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06.24.2014

RSG Wins Merit Award from ACEC/VT

RSG received an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont (ACEC/VT). The merit award honors RSG’s “Exit 12 & VT 2A Scoping Study” as an exemplary engineering project in the “special studies” category. The study, sponsored by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, investigated transportation alternatives to address traffic congestion, enhance safety, improve bike-pedestrian connections and accommodate anticipated economic growth in the study area.

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Advanced Research Techniques Forum

Jeff Dumont and Jeff Keller presented posters at the American Marketing Association’s 25th Annual Advanced Research Techniques (ART) Forum in Santa Fe, NM this week. Jeff Keller’s poster focuses on RSGHB (RSG’s modeling package for R) and Jeff Dumont’s explains why individual level models are not better than sample-level models.

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06.13.2014

Puget Sound Regional Council Highlights RSG Work

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) recently highlighted RSG’s work on the Puget Sound Travel Study. On PSRC's website, the blog entry notes a strong survey response rate and RSG’s role as an independent research firm.

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06.04.2014

RSG Receives Sustainable Design Award from BSA

RSG recently received a Sustainable Design Award from the Boston Society of Architects, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The award recognizes the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Gateway Center in Syracuse, New York. RSG Director John Hinckley worked with Architerra to provide air quality modeling and permitting for this LEED certified building.

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05.23.2014

RSG VP Nominated to Chair TRB Sub-Committee

RSG Vice President, Maren Outwater, was recently nominated to chair a sub-committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Sub-Committee ADB10(4) – Behavioral Processes is a part of the ADB10 Committee – Traveler Behavior and Values, and focuses on the behavioral processes governing activities and travel of individuals and households, but also firms and goods movement. The committee is open to a variety of methods of inquiry and is supportive of qualitative, quantitative and integrated approaches, particularly given emerging challenges associated with understanding and modeling decision processes over time, space and/or across individuals.

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ITE Webinar

RSG Senior Consultant, Steve Gayle, will lead an ITE webinar titled “Traffic Engineering Fundamentals. Module 8: Social, Environmental, and Institutional Issues”. The webinar series is offered periodically by ITE to teach the basics of traffic engineering. This module, considered the “planning” element, covers a variety of topics that may affect the work of an engineer designing a project. These topics range from the Americans with Disabilities Act, to local land use law, to air quality conformity and climate change.

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FHWA “Talking Frieght” Webinar

RSG Senior Director, Peter Plumeau, will present “Complete Streets and Goods Movement: Options and Considerations” at an FHWA “Talking Freight” webinar on May 21st. Peter's talk will examine how complete streets approaches and projects have addressed goods movement needs and whether there are opportunities for more fully integrating these needs into complete streets.

The concept of “complete streets” is becoming an important part of planning and design in urban and community planning across the country. Projects to design and re-engineer our streets to accommodate all users in a more safe and equitable manner have been pursued in large and small cities, with tangible benefits for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and community quality of life in many locations. However, it is uncommon to find goods movement mobility highlighted as a consideration in complete streets planning and implementation.

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FHWA "Talking Frieght" Webinar

RSG Senior Director, Peter Plumeau, will present “Complete Streets and Goods Movement: Options and Considerations” at an FHWA “Talking Freight” webinar on May 21st. Peter's talk will examine how complete streets approaches and projects have addressed goods movement needs and whether there are opportunities for more fully integrating these needs into complete streets.

The concept of “complete streets” is becoming an important part of planning and design in urban and community planning across the country. Projects to design and re-engineer our streets to accommodate all users in a more safe and equitable manner have been pursued in large and small cities, with tangible benefits for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and community quality of life in many locations. However, it is uncommon to find goods movement mobility highlighted as a consideration in complete streets planning and implementation.

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- 05.21.2014

The Future of Consumer Intelligence Conference

RSG Senior Director, Nelson Whipple, will be attending The Future of Consumer Intelligence conference in Universal City. The conference is titled “The Convergence of Technology, Social & Marketing Sciences, and the Humanization of Data”. Focused on the future consumer and the future researcher, the conference has three tracks: The Convergence of Insights and Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics, and Strategy & Action Planning.

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ITE Northeastern District Meeting

RSG Senior Consultant, Steve Gayle, will present “Implementing Performance-based Planning and Programming as MAP-21 Rolls Out” at the ITE Northeastern District Meeting. MAP-21, the federal surface transportation law passed in 2012, requires states and MPOs to measure outcomes of federal transportation investments. Steve’s presentation will cover the performance measurement of seven national goals which will be used to measure these investment outcomes.

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