40 Kittelson staff members will attend the Transportation Research Board (TRB) annual meeting January 12-16, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Will you be there, too? We hope to see you at our workshops, presentations, poster sessions and lecterns! Looking forward sharing and learning with you as we discuss the biggest research questions affecting today’s communities. Here’s where you can find us:

Kittelson’s TRB Schedule

Saturday, January 11

1:00 PM–5:00 PM
Highway Capacity and Quality of Service Committee Research Results

The Kittelson Research Team will provide a summary of current research into planning-level capacity adjustments for connected and automated vehicles. The research is a pooled fund study to investigate how roadway capacities may change by 2045 and beyond due to disruptive technologies. These estimates will help agencies make planning decisions to right-size freeway facilities of the future.

Sunday, January 12

9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Workshop A Primer on Machine Learning for Transportation

The Standing Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications Committee will publish a primer on machine learning and transportation in fall 2019. This workshop will present a guided tour of the primer to transportation data at large, particularly for data analysts and modelers. This is a follow-up to the highly successful big data and machine learning workshop at the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting. Topics include the role of machine learning in big data analysis; supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning methods; and resources for machine learning.

1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Applying Your Multimodal Access Management Toolbox

This workshop will provide participants with actionable summaries of the tools in today’s access management toolbox. Kristine Williams of the Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida will overview of the Access Management Manual, 2nd Edition; Karen Dixon of Texas A&M Transportation Institute will overview the Access Management Application Guide; and Kristine Connolly of Kittelson & Associates will overview the Guide for the Analysis of Multimodal Corridor Access Management. Breakout groups will give participants the chance to work through day-to-day challenges and successes using the access management tools.

Monday, January 13

8:00 AM–9:45 AM
Poster Session Bicycle Research Poster Session

  • Kevin Lee presenting “Commuting Mode Choices and Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress: Findings from the Franklin County, Ohio”

8:00 AM–9:45 AM
Committee Meeting Climate Change Task Force

The Special Task Force makes recommendations to the TRB Technical Activities Council on TRB strategic directions and activities to address the issues of climate change and energy. The Special Task Force also facilitates communication among the TRB standing committees regarding the cross-cutting issues of global climate change and energy, and helps to coordinate these activities.

10:15 AM–12:00 PM
Poster Session Safety and Operational Effects of Intersections and Interchanges

1:30 PM–3:15 PM
Lectern Planning-Level Adjustments for Connected and Automated Vehicles in the Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition

  • Bastian Schroeder presenting “Planning-Level Adjustments for CAVs in the Highway Capacity Manual: Summary of Current Research”

We’ve been working on a pooled fund study looking into the capacity impacts of connected and automated vehicles. For a sneak peek of our findings, read our recent article about how CAVs may impact capacities of the future.

1:30 PM–3:15 PM
Lectern Up to Speed: Safety and Operational Effects of Road Design

1:30 PM–3:15 PM
Subcommittee Meeting Truck and Bus Technology Subcommittee

3:45 PM–5:30 PM
Lectern Session Nuts and Bolts: How Planning Processes Prepare Communities for Transportation and Land Use Challenges

  • Margaret Kent and Patty Hurd presenting “Almost Automating the Planner: Florida Department of Transportation’s Approach to Understanding Places Through Context Classification”

3:45 PM–5:30 PM
Poster Session Current Issues in Aviation

  • Mark Vandehey presenting “Detection of Conflicts Between ADS-B-Equipped Aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Systems”

6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Thomas B. Deen Distinguished Lecture and Presentation of Awards

The Geometric Design Committee, chaired by Hermanus Steyn, will receive a Blue Ribbon Committee Award for “Moving Research Ideas into Transportation Practice.”

Tuesday, January 14

1:30 PM–5:30 PM
Committee Meeting Geometric Design Committee

1:30 PM–3:15 PM
Poster Session Research Exploiting Urban and Regional Transportation Data

  • Lilian Wu presenting “An Innovative Non-Parametric Method for Data Outlier Filtering”

3:45 PM–5:30 PM
Poster Session Highway Capacity Manual Uninterrupted Flow

3:45 PM–5:30 PM
Poster Session Progress in Statewide and Long-Range Multimodal Planning

  • Kevin Lee and Meredyth Sanders presenting “Investigating Tools for Evaluating Service and Improvement Opportunities on Bicycle Routes in Ohio”

3:45 PM–5:30 PM
Poster Session Current Research in Public Involvement

  • Jennifer Musselman presenting “2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (Hillsborough County, FL)”

3:45 PM–5:30 PM
Subcommittee Meeting Access Management Outreach Subcommittee