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Workshop on Analysis of Network and Nonnetwork Impacts Upon Traveler Choice

Date: September 17, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC), Room T-104/105
Registration: To register for this workshop, please send an email to Cara O'Donnell at cara.odonnell.ctr@dot.gov. Please specify in the email if you will attend in person or will attend via webinar, along with your full name, organization, position, telephone number, and email address. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Once your RSVP has been received, a detailed agenda, reference materials, and meeting logistics will be emailed to you.
The objectives of this workshop are to (a) share recent results of a project that identified and organized the existing state of the practice and state of the art for including traveler choice in transport models and (b) identify research needs to advance this practice and art. The intent of the workshop is to encourage States and local agencies, as well as the overall transportation community, to develop and use national and regional traveler choice data and adjustment factors to improve their transportation models and forecasts.
8:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
  • Welcome – Michael Trentacoste, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Workshop Overview – Bobby Haas, SAIC
  • Introductions – Attendees
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Overview of Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Study Purpose and Methodology – Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University (NWU)
  • State-of-the-Art Review
  • Gap Analysis
  • Setting Scenarios and Collecting Data
  • Methodology to Incorporate Traveler Choice Adjustment Factors Into Modeling Tools
9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Results of MTC Study – Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University (NWU)
  • Literature Review and Final Report Highlights
  • Review of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) and Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) Data Surveying
  • Research Gaps and Recommendations
11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Interactive Discussion on Study Results and Research Gaps – Hani Mahmassani, NWU
  • Reaction to Outcomes
  • Feedback on Implementation
  • Other Potential Gaps/Issues
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.mNETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • Group 1 – Addressing Issues at Varying Levels of Analysis (State, Regional, Local)
  • Group 2 – Data-collection Issues and Solutions
  • Group 3 – Other Applications of Traveler Choice Data
3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Reports from Breakout Sessions
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Next Steps and Closing Remarks – Hani Mahmassani, NWU
  • Other Research Gaps and New Research Topics
  • Continued Engagement Forums
  • Closing



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