USF in 35 sessions at the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting

The Center for Urban Transportation Research and others from University of South Florida’s College of Engineering will be presenting or moderating 35 paper/poster sessions/committee meetings at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC beginning on Sunday, January 11, 2015.  Below is the list of workshops, lectern/poster sessions, and committee meetings where we will be presenting. We hope to see you there!

Workshops

  1. Workshop 107 – Measuring the Performance of Vehicle Trip Reduction and Mode Shift Strategies. Panel on “Performance Measures to Capture Vehicle Trip Reduction and Mode Shift Strategy Effectiveness and Data to Support Them” – Philip L. Winters, University of South Florida (Sunday 9:00AM- 12:00PM)
  2. Workshop 163 – To Tree or Not To Tree — Strategies for Answering a Roadside Question.  Presentation on “Landscaping Design at Highway Medians and Roadway Safety at Unsignalized Intersections” Hongyun Chen, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Pei-Sung Lin, University of South Florida. (Sunday 1:30PM-4:30PM)
  3. Workshop 188 – The Future of Freight Analytics, Modeling, and Planning with Truck Probe Data. Presentation: “Using Truck Probe Data in Combination with Other Data Sources for Freight Demand Modeling at the National, Statewide, Mega-Regional, and Regional Levels” Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, University of South Florida (Sunday 1:30PM-4:30PM)
  4. Workshop 135 – Using the TRB Access Management Manual and Companion Tools. Kristine Williams, University of South Florida. (Sunday 2015 9:00AM – 12:00PM)

