12th National Transportation Planning Applications Conference

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TMIP Mission: Support and empower planning agencies; through leadership, innovation and support of planning analysis improvements; to provide better information to support transportation and planning decisions.

TMIP Goals:
  • To help planning agencies build their institutional capacity to develop and deliver travel related information to support transportation and planning decisions.
  • To develop and improve analytical methods that respond to the needs of planning and environmental decision making processes.
  • To develop mechanisms to ensure the quality of technical analysis used to support decision-making and to meet local, state, and federal program requirements.
How to access services: The most current documents, training opportunities and other TMIP services can be accessed through the TMIP Web site: http://tmip.fhwa.dot.gov

Technical Assistance: Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP) offers limited individual technical assistance, available by contacting the TMIP staff. The Virtual Mentoring and Technical Support Center (VMTSC) represents an effort by TMIP to expand the reach of the mentoring program by offering biweekly one-hour online virtual office sessions via the TMIP Web conferencing system. For office hours, please visit TMIP Web site http://tmip.fhwa.dot.gov.

Seminars and Training: TMIP develops and delivers seminars and training on a variety of topics. TMIP also sponsors regular on-line Web Knowledge and Information Exchanges on topics of interest to the modeling and simulation community. Typically held monthly, these webinars provide a great opportunity to stay current on all aspects of analysis, modeling and simulation issues.

Peer Review Program: Planning agencies can use peer reviews to ensure that technical processes they are applying or developing meet the agency's needs, and/or the standards of professional practice. Peer reviews of travel forecasting and data collection procedures are crucial to planning agency model development and improvement efforts. TMIP supports peer reviews by assisting agencies in panel assembly, logistics and funding for travel. For more information, please go to TMIP Web site http://tmip.fhwa.dot.gov.

E-mail List: The TMIP E-mail discussion list has about 1,100 travel-forecasting professionals from around the globe. To subscribe to any of the TMIP e-mail lists, go to the TMIP Web site http://tmip.fhwa.dot.gov.

TRANSIMS: TRANSIMS is a suite of travel modeling and microsimulation tools which provides for the simulation of the movement of individuals and vehicles on a second by second basis throughout the day. For more information, go to the TMIP Web site http://tmip.fhwa.dot.gov and follow the TRANSIMS link.

Other Services: Other various services include Peer Exchanges, Research, Technical Roundtables and Clearinghouse. For details, please go to http://tmip.fhwa.dot.gov.


“I like TMIP because:
  1. Addresses items that are currently relevant and in many cases, vexing to all of us
  2. Holds webinars to expand the knowledge base - these are convenient and easy to attend.
  3. Allows smaller organizations to be aware and become familiar with the more cutting edge issues as they are addressed by the entities with greater capacity to be the initiators and early adopters/developers."
--- Susan G. Payne, Senior Planner, Central Lane Metropolitan Planning Organization, Lane Council of Governments
“TMIP is an excellent forum to discuss key modelling questions and jointly develop answers based on theoretical considerations and, perhaps more importantly, experience from top practitioners in the field of transport demand modelling. It is, in this sense, unique.”
--- Luis Willumsen, Director, Steer Davies Gleave, London
“The webinars have been very helpful. I have arranged to use a training room with a large screen projector to share the webinar with my work team. We can then discuss what we have seen. It is also good to archive them so we can retrieve them later for those that cannot attend. I have also found the clearinghouse very helpful. Even with Google it can be hard to find examples of current practice. Maybe we will be able to contribute one day soon. Sharing information is tremendously helpful. It can feel very lonely trying to build models without benefit of the experience of others.”
--- Joseph Huegy, AICP; Program Manager; Triangle Regional Model Service Bureau; the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)

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PTV America Company Profile: Best known for our software (VISSIM and VISUM), PTV America, Inc. is a multi-disciplinary transportation and transit engineering, planning, research and software development company headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Our parent company, PTV AG headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany is recognized as an international leader in design and development of software to support transportation planning and traffic engineering worldwide. PTV America provides customers exceptional technical support, product training, and access to a highly qualified team of service professionals with backgrounds in traffic engineering, transportation planning, and computer science.
Cambridge Systematics Profile: Cambridge Systematics, Inc. specializes in transportation planning, dedicated to ensuring that transportation investments deliver the best possible results. By providing innovative policy and planning solutions, objective analysis, and technology applications, we help our clients meet future transportation needs while improving the performance of existing infrastructure and operations. Above all, we are committed to our clients' success in making transportation better for future generations. If transportation is your focus, Cambridge Systematics can help achieve your goals.

Cambridge Systematics specializes in transportation planning services and tools and products for local, state, national, and international agencies in the public and private transportation industries. From our offices strategically located across the United States, we offer our clients a specialization in transportation planning, industry leadership, innovative solutions, an objective approach, and a strong partnership with our clients. Some of our key areas of specialization in transportation planning include travel demand forecasting and simulation, freight and goods movement, innovative finance and toll feasibility, transit planning and FTA New Starts assessments, air quality analysis and climate change, and planning for intelligent transportation systems.

