Leveraging Data: Modeling and Planning for Transit Mobility



Thursday, September 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon EDT

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Learn how to make sense of transit rider flows from origin-destination surveys, how open data from public/private entities enables better planning, and how to use travel demand models to make sense of large datasets during transit expansion project planning.

  • Transit Origin-Destination Survey Flow Analysis
    Jeremy Strauss, Transportation Planner, Foursquare Integrated Transportation PlanningRockville, MD 
  • Uber Movement: Open Data for Better Urban Planning
    Rik Williams, Research Scientist, Uber Technologies Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Travel Demand Modeling for Transit Expansion Projects: Making Sense of Large Data using GIS
    Nilesh Deshpande, AICP, Transportation Planner, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Atlanta, GA


Nilesh Deshpande, AICP

Nilesh is a transportation planner with WSP USA in Atlanta, Georgia. He has worked on projects related to systems expansion and system level analysis for transit agencies, and has also worked on various transportation planning studies, area and regional level transportation plans. He led project prioritization and GIS activities on ... Read More

Rik Williams

I'm a data scientist on Uber's Policy, Research & Economics Team, based in San Francisco. I'm interested in how ride-hailing services interface with public transportation and serve lower-density areas, and am always on the lookout for collaborations around these and other topics! Read More

Jeremy Strauss

Jeremy Strauss is a Transportation Planner at Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning in Rockville, Maryland. Foursquare provides innovative transportation solutions that are practical, focused, and implementable. Our work areas include regional planning, transit service planning, transportation demand management, and bike/ped planning. Read More

Contact Info

Wendy Nelson, wnelson@urisa.org