13th National Transportation Planning Applications Conference

2011 PROGRAM


Conference at a Glance
(Click on a particular session for details)
Sunday, May 8, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Session 1:
The Possibilities of the Capability of Livability and Sustainability in Transportation Facilities
Session 2:
Data Lore
Session 3A:
Chances for Advances in Modeling Circumstances
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session 1 (continued):
The Possibilities of the Capability of Livability and Sustainability in Transportation Facilities
Session 2 (continued):
Data Lore
Session 3B:
Confessions from a Procession of Those Entering the Profession
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Conference Welcome Session, Reception, and Dinner
Monday, May 9, 2011
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Session 4:
Transit and How to Plan It
Session 5:
Grand Planned Land Use
Session 6:
Re-Alignments to Assignment without Confinement
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session 4 (continued):
Transit and How to Plan It
Session 5 (continued):
Grand Planned Land Use
Session 6 (continued):
Re-Alignments to Assignment without Confinement
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session 7:
Those Who Care Dare to Share about Air Quality
Session 8:
The Great State of Freight Analysis
Session 9A:
Getting the Right People on the Right Train
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Session 7 (continued):
Those Who Care Dare to Share about Air Quality
Session 8 (continued):
The Great State of Freight Analysis
Session 9B:
Modeling Transit, by People Who Understand It
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Vendor's Wine and Cheese Reception
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Session 10:
In Case You Were Wondering about Funding
Session 11:
Don't Miss or Dis GIS
Session 12:
A Proclivity for Activity-Based Modeling
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session 10 (continued):
In Case You Were Wondering about Funding
Session 11 (continued):
Don't Miss or Dis GIS
Session 12 (continued):
A Proclivity for Activity-Based Modeling
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session 13A:
Funding and Economics You Won't Find in the Comics
Session 14:
Talking About Traffic without Being Graphic
Session 15A:
Rejoice about Choice Models
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Session 13B (continued):
Positions and Ambitions about Non-Traditional Modes
Session 14:
Talking About Traffic without Being Graphic
Session 15B:
Modeling Choice of Time Is No Crime
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. TRB Committee Meeting
TRB Special Committee for Travel Forecasting Resources (ADB45)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Session 16:
Don't Object: The Subject Is Project Studies/Delivery
Session 17:
Don't Be a Hata of Data, There's Nothing Greata
Session 18A:
Don't Be Late to Hear the Fate of Statewide Forecasts
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session 16 (continued):
Don't Object: The Subject Is Project Studies/Delivery
Session 17 (continued):
Don't Be a Hata of Data, There's Nothing Greata
Session 18B (continued):
More Biographics on Traffic
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session 19:
PI/EJ from A to Z
Session 20:
An Even Lata Presentation of Data
Session 21:
When Your Whole Role is the Goal to Toll
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Session 19 (continued):
PI/EJ from A to Z
Session 20 (continued):
An Even Lata Presentation of Data
Session 21 (continued):
When Your Whole Role is the Goal to Toll
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tour of Local Transit System
7:00 p.m. Reno Aces Minor League Baseball Game
(Tickets Information)
Thursday, May 12, 2011
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Session 22:
Speed Data-ing
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session 23:
Jeopardy!
Detailed Session Listing
(* Indicates presenter)

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Session 1:
The Possibilities of the Capability of Livability and Sustainability in Transportation Facilities
Sunday, May 8, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Sarah Sun, Federal Highway Administration
Assistant: Stacey Bricka, Texas Transportation Institute
FHWA's Livability Initiative: Promoting Collaboration and Multimodal Planning
Gabriel Rousseau*, Livability Team Leader, Federal Highway Administration
Livability in Transportation: Lessons from the FHWA/FTA Guidebook
Harrison Rue*, Kathleen Rooney, & Lisa McNally, ICF International
Sustainable Transportation Solutions in Austin, Texas
Kurt Schulte*, Kimley-Horn & Associates
Gordon Derr, City of Austin
Linking Transportation and Land Use to Create a Legacy
Barbara Arens*, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Brad Strader,LSL Planning Inc.
Short Term Improvements for Pedestrians, Bicyclists and Transit Riders - The Jackson Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study
David Fields*, Nelson/Nygaard
Alexandra Zetlin*, Zetlin Strategic Communications, Inc.
