FSUTSM User Group Freight Data Collection and Modeling
Friday, November 13, 2015
9:30 a.m. - noon EST
Miami, FL, United States
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The topic of the November 13, 2015 FSUTMS Users Group Meeting is freight data collection and modeling. We will focus on the issues, challenges, opportunities, and recent developments freight planning, innovative freight data collection methodologies and advanced freight modeling techniques in South Florida and around the country. There will also be a panel discussion and Q/A session with representatives from FHWA, FDOT, MPOs, consulting, and academia. The meeting features two (2) presentations:
The first presentation is titled “Local Freight Data Collection: Port Everglades Petroleum Commodity Flow Pilot Study”, and It will be given by Mr. Peter Haliburton of Cambridge Systematics. This is a pilot project aimed at deploying innovative methodologies to collect and analyze petroleum flow data to understand the supply and demand chain for petroleum commodities distributed from Port Everglades to the twelve counties of south Florida. The data collected will support improved infrastructure investment decision making. In addition, the data will help emergency management and transportation agencies to manage restoration of the transportation system following significant weather events so that impacts to petroleum supply, and thereby safety response systems and the economy can be minimized. This project was jointly sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) in the area of Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement (C20) program and FDOT District 4.
The second presentation is titled “Freight Data and Modeling: FHWA Perspective”, and will be presented by Vidya Mysore and Birat Pandey of FHWA Resource Center. This presentation will provide an overview of the SHRP2 C20 program and initiatives, and summarize the outcome of the SHRP2 C20 Implementation assistance projects in the country. It will also discuss future coordination between FHWA and South Florida in freight data, modeling and analysis.
The panel discussion will feature representatives from FHWA, FDOT, MPOs, consulting, and academia to offer their perspectives on these issues and meeting attendees will have an opportunity to join the discussion with the panel members.
By attending the Users Group meeting, participants will learn new directions and policies in freight planning, advanced technologies in data collection, analysis, and freight modeling.