ITS Berkeley at TRB 2017

Faculty, researchers and students from ITS Berkeley and its center will be presenting at 56 sessions at TRB this year from Saturday, Jan. 7 - Thursday Jan. 12, 2017! See the schedule:

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday | 5:15 PM-6:45 PM | Marriott Marquis, Liberty J (M4)    
Traffic Simulation Applications Subcommittee, AHB40(1.2)
Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley, presiding 

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017
 
Sunday | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 152B
Workshop 106
Public Access Speed Dating
Kendra Levine, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
Alasdair Cain, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, presiding
Leighton Christiansen, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, presiding
This workshop will benefit entities subject to the U.S. DOT Public Access Policy (PAP) for research data and publications. After a short review of Year 1 of the PAP, participants will have a chance to receive expert guidance, to ask questions, and to use data management tools by rotating though a number of stations. Stations may include "Writing Data Management Plans," "Why Should I Share My Data?" "Public Access Use Cases," "Licensing Research Data," "Citing Research Data," "Entering PAP-subject Projects into the RiP Database," and others.  
 
Sunday | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 146B     
Workshop 115
Methods for Projecting and Evaluating Energy and Demand Impacts of Vehicle Automation
Focusing on methods to estimate and manage the energy and demand implications of automated vehicles (AVs), we will begin by synthesizing results from three breakouts at the Summer 2016 AV Symposium: (a) behavioral experiments to support adoption and use modeling, (b) methods for assessing market acceptance, and (c) energy efficiency impacts of AVs. Additional speakers will share new results, emphasizing methodological approaches in two areas: use cases for AVs and costs, benefits, and economic efficiency of AVs.
Behavioral Experiments for Modeling Adoption and Use of Automated Vehicles
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley
 
Sunday | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 102B     
Workshop 131
Doctoral Student Research in Transportation Operations and Control
Increasing Freeway Capacity by Efficiently Timing Its Nearby Arterial Traffic Signals
Xingan (David) Kan, University of California, Berkeley
 
Sunday | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 101       
Workshop 136
Performance Measures and Targets Across the Pillars of the Decade of Action for Road Safety
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
Agencies around the world are setting minimum injury and fatality targets. Globally, the United Nations has set a sustainable development goal to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from traffic accidents by 2020 (SDG 3.6). To accomplish this goal, agencies are expected to make progress across multiple safety pillars, including management, roads, vehicles, users, and EMS. This workshop demonstrates and discusses setting and achieving performance measures for different pillars and for the overarching fatality goals. 
11:35AM – 11:50AM: Discussion Dr. Offer Grembek, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC)
 
Sunday | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 150A     
Workshop 140
U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge and FTA's MOD Sandbox: Advancing Multimodal Mobility and Best Practices, Part 1 (Part 2, Session 187)
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
This one-day workshop features thought leaders and finalists from the 2016 U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge (SCC) and FTA’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox. Columbus, Ohio, will share updates on the SCC, along with FTA MOD Sandbox pilot projects. Selected public-private partnerships and research initiatives on the future of mobility are also highlighted. Attendees will participate in interactive breakout sessions on next steps for advancing research and documenting best practices in public transport innovation.
 
Sunday | 9:30 AM-10:45 AM  Marriott Marquis, Liberty J (M4)       
HCQS Impacts of Automated/Connected Vehicles, AHB40(4.1)
Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
 
Sunday | 1:30 PM-4:30 PM | Convention Center, 145A       
Workshop 162
From Ad Hoc to Organized: Writing the Road Map for Improving Travel Analysis Methods
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
This workshop represents the next step in establishing a rigorous, community-wide framework for improving travel analysis methods.   Attendees will work in teams to develop scopes for specific projects that improve travel analysis in order to support better decision making and the public good.   
 
Sunday | 1:30 PM-4:30 PM | Convention Center, 146B       
Workshop 164
Visions of Grid-Connected Vehicles: What Is the Goal and How Do We Get There?
As sales of plug-in electric vehicles increase globally, how should they be integrated with the electrical grid? This interactive workshop brings together an international panel of researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest insights on grid-connected vehicles, including modeling and real-world demonstrations. We identify and compare different technology visions, discussing the potential roles of policy makers, consumers, automakers, electric utilities, and industry more broadly. 
Vehicle-Grid Integration Research at University of California, Berkeley, Transportation Sustainability Research Center
Timothy Lipman, University of California, Berkeley
 