Complex Issues Associated with Urban Arterial Capacity Projects and TOD Corridors
Amy Cummings* & Peter Bang*, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County Nevada
Quality of Life Improvement in NYC
Abdus Salam*, Afolabi Aiyedun, Sangeeta Bhowmick , & Kuo-Ann Chiao, Citilabs, Inc.
Session 2:
Data Lore
Sunday, May 8, 1:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Ed Christopher, Federal Highway Administration
American Community Survey
Ed Christopher*, Federal Highway Administration
2010 Census and American FactFinder2
Elaine Murakami*, FHWA Office of Planning
CTPP 3-year Data Access Tool
Penelope Weinberger*, AASHTO
LEHD On the Map Data
Bruce Spear*, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
NCHRP 8-61, Travel Demand Forecasting: Parameters and Techniques
David Kurth*, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Session 3A:
Chances for Advances in Modeling Circumstances
Sunday, May 8, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Moderator: Mark Byram, Ohio Department of Transportation
Assistant: Karen Lorenzini, Texas Transportation Institute
Recent Practices in Modeling Non-Motorized Travel
Feng Liu*, John (Jay) Evans, & Thomas Rossi, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Computational Challenges and Prospects in Advanced Travel Demand Modeling
Andres Rabinowicz*, Howard Slavin, Jonathan Brandon & Jim Lam, Caliper Corporation
The Use of Complex Disaggregate Models in a Planning Context
Stephen Lawe *, Maren Outwater & Joe Castiglione, Resource Systems Group
Session 3B:
Confessions from a Procession of Those Entering the Profession
Sunday, May 8, 2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Jon Fricker, Purdue University
Assistant: Mark Byram, Ohio Department of Transportation
Integrated Dynamic Traffic and Transit Assignment Considering Traffic Congestion and a Schedule-Based Transit Network
Hyunsoo Noh*, Alireza Khani, Mark Hickman & Yi-Chang Chiu, University of Arizona
Setting Up Validation Data Targets for Assessing Interregional Travel in the California Statewide Travel Demand Modeling Framework
Nicholas Linesch* & Giovanni Circella, Urban Land Use & Transportation Center - ITS Davis
Translating policy to practice: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Transportation Planning
Alex Karner* & Deb Niemeier, University of California, Davis
An Exploratory Analysis of PAS Characteristics in Solving the Static Deterministic User Equilibrium Traffic Assignment Problem on a Large Scale Urban Network
Aroon Aungsuyanon* & Bin Ran, University of Wisconsin-Madison
David Boyce, Northwestern University

Monday, May 9, 2011


Session 4:
Transit and How to Plan It
Monday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Lee Gibson, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, NV
Assistant: Liza Amar, Wilbur Smith Associates
Development of a Regional Transit Forecasting Model Based on Google Transit Feed
Drashti Joshi*, Wolfgang Scherr, & Christopher Puchalsky, Delaware Valley Regional Planning
Serving Suburbia with the STAR Line
David Gloss* & Phil Pasterak, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
David Kralik, Metra (Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation)
Transit Path Choice Model Using Smart Card Data
Alireza Khani, Neema Nassir*, Sang GuLee, HyunsooNoh, & Mark Hickman
Davie Road and State Road 84 Transit Facility Demand Estimation
Yongqiang Wu* & Kasey Cursey, Gannett Fleming
Jeff Weidner & Jeremy Mullings, Florida Department of Transportation
Automating the Process of Updating Regional Transit Network: The SCAG Experience
Yongping Zhang* & Guoxiong Huang, Southern California Association of Governments
Jim Lam & Robert Freimer, Caliper Corporation
Maryam Ershaghi, M.E. Consulting Services
Understanding and Modeling Transit Preferences in Portland, Oregon
Joel Freedman* & Benjamin Stabler, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Richard Walker, Portland Metro
Mark Bradley, Mark Bradley Research & Consulting
Elizabeth Greene, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Session 5:
Grand Planned Land Use
Monday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Zach Patterson, Concordia University
Assistant: Meiwu An, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
Bi-Coastal Comparison and Transfer of Land Use Modeling Methods
David J.-H. Lee*, Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Colby Brown, Citilabs Inc.
Troy Hightower, Kern Council of Governments
Making and Measuring Progress: From Zonal to Parcel Level Integrated Land Use and Transportation Models
Paul Waddell*, University of California, Berkeley
Mid-Term Follow-up Assessments of a Disaggregate Land Use Model
Stewart Berry*, Caliper Corporation
Linking Land Use and Transportation Models: Transportation User Benefits and Site Values
Chris Johnson*, Matthew Kitchen, & Mark Simonson, Puget Sound Regional Council
Travel Demand Modeling to Support Smart Growth and Climate Change Policies
Rosella Picado*, Tara Weidner, & Erin Wardell, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Design and Specification of an Economic Land Use Forecasting System for the Twin Cities
Colby Brown*, Citilabs, Inc.
Dennis Farmer & Todd Graham, Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
Session 6:
Re-Alignments to Assignment without Confinement
Monday, May 9, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Tom Walker, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Assistant: Julie Dunbar, Dunbar Transportation Consulting
Integrating MORPC's Tour Model with Dynamic Network Simulation
David Roden*, AECOM
Supin Yoder, Federal Highway Administration
Nick Gill & Zhuojun Jiang, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Rebekah Anderson & Greg Giaimo, Ohio Department of Transportation
Early Report on a Regional Traffic Microsimulation Model for Planning and Operations Analysis
Daniel Morgan*, Caliper Corporation
Micah Henry, Maricopa Association of Governments
Development of a Dynamic Traffic Assignment for the Portland Metropolitan Region
Peter Bosa*, Richard Walker, & Scott Higgins, Portland Metro
Integration of Dynamic Traffic Assignment in a Four-Step Model Framework – A Deployment Case Study in PSRC (Puget Sound Regional Council) Model
Robert Tung*, RST International Inc.
Yi-Chang Chiu, University of Arizona
Integrated Model of the Urban Continuum – Location Choices, Activity-Travel Behavior, and Dynamic Traffic Patterns: Design, Development and Prototype Implementation
Ram Pendyala*, Yi-Chang Chiu, &amp Mark Hickman, University of Arizona
Paul Waddell, University of California at Berkeley
Brian Gardner, Federal Highway Administration
Hybrid Mesoscopic-Microscopic Traffic Simulation Framework
Alex Torday*, Josep Perarnau, & Jordi Casas, TSS-Transport Simulation Systems, Barcelona, Spain
Session 7:
Those Who Care Dare to Share about Air Quality
Monday, May 9, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Jerry Faris, Gensis Group, Inc.
Assistant: Erin Morrow, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Enhancing MOVES Transportation and Air Quality Analysis by Integrating with Simulation-Based Dynamic Traffic Assignment
Yi-Chang Chiu*, University of Arizona
Jane Lin & Suriya Vallamsundar, University of Illinois at Chicago
Song Bai, Sonoma Technology
Calculating Emissions Within a Travel Demand Model Using MOVES Emissions Rates
Keli Kemp*, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Diana Fields, Florida Department of Transportation
GreenSTEP: Applying Oregon's Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Model in Florida
Stephen Lawe* & Colin Smith, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Estimating Mobile Source GHG Emissions in Los Angeles County: A Web-based Tool for Calculating the Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Transportation Improvement Projects
Michael Snavely*, David Jackson, & Suseel Indrakanti, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Robert Calix, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
A Tool for the Assessment of Local Land Use Decisions on VMT and Resulting Air Quality
Mark Filipi*, Metropolitan Council, St. Paul, MN
Session 8:
The Great State of Freight Analysis
Monday, May 9, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Bob Hazlett, Maricopa Association of Governments
Assistant: Brian Gardner, Federal Highway Administration
Tri-level Freight Modeling: A Simulation of Trucks Going Near and Far
Sabyasachee Mishra, The National Center for Smart Growth
Rolf Moeckel*, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Applying the SWIM2 Integrated Model in Freight Planning in Oregon
Becky Knudson* & Alex Bettinardi, Oregon Department of Transportation
John Douglas Hunt, University of Calgary
Tara Weidner & Erin Wardell, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Prioritization of Future Freight Infrastructure Projects within the Anchorage Metropolitan Area
Teresa Brewer*, Muncipality of Anchorage
Seong Dae Kim, University of Alaska Anchorage
