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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Joins TRB Innovations in Travel Modeling Conference

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff experts in travel modeling are speaking at the Transportation Research Board ITM conference in Denver; the firm is also sponsoring the conference mobile app.



In addition to contributing several papers and presentations, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is pleased to sponsor the official conference app, available for free on iTunes and Google Play. Attendees can use the app to plan schedules, learn about speakers, and connect to other attendees via social media. A full schedule is also available on the TRB website.



WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Speakers, Moderators, Authors:

Sunday, May 1, 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Workshop 1A: Peter Vovsha will be a panelist discussing activity-based models of travel demand with network simulation tools.

Monday, May 2, 10:30 am – noon

Session 1A: Peter Vovsha will moderate “Model Choice Modeling” which will include a presentation of “Combinatorial Tour Mode Choice,” which Mr. Vovsha co-authored with Guarav Vyas, James Hicks (WSP | PB); Rebekah Anderson, Greg Giamo (ODOT); and Vladimir Livshits (MAG)

Session 1B: Matthew Henley and Noel Berry are among the authors of “Development of a Risk Analysis Methodology for Quantifying the Uncertainty of Travel Demand,” presented by Rachel Copperman (Cambridge Systematics)

Session 1C: Greg Macfarlane is co-moderating “Big Data (Across the Universe)” with Mason Gemar (University of Texas). Mr. Macfarlane is a co-author of “Using Passive Data to Build an Agile Tour-Based Model: A Case Study in Asheville,” with Leta Huntsinger, Rick Donnelly (WSP | PB) and Josephine D. Kressner of Transport Foundry, who will present.

Monday, May 2, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 2C: Peter Vovsha co-moderates “Lightning Talks: Travel Surveys and Big Data (Ask Me Why),” with Julie Dunbar of Dunbar Transportation Consulting.

Tuesday, May 3, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Session 3A: Gaurav Vyas presents “Validation of New Approach to Tour-formation in Activity-Based Model Framework,” which he co-authored with Peter Vovsha, and Danny Givon and Yehoshua Birotker of the Jerusalem Transportation Master Plan Team.

Tuesday, May 3, 10:30 am – noon

Session 4A: Rick Donnelly co-moderates “Lightning Talks: Innovations in TDM and Integrated Models,” which will include Peter Vovsha’s discussion of “Moving Towards Agent Based Model as the Next Step in Evolution of Integrated ABM-DTA Models.”

Session 4B: Guarav Vyas presents “Choice Models with Dynamic Effects: Estimation and Application in Activity-Based Travel Demand Framework.”

Tuesday, May 3, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Session 5A: Rosella Picado is a co-author of Using Parking Pricing to Manage Congestion: SF-CHAMP Model Enhancements and Preliminary Results. Presenter: Joe Castiglione (SFCTA); Co-authors: Michael Schwartz (SFCTA), Joel Freedman (RSG), Diana Dorinson (Transportation Analytics), Dan Tischler (SFCTA), Tim Grose (CS)

Session 5A: Rick Donnelly is a co-author of “Experiments with Big Data Management Technologies for Activity-Based Microsimulation Travel Models,” with Yegor Malinovskiy (INRIX), presented by Ben Stabler (RSG).

Session 5B: Rick Donnelly is a panelist in “Moving Innovations to Practice.”

Session 5C: Greg Macfarlane is co-moderating, with Josie Kressner of Transport Foundry, “Using R for Data Cleaning, Munging, Visualizing and Modeling.”

Wednesday, May 4, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Session 6A: Peter Vovsha presents “Integrated Model of Travel Demand and Network Simulation,” co-authored by James Hicks (WSP | PB), Rebekah Anderson (ODOT), Greg Giaimo (ODOT), Guy Rousseau (ARC).

Session 6B: Rick Donnelly co-moderates “Lighting Talks: Future of Transportation and Active Transportation” with Greg Giaimo (ODOT).