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ITS at TRB 2018

ITS Berkeley is excited to participate in the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting Jan. 7-11, 2018. This year, we have 77 faculty, researchers and students participating in 57 sessions and appearing on the program 138 times. The ITS Reception will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 5:30-7:30 pm. In addition, Susan Shaheen will be presented the Roy W. Crum Award at the Chairman’s Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The program includes the introduction of new Executive Committee members and officers, as well as presentation of TRB’s most prestigious awards. A separate fee and ticket is required for the lunch. Gallery seating is available at no charge, beginning at 12:45 p.m. See the schedule below:

Sunday Jan. 7, 2018

Findings from the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2017
Sunday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Salon C
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, presiding

This session reviews the highlights from the July 2017 Automated Vehicles Symposium for the benefit of those interested people were not able to be among the 1,500 attendees in San Francisco.  It includes updates of several of the best plenary presentations and presentations summarizing the outcomes of about half of the breakout sessions that provided more in-depth coverage of key topics related to road vehicle automation.

Data-Driven Simulation to Support Decision Making in the 21st Century: Barriers and Potential Benefits
Sunday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, 101
Challenges to Simulating the Traffic and Energy Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicle Systems
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Data Inputs and Impacts to Connected and Automated Vehicle Modeling: Takeaways from ISTTT 22
Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley

Simulation modeling is an important component of transportation agencies’ decision-making processes. Recent advancements in data analytics, performance measurement and management, and vehicle connectivity and automation have created opportunities and challenges for transportation system researchers and users that require transformative changes in simulation modeling algorithms, calibration and validation methods, and applications. The simulation algorithms will need to be updated to reflect a traffic stream with mixed levels of emerging technologies—such as connectivity and automation—that affect both microscopic and macroscopic traffic characteristics.

Hands-on Tools for Assessing Travel Demand, Energy, and Environmental Impacts of Emerging Mobility Technologies
Sunday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, 146A
9:10 – 9:30      Overview of models for dynamic travel simulation        
Anand Gopal, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10:00 – 12:00  Hands-on training in small groups           
Colin Sheppard (BEAM and LBNL)

This hands-on workshop features demonstrations of and training on selected new transportation modeling tools for assessing the impacts of emerging mobility technologies including connectivity, automation, and mobility services. Speakers will introduce various modeling packages, highlighting their strengths, weaknesses, and target use cases. Participants will break into smaller groups, each offering hands-on training and building of confidence in one of the packages. Training will involve scenario exploration via the models’ user interfaces, followed by some small edits to the underlying model code. Featured tools will include POLARIS and BEAM for dynamic travel simulation and MA3T and ADOPT for advanced technology adoption modeling.

Doctoral Student Research in Transportation Operations and Control
Sunday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Convention Center, 144A
Data-Driven Approaches for Robust Timing Plan in Urban Transportation Networks 
Zahra Amini, University of California, Berkeley
Conditional Signal Priority: Its Effect on Transit Reliability and Transfers
Paul Anderson, University of California, Berkeley

Bicycle Safety Across the Pillars of the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety
Sunday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, 102A
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

The rapid global motorization is putting undue pressure on the safety of bicycles (& e-bikes), with the burden falling most heavily on low/middle-income countries. This workshop will provide practitioners and researchers with an understanding of the challenges and solutions for the global bicycle safety problem while working through case studies that represent culture change, data availability and challenges and strategies and solutions. Experts present latest research on bicycle safety across the UN Decade of Action’s Five Pillars: safety management, safer roads, safer vehicles, safer road users, and post-crash response.

U.S. DOT’s Mobility on Demand Initiative: Moving the Economy with Innovation and Understanding, Part 1
Sunday 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, 150A
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

This one-day workshop features thought leaders, U.S. Department of Transportation leaders, and recipients of the Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox Awards. The program emphasizes the roles of public transit, shared mobility, goods delivery, and automation and information technology in MOD. Through interactive breakout sessions and more, attendees will focus on key concepts, operations framework, independent evaluation, key metrics, and the data management approach.

Big Data Applications and Methods in Transportation
Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM 
Convention Center, 151B
UC Berkeley's and Caltrans' New Cloud Based Data Hub 
Qijian Gan, University of California, Berkeley

As the volume of transportation data grows, users grapple with the basics of big data implementation. The highest-priority request from more than 200 attendees of the 2017 Big Data Analytics Workshop was for case studies and examples of implementation. This workshop provides case studies of big data methods used in practice and hands-on analysis. The results of the workshop will be documented in a workbook and disseminated through the sponsoring committees.

U.S. DOT’s Mobility on Demand Initiative: Moving the Economy with Innovation and Understanding, Part 2
Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM 
Convention Center, 150A
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
Adam Cohen, UC Berkeley, facilitator

Safety Sunday@TRB, Safety Conversations & Networking Reception
Sunday 5:00 PM -6:30 PM
Independence D (M4) Marriott Marquis 
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley, SafeTREC, moderating

ITS Berkeley TRB Reception
Sunday 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM 
Convention Center, Salon I

 

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
 

If You Price It, Will They Come?
Monday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM 
Convention Center, 150B
A New Method for the Direct Measurement of Parking Incentive Response Curve 
Dounan Tang, University of California, Berkeley
Raja Sengupta, University of California, Berkeley

Mobility of the Future
Monday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM 
Convention Center, 146B
Projecting Travelers into a World of Self-Driving Cars: Naturalistic Experiment for Travel Behavior Implications 
Mustapha Harb, University of California, Berkeley
Yu Xiao
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley

This session explores the potential behavioral impacts of various possible transportation futures, including new services and technologies, on transportation users.  This information is useful to planning practitioners seeking to develop long-range plans that account for still untested transportation technologies and services.  

Innovations in Travel Survey Methods
Monday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM 
Convention Center, Hall E
E-Mission: An Open-Source Smartphone Platform for Collecting Human Travel Data 
K. Shankari
Paul Waddell, University of California, Berkeley
David Culler, UC Berkeley
Randy Katz, UC Berkeley
Samuel Maurer, University of California, Berkeley
Mohamed Amine Bouzaghrane

This session presents the latest innovations in travel survey methods, including smartphone surveys, GPS processing, gamification, and stated preference and survey design and techniques.

Freeway Operations Technical Papers
Monday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM
Convention Center, Hall E
Field Test Implementation of Coordinated Ramp Metering Control Strategy: A Case Study on SR-99N 
Cheng-Ju Wu, University of California, Berkeley
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
John Spring, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Roberto Horowitz, University of California

Technical papers on freeway operations topics.

Innovations in Adaptive Signal Control
Monday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Group-Based Hierarchical Adaptive Traffic-Signal Control for Isolated Junctions 
Pravin Varaiya, University of California, Berkeley

Shared-Use Vehicle Public Transport Systems Subcommittee, AP020(1)
Monday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Marriott Marquis, Union Station (M3)
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

Competing Visions of Transportation's Future
Monday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, 146A
Personal- and Shared-Automated Perspective 
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley

This session explores varying perspectives of where transportation is heading with an emphasis on energy consumption. The transportation sector is changing rapidly through technologies such as electrification, connectivity, and automation of vehicles, carsharing and ridesharing for passengers, and unmanned vehicles for freight. What is hype and what is reality? Will things change as quickly as some believe? What are the energy implications of these changes? These questions will be asked and discussed during this session exploring the future of transportation technologies and changes.

Innovations in Urban Data and Mobility Modeling
Monday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Semantics in Smart Card Data: Impacts of a New Metro Line on Mobility Patterns 
Dounan Tang, University of California, Berkeley

Latest in Bicycle and Pedestrian Data Research
Monday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Comparison of Pedestrian Count Expansion Methods: Land Use Groups Versus Empirical Clusters 
Julia Griswold, University of California, Berkeley
Aditya Medury, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley

This event contains posters that showcase the latest research on bicycle and pedestrian data collection and analysis. Topics include estimation of annual average daily bicycle traffic, site selection for continuous count sites, instrumented bicycles as probes, using smartphone GPS data to study bicyclists' speeds, and direct-demand modeling of nonmotorized counts.

Toward Sustainable and Resilient Transportation Networks
Monday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 
Convention Center, 146B
The Relative Circuity of Walkable and Drivable Urban Street Networks 
Geoff Boeing, University of California, Berkeley

Toward Zero Emissions by 2050: The Role of Transportation Technology
Monday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 
Convention Center, 146A
Projected Future Trends of Automated Vehicles and Practical Strategies to Lower Energy Use and Emissions 
Jeffery Greenblatt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The transportation sector is undergoing tremendous change.  Low-cost electric vehicles are on the near-term horizon, new mobility services are gaining momentum, and CAVs promise to upend traditional business models and vehicle use cases.  At the same time, literature suggests that achieving the Paris climate agreement goals requires increasing policy ambition and achieving global net carbon neutrality by midcentury.  Practical strategies and policy frameworks must be established to guide the evolution of the transportation sector.  This session will share the latest insights on emerging vehicle technologies, highlight innovative ideas and partnerships already in progress, and examine potential timelines for achieving zero emissions.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tools for Estimation, Detection, and Prediction Applications in Transportation
Monday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Predicting Crash Severity Based on Its Related Collision Type Using Five Data Mining Techniques 
David Ragland, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center

Freight Systems and Marine Transportation Work-in-Progress—Hybrid Session
Monday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 
Convention Center, 150A
Poster: Trucking Bans in Cities Due to Emissions: Are They Really Necessary? 
Matthew Reiter, University of California, Berkeley

Learn from freight and marine systems young members. Then help them innovate! In this hybrid session, five young members will present 5-minute lightning talks describing successes and challenges with ongoing projects. Afterward, other young members will be available to present posters on additional projects. Attendees will learn new approaches to research and have many opportunities to share their expertise with colleagues to help overcome project challenges.

Standing Committee on International Cooperation
Subcommittee #3 and Subcommittee #1, Meeting Agenda
Monday, 1.30 PM– 5:30 PM
Independence C (M4), Marriott Marquis
Connected Automated Driving (CAD) capabilities in selected EU and US research institutions
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley (2:40-3 PM)

Integrated Transportation and Land Use Modeling, ADB40(2), Joint Subcommittee of ADB40, ADD30
Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Marriott Marquis, Independence A (M4)
Anand Gopal, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presiding

Equity Issues in Pedestrian Safety and Access
Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, 102B
Establishing a Baseline for Risk of Severe Traffic-Related Injuries Among Senior Pedestrians in San Francisco to Promote Effective Equity Evaluations of Vision Zero 
Travis Richards, University of California, Berkeley

Bus Transit Systems Planning, Design, and Operations
Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, 143B
Developing Dedicated Bus Lane Screening Criteria in Baltimore, Maryland 
Jesus Cuellar, University of California, Berkeley
Strategies and Barriers in Effective Bus Lane Implementation and Management: Best Practices for Use in the Greater Washington, D.C., Region 
Jesus Cuellar, University of California, Berkeley

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

Current Regulatory Environment for Highly Automated Vehicles
Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, Salon C
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, presiding

This panel discussion considers the current state of development of regulations to govern the safety of automated driving systems based on recent legislation and the updated policy guidance from NHTSA.  Speakers representing NHTSA, states, vehicle developers, and traffic safety advocates will discuss the available options for promoting safety assurance in the absence of explicit federal regulatory requirements and in the situation in which the federal government is discouraging states from stepping into the breach to protect the safety of their road users.