A Genetic Algorithm to Develop Truck Model Parameters from Local Truck Count Data
Vince Bernardin, Jr.* & Lee Klieman, Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates
Seyed Shokouhzadeh & Vishu Lingala, Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization
Freight Data and Decision Makers: How They were Introduced in Utah
David Hurst*, John Stevens, & Paul Hershkowitz, Wilbur Smith Associates
Walter Steinvorth, Utah Department of Transportation
Development of a Hybrid Freight Model from Truck Travel Surveys and Commodity Flow Data
Arun Kuppam* & Dan Beagan, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Sreevatsa Nippani, Lavanya Vallabhaneni, & Vladimir Livshits, Maricopa Association of Governments
Session 9A:
Getting the Right People on the Right Train
Monday, May 9, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Moderator: Patrick Coleman, AECOM
Assistant: Nazrul Islam, Federal Transit Administration
Analysis of a Multimodal Light Rail Corridor Using an Activity-Based Microsimulation Modeling Framework: An Application of TRANSIMS
Ram Pendyala*, Sarah Volosin, & Bhargava Sana, Arizona State University
Brian Grady, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Brian Gardner, Federal Highway Administration
Enlarging the Choices in the Strategy-Based Transit Assignment
Michael Florian* & Isabelle Constantin, INRO, Canada
Impact of Crowding on Rail Ridership: Sydney Metro Experience and Forecasting Approach
Peter Vovsha* & Bill Davidson, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Session 9B:
Modeling Transit, by People Who Understand It
Monday, May 9, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Nazrul Islam, Federal Transit Administration
Assistant: Patrick Coleman, AECOM
Development of a Regional Special Events Model and Forecasting Special Events LRT Ridership
Rachel Copperman*, Arun Kuppam, & Thomas Rossi, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Vladimir Livshits & Lavanya Vallabhaneni, Maricopa Association of Governments
Easy Breezy Beautiful DTA Modeling of the Geary Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit Project – Was it Really That Simple?
Elizabeth Sall* & Billy Charlton, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Michalis Xyntarakis, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Regional Bicycle Demand Model: In Use Today in Portland
Bill Stein*, Metro

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Session 10:
In Case You Were Wondering about Funding
Tuesday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Huey Dugas, Capital Region Planning Commission
Assistant: Rick Donnelly, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
An Innovative Software Approach to Developing a Multi-Jurisdictional Congestion
Michael Snavely*, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Robert Calix, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Integrating Assessment of the Economic Benefits of Transportation Improvements in Project-Level Alternatives Analysis
Meiwu An*, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
Maureen Paz de Araujo, HDR Engineering
Tim Roberts, City of Colorado Springs
Building a Better Plan: The Costs and Benefits of Transportation Alternatives
Matthew Kitchen*, Puget Sound Regional Council
Life-cycle Benefit-cost Analysis of Alternatives for Accommodating Heavy Truck Traffic in the Las Vegas Roadway Network
Alexander Paz*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
A New Transportation Planning Paradigm: Constraints-Based Planning in Response to the Declining Transportation Funds and Growing Interest in Sustainable Communities and Climate Change
Ron Milam*, Fehr & Peers
Long-Term Demand Forecasting of Managed Lanes: Challenges in addressing key influential risk parameters
Christopher Mwalwanda*, Wilbur Smith Associates
Session 11:
Don't Miss or Dis GIS
Tuesday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Albert Gan, Florida International University
Assistant: Rick Marshment, University of Oklahoma
GIS Based Fee Revenue and Growth Forecast Calculator for Congestion Mitigation Fee Program Nexus Study
Yushuang Zhou*, Michael Snavely, & Liam Hon, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Robert Calix, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Statewide Model Influence Areas: Turning Model Data into Clear and Understandable Results
John Stevens*, Jonathan Avner, & Paul Hershkowitz, Wilbur Smith Associates
Walter Steinvorth & Michael Fazio, Utah Department of Transportation
Generating Employment and Job XY Points in Disaggregate Models
