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3 Ways Transportation Planners Can Advance Equity Through More Intentional Research

The transportation planning profession is in the grips of reckoning with its troubled history. This history includes discriminatory highway construction and racist urban renewal...
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Leveraging Big Data to Create a Robust Origin-and-Destination Dataset

It is a familiar sight to travelers near tourist and recreation destinations: A line of cars snaked down the roadway as traffic grinds to...
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Do Protected Bike Lanes Make for Safer City Streets?

As a Chicago resident, I have followed with great interest the steps local leaders have taken to improve the safety of bicyclists in my...

The Value of Strategic Models

Equity, emissions, and EVs. These are just some of the types of issues facing transportation planners. Strategic models are increasingly what many turn to for answers.

Her Story: Voices of Women in STEM

We’re all about data at RSG. And the data regarding women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields indicates much work remains to...

Is There Biogenic Sound on Mars?

Launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on July 30, 2020, Perseverance touched down on the Martian surface on February 18, 2021....

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An Advanced Activity-Based Travel Demand Model Built by and for Users

Activity-based models can answer today’s complex transportation planning questions. But only ActivitySim offers access to a growing community of expert users—and so much more. Read more »

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Three Considerations Around Drone Noise and Strategies for Mitigation

The path ahead for drones looks more promising than ever. But as drones take off, noise remains an unresolved issue despite recent research confirming the sound from their operations is uniquely annoying. Read more »


Forecasting Tools in a Time of Disruption and Uncertainty

Evaluating complex systems to forecast future conditions has never been simple, but disruptive technological changes and outside shocks to the system (like the COVID-19 pandemic) have further challenged practitioners. Strategic models can helpRead more »

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