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16th National Transportation Planning Applications Conference

2017 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM


Program Summary

(Preliminary - Subject to Change)
Sunday, May 14, 2017
12:30 PM -
2:30 PM

Getting Info to Decision-Makers

6:00 PM -
7:00 PM

Conference Opening Remarks / Speed Dataing For Reals

7:00 PM -
9:00 PM

Dinner

Oak Forest Ballroom
Monday, May 15, 2017
7:30 AM -
8:30 AM

Breakfast

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
8:30 AM -
10:00 AM

Not Activity-Based Models

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You…
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Optimal Land Use Allocation for Sustainable Mixed Use Developments
  • Big Data In Kentucky: Standard And Innovative Regional Models
  • Robust Estimation Techniques for Trip Generation in Tennessee
  • Using Linked Non-Home-Based Trips in Virginia

Automated/Connected Vehicles

They're Here
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Accounting for AV/CV in Current Trip-Based Travel Models
  • Autonomous vehicle ownership and sharing: a demand forecasting approach for the Puget Sound Region and beyond
  • Modeling Automated Vehicles with a Passive Data Model
  • Modeling impacts of autonomous vehicles on travel demand with an Activity-Based Model

Highway Capacity Manual

I Love the Smell of HCM in the Morning
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Network Attributes Calculator
  • Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the Highway Capacity Manual
  • Implementing an LOS Replacement Metric in San Francisco
  • Optimizing The Evaluation of The Life Cycle Impacts of Intersection Control Type Selection
10:00 AM -
10:30 AM

Break

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
10:30 AM -
12:00 PM

Activity-Based Models

The First Rule of ABMs is You Don’t Talk About ABMs
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Calibration and Validation of an Activity-Based Model (ABM)-The San Diego Experience
  • Practical Innovations and Experience in ABM Equilibration with Network Assignments
  • Greater Golden Horseshoe Model
  • Simulating Detailed Parking Location Choice in an Activity-Based Model Framework

Automated Vehicle Discussion Panel

It's Alive, It's Alive
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • TransFuture – Innovate the Future of Transportation
  • #ConnectedCorridors
  • Using FARS Data to help Automated Vehicles Policy Making
  • An Integrated Land Use And Transportation Model For Anticipating Impacts Of Autonomous Vehicles On Location Choices

Planning for Freeway Operations

Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, Don't Fail Me Now
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Nice to Meek's you....Transform66 Inside the Beltway Transit and TDM Program
  • Slugging in the I-395 Corridor
  • Enhancing Mode Shares on High-Occupancy Toll Lanes – Applicable to Transit Planning
  • Application of the Traffic Thermostat for the I-30 Managed Lanes in Dallas
12:00 PM -
1:30 PM

Lunch

Esplanade and Oak Forest Ballroom
1:30 PM -
3:00 PM

Dynamic Traffic Assignment

In This Traffic, Nothing Moves
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Assessing Freeway Expansion Projects with Regional Dynamic Traffic Assignment
  • Edmonton Valley Line LRT Traffic Modeling
  • Development and Application of a Regional DTA model for the Twin Cities
  • Bi-Level Optimal Sequence and Schedule for Multiple Workzone Projects using WISE and Traffic Simulation
  • Gap Value in Simulation-Based Dynamic Traffic Assignment Models: Why Does It Exist and How to Reduce It?

Cell-Phone/GPS Based Data

You Had Me at Hello
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Validating trip distribution in Southeast Michigan using GPS data
  • Driving Activity Locations Inferred from Smartphone Data
  • Expanding the Uses of Truck GPS Data in Transportation Planning and Analysis
  • Approaches to Evaluating VMT using GPS-based Probe Vehicle Data

Statewide Planning

You Make Me Want to Have a Better Plan
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Development of external and truck components for a regional travel model
  • Rough Roads Ahead 2: Economic Implications of Deteriorating Highway Conditions
  • Interagency Coordination in Long Range Transportation Planning
  • Use of logit averaging for integration of urban and intercity passenger rail demand forecasts
3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

Break

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
3:30 PM -
5:00 PM

Integrated Dynamic/AB Models: Getting Real Discussion

You Complete Me
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Integrated Dynamic Travel Models: Recent SHRP2 Projects
  • Integrated ABM-DTA Model: First Application Experience and Lessons Learned
  • An Integrated, Validated, and Applied Activity Based-DTA Model for the Baltimore-Washington Region
  • Integrated ABM & DTA Models Discussion: The Atlanta Regional Commission Experience