Suzanne Childress* & Erik Sabina, Denver Regional Council of Governments
GIS Application for Transit Access Data Development: A Case Study of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Travel Demand Model
Ying Chen*, Ronald Eash & Mary Lupa, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Developing a Regional GIS Enterprise and Decision Support Tool for Transportation Planning - Transportation Environmental and Land-Use Data Enterprise (TELUDE)
Felix Nwoko*, Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization
Leveraging Web-Based GIS for Managing Transportation Network Information
Steve Hossack & Joaquin Ortega*, San Diego Association of Governments
Session 12:
A Proclivity for Activity-Based Modeling
Tuesday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Vince Bernardin, Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates
Assistant: Greg Giaimo, Ohio Department of Transportation
Development and Application of the Atlanta Activity-Based Model Visualization Dashboard
Benjamin Stabler* & Joel Freedman, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Guy Rousseau, Atlanta Regional Commission
Tour-Based Model for a Small Area
Bill Allen*, Transportation Planning Consultant
Integration of an Activity Based Model, Traffic and Transit Simulation Model, and MOVES
Thomas Rossi*, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Comparing Aggregate Trip-Based and Disaggregate Tour-Based Travel Demand Models: Highway Results
Rebekah Anderson* & Greg Giaimo, Ohio Department of Transportation
Chandra Bhat & Nazneen Ferdous, University of Texas at Austin
David Schmit, AECOM Consult
Sensitivity Testing of an Integrated Regional Travel Demand and Traffic Microsimulation Model
Joe Castiglione* & Stephen Lawe, Resource Systems Group
John Bowman, Bowman Research and Consulting
Mark Bradley, Mark Bradley Research & Consulting
David Roden, AECOM
Evaluating Small-Scale Results of Activity-Based Models
Robert Spotts*, Suzanne Childress, Shahida Mirza, & Erik Sabina, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Session 13A:
Funding and Economics You Won't Find in the Comics
Tuesday, May 10, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Moderator: Maren Outwater, Resource Systems Group
Assistant: Chin-Cheng Chen, Nashville MPO
Integrated Systems Planning: Corridor Concept and Application
David Stroud*, Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.
Hub-Cap, A-How-to-Tool to Meet Legal Challenges For Lane Rental During Construction
Edreece Azimi*, Virginia Department of Transportation
Assessing the Marginal Cost of Freeway Congestion for Vehicle Fleets Using Passive GPS Data
Nick Wood*, Texas Transportation Institute
Randall Guensler, Georgia Institute of Technology
Session 13B:
Positions and Ambitions about Non-Traditional Modes
Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Judy Lang, Caltrans
Assistant: Rebekah Anderson, Ohio Department of Transportation
GIS-Based Framework for Modeling Non-Motorized Transportation
Jeremy Raw* & Brian Gardner, Federal Highway Administration
Quantifying Non-Motorized Demand – A New Way of Understanding Walking and Biking Demand
Preston Elliott* & Jeffrey Hammond, RPM Transportation Consultants
Driving Smart: Car2Go in Austin and Beyond
Katherine Kortum*, University of Texas at Austin
Session 14:
Talking About Traffic without Being Graphic
Tuesday, May 10, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Katherine Haire, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Assistant: Barbara Arens, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
An Integrated Travel Demand, Mesoscopic and Miroscopic Modeling Platform to Assess Traffic Operations for Manhattan, New York
Vassilis Papayannoulis* & Jennifer Strasser, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Michael Marsico & Thomas Maguire, New York City Department of Transportation
Steven Scalici, STV Incorporated
Development of a Large Scale Traffic Simulation Model to Improve the Flow of Commercial Vehicles from Maquiladora Industry to International Border-Crossings
Jose Osiris Vidana-Bencomo*, University of Texas at El Paso
Rajat Rajbhandari, Texas Transportation Institute
Comparative Analysis for an Urban Design-Build Construction Project using Dynamic Traffic Assignment
Naveen Verramisti*, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Modeling Active Traffic Management for the I-80 Integrated Corridor Mobility Project
Terry Klim* & Kevin Fehon, DKS Associates
Can Multi-Resolution Dynamic Traffic Assignment live up to the Expectation of Reliable Analysis of Incident Management Strategies?
Lili (Leo) Luo* & Sarath Joshua, Maricopa Association of Governments
Session 15A:
Rejoice about Choice Models
Tuesday, May 10, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Moderator: Charles Gorugantula, Mid-America Regional Council
Assistant: Rhett Fussell, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Destination Choice Model Success Stories
Rick Donnelly* & Tara Weidner, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Testing the Transferability of Activity-Based Model Parameters
Andrew Rohne*, OKI Regional Council of Governments
Vince Bernardin Jr., Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates
Workplace Choice Model: Insights into Spatial Patterns of Commuting in Three Metropolitan Regions
Peter Vovsha*, Joel Freedman & Surabhi Gupta, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Wu Sun, San Diego Association of Governments
Vladimir Livshits, Maricopa Association of Governments
Session 15B:
Modeling Choice of Time Is No Crime
Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: David Kurth, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Assistant: Andrew Rohne, OKI Regional Council of Governments
Congestion and Time-of-Day Forecast Outcomes of an Activity-Based Model
Suzanne Childress* & Erik Sabina, Denver Regional Council of Governments
A Trip-Based Joint Departure and Arrival Time Choice Model
Rosella Picado*, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Improving the Modeling of Time-of-Day Effects in the PSRC Activity-Based Model: Joint Mode & Time-of-Day Models and Time-Sensitive Logsums
Mark Bradley*, Mark Bradley Research and Consulting
John Bowman, Bowman Research and Consulting

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Session 16:
Don't Object: The Subject Is Project Studies/Delivery
Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Montie Wade, Texas Transportation Institute
Assistant: David Stroud, Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.
Development of Congestion Management Process Using a Travel Demand Forecasting Model
Huey Dugas*, Capital Region Planning Commission MPO
Southwest Georgia Interstate Study
James Evans* & Patti Schropp, PBS&J
Tom McQueen, Georgia Department of Transportation
Planning a Regional Express Lanes Network - Lessons from the Bay Area
Donald Hubbard*, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Lisa Klein, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA
Adapting a Four-Step MPO Travel Model for Wildfire Evacuation Planning: A Practical Application from Colorado Springs
Paul Hershkowitz*, Wilbur Smith Associates
Maureen Paz de Araujo, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Craig Casper, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
Mary Lupa, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Bret Waters, City of Colorado Springs
Multimodal Corridor System Management – Incorporating Analysis of Transit, Demand Management Programs and Operational Strategies
William Loudon*, DKS Associates
Evaluating and Communicating Model Results: Guidebook for Planners [NCHRP 08-36 (Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning)]
Daniel Goldfarb*, Robert Schiffer, John (Jay) Evans, & Dalia Leven, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Session 17:
Don't Be a Hata of Data, There's Nothing Greata
Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Leta Huntsinger, Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization
Assistant: Craig Gresham, Clearbox Forecast Group
Origin-Destination Survey Data Collection, A Comparison of Bluetooth vs. Traditional Methods
Jaesup Lee*, Paul Agnello, & Ju-yin Chen, Virginia Department of Transportation
Kenneth Kaltenbach, The Corradino Group, Inc.
Methods for Conducting a Large-Scale GPS-Only Survey of Households
Greg Giaimo* & Rebekah Anderson, Ohio Department of Transportation
Laurie Wargelin & Jason Minser, Abt SRBI
Surveying and Modeling Long Distance Trips
Stacey Bricka*, Texas Transportation Institute
Erik Sabina, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Julie Paasche, NuStats
Catherine Durso, University of Denver
Using Cell Phone Technology to Collect Travel Data
Kyle Ward*, Carolina Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Investigating the Relationship of Service Headway to Wait Time in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area
Arash Mirzaei*, Kathleen Yu & Behruz Paschai, North Central Texas Council of Governments
On-Road Vehicle Activity GPS Data and Privacy
Vetri Venthan Elango*, & Randall Guensler, Georgia Institute of Technology
Session 18A:
Don't Be Late to Hear the Fate of Statewide Forecasts
Wednesday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Moderator: Karen Faussett, Michigan Department of Transportation
Assistant: Keith Killough, Arizona Department of Transportation
Managing Complexity with Multi-Scale Travel Forecasting Models
Jeremy Raw*, Federal Highway Administration
Validation and Sensitivity Considerations for Statewide Models
Robert Schiffer*, Sarah McKinley, Daniel Beagan & Thomas Rossi, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Development and Application of a Parcel-Based Statewide Travel Demand Model for the Assessment of the Travel Impacts of Smart Growth Strategies and Sidewalk Investments
Scott Thompson-Graves* & Li Li Whitman, Whitman, Requardt, and Associates
Michael DuRoss, Delaware Department of Transportation
Session 18B:
More Biographics on Traffic
Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Elizabeth Sall, San Francisco County Transit Authority
Assistant: Peter Bosa, Oregon Metro
Feedback on Feedback: CAMPO's Findings from Testing Various Feedback Approaches
Jonathan Avner*, Wilbur Smith Associates
Kevin Lancaster, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Karen Lorenzini, Texas Transportation Institute
New Findings from Application of Accelerated User Equilibrium Traffic Assignments
Howard Slavin*, Jonathan Brandon, Andres Rabinowicz & Srinivasan Sundaram, Caliper Corp.