Sunday | 1:30 PM-4:30 PM | Convention Center, 150A       
Workshop 187
U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge and FTA's MOD Sandbox: Advancing Multimodal Mobility and Best Practices, Part 2 (Part 1, Session 140)
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
This one-day workshop features thought leaders and finalists from the 2016 U.S. DOT’s Smart City Challenge (SCC) and FTA’s “Mobility on Demand” (MOD) Sandbox. Columbus, Ohio, will share updates on the SCC, along with FTA MOD Sandbox pilot projects. Selected public-private partnerships and research initiatives on the future of mobility are also highlighted. Attendees will participate in interactive breakout sessions on next steps for advancing research and documenting best practices in public transport innovation.
1:30pm to 2:15pm Highlighting the Role of Public-Private Partnerships and Research
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
 
Monday | 8:00 AM-9:45 AM | Convention Center, Hall E    
Event 207
Sensing Technology Innovations in Multimodal Transportation Poster Session
Algorithms for Using In-Pavement Sensors to Monitor Multimodal Safety at Signalized Intersections
Aditya Medury, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
Mengqiao Yu, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 8:00 AM-9:45 AM  Convention Center, 151A       
Event 208
Advanced Optimization Techniques for Implementation of Active Traffic Management Strategies
This session presents advanced optimization tools for various active traffic management strategies including speed harmonization, variable speed limit, variable message signs, ramp control, and coordinated freeway toll-gate control.  The optimization tools include the augmented cut-and-branch method, the approximate decomposition method, multiobjective genetic algorithms, data-based sorting algorithm, and others.
Sign Location Problem for Optimized Speed Harmonization
Hani Ramezani, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E 
Event 281
Transport, Safety, Highway, and Public Transport in the Developing Countries
Bus Rapid Transit Comes to Barranquilla, Colombia: Perspectives from Metropolitan Area Residents
Manuel Santana Palacios, University of California, Berkeley
Abigail Cochran, University of California, Berkeley
Corwin Bell, Transportation Sustainability Research Center
Eleanor Leshner
Ulises Hernandez Jimenez, No Organization
Francisco Trejo Morales, No Organization
Daniel Chatman, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 144B  
Event 336
Understanding and Forecasting the Impacts of Carsharing and Bikesharing
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
This session explores new and emerging research related to carsharing and bikesharing in the U.S. and abroad.  Participants will learn about the characteristics of carshare and bikeshare users and how they compare. The session will also examine new technologies and services, including shared autonomous vehicles such and free-floating carsharing services.
 
Monday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 150A  
Event 343
Remote Towers and Other Advanced Airport Sensing and Surveillance Technologies
Jasenka Rakas, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
 
Monday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Marriott Marquis, Union Station (M3)         
Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay Committee
Representative Weather Profiles in Airport Planning
Sreeta Gorripaty, University of California, Berkeley
Mark Hansen, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM   Convention Center, Hall E      
Event 359
Innovative Big Data Solutions for Transportation Challenges: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Proliferation of the urban big data sets has made them a data source of choice for many travel demand forecasting, transportation, system analysis, and improvements tasks. This session highlights innovative big data solutions for improving traffic operations, safety, and travel demand forecasting.
Scalable Agent-Based Multimodal Modeling Framework Using Real-Time Big Data Sources for Cities
Kenichi Soga, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM   Convention Center, Salon B   
Event 397
Transportation Safety Management: From Start to Finish
More research on safety management from a comprehensive, systems approach is desirable.  This is a hybrid session.  Each author of seven selected papers addressing a specific aspect of safety management will present a poster depicting the research in a rapid-fire, five-minute pitch followed by one-on-one discussions with the authors in the session room. 
Multiobjective Evaluation in Countermeasure Selection at Two-Way Stop-Controlled Intersections Considering Traffic Operation, Safety, and Environment
Yuanyuan Zhang, University of California, Berkeley
Developing a Web-Based Tool to Track Highway Safety Planning Progress in California
Katherine Chen, University of California, Berkeley
Sang Hyouk Oum, University of California, Berkeley
Jill Cooper, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
 
Monday | 3:45 PM-5:30 PM | Convention Center, 140B      
Event 433
Why Does TRB Have a Task Force on Arterial Health and Transportation?
This session exposes the task force to the TRB faithful while soliciting their issues and concerns. The purpose of the task force is to inform the planning, design, and operation of arterials while considering public and population health. The session focuses on an open and frank discussion between the attendees and task force members representing a cross section of disciplines. Where should research be focused? What do we need to know? Why focus on arterials and highways? Come to this session and join in the discussion.
Panel Discussion 
Elizabeth Deakin, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 3:45 PM-5:30 PM | Convention Center, Salon A  
Event 445
Highlights from 2016 International Symposium on Enhancing Highway Performance
This joint international symposium, organized by TRB committees AHB40 and AHB20 and the German Road and Transportation Research Association, combined the 7th International Symposium on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service and the 3rd International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations. The conference provided a common platform for decision makers, managers, traffic engineers, and researchers to share their international experience in analyses of highway capacity, quality of service, and of freeway and tollway operations.
Performance Benefits of Connected Vehicles for Implementing Speed Harmonization
Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 3:45 PM-5:30 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 459
Current Research on User Information Systems: Poster
Vehicle Collision Risk Prediction at Intersections based on Comparison of Minimal Distance Between Vehicles and Dynamic Thresholds
Pin Wang, University of California, Berkeley
Ching-yao Chan, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 3:45 PM-5:30 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 463
Bus Transit Research and Practices: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Impact of Bus Rapid Transit on Travel Time in Two Cities
Lisa Rayle, University of California, Berkeley
Manuel Santana Palacios, University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday | 6:00 PM-7:30 PM | Marriott Marquis, Independence H (M4)     
Integrated Modeling (Subcommittee of ADB40, ADD30)
Anand Gopal, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, presiding
 
