Join more than 40 Kittelson staff members at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting January 7-11, 2018, in Washington, DC. We’ll be participating in nearly 30 different workshops, subcommittee meetings, paper presentations and poster sessions, discussing case studies and research related to speed management, climate change response, sensor technologies, cycling and equity, and more. We’ll also offer a sneak preview of the second edition of the Highway Safety Manual.

Kittelson Presentation Schedule

Sunday, January 7, 2018

8:00 AM- 12:00 PM | Marriott Marquis, Monument (M4)
HCQS Group 2—Uninterrupted Flow Group Subcommittee, AHB40(2.0)
Bastian Schroeder, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

9:00 AM- 12:00 PM | Convention Center, 204C
Workshop: Managing Speed on Low-Speed Urban Streets
Eric Donnell, Pennsylvania State University, presiding
Hermanus Steyn, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

Urban streets are designed to offer accessibility and safety for all users, so low posted speed limits often are established to facilitate these objectives. Operating speeds on these streets often exceed the posted speed limit, however. This workshop introduces the topic of target speeds to urban street design so that operating speeds are consistent with the posted limit, roadway context, and modal mix. Quantitative tools to achieve these objectives will be introduced, along with a case study.

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM | Marriott Marquis, Supreme Court (M4)
HCQS Group 4—Cross-Cutting Issues, AHB40(4.0)
Paul Ryus, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

1:30 PM- 4:30 PM | Convention Center, 102B
Workshop: Cross Streets at Freeway Interchanges: Access Management and Geometric Design Issues
“Case Studies of Interchange Area Access”
Marc Butorac, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

3:15 PM- 4:15 PM | Marriott Marquis, Liberty N (M4)
Multimodal Traffic Signal Systems Subcommittee, AHB25(5)
Kevin Lee, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

4:00 PM- 5:30 PM | Marriott Marquis, Cherry Blossom (Mezz)
Design and Construction Group Younger Members Subcommittee, AF000(2)
Pete Jenior, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

Monday, January 8, 2018

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Convention Center, 150B
Lectern | Practice Ready Paper: If You Price It, Will They Come?
Rachel Weinberger, Weinberger & Associates, presiding

“If You Price It, Will They Change? Assessing the Effects of Demand-Based Parking Pricing on Customer Behavior in Washington, D.C.”
Alek Pochowski, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Meredyth Sanders, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Marriott Marquis, Magnolia (Mezz)
Geometric Design Technical and Research Subcommittee, AFB10(1)
Hermanus Steyn, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Convention Center, 102A
Lectern | Practice Ready Paper: Design Considerations and Outcomes of Access Management
Marc Butorac, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

10:15 AM- 12:00 PM | Convention Center, Salon C
Lectern: Moving Toward Management
Pete Jenior, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

Does it seem like you’re no longer the “new girl or guy” in your office? Are you starting to supervise others? Are you starting to review work instead of always doing it yourself? The speakers will provide insight into the transition to project management and the challenges and rewards that come with it. The audience is encouraged to engage with the speakers during the question and answer session and have an open discussion. This session is targeted toward professionals 5 to 10 years into their careers.

10:15 AM- 12:00 PM | Convention Center, 208
Lectern: Young Practitioner Research in Design and Materials
Pete Jenior, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

This session encourages attendance of younger members who have completed school and are now employed in the public or private sector. This group is traditionally underrepresented at the TRB Annual Meeting. The following eligibility requirements must be met: age 35 or younger on January 7, 2018; employed full-time by a government agency, private firm, or nonprofit organization (students, unless also employed full-time, are not eligible); and able to travel to the TRB Annual Meeting. Travel funds and accommodations will not be provided.

1:30 PM- 3:15 PM | Convention Center, 140B
Lectern | AICP Certification: Climate Change Response: Where Are We Now and What Happens Next?
Robert Graff, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, presiding
David Reinke, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

The TRB Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy is nearing completion of a white paper focused on transportation initiatives being undertaken to address the effects of climate change, including assessments of vulnerability and resilience, adaptation strategy development and implementation, and emergency preparedness and response. Of particular interest are the current status of climate change response efforts, identification of research gaps that require immediate attention, and proactive ideas with the potential to make transformational advancement. This session presents white paper findings and recommendations followed by a facilitated discussion with session attendees in order to gain audience feedback.

3:45 PM- 5:30 PM | Convention Center, 152A
Lectern | Practice Ready Paper: Emerging Policies in City Transportation
Stephanie Dock, District Department of Transportation, presiding

Cities today are embracing new mobility, communication, and safety applications, what are emerging policies supporting advancements in urban and community transportation? This session will focus on emerging practices and technologies as they related to transportation in cities.