Lectern and Poster Sessions

  1. Session 213 – Design and Laboratory Evaluation of Open-Graded Asphalt Mixtures.  Presentation: “Performance Evaluation of Open-Graded Epoxy Asphalt Concrete with Different Nominal Maximum Aggregate Sizes“. Zhendong Qian, Southeast University, China, Qing Lu, University of South Florida, Tampa, and Sang Luo, Southeast University, China. (Monday 8:00AM-9:45AM)
  2. Session 222 – Exploring Factors in Motorcycle Crashes, Injuries, and Fatalities.  Presentation on “Measuring the Use of Motorcycle Helmets: Observational Survey of Motorcyclists in Florida“.  Chanyoung Lee, University of South Florida, Joan Pino, University of South Florida, and Debbie Schultz, University of South Florida. (Monday 8:00AM-9:45AM)
  3. Session 260 – Commuting in America: Current Status and Future Implications.  Presentation on “Analysis and Implications of the “Commuting in America 2013” Report”. Steven E. Polzin, University of South Florida. (Monday 10:15AM- 12:00PM)
  4. Session 284 – Pedestrian and Driver Behavioral Influences on Pedestrian Safety.  Presentation on “Do As I Say Not As I Do: Observed Compliance vs. Stated Understanding of Pedestrian Crossing Laws“. Achilleas Kourtellis, University of South Florida, Lucas Cruse, City of St. Petersburg, and Pei-Sung Lin, University of South Florida. (Monday 10:15AM- 12:00PM)
  5. Session 296 – TRB’s NCHRP IDEA Program: Sponsoring Innovation in Highway Transportation. Poster on “Project 176: Contactless Electrode for Fast Survey of Concrete Reinforcement Corrosion“. Alberto A. Sagues, University of South Florida (Monday 10:45AM- 12:30PM)
  6. Session 300 – New Approaches to Planning and Evaluating Transportation Demand Management Strategies. Poster on “Impacts to Transit from Los Angeles Congestion Reduction Demonstration” Brian Michael Pessaro, University of South Florida. (Monday 10:45AM- 12:30PM)
  7. Session 300 – New Approaches to Planning and Evaluating Transportation Demand Management Strategies. Poster on “Controlled Quasi-experiment to Compare Retroactive and Advance Financial Incentives for Reducing Vehicle Miles of Travel”. Chanyoung Lee, University of South Florida, Philip L. Winters, University of South Florida, Joan Pino, University of South Florida, and Debbie Schultz, University of South Florida. (Monday 10:45AM- 12:30PM)
  8. Session 325 – Bus Transit, Part 2. Poster on “Transit Bus Safety in the United States: Analysis Using National Transit Database“.  Victoria A. Perk, University of South Florida, Lisa Staes, University of South Florida, Justin Taylor Begley, University of South Florida, and Roberta Yegedis, University of South Florida.(Monday 10:45AM- 12:30PM)
  9. Session 331 – Transportation’s Written Word: Issues for Publication, Search, and Lasting Impact. Presentation on “Text Mining of Aviation Safety Reports Based on Similarity of Benchmark Records“. Shen Dong, University of Florida and Yu Zhang, University of South Florida, Tampa. (Monday 1:30PM- 3:15PM)
  10. Committee meeting –  Bus Transit Systems Committee.  Dennis P. Hinebaugh, University of South Florida, presiding.  (Monday 1:30PM- 5:30PM)
  11. Session 437 – Latest Research in Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Processes.  Poster on “Florida’s Multi-MPO Alliances: Model for Planning Across Metropolitan Planning Organization Boundaries“.  Jeffrey Kramer, University of South Florida, Danny Shopf, University of South Florida, and Karen E. Seggerman, University of South Florida. (Monday 4:15PM- 6:00PM)
  12. Session 442 – Transportation Planning Applications: Tips and Tools.  Poster on “Verification of Trip Generation and Trip Internalization Estimation Procedures for Mixed-Use Developments“. Aldo Fabregas, Florida Institute of Technology, Pei-Sung Lin, University of South Florida, Vivek Koneru, University of South Florida, Brian Stephen Bochner, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Karen E. Seggerman, University of South Florida, and Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, University of South Florida (Monday 4:15PM- 6:00PM)
  13. Session 489 – Transportation Means Access: Can Everyone Get There? Eleventh Annual Travel Data Users Forum.  Panel Discussion. Steven E. Polzin, University of South Florida (Tuesday 8:00AM- 9:45AM)
  14. Session 516 – BRT, Busways and Preferential Treatments. Dennis P. Hinebaugh, University of South Florida, presiding.
  15. Session 552 – Developing Truck Origin-Destination Flows from GPS Data. Presentation on “Estimation of Statewide Origin-Destination Truck Flows Using Large Streams of GPS Data: Application for Florida Statewide Model“. Akbar Bakhshi Zanjani, University of South Florida, Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, University of South Florida, Mohammadreza Kamali, University of South Florida, Aayush Thakur, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Jeffrey Bradford Short, American Transportation Research Institute, Vidya Mysore, Federal Highway Administration, and Frank Tabatabaee, Florida Department of Transportation. (Tuesday 10:15AM- 12:00PM)