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017
 
Tuesday | 8:00 AM-9:45 AM | Convention Center, Hall E    
Event 499
Infrastructure Security and Resilience: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Smart Security? Evaluating Security Resiliency in the United States Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge
Kate Beck, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 8:00 AM-9:45 AM | Convention Center, Hall E    
Event 507
Behavioral Processes: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Modeling and Forecasting the Evolution of Preferences over Time: A Hidden Markov Model of Travel Behavior
Feras El Zarwi, University of California, Berkeley
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Marriott Marquis, Judiciary Square (M3)
Shared-Use Vehicle Public Transport Systems Subcommittee, AP020(1)
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
 
Tuesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 146B 
Event 560
Machine Learning Is from Venus, Econometric Modeling Is from Mars: Two Different Travel Forecasting Perspectives
Machine learning has evolved into a powerful and popular approach to analyzing the massive amounts of data generated by internet and other electronic activity. These approaches are now being used in travel forecasting. Please join us for a session that strives to move us toward a travel forecasting future that integrates machine learning and more typical econometric modeling.
Discussant
Alexei Pozdnukov, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E
Event 563
Current Issues in Transportation Energy: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Incentivizing Electric Vehicles in the United States
Katalin Springel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Anand Gopal, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 
Tuesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E
Event 564
Current Issues in Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Timothy Lipman, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
 
Tuesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E
Event 569
Advances in Pavement Management Systems
The continuing and accelerating adoption of pavement management systems and recognition of their role and power in improving the quality of transportation decision making have both contributed to a renewed interest in the field.  At this particular juncture, progress is being made on a variety of fronts.  New issues and questions are being raised and, most importantly, examined rigorously in the broad range of research being presented in this session.
Pavement System Reconstruction and Resurfacing Policies for Minimization of Life‐Cycle Costs Under Greenhouse Gas Emissions Constraints
Samer Madanat, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E
Event 579
Evaluating the Performance of Traffic Signal Systems: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Arterial Speed Management with Control Measures: Case of San Francisco, California
Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E
Event 589
It's All About Relationships: Understanding Conflicts and Surrogates for Highway Safety Analysis: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Developing Safety Heatmap of Uncontrolled Intersections Using Both Conflict Probability and Severity
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 102B 
Event 592
Quality of Cycling: Lectern | Practice Ready Paper
Examining Nuance in Bicyclist Comfort: Comparison Between Common Performance Measures and User Experience Survey
Julia Griswold, University of California, Berkeley
Victoria Kendrick, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 617
Artificial Intelligence Methods and Modeling Tools for Classification, Estimation, Prediction, Recognition, and Detection in Transportation Applications: Poster
This session presents applications of advanced computing and machine learning tools for traffic monitoring, management, and prediction using traditional and emerging data sources including smartphones and connected and automated vehicles. This session includes several other applications such as pavement rehabilitation, decision making, transportation mode and route choice, simulation calibration, and big data analytics.  Example tools include Random Forest, Hidden Markov, Relevance Vector Machine, and Deep Learning.
Real-Time Estimation of Freeway Travel Time with Sparse Detector Data
Ching-yao Chan, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Convention Center, 145A      
Event 622
Multimodal Accessibility Applications: Lectern | AICP Certification | Practice Ready Paper
UrbanAccess: Generalized Methodology for Measuring Regional Accessibility with an Integrated Pedestrian and Transit Network
Samuel Blanchard, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Waddell, University of California, Berkeley
Incorporating Equity and Resilience in Municipal Transportation Planning: Case Study of Mobility Hubs in Oakland, California
Kit Ho Derek Cheah, University of California, Berkeley
Drew Levitt, University of California, Berkeley
Samuel Blanchard, University of California, Berkeley
Karl Anderson, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 629
New Developments in Social and Economic Factors of Transportation: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Immigration, Income, and Public Transit Perceptions: Findings from an Intercept Survey
Jesus Barajas, University of California, Berkeley
Daniel Chatman, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Convention Center, Salon C  
Event 647
Using Big Data Techniques to Meet the Needs of Next-Generation Traffic Management Systems, Part 1 (Part 2, Session 844)
If the systems with which agencies collect tolls and manage traffic were developed more than a few years ago, chances are these systems could take advantage of Big Data innovations.  Advancements in software, computing, analytics, data storage and processing, near real-time time decision making, sharing of information, and telecommunications provide the potential for agencies to improve the performance and provide the capabilities needed for the next generation of traffic management systems. 
Managing Multi-Modal Travel Corridors - Is All in the Cloud
Alexander Skabardonis, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 664
Carsharing Innovations and Understanding from Across the Globe: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Elliot Martin, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
 