“Sensors and the City: Urban challenges for parking occupancy detection and pricing”
Alek Pochowski, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Meredyth Sanders, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

3:45 PM- 5:30 PM | Convention Center, 143B
Lectern | Practice Ready Paper: Bus Transit Systems Planning, Design, and Operations
Thomas Schwetz, Lane Transit District, presiding

This session explores bus transit system planning, design, and operations in four major cities in the U.S. and abroad.

“Developing Dedicated Bus Lane Screening Criteria in Baltimore, Maryland”
Adam Vest, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

“Strategies and Barriers in Effective Bus Lane Implementation and Management: Best Practices for Use in the Greater Washington, D.C. Region”
Burak Cesme, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Meredyth Sanders, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Kevin Lee, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM | Marriott Marquis, Tulip (Mezz)
By Invitation: Design Section Executive Board
Brian Ray, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Convention Center, Salon A
Lectern: Entering the ICE Age: Performance-Based Intersection Control Evaluation and Selection
Mark Doctor, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), presiding

A growing number of states are developing and implementing intersection control evaluation (ICE) policies, procedures, and tools. This session presents the most recent experiences in developing and implementing ICE and showcases the tools created to help practitioners apply ICE to projects.

“Tools to Implement ICE – Part I”
Pete Jenior, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Convention Center, 147B
Lectern | Practice Ready Paper: Bus System Operations, Tools, and Technology
Chun-Hung Peter Chen, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, presiding

This sessions explores current research related to bus system operations, tools, and technology.

“Large-Scale Transit Signal Priority Implementation: District of Columbia’s Path to Success”
Bailey Lozner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Kevin Lee, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Burak Cesme, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Convention Center, Hall E
Poster | Practice Ready Paper: Uninterrupted Flow
Xiaoyue Cathy Liu, University of Utah, presiding

“Traffic Operations on Rural Two-Lane Highways: a Review on Performance Measures and Indicators”
Richard Dowling, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

10:15 AM- 12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E
Poster: Highway Safety Manual 2: A Sneak Preview
John Milton, Washington State Department of Transportation, presiding
Bhagwant Persaud, Ryerson University, presiding

Results from several NCHRP research projects providing updated content for the Highway Safety Manual will be presented by researchers from those projects.

“NCHRP 17-70: Development of Roundabout Crash Prediction Models and Methods (Intersection Level)”
Erin Ferguson, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

10:15 AM- 12:00 PM | Marriott Marquis, Judiciary Square (M3)
Transit Capacity and Quality of Service Committee
Paul Ryus, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

3:45 PM- 5:30 PM | Convention Center, Hall E
Poster | Practice Ready Paper: The World of Transportation Planning Applications
Christopher Hiebert, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC), presiding

Real-world applications of planning, modeling, forecasting, and data analysis.

“Using Mobile Device Tracking Data to Identify Trip Characteristics: A Case Study Application from METROPLAN Orlando”
Jorge Barrios, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Burak Cesme, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 13 (M2)
Truck and Bus Technology Subcommittee, ANB70(6)
Abby Morgan, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

8:00 AM- 12:00 PM | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 9 (M2)
Access Management Committee
Marc Butorac, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), presiding

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Convention Center, Hall E
Poster | Practice Ready Paper: Cycling Safety and Comfort
Gabriel Rousseau, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), presiding
Meghan Winters, Simon Fraser University, presiding

“The Keys to Connectivity: The District of Columbia’s Innovative Approach to Unlocking Low Stress Bicycle Networks”
Conor Semler, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Meredyth Sanders, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)
Burak Cesme, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)

8:00 AM- 9:45 AM | Convention Center, Hall E
Poster | Practice Ready Paper: Cycling and Equity
Ralph Buehler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, presiding
Roy Gothie, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, presiding

“Prioritizing low-stress and equitable bicycle infrastructure using a novel accessibility measure”
Margaret Kent, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

2:30 PM- 4:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E
Poster: Sensing and Information Technology Innovation to Enhance Traffic Operation Efficiency
Guohui Zhang, University of Hawaii, presiding

Current traffic system operations have been significantly advanced by traffic sensing and information technologies, systems engineering approaches, and up-to-date control and management strategies. This poster session highlights these advanced studies to innovate the state of the art and the practice in video based traffic detection, 3D cloud data processing for vehicle trajectory tracking, remote sensing, smart sensor deployment, UAV application in transportation, vehicle and ship trajectory estimation, deep learning and optimization, transportation cloud service enhancement, etc.

“Measuring Cruising for Parking in Washington, DC Using Dense, Ubiquitous AVI Sensor Networks”
Alek Pochowski, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI)