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Future of the Federal Role in Transportation: Thursday, May 29, 2-3 p.m. EDT

TransportationPolicythumbnail_3I am participating in a Webinar this afternoon on the Future of the Federal Role in Transportation organized by the Council of State Governments

Thursday, May 29, 2-3 p.m. EDT
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MAP-21, the 2012 federal surface transportation authorization bill, is set to expire later this year. Meanwhile, the Highway Trust Fund faces an insolvency crisis due to rapidly dwindling gas tax revenues, and there appears to be little agreement in Congress on how to fund the federal transportation program. Some say that makes this year ripe for a reconsideration of the federal role in transportation and have proposed devolution of the federal program to the states. Many states continue to rely on the federal government for a significant portion of their transportation spending, however, and might be challenged to come up with revenues on their own from a limited tax base. This webinar will examine the pros and cons of devolution, the future of the federal role in transportation and what it could all mean for state and local governments.
Presenters:
Dr. Rohit Aggarwala
Principal, Bloomberg Associates
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James Corless
Director, Transportation for America
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Emily Goff
Policy analyst, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation
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David Levinson
Professor, University of Minnesota
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The End of Car Culture? Socio-Demographic Trends and Travel Demand

CTS 25th Annual Transportation Research Conference

May 21–22, 2014

 

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102

 

 

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Download the conference brochure (5.2 MB PDF)

Conference web page

 

Opening Session: The End of Car Culture? Socio-Demographic Trends and Travel Demand

Wednesday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

In the next 30 to 40 years, the transportation industry will face many new and emerging trends that will dramatically reshape priorities and needs. To help practitioners face these changes and effectively shape the future, a National Cooperative Highway Research Program study is investigating these trends and their implications for the transportation system.

One trend—changing socio-demographic factors—is expected to considerably affect travel demand. Although America has long been one of the world’s prime car cultures, that status might be shifting because of new population and demographic trends. The graying and browning of America, slow household growth, and a hyperlinked younger generation are all playing a role.

Image of John NjordIn the opening session, John Njord, former CEO of the Utah Department of Transportation and now with Tom Warne and Associates, will discuss key socio-demographic trends, their potential impacts on future travel demand, and their implications for state DOTs and MPOs. He will also provide an overview of a customizable tool that can help planners and policymakers explore the interaction of demographic trends and travel demand in their regions.

Following Njord’s presentation, a panel of experts will share their perspectives on these socio-demographic trends and their implications for transportation professionals.

 

I am one of the featured “panel of experts” who will share perspectives.

Delft castle

WSTLUR 2014 Registration

WSTLUR Sign
WSTLUR Sign

The World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research (WSTLUR) will be held in Delft, The Netherlands from June 24th to June 27th 2014. In addition to three prominent keynote speakers the symposium includes 109 presentations of peer reviewed original articles. The symposium program can be found here.

In addition to the presentations and keynote address the symposium includes a variety of activities.

  1. A pre-conference tour of Amsterdam on the 23rd of June 2014.
  2. At the end of day one (24th of June 2014) three parallel activities will take place, A book club, land use modeling workshop, and open source accessibility workshop. Details regarding these activities can be found in here.
  3. At the end of day two (25th of June 2014) four different land use and transport technical tours are organized in parallel by the local host. Details regarding the technical tours can be found  here.
Delft castle
Delft castle

Symposium registration is now open at the following link. Please note that early bird registration ends on May 1st 2014.

Details regarding the venue and accommodation can be found here.

Details regarding some travel tips can be found in here here.

Looking forward to seeing you at Delft in June.