State-of-the-Art Traffic Modeling for Cowboys Stadium; An Innovative Approach to Gameday Traffic Forecasting
Kristen Torrance* & Robert Brooks, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Session 19:
PI/EJ from A to Z
Wednesday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Moderator: David Ory, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Assistant: Joe Huegy, Triangle Regional Model Services Bureau
Environmental Justice and the Public Involvement Process for a Successful NEPA Project in North Carolina
Radha Krishna Swayampakala*, Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.
A Simple Methodology to Evaluate the Disparate Impacts of Fare and Service Change on Protected Populations in a Fixed Guideway System
Vijay Mahal*, HDR Inc.
A Simple Framework to Assess Potential Impact of Regional Toll System on Environmental Justice Population
Chi Ping Lam*, Chris Van Slyke & Heng Wang, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Non-Traditional Public Engagement: E-Surveys and Virtual Public Meetings at the NYSDOT
Joel Kleinberg*, New York State Department of Transportation
Changes in Household Vehicle Fleet Compositions and Policy Implications
Stacey Bricka* & Richard T. Baker, Texas Transportation Institute
I-15 Multi-State Corridor Master Plan: Visioning for a Future without Borders
Sondra Rosenberg*, Nevada Department of Transportation
Bardia Nezhati & Dan Andersen, CH2MHILL
Session 20:
An Even Lata Presentation of Data
Wednesday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Chris Van Slyke, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Assistant: John Bowman, Bowman Research and Consulting
Best Practices in Transit Rider Survey Data Collection
Chris Tatham*, ETC Institute
Stephen Weller*, AECOM
Nazrul Islam, Federal Transit Administration
Evaluating the Impact of Road Pricing on Traveler Behavior in the Seattle Region Using Household Travel Diary Surveys
Elizabeth Greene* & Thomas Adler, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Sean Peirce & Margaret Petrella, USDOT - RITA - Volpe Center
Second Day Response Rates: Implications for CMAP's Travel Tracker Survey
Cemal Ayvalik & Eric Petersen*, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Building a Database for Estimation of an Advanced Activity-Based Travel Model from the NHTS
Vladimir Livshits* & Petya Maneva, Maricopa Association of Governments
Peter Vovsha & Surabhi Gupta, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Comparisons of Synthetic Populations Generated from Census 2000 and American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)
Wu Sun*, Clint Daniels & Ziying Ouyang, San Diego Association of Governments
Peter Vovsha & Joel Freedman, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
Effects of Household Life Cycle Changes on Travel Behavior: Evidence from Michigan Statewide Household Travel Surveys
Cemal Ayvalik* & Kimon Proussaloglou, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Karen Faussett, Michigan Department of Transportation
Laurie Wargelin, AbtSRBI Inc.