Working with Big Data

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Using Big Data to Understand Differences between Weekday and Weekend Travel
  • Incorporating Big Data in an Activity-based Model for Chattanooga
  • Development of New Supply Models Using Big Data in Maryland
  • Forecasting with Data-Driven Models
  • An exploration of ‘big data’ sources to inform best practice travel time studies - Lessons learned from Metro Vancouver

Global Perspectives and Public Health

Toto, I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Quantifying Physical Activity Using An Activity-Based Travel Demand Model
  • Using Transportation to Improve Public Health
  • Tapping the Universe: Habitat III and Transportation
  • Assessing Transportation Interventions in Historical Cities through Microscopic Traffic Simulation, Case Study Byblos
5:30 PM -
7:30 PM

Vendor's Wine & Cheese Reception

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:30 AM -
8:30 AM

Breakfast

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
8:30 AM -
10:00 AM

Model Sensitivity

There's No Crying in Modeling
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Accounting For Demand Simulation Random Variations In Project-Level Performance Assessment
  • Quantifying Uncertainty in Travel Forecasts and Performance Measures
  • Activity-Based Model Sensitivity Testing – Showing the Model’s Sensitive Side
  • Understanding Simulation Variation in the Bellevue-Kirkland-Redmond Activity-Based Model

Tolls and Managed Lanes

Make Me an Offer I Can't Refuse
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Evaluation of a New Approach to Address Metropolitan Congestion
  • Incorporating User Heterogeneity in Value of Time (VOT) and Value of Reliability (VOR) for Manages Lanes
  • WIFI data collection for I-95 Managed Lanes Master Plan Project in Southeast Florida, and the effectiveness of various survey expansion techniques.
  • Toll Road Forecast Risk Analysis using Time Series Models and Portfolio Optimization

Active Transportation Planning Tools

Roads? Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • A Bikeshare Station Area Typology to Forecast the Station-level Ridership Activity of System Expansion
  • Pre-Destination-Choice Walk Mode Choice Modeling
  • Assessing the transferability of the Pedestrian Index of the Environment (PIE) walkability measure for pedestrian modeling
  • An Analytical Modeling Tool to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Active Transportation Strategies
10:00 AM -
10:30 AM

Break

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
10:30 AM -
12:00 PM

Sensitivity/Forecasting Panel Discussion

Since When Can Modelers Predict the Traffic, Let Alone the Future
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Lessons Learned from Backcasting and Forecasting Exercises
  • Activity-Based Model Sensitivity Testing In The Baltimore Region – With Baby-Boomer Retirement, Who’S Filling The Jobs In The Future?
  • Model Sensitivity in Practice
  • Process Validation of Urban Freight and Logistics Models

Statewide Model Analysis

All You Need is a Little Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Statewide Seaport Origin/Destination and Route Monitoring Initiative
  • California Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey - Findings and Uses in Modeling
  • Integration of the National Long Distance Passenger Model with the Tennessee Statewide Model and Calibration to Big Data
  • Development of a Multi-Resolution Network to Support Statewide Modeling and Project Analysis

Transit Planning and Forecasting: Quick Talks

60 Percent of the Time it Works Everytime
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • In…Garbage Out? How Much Do Inaccurate Inputs Impact Transit Demand Forecasts?
  • Southeast Florida Regional STOPS Model – A Common Modeling Platform for Transit Corridor Studies in South Florida
  • Dynamic Validation at a New Level: Establishing the New Twin Cities Regional Model for Transit Forecasting
  • Sample and Response Bias Corrections of Transit Passengers’ Socioeconomic and Travel Characteristics Collected via Onboard Surveys: Sensitivity to the Boarding-to-Alighting Estimates used in Determining the Corrections
  • Assessing the Impacts of Commuter Shuttles in San Francisco
  • Identifying High Capacity Transit Corridors with the Emergent Network Modeling Framework
12:00 PM -
1:30 PM

Lunch

Esplanade and Oak Forest Ballroom
1:30 PM -
3:00 PM

Path to Enlightenment

It's Important to Always Look Where You're Headed Rather Than Where You Were!
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • A Path to DTA for a Resource-Limited MPO: Dynamic User Equilibrium (DUE) Module Implementation within a Four-Step Model
  • Stepping closer to ABM: Hybrid 4-Step Models
  • A Bridge to Activity-Based Modeling: Development of an Advanced Tour-Based Model by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
  • Strategic Plan for the New Connecticut Statewide Model

On-Board Transit Data

Keep Your Friends Close & Your On-board Data Closer
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Using Big Data for Public Transit Planning
  • Use Transit on-board survey to improve the transit assignment model in Dallas Fort-Worth regional area
  • A deeper insight into ridership and travel behaviour from smart card technology
  • Incorporating Uncertainty in Model Predictions: Empirical Evaluation using Roadway Travel Demand and Transit Boarding-to-Alighting Passenger Flow Applications

A Great Debate - Don't be Late!

