Planning to Plan? Various Techniques for GIS-Enhanced Planning



Friday, September 8, 2017
10:30 a.m. - noon EDT

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Learn how to use Open Trip Planner to enable riders to plan inter-modal trips, how to get down to planning stops in a deviated fixed route operating environment, how to mine cellphone data to analyze feeder routes, and how to apply GIS spatial tools to understand system capacity constraints.

  • Inter-modal Trip Planning using Open Trip Planner
    Marshall Ballard, GISP, Senior Transportation Planner/GIS Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), San Jose, CA
  • Stop-Level Planning Analysis in a Deviated Fixed Route Flag-Stop System
    Jill Cahoon, GISP, Senior Transit Planner/GIS Professional, AECOM, Hooksett, NH
  • A Data-Mining Approach for Feeder Bus Network Design and Scheduling with Cellphone Data and Open GIS Tool
    Yaojun Wang, Research Assistant/Ph.D Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • Spatial Tools for Understanding Transit Capacity Constraints
    Jieping Li, Manager, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, Central Transportation Planning Staff, Boston, MA


Jill Cahoon, GISP

I'm a Senior Transit Planner and GIS Analyst with AECOM. I split my time between doing transit studies for rural, tribal, and small urban communities (as well as the occasional large city) and serving as a GIS Analyst for larger rail projects. I've worked as a consultant on ... Read More

Jieping Li

Jieping Li is a senior transportation planner at the Central Transportation Planning Staff for the Boston Region MPO. She utilizes the regional travel demand model and GIS techniques to assess the impacts of regionally significant transportation projects and land-use changes on travel behavior and the environment. Jieping has a PhD ... Read More

Yaojun Wang

Research Assistant/Ph.D Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Led an international cross-functional team (US and China) to develop numerical verification tools and platforms including passenger flow intelligent monitoring tools, early warning system, etc. Established the database for traffic analysis. Designed and developed method to retrieve cellphone user's behavior and ... Read More

Marshall Ballard, GISP

A Senior Transportation Planner and the GIS Coordinator at the Valley Transportation Authority, he is at the intersection of transportation technology and transportation planning. Recently he helped enact an Open Data Policy, and he is currently focused on delivering a real time transit information inter-modal trip planning app. Occasionally, he ... Read More

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