Session 21:
When Your Whole Role is the Goal to Toll
Wednesday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Rob Schiffer, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Assistant: Matt Rifkin, InterPlan
Traffic Forecasting for I-95 Hot Lanes in Virginia
Patrick Coleman*, AECOM
Jaesup Lee, Paul Agnello & Ju-yin Chen, Virginia Department of Transportation
Impact of Congestion, Pricing, and Travel Time Reliability on Travel Demand: Summary of Model Specification Tests on Multiple US Data Sources
Mark Bradley*, Mark Bradley Research & Consulting
Peter Vovsha & Robert Donnelly, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc
Risk Assessment & Sensitivity Analysis of Traffic and Revenue Projections for Toll Facilities
Phani Jammalamadaka*, Yagnesh Jarmarwala, Worapong Hirunyanitiwattana, and Naveen Mokkapati, Wilbur Smith Associates
Analysis Tool for Model Output to Evaluate Express Lanes Feasibility
Jack Klodzinski* & Bill Olsen, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise - URS Corporation
Tom Adler, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Incorporation of Pricing in the Time- of-Day Model
Kazem Oryani*, Cissy Kulakowski & Liren Zhou, Wilbur Smith Associates
Tom Adler & Mark Fowler, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Discrete Choice Models and Behavioral Response to Congestion Pricing Strategies
Mark Fowler* & Stacey Falzarano, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Kazem Oryani & Cissy Kulakowski, Wilbur Smith Associates
Reno Aces Minor League Baseball Game:
Tickets Information
Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
We are reserving a block of tickets to the Reno Aces vs. Omaha Storm Chasers minor league baseball game on Wednesday evening, May 11. The group seating ticket price (Section 115) for the game is $14.

If you are interested in attending this game, please send an e-mail to David Kurth indicating the number of tickets you would like so we can get a preliminary count. Payment for the tickets will be collected when you pick up your registration materials in Reno.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Session 22:
Speed Data-ing
Thursday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Moderator: Tom Rossi, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Using Intelligent GPS Devices and Learning Algorithms for Collecting Multi-Week Activity-Travel Diary Data: Experiences in a Dutch Context
Harry Timmermans*, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Impacts of Proxy Reporting in Household Surveys on Trip Rates
Ed Hard* & David Pearson, Texas Transportation Institute
Buffer-based Area Type Determination for Travel Demand Model Network Links
Lee Klieman*, Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates
An Innovative Approach to Mapping Vehicle Classification Data
Steve Farnsworth*, Texas Transportation Institute
Discrete Choice Models of the Preferences for Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Thomas Adler* & Mark Fowler, Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Aniss Bahreinian, California Energy Commission
Stephane Hess, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Laurie Wargelin, Abt SRBI, Inc.
Making Activity-Based Travel Demand Models Play Nice with Trip Rates
Elizabeth Sall*, Daniel Wu, & Billy Charlton, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Use of Trip Table Estimation to Improve Project Traffic Forecasts
Kenneth Kaltenbach*, The Corradino Group, Inc.
Shi-Chiang Li & Derek Miura, Florida Department of Transportation
Application of a Disaggregate Quasi-Dynamic Model of Park-and-Ride Lot Choice
John Gibb*, DKS Associates
An Automated Approach for Identifying Type of Non-Signalized Intersection and Estimating Delays in Statewide Model Application
Yanping Zhang*, Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization
Laurence Brown, Roy Nunnally & Steve Smith, Indiana Department of Transportation
Repurposing Turning Movement Counting Boards for PNR Counts
Andrew Rohne*, OKI Regional Council of Governments
After Evans: Working on an Approximation of a Combined Equilibrium Model Based on Quick-Precision Assignment
Christopher Puchalsky, Wolfgang Scherr & Thomas Walker*, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Planning and Policy Impacts of Alternative Public Transport Modeling Methods
Jim Lam*, Jian Zhang, Howard Slavin, Srini Sundaram & Andres Rabinowicz, Caliper Corp.
Model Validation/Application for Significant Growth Areas in Florida
Myung Sung*, Chunyu Lu & Christine Sherman, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Methodology for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Assessing Mitigation Options for Project Level and Regional Level Applications for On-Road Mobile Sources
Graciela Lubertino*, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Josias Zietsman & Tara Ramani, Texas Transportation Institute
Using a Statewide Model to Help Improve State Long-Range Plan Decision-Making: The Utah DOT Experience
Paul Hershkowitz*, David Hurst & Jonathan Avner, Wilbur Smith Associates
Michael Fazio & John Thomas, Utah Department of Transportation
Session 23:
Jeopardy!
Thursday, May 12, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Moderator: Paul Hershkowitz, Wilbur Smith Associates
(* Indicates presenter)