Tuesday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 669
Transit Networks: Design and Assessment: Poster
Network Effects in Bus Transit: Evidence from Barcelona's Nova Xarxa in Spain
Carlos Daganzo, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Convention Center, 145B      
Event 672
Bus System Operations, Tools, and Technology: Lectern | Practice Ready Paper
Coordinating Transit Transfers in Real Time
Paul Anderson, University of California, Berkeley
Carlos Daganzo, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 1:30 PM-3:15 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 679
Current Young Professionals' Research in Aviation: Poster
Assessing the Impact of Tactical Airport Surface Operations Improvement to Schedule Block Time Setting
Lei Kang, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 3:45 PM-5:30 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 694
Latest Research in Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Processes: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Assessment of Regional Transit Accessibility in San Francisco Bay Area Using UrbanAccess
Samuel Blanchard, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Waddell, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 3:45 PM-5:30 PM | Convention Center, Hall E     
Event 723
Cracking of Asphalt Mixtures: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Logit Model and Need to Reproduce Stiffness Degradation Curve of Asphalt Specimens During Fatigue Testing
Angel Mateos, University of California, Berkeley
Angela Fan, University of California, Berkeley
 
Tuesday | 3:45 PM-5:30 PM | Convention Center, Salon C  
Event 729
Disruptive and Transformational Technologies Affecting Transportation: What are the New Frontiers?
Susan Shaheen, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
Public agencies are being challenged to adapt to innovative technologies and services to achieve public policy objectives. A TRB symposium brought the public and private sectors and academia together to lay a foundation for new research partnerships and identify research needs. Technologies addressed included connected and automated vehicles, shared-use mobility services, smart cities, unmanned aircraft systems, cybersecurity, and alternate fueled vehicles.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
 
Wednesday | 8:00 AM-9:45 AM | Convention Center, Hall E          
Event 798
Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Part 3 (Part 1, Session 532, Part 2, Session 731, Part 4, Session 848): Poster | Practice Ready Paper
An Enhanced Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Application to Connected Automated Vehicles
Xiao-Yun Lu, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
Xingan (David) Kan, University of California, Berkeley
Steven Shladover, California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology
 
Wednesday | 8:00 AM-9:45 AM | Convention Center, Hall E          
Event 808
Bicycle Safety, Design, and Operations: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Estimating Capacity of Midblock Bicycle Lanes Considering Mixed Traffic Flow
Ching-yao Chan, University of California, Berkeley
 
Wednesday | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM | Marriott Marquis, Liberty J (M4)         
Library and Information Science for Transportation Committee
Kendra Levine, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
 
Wednesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom Salon 8 (M2)
Pedestrian Research Subcommittee, ANF10(1)
A National Research Agenda for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley
 
Wednesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E       
Event 848
Traffic Flow Theory and Characteristics, Part 4 (Part 1,Session 532, Part 2, Session 731, Part 3, Session 798): Poster | Practice Ready Paper
The Effect of Pedestrian Crossings on Traffic Flow
Carlos Daganzo, University of California, Berkeley
 
Wednesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Salon B    
Event 849
Coasting to Make Strides in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Investigating the Underreporting of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes in and Around University Campuses: Crowdsourcing Approach
Aditya Medury, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
Offer Grembek, University of California, Berkeley
 
Wednesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E       
Event 851
Bikeshare Experiences from Around the World: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Exploratory Multivariate Analysis of Bikesharing System Use: Trip Characteristics and Effect of Pricing Scheme Change
Lei Kang, University of California, Berkeley
 
Wednesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, Hall E       
Event 852
Bicyclist Travel Behavior: Poster | Practice Ready Paper
Bicycling Is Freedom: A Qualitative Analysis of Latino Immigrant Cycling Experiences
Jesus Barajas, University of California, Berkeley
 
Wednesday | 10:15 AM-12:00 PM | Convention Center, 144B        
Event 859
Current Issues in Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay: Lectern | Practice Ready Paper
En Route Performance in National Airspace System
Mark Hansen, University of California, Berkeley
Yulin Liu, University of California, Berkeley
 
Wednesday | 2:30 PM-4:00 PM | Marriott Marquis, Independence A (M4)           
Transportation Demand Forecasting Committee (ADB40)
Joan Walker, University of California, Berkeley, presiding