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Motorcycle Travel Symposium Tentative Agenda

October 10 - 12, 2007

Day 1
7:30 - 8:30Registration
9:45 - 10:00Break
8:30 - 9:00Welcome
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
    • Disturbing trends in motorcycle safety
    • Importance of motorcycle data at the national level
    • Why States should be interested in collecting these data
    • Need to build a long-term relationship with all interested parties
9:00 - 9:45Opening remarks
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
    • Linking this meeting to the NTSB forum held last year
    • Overview of NTSB recommendations
  • FHWA Office of Safety
    • Current motorcycle safety and data efforts
    • Motorcyclist Advisory Council
  • AASHTO (Invited)
9:45 - 10:00Break
10:00 - 11:00What are travel data and why better estimates of motorcycle travel are needed?
  • NHTSA Perspective
  • FHWA Perspective
    • Importance of motorcycle VMT to FHWA and the U.S. DOT
    • Current data sources
      • Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)
      • National Household Travel Survey (NHTS)
    • Data goals, gaps, and challenges
  • Common State Practices
    • Current motorcycle safety efforts
    • Role of motorcycle travel data
  • Discussion
11:00 - 11:30Best practices
  • Vermont DOT
  • Wisconsin DOT
11:30 - 12:00Technical issues surrounding the collection motorcycle travel data
  • Illinois DOT - problems using length based vehicle classification
  • Pennsylvania DOT - problems with existing equipment and manual classification counts, and some initial steps taken to get better data
  • Discussion
12:00 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 2:00Equipment configurations that work well
  • Texas A&M
  • FHWA Operations R&D
  • Clemson University (Invited)
2:00 - 2:30Benefits and institutional challenges of collecting motorcycle travel data
  • Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA) - Moderator
  • Maryland SHA
  • Wisconsin DOT
  • Discussion
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:15Funding - who pays for these data and where can my State get addition funds for data collection?
  • FHWA
  • NHTSA
3:15 - 4:15Discussion - Breakout groups
  • Technical solutions
    • Existing technology
    • Future technology
  • Institutional solutions
4:15 - 5:15Breakout group reports and discussion
5:15 - 5:30Day 1 summary & snapshot of Day 2
Day 2
7:30 - 8:30Registration
8:30 - 10:00Issues surrounding data & overview of alternative sources of motorcycle travel data & issues surrounding
  • FHWA
    • Data Quality - how to reduce errors
    • Estimation of missing HPMS data
    • Motorcycle data analysis
  • AAMVA
    • General data
    • Vehicle registration
  • Ohio State University
    • System level data
    • Remote sensing
  • ITS Joint Program Office, RITA (Invited)
    • Toll facility travel data
    • Electronic toll data
  • FHWA
    • Behavioral data
    • NHTS add-on
    • Developing data partnerships
    • Methodology and privacy issues
  • Discussion
10:00 - 10:15Break
10:15 - 12:00Innovative technologies
  • Open microphone, limit of 8 - 10 minutes per presentation
  • Suggested topics
    • New vehicle classifiers and traffic sensors
    • Electronic data collection
    • Remote sensing
    • Vehicle inspections and other sources of odometer data
12:00 - 1:00Lunch
1:00 - 2:00Discussion - Breakout groups
The breakout groups will be tasked with discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each technology and data source. The groups will then brainstorm various ways in which each technology and/or data source could be used to improved current estimates of motorcycle travel. Special attention will be paid to data quality, availability and privacy issues.
2:00 - 3:00Breakout group reports and discussion
3:00 - 3:15Break
3:15 - 4:00Discussion of data integration and data/technical gaps
  • Data Nexus
    • Putting the pieces together
  • FHWA
    • Recap of previous topics
    • Analytic and technical gap
  • Discussion
4:00 - 5:00Discussion - Break out groups
The breakout groups will be tasked with discussing the technical and analytic short falls. The groups should identify potential solutions. The output from this session will be used the following day for developing the research roadmap.
5:00 - 5:15Day 2 summary & snapshot of Day 3
Day 3
7:30 - 8:30Registration
8:30 - 9:30Breakout group reports
9:30 - 10:30 Interactive plenary session on research and implementation roadmap
  • Discuss promising technologies and data sources
  • Identify roadmap topic areas
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:45Discussion - Break out groups
The break out groups will be tasked with identifying and prioritizing topic areas that warrant future research. The outcome from the groups will be a list of future projects along with a brief description of the scope of the research
11:45 - 12:45Breakout group reports
12:45 - 1:00Wrap-up

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