Cambridge Systematics has been developing and applying travel demand forecasting models since our formation in 1972. We have pioneered many of the modeling practices in use today, through research and innovative practice conducted to enhance travel models. Cambridge Systematics continues to develop creative, practical solutions for travel demand models, such as the estimation and implementation of tour and activity-based models and the integration of land use and travel models. In addition, we have developed software tools that facilitate the evaluation of transportation and land use alternatives impacts. Our practice is built on the foundation of discrete choice model estimation and statistical analysis, thus ensuring reliable forecasts.

Cambridge Systematics offers technical services in the following specialties within the umbrella of travel demand forecasting:
  • Travel Model Development, Calibration, Research and Training
  • Survey Design and Evaluation
  • Freight Forecasting
  • Highway and Multimodal Corridor Forecasting and Microsimulation
  • Transit and Ridership Forecasting
  • Statewide and Intercity Forecasting
  • Impact Assessment Tools
  • Forecasting Traffic on Toll Facilities
Caliper Corporation Profile: Founded in 1983, Caliper is the only large U.S. owned and operated developer of transportation planning and traffic simulation software. Caliper is recognized worldwide as a leader and innovator in the development of transportation analysis and GIS software, with more than ten thousand transportation users in more than 70 countries. Caliper is the producer of TransCAD and TransModeler planning and simulation software packages.

TransCAD is the most powerful, comprehensive, and popular travel demand forecasting software ever created. TransCAD supports all important styles of travel demand modeling and comes with the most extensive set of traffic assignment models ever assembled for use by planners and engineers. TransCAD comes with its own built-in GIS and relational database management system and integrates easily with all other major GIS and database systems. In the U.S., TransCAD is far and away the most widely used planning software and it is the standard or is predominant in more than half the states. Because of superior performance and functionality, TransCAD has been used for the largest models MPOs have implemented. All around the world, TransCAD is also used as the basis for teaching travel demand forecasting in leading universities.

TransModeler is a powerful and versatile traffic simulation package applicable to a wide array of traffic planning and modeling tasks. TransModeler can simulate all kinds of road networks, from freeways to downtown areas, and can analyze multimodal networks in great detail and with high fidelity. TransModeler makes it easy to model and visualize the behavior of complex traffic systems in both two and three dimensional GIS environments. Based upon the latest research, TransModeler employs advanced methodological techniques and software technology to bring traffic simulation into a new area. TransModeler models the dynamic route choices of drivers and simulates public transportation as well as car and truck traffic. TransModeler is integrated with TransCAD forming a complete system from forecasting trip generation all the way through microscopic traffic behavior.

Caliper provides a broad array of professional services in support of applications of TransCAD and TransModeler. These services include technical support, training, application development, and consulting services. Caliper regularly works with end users and leading consulting firms to develop innovative transportation modeling solutions for the most challenging problems.
Citilabs Profile: Continuing our tradition of providing state-of-the-art transportation planning software, Citilabs is proud to sponsor the 12th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference. Citilabs delivers seamless integration and system compatibility using ESRI technology.

Please visit us during the show to learn about our latest enhancements for integrated transportation analysis, land use forecasting, and traffic simulation. Citilabs will also feature our new transportation planning extensions for ArcGIS!

With 2500 users in over 70 countries and 6 continents, Citilabs understands the needs of the transportation planning community. Beyond our state-of-the-art capabilities, Citilabs is heavily focused on the end-user experience, system integration, and enterprise scalability.

Citilabs - Land Use Citilabs - Passenger Demand Citilabs - Microsimulation
Citilabs - Traffic Simulation Citilabs - Freight Demand Citilabs - Distributed Computing

Please visit our web site at www.citilabs.com for more information and latest news about our products.
Wilbur Smith Associates Profile: Wilbur Smith is an international consulting firm providing professional services in the fields of engineering, planning, and economics. Established in 1952, the firm has more than 50 years of multidisciplinary service and has a diversified practice with its major concentration of services in the analysis and planning of transportation systems, the design of transportation facilities, and the planning and design of community and industrial infrastructure systems and facilities. WSA has completed more than 20,000 projects including work in all 50 states, virtually every major metropolitan area in the United States, and in over 100 nations throughout the world.

WSA uses the professional and technical disciplines of its staff to assemble special project teams with the capability of providing a complete range of services to satisfy each unique project's requirements. The range of services includes civil and structural engineering, site engineering, transportation analysis and planning, engineering and Right-of-Way (ROW) services, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), urban and regional planning, operations and maintenance management, transit impact analysis, socioeconomic and financial analyses, system analysis, environmental planning and design, stormwater management, water resources engineering, solid waste management, energy conservation planning, and construction services.

Transportation Planning
Whether at the national, multi-state, state, regional, metropolitan, county or municipal level, Wilbur Smith Associates brings a comprehensive, multi-disciplined problem-solving approach to every client. We embrace and foster a team approach, which is especially important in transportation planning, as no study or project has a single focus. Planning is about bringing infrastructure and quality of life elements together to enhance our lifestyles and neighborhoods, as well as the environment.