Nexus Group at TRB 2014

Members of the Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems research group will again be at the Transportation Research Board in 2014. Our papers are listed below:

  1. Session 320
    Congestion Pricing Issues
    Monday, January 13, 2014 10:45AM – 12:30PM Hilton, International Center

    HOT or Not: Driver Elasticity to Price on MnPASS HOT Lanes
    Michael Janson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    14-2218 H13

  2. Session 430
    Latest Research in Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Process
    Monday, January 13, 2014 4:15PM – 6:00PM Hilton, International Center

    Road Network Circuity in Metropolitan Areas
    David J Giacomin, University of Minnesota, presenter
    David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    14-0955 C10

  3. Session 509
    Transportation and Economic Development
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:00AM – 9:45AM Hilton, Jefferson West

    Causality in the Link Between Road Network Growth and Regional Development
    Michael J. Iacono, University of Minnesota, presenter
    David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    14-4805

  4. Session 523
    Bicyclists, Behavior, and Attitudes
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 8:30AM – 10:15AM Hilton, International Center

    Which Station? Access Trips and Bike Share Route Choice
    Jessica E. Schoner, University of Minnesota, presenter
    David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    14-5599

  5. Session 691
    Transportation Demand Forecasting: Models and Methods
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:15PM – 6:00PM Hilton, International Center

    Survival Analysis-Based Choice Set Formation Approach for Single-Destination Choice Using GPS Travel Data
    Arthur Huang, University of Minnesota, presenter
    David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    14-1471

  6. Session 753
    Cycling and the Built Environment
    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:00AM – 9:45AM Hilton, Columbia Hall 6

    Catalysts and Magnets: Effects of Built Environment on Bicycle Commuting
    Jessica E. Schoner, University of Minnesota, presenter
    Xinyu Cao, University of Minnesota, presenter
    David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    14-5702**

  7. Session 775
    Route Choice Modeling and Dynamics
    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:30AM – 10:15AM Hilton, International Center

    Incremental Accessibility Benefits and HOT-Lane Subscription Choice
    Andrew Owen, University of Minnesota, presenter
    Michael Janson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota, presenter
    14-3037 E06

  8. Session 838
    Transit Connectivity and Ridership Forecasting: Factors and Methodologies
    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2:30PM – 4:00PM Hilton, Lincoln East

    Modeling the Commute Mode Share of Transit Using Continuous Accessibility to Jobs
    Andrew Owen, University of Minnesota, presenter
    David M. Levinson, University of Minnesota, presenter

International Seminar on Transit Oriented Development: 19-21 September 2013

I will be attending the International Seminar on Transit Oriented Development 19-21 September 2013

Do you want to join an exceptional experience?

  • a tour to TOD-initiatives in the Netherlands
  • six internationally renowned guests
  • presentations, debates and reflection from science and practice
  • with dinner and accommodation in Zaandam

I believe it is invitation-only, see the brochure for contact information:
130706_PRES_Invitation international seminar TOD.pdf

International conference on Uncertainties in transport infrastructure evaluation: 16-18 September 2013

I will be attending the: International conference on Uncertainties in Transport Infrastructure Evaluation

The 1st International Conference on Uncertainties in Transport Infrastructure Evaluation (UNITE) is an interdisciplinary intermediate-size research conference specifically dedicated to transportation research and quantitative methods for risks and uncertainties in particular.

The Conference will bring together major experts and most promising young researchers in the fields of Transportation Modeling and Planning, Operations Research, Economics, Risk Management and Risk Analysis in a setting highly suitable for scientific discussion and active interaction.

Research topics: The conference deals with uncertainties in transport infrastructure evaluation within a wide range of research topics.

Research topics to be discussed at the conference include – but are not limited to – the following:

  • Ex-Post Evaluation
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis in Transport projects
  • Transport Project evaluation
  • Uncertainty and Transport Governance
  • Uncertainty in Transport models
  • Uncertainty in cost estimation
  • Uncertainty in Demand forecasts
  • Decision Support Systems and Models
  • Induced traffic and traffic forecasts
  • Optimism Bias
  • Decision analysis
  • Multi-criteria Decision Analysis
  • Decision Conferences
  • Unite lectures

Dates: from 16 September 2013 08:00 to 18 September 2013 18:00

Timezone: Europe/Copenhagen

Location: Technical University of Denmark

Anker Engelunds Vej 1

DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Room: Meeting Center