Truck Parking: Research and Evaluation of Solutions
Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, 147A
Truck Parking Forecasting and Error Correction Using a Fourier Method: A Case Study of the I-5 in California 
Bassel Sadek, CDM Smith
Elliot Martin, University of California, Berkeley
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley

Truck and Bus Safety Research
Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
A First Investigation of Truck Drivers’ Preferences and Behaviors Using a Prototype Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control System 
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Hani Ramezani, University of California, Berkeley

Current Issues in Aviation
Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
A Multimodal Approach to Air Passenger Recovery: A Case Study of Hongqiao Transportation Hub 
Lu Dai, University of California, Berkeley
Andrew Foertsch, University of California, Berkeley
Yujia Ke, University of California, Berkeley

Global Road Safety Subcommittee, ANB10(8)
Monday 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM 
Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 12 (M2)
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley, presiding


Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018


How Research Is Moving Managed Lanes Forward from Coast to Coast
Tuesday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM 
Convention Center, 101
Are Part-Time HOV Lanes Working Full Time: Evidence from Northern California Freeways 
Paul Anderson, University of California, Berkeley
Abhinav Bhattacharyya, University of California, Berkeley

This session highlights the latest knowledge on the operations and safety of managed lanes.  The spotlighted papers cover research conducted from coast to coast in the United States and on topics such as active traffic management systems, lane use control signs, dynamic hard shoulder running, reversible lanes, buffer separations, and part-time versus full-time operations.  The selected research topics reveal the still dynamic nature of the ongoing evolution of managed lanes.

Perspectives on Transportation and Sustainability
Tuesday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Agent-Based Simulation of Automated Electric Taxi Fleets with Variable Battery Range and Charging Station Distribution 
Gordon Bauer, University of California, Berkeley
Jeffery Greenblatt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Brian Gerke, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Advances in Intelligent Connected and Automated Transportation Systems
Tuesday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Microsimulation of Truck Platooning with Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control: Model Development and a Case Study 
Hani Ramezani, University of California, Berkeley
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Impact of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) on Multilane Freeway Merge Capacity 
Hao Liu, University of California, Berkeley
Xingan (David) Kan, University of California, Berkeley
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Quantifying Influences of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) Vehicle String Operation Strategies on Mixed Traffic Flow 
Hao Liu, University of California, Berkeley
Xingan (David) Kan, University of California, Berkeley
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology

Transportation Demand Forecasting Committee
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Marriott Marquis, Monument (M4)
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

International Progress Toward Vehicle-Highway Automation
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Salon C
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, presiding

Evacuating Pedestrians and Carless Individuals During Disasters
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, 152A
Bridging Troubled Water: Evacuations and the Sharing Economy 
Stephen Wong, University of California, Berkeley
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley

Proven Performance of Concrete Overlays: Part 2 (Part 1, Session 479)
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, 202A
Evaluation of Mix Designs for Rapid Construction of Bonded Concrete Overlays 
Angel Mateos, University of California, Berkeley

Trends in Transit Information
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, 147A
Examining the Provision of Railway Transit Information to Foreign Visitors in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and Strategies for Improvement 
Xiao Yun Chang, University of California, Berkeley

Current Issues in Transportation Energy
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Big Data Fusion to Estimate Urban Fuel Consumption: A Case Study of Riyadh 
Marta Gonzalez, UC Berkeley

Current Issues in Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Timothy Lipman, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

Intelligent Transportation Systems
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
The Impact of GPS-Enabled Shortest Path Routing on Mobility: A Game-Theoretic Approach 
Theophile Cabannes, University of California, Berkeley
Marco Antonio Sangiovanni Vincentelli, University of California, Berkeley
Alexander Sundt, University of California, Berkeley
Hippolyte Signargout, University of California, Berkeley
Vincent Fighiera, University of California, Berkeley
Juliette Ugirumurera, University of California, Berkeley
Alexandre Bayen, University of California, Berkeley

Highway Safety Performance
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Safety Performance Functions for Divided Four-Lane Intercity Highway Under Heterogeneous Traffic Flow 
Praveen Vayalamkuzhi, University of California, Berkeley