WSA Transportation Planning services include:
  • Statewide Multimodal Systems
  • Statewide Transportation Plans
  • Sub-area Transportation Plans
  • Major Corridor Studies
  • Scenic Corridors/Byways
  • Hurricane Evacuation Planning
  • Intermodal Plans
  • Policy Studies
  • Non-Motorized Transportation
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization Studies
Intelligent Transportation Systems
WSA boasts a team of exceptionally-qualified professionals providing services throughout the world in ITS planning, design, systems engineering and evaluation. Our areas of specialty include regional systems, toll roads, public transport and parking management.

Technology alone does not solve transportation problems. WSA understands that ITS is a tool, not an objective in and of itself. We bring our various disciplines together in a unique manner to identify problem areas and provide solutions that are functionally-driven, practical and cost-effective.

WSA has been a pioneer in developing innovative transportation strategies. This has included identifying reasonably-priced techniques to enhance the quality, performance and perceived value of public transit services.

Toll Implementation
WSA remains on the leading edge of new toll and payment systems technologies. Whether the project involves a simple replacement of a traditional toll system or planning and implementation of a fully-electronic, open road, cashless system, WSA provides the support needed to ensure success in system planning, procurement and deployment.

Travel Demand Modeling
WSA features a team of highly-qualified modeling professionals. Our contribution to the practice is regularly recognized by FHWA, AASHTO, and others, and our reputation is second to none. The team's primary focus is the development and application of travel demand models used to estimate usage on existing and proposed transportation system facilities.

With a diverse and comprehensive spectrum of transportation and infrastructure services, no matter what your project entails, WSA can help. Explore our planning and design capabilities, or find out more about our toll and economic services. Either way, you'll find an engineering partner ripe with innovative ideas. For a comprehensive list of Wilbur Smith's services, please log on to: www.wilbursmith.com
PBS&J Profile: With over four decades of experience working for state transportation departments, regional agencies, expressway authorities, private developers, and municipalities, PBS&J is one of the leading transportation planning and engineering consulting firms in the nation. PBS&J offers the depth of personnel and resources necessary to successfully support diverse multimodal transportation assignments ranging from small intersection improvements to interstate and tollway designs to regional transportation plans. Skills of our transportation professionals include:
  • Transportation design and planning
  • Travel demand modeling and simulation
  • Multimodal/transit planning
  • Traffic engineering
  • Transportation financing and strategic planning
  • Public involvement
Our experts continually strive to compile the necessary resources for providing clients with transportation solutions that integrate our in-depth understanding of the industry with innovative technology-based solutions. Travel modeling, simulation and visualization combined with transportation planning and traffic engineering form a comprehensive approach to solving the most challenging problems.

Established in 1960, PBS&J is a multidiscipline planning, engineering and environmental consulting firm with 3,800 professional employees in more than 80 offices throughout the U.S. and abroad. PBS&J has more than 550 professionals located in eight Texas cities; over half of those are located in central Texas. According to the Engineering News-Record 2008 survey, PBS&J was ranked 10th in pure design, 29th in engineering consulting, and 10th largest transportation consulting services firm in the nation.

PBS&J's corporate structure allows us to draw upon the technical resources of our entire firm, as needed, to successfully accomplish any assignment. This means we can provide world-class technology with personal service to all of our clients.

Our large volume of repeat business reflects the firm's commitment to:
  • Professionally completing assignments on time and within budget.
  • Seeking innovative, but practical solutions to problems when more traditional approaches do not meet the client's needs.
PBS&J has the capacity to provide complete services to clients beginning with planning and continuing through field studies, site evaluations, preliminary design, final design, construction administration, and start-up assistance. Staff specialty groups work in concert with the regional offices close to the project site in order to provide a thorough and coordinated approach to solving specific problems to satisfy client needs.

PBS&J, an employee-owned firm, has five major service areas:
  • Transportation planning and design
  • Facilities
  • Applied technologies
  • Environmental engineering and sciences
  • Construction services
Our professionals offer the deep-rooted commitment of residents who live and work in the area, and offer specialized expertise in a diverse range of technical disciplines. Many are recognized nationally and internationally as technical leaders in their areas of specialty.
Gannett Fleming Inc. Profile: Gannett Fleming has been providing full-service planning and engineering services for transportation, environmental and water resources projects in the U.S. and abroad since 1915. With more than 90 years of experience, Gannett Fleming's extensive array of services makes us a leader in the planning and engineering industry. As Gannett Fleming continues to grow and expand, we never forget our key mission—to make our clients successful.

Among the many disciplines offered to our clients, Gannett Fleming provides transportation planning services including:
  • Travel Demand Model Development and Application
  • Travel Characteristic Surveys
  • Multimodal Corridor Studies
  • Long Range Transportation Plan Development
  • Freight Mobility Studies
  • Traffic Engineering
Gannett Fleming is proud to provide these and many other services to a wide range of clients at the federal, state, and local level.

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PB Profile: PB is a leader in developing transportation and other infrastructure, with 10,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions. PB (Parsons Brinckerhoff) offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management and operations for highways, transit and rail, ports and airports, as well as power, community development, water and the environment. Founded in1885, PB is employee-owned, with 150 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.pbworld.com.