I'm Late, I'm Late, for a Very Important Debate
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • A Great Debate - Don't be Late!
3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

Break

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
3:30 PM -
5:00 PM

Economics

Show Me the Money
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Economic Benefits of Transit
  • Integrated Performance Impact Analysis – Linking Travel Modeling and Economic Modeling
  • BCA4ABM : A Benefit-Cost Analysis Tool Optimized For Activity-Based Models
  • Multi-Regional Economic Models for Transportation Planning

Origin-Destination and Survey Data - Lightning Talk

20 Minutes? We Don't Need No Stinking 20 Minutes
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • TxDOT Travel Survey Program Data: Exploring Avenues of Added Value
  • Detroit Region Travel Behavior Changes: 2005 - 2015
  • Integrating Online Geocoding Sources into Web-Based Household Travel Surveys
  • MAG Establishment Survey: a year in review
  • Fraser River Crossings Pre and Post Study
  • Results and Lessons-Learned from the 2016 Dallas-Ft. Worth New Technology O-D Study
  • Using Work Location and Industry Classification in the Weighting of Household Surveys
  • How much information can be obtained from a survey? Challenges faced and lessons learned from using on-board and household travel surveys for validating a dynamic transit assignment model
  • Alternate Methodologies For Origin-Destination Data Collection
  • Using Google's Aggregated and Anonymized Trip Data to Estimate Dynamic Origin-Destination Matrices for San Francisco
  • My Travel Log – A Continuous Study on Travel in the Calgary Region

Moving People and Goods

I'm Kind of a Big Deal
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Development and use of Air Passenger Trip Tables in SCAG's 2016 Regional Transportation Plan
  • Using Big Data to Develop Commercial Vehicle Metrics at Ports in the US
  • Assessing Strengths and Limitations of a Statewide Tour Based Freight Model Using Scenario Analysis in Maryland
  • Combining Performance, Demand, Incident, and Roadway Characteristics Data for Freight Bottleneck Identification
5:30 PM -
9:00 PM

Event (BoxCar Arcade)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:30 AM -
8:30 AM

Breakfast

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
8:30 AM -
10:00 AM

Statewide Models

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Model
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Handling Long Distance Trips in Statewide Model Peak Period Assignments
  • Fusing long and short distance travel in the Colorado Statewide Model
  • A Statewide Activity-based Model for Maryland
  • Statewide Mode Choice Models for Tennessee

GIS

Good Morning GIS
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Reporting Registered Vehicle Fleet Fuel Efficiency Estimates by Census Block
  • Using GIS to Create Demand Response Service Schedule Zones and Times
  • Developing the Chicago Region Expressway Quarterly Congestion Report
  • Using Delaunay tringles to build desire lines

Equity and Public Engagement

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Fairest of Them All?
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Stakeholder Engagement in Long Range Plan Visioning
  • Increasing Transparency and Understanding in Decision Making Through Big Data, Individual Project Evaluation, and Performance Measure Visualization
  • Modernizing Title VI Analysis during the Planning Process
  • Evaluating the transportation impacts of multifamily housing
10:00 AM -
10:30 AM

Break

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
10:30 AM -
12:00 PM

Statewide: Modeling Disasters and Resiliency

Houston....We Have a Problem
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Vermont Statewide Resilience Modeling
  • Evaluation of Hard Shoulder vs. Contraflow Lanes for Hurricane Evacuation Using Florida Statewide Model
  • Application of the Maryland Statewide Model – Applications of a Macro Based Capacity Constraint Assignment Technique
  • Point of Dispensing (POD) Model

Data Visualization

I'm not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Using NPMRDS travel times to analyze and report traffic performance in the Dallas – Fort Worth metropolitan area
  • Analyzing STOPS results through the lens of Infographics
  • Visual representations of regional mobility with the MAG ABM
  • Analyzing and Displaying Freight Data in Smarter Ways

Public Engagement

What we've Got Here is a Failure to Communicate
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Connecting Cook County: A Call to Action
  • “Nobody Knows Who We Are – Celebrating 50 Years”
  • MoPac Expressway Corridor, Austin, Texas: Data Visualization and Outreach Experience
  • All Inclusive Approach to Community Engagement
12:00 PM -
1:30 PM

Lunch

Esplanade and Oak Forest Ballroom
1:30 PM -
3:00 PM

Modeling Transit & Special Events Quick Talks

Go Do that Voodoo That You Do So Well
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Modeling ride sharing within state of the art travel demand models
  • Application of Statewide Modeling: California High-Speed Rail Business Planning
  • Airport and Ground Access Choice Modeling
  • Improved Treatment of Special Attractors
  • Capacity constrained park and ride in trip-based and activity based models
  • Forecasting Weekend Travel Demand Using an Activity-Based Model System
  • Modeling Autonomous Transit Service in Statewide Transportation Networks

Microsimulation Applications

Say Hello to My Little Friend
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Origin-Destination Trip Table Estimation for Dynamic Traffic Assignment: A Synthesis of the State-of-the-Art
  • Modeling the Traffic Impacts from Automated and Connected Vehicles in a Complex, Congested Urban Setting
  • A Regional Wide Microsimulation Model: Validation and Applications
  • Macro / Meso / Micro Framework on I-395 HOT Lane Conversion

Freight Modeling

Be A-Freight, Be Very A-Freight
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Survey and Model Development of Commercial Vehicles in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Tour-Based Truck Travel Models using Truck GPS Data
  • A Behavioral Agent-based Supply Chain and Freight Transportation Model: Application for Arizona Sun Corridor Megaregion
  • Piedmont Triad’s Tour Based Freight Model: Development, Integration, and Scenario Tests
3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

Break

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
3:30 PM -
5:00 PM

Modeling Tools - Lightning Talk & Breakout Demonstration

I Feel the Need for Speed!
Hanover Ballroom 2 & 3
  • Implementation of Activity-Based Model Training: All Hell Didn't Break Loose
  • Development of a flexible zoning system applied to national or state-wide models
  • Managing Models for Continuous Improvement: The Texas Travel Demand Model Dashboard
  • Developing And Updating A Subregional Model Tool For The Southern California Association Of Governments
  • Disaggregate Modeling and the National Address Database Initiative
  • Benefits of Automating Calibration/Validation of Oregon MPOs Travel Demand Models
  • The future is not what it used to be in Regional Scenario Planning
  • Development of a Common Open Platform for Activity-Based Travel Demand Modeling: ActivitySim

ITS and Traffic Operations

Elementary My Dear Watson
Oak Forest Ballroom
  • Getting the Most out of Your Data: Applying Passively Collected Travel Demand Management Data to Transportation Planning in El Paso
  • Real-Time Metering Control and Behavior Responses: An Agent-Based Travel and Traffic Microsimulation Approach
  • A multi-resolution approach in investigating the impacts of pre-planned roadcapacity reduction based on smartphone trajectory data - A case study of lane closure event on Mopac expressway, Austin TX
  • Application of high-resolution data to determine the impact of LOS on driving behavior on arterials

Freight Data and Planning

Mama Says Freight is What Freight Does
Hanover Ballroom 1
  • Connecting Freight and Land Use Planning through a Regional Freight Priority Network
  • Willingness to Pay For Travel Time Reliability in Freight Transportation: Evidence from the Florida Freight Survey
  • Analysis of GPS Fleet Tracking Data to Infer Commercial Vehicle Travel Patterns in Ontario
  • Using Public and Private Data Sources to Assess Supply Chain Implications of Transportation Systems
5:30 PM -
9:00 PM

Event (Dine Around)

Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:30 AM -
8:30 AM

Breakfast

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
8:30 AM -
10:00 AM

Lightning Round

If you had as much time as I have, on that clock, what would you do with it?
Hanover Ballroom
  • UrbanSim for All
  • School travel patterns in Utah
  • Quantifying the Potential Mobility Impacts of AV/CV Technology on Older Drivers
  • A Method to Identify Market Segmentation and Margin of Error for Trip Production Rates from Household Travel Survey
  • Continuous Regional Travel Behaviour Survey
  • Development and Validation of Firm Demography Model - Case Study Analysis in Phoenix and Tucson Megaregion
  • Model Workers Trip Appropriately Based On Travel Behavior Differences
  • Zephyr Foundation to Advance Travel Analysis Methods
  • Integrated Transportation, Land Use And Demographic Modeling – Implications And Applications For School And Community Planning
  • A Utility-Theory Consistent Model of Activity Frequency, Purpose, and Duration Choices
  • Understanding Urban Truck Movements in Baltimore
  • A Blueprint for Applying Big Data to Small Projects
  • Assessing Data Mining Protocol Priority in Multi-Modal Data in New York City
  • Portland Metro Freight Data Collection and Integrated Supply Chain and Truck Touring Models

Tutorial: Analysis Tools

10:00 AM -
10:15 AM

Break

Governors Ballrom / Mezzanine
10:15 AM -
11:45 AM

Saving the Best for Last: Discussion with Community Elders

11:45 AM -
12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Hanover Ballroom