Innovative Research on Pedestrian Safety and Behavior
Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
How Effective Are Community Pedestrian Safety Training Workshops? Preliminary Findings from a Program in California 
Jesus Barajas, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Kate Beck, University of California, Berkeley
Jill Cooper, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center

Harnessing Communities to Improve Transportation Information and Knowledge
Tuesday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 
Convention Center, 152B
Kendra Levine, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

Transportation organizations and researchers are creating and sharing data, information, and knowledge by using a growing variety of electronic tools and interfaces. Formal and informal communities of experts and users often form around these various information platforms. Sometimes these communities can be tapped to reveal and improve their collective user experience with various tools. In other cases, the combined communications of a community can allow researchers to identify trends or reveal hidden knowledge. In this session, the presenters discuss their various surveys of transportation communities and how their findings can be used to improve transportation information sharing and knowledge retention.

Zero Traffic Deaths: How Close Can We Get? What Will It Cost?
Tuesday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 
Convention Center, 102B
Vehicle Technology: Update on the Potential Contributions from New and Improved Technologies 
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology

The vision of zero related traffic deaths has gained acceptance over the past decade in the United States. Moving from vision to reality in the United States remains an unsolved challenge as evidenced by the alarming increase in deaths over the past several years with no indication that the rise in traffic fatalities will reverse anytime soon. This session will examine potential lives saved and associated costs of known countermeasures and existing approaches. Gaps, opportunities and future directions will be proposed along with an interactive discussion of legitimacy of the zero deaths vision.

Vehicle-Highway Automation Committee
Tuesday 1:30 PM- 5:30 PM 
Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 5 (M2)
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology, presiding

Advances in Traffic Signal Timing Methodologies
Tuesday 1:30 PM- 3:15 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Increasing Freeway Capacity by Efficiently Timing Its Nearby Arterial Traffic Signals 
Xingan (David) Kan, University of California, Berkeley
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley

Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies ADC80 Committee Meeting
Tuesday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Marriott Marquis, Independence E (M4)
Timothy Lipman, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

Annual meeting of the Standing Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies (ADC80).  Member, friends, and new friends welcome!

Advancing the Science of Transportation Demand Modeling
Tuesday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, 145A
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
Advancing TDM: Developing the Workforce 
Timothy Brathwaite
Madeleine Sheehan, University of California, Berkeley
Advancing TDM: Strengthening Linkages with Policy and Planning 
Daniel Chatman, University of California, Berkeley
Mustapha Harb, University of California, Berkeley
Advancing TDM: Advancing Knowledge in a Generalizable and Testable Manner 
Alexei Pozdnoukhov, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Waddell, University of California, Berkeley
Advancing TDM: Developing a Collaborative Ecosystem 
Daniel Chatman, University of California, Berkeley
Feras El Zarwi, Uber Technologies, Inc.
Mustapha Harb, University of California, Berkeley
Alexei Pozdnoukhov, University of California, Berkeley
Madeleine Sheehan, University of California, Berkeley
Advancing TDM: Drawing from Multidisciplinary Fields 
Timothy Brathwaite
Daniel McFadden, University of California, Berkeley
Marta Gonzalez, UC Berkeley
Advancing TDM: Addressing Fundamental Research Questions 
Feras El Zarwi, Uber Technologies, Inc.
Paul Waddell, University of California, Berkeley
Marta Gonzalez, UC Berkeley

This session presents recommendations from a Zephyr Foundation-initiated and NSF-sponsored workshop on Advancing the Science of Transportation Demand Modeling. The presentations are aligned along six themes that emerged, and each will propose actions to undertake for the next generation of transportation demand models to (a) be subject to rigorous, scientific testing; (b) effectively integrate researchers and ideas from different disciplines; (c) be germane to the looming transformation in transport (clean, connected, shared, autonomous, flying); and (d) be useful. 

