Vince Bernardin, PhD

Director

Vince manages major travel and land use model development, forecasting, and associated economic and air quality analysis projects for RSG. Prior to joining RSG, Vince was Chief of Transportation Modeling at Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates.

Vince has project experience in twenty states and abroad developing and applying statewide, urban, and corridor-level travel forecasting models. He is best known for his pioneering work incorporating big data from cell phones and GPS devices in travel models and his development of a “hybrid” modeling approach which combines attractive elements of activity-based and trip-based models. With his experience with both traditional and emerging modeling techniques and data sources, Vince brings both technical expertise and creativity in developing the right tool for an individual client’s needs. Beyond travel models, he has developed land use models and software tools to help state DOTs and MPOs perform benefit-cost analyses, economic impact analyses, and air quality conformity analyses.

Vince has published on a wide variety of topics from destination and mode choice modeling to carbon accounting methods for freight projects, and, as an active member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Vince has helped organize TRB’s National Transportation Planning Applications Conferences, chairing the 2013 conference in Columbus, Ohio.

When he’s not building models, Vince spends as much time as he can with his wife, Jackie, and their three kids. He and Jackie are also active in their local parish in Evansville, Indiana.

EDUCATION

PhD, Transportation Engineering, Northwestern University
MS, Transportation Engineering, Northwestern University
BA, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Bernardin, V., N. Ferdous, H. Sadrsadat, S. Trevino, and C. Chen. “Integration of the National Long Distance Passenger Travel Demand Model with the Tennessee Statewide Model and Calibration to Big Data.” Forthcoming in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2017.

Bernardin, V., S. Trevino, G. Slater & J. Gliebe. “Simultaneous Travel Model Estimation from Survey Data and Traffic Counts.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2496 (2015): p. 69-76.

Bernardin, V., A. Swenson, Z. Jiang, and M. Grovak. “Income Effects and Other New Findings on the Complexity of Transit Tours.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2217 (2011): p. 38-45.

Bernardin, V., and M. Conger. “From Academia to Application: Results from the Calibration and Validation of the First Hybrid Accessibility-based Model.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2176 (2010): p. 50-58.

Newman, J., and V. Bernardin. “Hierarchical Ordering of Nests in a Joint Mode & Destination Choice Model.” Transportation, Vol. 37, No. 4 (2010): p. 677-688.

Bernardin, V., F. Koppelman, and D. Boyce. “Enhanced Destination Choice Models Incorporating Agglomeration Related to Trip Chaining While Controlling for Spatial Competition.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2132 (2009): p. 143-151.