  16. Subcommittee Meeting – TRB Bus Rapid Transit Conference Planning Subcommittee, AP050(1). Dennis P. Hinebaugh, University of South Florida, presiding.(Tuesday 10:15AM- 12:00PM)
  17. Session 594 – Case Studies in Performance-Based Analysis of Geometric Design. Poster on “Impacts of Landscaping Designs on Roadway Safety at Unsignalized Intersections.” Hongyun Chen, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Aldo Fabregas, Florida Institute of Technology, and Pei-Sung Lin, University of South Florida. (Tuesday 10:45AM- 12:30PM)
  18. Session 596 – Current Issues in Aviation. Poster on “Operational Impact of Electrified Taxiing on Block Time and Relevant Airline Costs”. Rui Guo, University of South Florida, Tampa, Yu Zhang, University of South Florida, Tampa, and Qing Wang, University of South Florida, Tampa (Tuesday 10:45AM- 12:30PM)
  19. Committee meeting – Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Processes Committee.  Presentation on “Florida’s Multi-MPO Alliances – Adding Value and Expanding Boundaries“. Jeffrey Kramer, University of South Florida (Tuesday 1:30PM- 5:30PM)
  20. Session 638 – Inclusive Transportation: Infrastructure and Services. Poster on “Evaluating the State of Mobility Management and Human Service Transportation Coordination“. Jeremy Mattson, North Dakota State University, James Miller, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Jay A. Goodwill, University of South Florida, P. S. Sriraj, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Jill Hough, North Dakota State University. (Tuesday 2:00PM- 3:45PM)
  21. Session 690 – Risk Models and Deck Assessment for Bridge Management. Presentation on “Deterioration Model for Precast Deck Panel Bridges“. Rajan Sen, University of South Florida and Ivan Gualtero, T Y Lin International, Atiq Alvi, T.Y. Lin International, Niranjan Pai, A2B Engineering, and A. Gray Mullins, University of South Florida (Tuesday 3:45PM- 5:30PM)
  22. Session 697 – Data Applications to Support Transit Quality of Service Analysis.  Victoria A. Perk, University of South Florida, presiding (Tuesday 3:45PM- 5:30PM)
  23. Session 709 – Community Impact Assessment. Poster on “Change in Accessibility and Convenience? Replacement of Conventional Bus Service with Bus Rapid Transit and Its Effect on Riders“. Cheryl Thole, University of South Florida (Tuesday 4:15PM- 6:00PM)
  24. Session 748 – Highway Capacity Analysis for Uninterrupted Facilities.  Poster on “Updated Commercial Truck Speed versus Distance-Grade Curves for the Highway Capacity Manual”. Seckin Ozkul, University of South Florida and Scott S. Washburn, University of Florida (Tuesday 7:30PM- 9:30PM)
  25. Subcommittee meeting – Integrated Transportation and Land Use Modeling Joint Subcommittee of ADB40, ADD30. Jessica Y. Guo, Parsons Brinckerhoff, presiding and Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, University of South Florida, presiding.  (Tuesday 7:30PM- 9:30PM)
  26. Session 754 – Research on Perception and Effectiveness of Visual Information and Safety Systems. Poster session “Comprehensive Study of Pendulum Impact Test for Raised Pavement Markers“. Qing Lu, University of South Florida, Tampa, Lukai Guo, University of South Florida, Tampa, Yunlong Zhang, Texas A&M University, and Bin Yu, University of South Florida (Tuesday 7:30PM- 9:30PM)
  27. Committee meeting – National Transportation Data Requirements and Programs Committee. Steven E. Polzin, University of South Florida, presiding (Wednesday 8:00AM- 12:00PM)
  28. Session 785 – Travel Demand Models R Us Poster Session. Poster on “Alternative Approaches for Estimating Annual Mileage Budgets for a Multiple Discrete-Continuous Choice Model of Household Vehicle Ownership and Utilization: An Empirical Assessment“. Bertho Augustin, University of South Florida, Tampa, Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, University of South Florida, Naveen Eluru, University of Central Florida, Ram M. Pendyala, Georgia Institute of Technology. (Wednesday 8:30AM- 10:15AM)
  29. Session 827 – Digging Deeper: New Insights from Existing Freight Data Sources and Methods. Presentation on “Development of Algorithms to Convert Large Streams of Truck GPS Data into Truck Trips“. Aayush Thakur, Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Abdul Rawoof Pinjari, University of South Florida, Akbar Bakhshi Zanjani, University of South Florida, Jeffrey Bradford Short, American Transportation Research Institute, Vidya Mysore, Federal Highway Administration, and Frank Tabatabaee, Florida Department of Transportation. (Wednesday 2:30PM- 4:00PM)
  30. Session 844 – Activity and Travel Behavior. Poster on “Density-Based Measure for Estimating Individual and Aggregate Accessibility to Opportunities“. Mark W. Horner, Florida State University and Joni A. Downs, University of South Florida. (Wednesday 2:45PM- 4:30PM)
  31. Session 857 – Experience in Implementing Managed Lane Policy Changes. Presentation on “Impact of TDM Activities and Toll Exemptions on Managed Lanes Toll Prices“. Brian Michael Pessaro, University of South Florida and Patrick Buddenbrock, University of South Florida. (Wednesday 4:30PM- 6:00PM)

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