RSG Sr. Director Ken Kaliski and Sr. Consultant Karl Washburn have been in San Francisco this week attending Inter-Noise 2015, the 44th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. The conference, known as the largest noise conference in the world, is sponsored by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE).
On Tuesday, Ken co-chaired the “Renewable Energy Noise Control Technologies” session. Today, he gave a presentation titled “Field Evaluation of Reflected Noise from a Single Noise Barrier.”
RSG Directors Greg Spitz, Mark Bradley, and Stephane Hess along with RSG Vice President Maren Outwater are presenting this week at the 14th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research in Windsor, UK.
The conference, chaired by Stephane, is focusing this year on “transitions in a digital world”—how technology is changing both the ways we travel and measure travel. RSG is a key sponsor of the event.
Last week, the Upper Valley Transportation Management Association (TMA) honored RSG with an award for our employee transportation policies. The TMA’s annual awards recognize organizations that make it easier to bike, walk, carpool, and ride the bus in the Upper Valley. RSG, winner of the ‘Small Workplace’ category, is lauded for innovative programs, including co-locating near transit and offering subsidies to employees who purchase homes near the workplace.
Three RSGers to present this week at the New York State Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NYSAMPO) 2015 Annual Conference in Syracuse, NY.
Eric Talbot will present “The Ohio DOT Infrastructure Resiliency Plan” on work RSG is conducting for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide adaptation responses to climate change effects. Colin Smith will present “’Big Data’ in Transportation Planning: User Perspectives, Challenges, and Successes,” which will review the state of the practice in transportation planning and travel modeling with respect to using “big data” sources of travel data to inform planning decisions. Steven Gayle will moderate several sessions and will present “Resiliency Planning” on how states and MPOs are planning for more resilient transportation networks in the face of more frequent extreme weather events.
RSG’s Jeffrey Dumont, Jeff Keller, and Nelson Whipple authored the poster “Understanding How Covariates Perform Across Different HB Packages,” which won the Best Poster award at the American Marketing Association’s Advanced Research Techniques (ART) Forum this week. The poster articulates the similarities and differences in performance across popular hierarchical Bayes modeling packages—such as RSGHB, bayesm, and Sawtooth's CBCHB—and the implications for the modeler.
This is the third time that RSG has been honored with the ‘Best Poster’ award at this event.
RSG Director, Colin Smith, to present at the 2015 Transportation Datapalooza in Washington, DC from June 16-17. The event—sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)—is to focus on sharing a broad spectrum of data collection, applications, and analytical techniques spanning all transportation modes and highlighting innovations in harnessing the power of big data to develop safe and efficient multimodal transportation systems. test
RSG Director, Colin Smith, to present at the 2015 Transportation Datapalooza in Washington, DC from June 16-17. The event—sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)—is to focus on sharing a broad spectrum of data collection, applications, and analytical techniques spanning all transportation modes and highlighting innovations in harnessing the power of big data to develop safe and efficient multimodal transportation systems.
Three RSGers to present at the 2015 Advanced Research Techniques (ART) Forum from 6/14-6/17 in San Diego, CA. Senior Consultant, Jeff Dumont, will be presenting his paper, “A New Modeling Tool for Identifying Meaningful Segments and their Willingness to Pay: Improving Validity by Reducing the Confound between Scale and Preference Heterogeneity.” He will also have a poster at the conference with Jeff Keller and Nelson Whipple. Their poster is a follow-up to RSG’s “Best Poster Award” from last year’s ART Forum and is titled, “Understanding How Covariates Perform Across Different HB Packages.”