Last month, RSG Senior Director Bob Chamberlin and Consultant Austin Feula presented at the 2019 Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Annual Conference. The conference, held over three days in Sandy, UT, was projected to draw in approximately 2,300 attendees.
Bob shared findings on the impact of shared autonomous vehicles on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in Utah—research RSG completed in collaboration with the University of Utah. The research concluded that this disruptive technology would result in a 1-7% increase in trip making and a 4-9% increase in VMT. Austin’s presentation was on RSG’s work with the UDOT traffic studies process. He shared an update on the Traffic Study Support program—including the streamlined process, updated guidelines, and expanded scope of studies performed since its inception in 2013.