Journal of Urbanism. Compared to previous research on the subject, this article examines the impacts of replacing passenger travel for shopping with delivery services over a broad set of externalities (VMT, CO2, NOx, and PM10) in both urban and rural communities.

04.25.2017

2017 North Carolina Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NCAMPO) Conference

RSG Director Vince Bernardin will present this week at the 2017 North Carolina Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NCAMPO) Conference in New Bern, NC from April 26-28.

His presentation, titled ā€œThe Power of Big Data – and its Limits!,ā€ will share an assessment of using big data sources to improve modeling accuracy, including a candid look at their power and the often overlooked complications.

RSG is honored to sponsor this conference.

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04.19.2017

58th Transportation Research Forum Annual Conference

RSG Senior Transportation Engineer, Kordel Braley, is presenting later this week alongside Christopher Chestnut of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) at the 58thĀ Transportation Research Forum Annual Conference. Their presentation, titled ā€œAttitudinal Market Segmentation Applied to Transit Service Area: An Updated Approach,ā€ will discuss RSGā€™s use of latent class cluster analysis to perform a market segmentation of transit riders and non-riders in Utah to assist the UTA with bus service planning improvements. The conference is taking place in Chicago, Illinois on April 20-21.

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03.31.2017

2017 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites

RSGā€™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.

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03.24.2017

RSG Helps Determine Economic Implications of Oregonā€™s Deteriorating Highway Conditions

Last week, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) issued a statewide news release titled ā€œUpdated research looks in-depth at how poor road conditions will impact Oregon's economy.ā€ As the title suggests, the release explains thatĀ funding shortfalls for infrastructureĀ willĀ have significant negative impacts on the state economy and residentā€™s quality of life.

One of the reports that the release references, ā€œRough Roads Ahead 2,ā€Ā relied onĀ theĀ OregonĀ Statewide Integrated Model (SWIM) to study an issue that many state DOTs are facingā€”declining revenue accompanied by increasing costs due to the need to maintain and/or replace deteriorating infrastructure. RSGā€™s Joel Freedman and Ben Stabler helped build theĀ modelĀ that was used for the analysis, andā€”along with RSGā€™s Nagendra Dhakarā€”assisted Oregon DOT staff define alternatives to be tested in the model, analyzed model outputs, and interpreted results.

See Oregon'sĀ Rough Roads/Pavement Reports websiteĀ for more information.