Health, Transportation, and Moving Forward
Tuesday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
The Impact of Health Conditions on Elderly Driving: A National-Level Longitudinal Study Using the Health and Retirement Study 
Xize Wang, University of California, Berkeley
Incorporating Health Equity in the Potential Third Crossing Between San Francisco and Oakland: From Planning to Evaluation 
Kate Beck, University of California, Berkeley
Travis Richards, University of California, Berkeley
Edward Forscher, University of California, Berkeley
Anne deBoer
Michael Alston, University of California, Berkeley
Alexander Garbier, University of California, Berkeley
Karen Trapenberg Frick

Fatigue Cracking of Bituminous Mixtures
Tuesday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Sine Versus Haversine Displacement Waveform Comparison for Hot-Mix Asphalt Four-Point Bending Fatigue Testing 
Angel Mateos, University of California, Berkeley

 

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018


Connected and Automated Vehicle Systems in Complex Transportation Systems
Wednesday 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM 
Cross-Comparison and Calibration of Two Microscopic Traffic Simulation Models for Complex Freeway Corridors with Dedicated Lanes 
Xingan (David) Kan, University of California, Berkeley
Hao Liu, University of California, Berkeley
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Modeling Vehicle-Following Dynamics of Heavy Trucks Under Automatic Speed Control Based on Experimental Data 
Fang-Chieh Chou, University of California, Berkeley
Hani Ramezani, University of California, Berkeley
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology

Library and Information Science for Transportation Committee
Wednesday 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM 
Marriott Marquis, Liberty J (M4)
Kendra Levine, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

The meeting for the Library and Information Science for Transportation Committee (ABG40) will focus on future trends of library and information science for transportation. There will be updates from key partners in the field. We will also work on the new triennial strategic plan, with and emphasis on innovation and connections.

Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Part 4
Wednesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Pedestrians and Cars in Urban Networks: Effect of Various Interaction Strategies 
Paul Anderson, University of California, Berkeley

Speed Effects of Highway Design Features
Wednesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Determining the Optimal Location for Truck Escape Ramp in the Vicinity of Expressway Tunnels in Mountainous Areas 
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley

Chairman's Luncheon
Wednesday 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Convention Center, Ballroom AB
Susan Shaheen will be presented with Roy W. Crum Award

The Chairman’s Luncheon is the premier event of the Annual Meeting, drawing an audience of 800 leaders in transportation from the public and private sectors throughout the United States and abroad. The program includes the introduction of new Executive Committee members and officers, as well as presentation of TRB’s most prestigious awards. A separate fee and ticket is required for the lunch. Gallery seating is available at no charge, beginning at 12:45 p.m.

Moving Transportation Research Forward with Libraries, Information, and Data
Wednesday 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Kendra Levine, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

The TRB Committee on Library and Information Science for Transportation, ABG40, is soliciting submissions for  posters on a wide range of topics demonstrating innovative approaches in transportation information, data, and libraries. Topics could include responding to new requirements for public access and open data mandates; innovative tools or practices for sharing transportation information and data, text and data mining of transportation research, cutting-edge library and information management tools, digitizing collections, evaluating and implementing digital library tools, repurposing library spaces, and trends in special librarianship that help transportation libraries be more innovative.

Transportation Network Modeling
Wednesday 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM 
Convention Center, Hall E
Relative Circuity of Walkable and Drivable Urban Street Networks (18-02866) 
Geoff Boeing, University of California, Berkeley

Vehicle Electrification in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Sectors
Wednesday 4:30 PM- 6:00 PM 
Convention Center, 140A
Timothy Lipman, University of California, Berkeley, presiding

This session explores the latest research, development, and deployment of electrified vehicles in the medium and heavy-duty sectors, including delivery vehicles, utility vehicles, and short- and medium-haul trucking. Advances in vehicle technologies and fueling systems (electricity and hydrogen) will be explored, along with economic and policy considerations.