TRB Webinar: Innovations in Freight Data

July 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to highlight key presentations from the April workshop entitled Innovations in Freight Data. Presenters will discuss the latest applications of emerging data sources and data fusion methods. They will identify freight data tools that are adaptable, flexible, user-friendly, and preserve proprietary data, or that are developed with open source technology. Presenters will also describe transferable methods of data collection, analysis, and visualization to meet local, federal, or international freight planning and performance measurement requirements. Finally, they will share current practices for addressing persistent gaps in freight data collection and evaluation and for responding to the new challenges associated with the use of recent and emerging data sources.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Freight Transportation Data.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Joel Worrell, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Donald Ludlow, CPCS Transcom
  • Sherif Ishak, Old Dominion University

Moderated by: Alison Conway, City University of New York

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of workshop objectives, participants, and approach
  2. Developing freight data into decision-making information
  3. Developing data systems to manage commercial vehicle behaviors
  4. Machine learning and computer vision to collect and improve freight data
  5. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss new data sources and processing, analysis, or visualization methods
  • Identify advances in practice for freight planning and performance measurement
  • Identify immediate and long-term research needs to further advance the capabilities of freight data users and to address persistent freight data gaps and challenges

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room.  To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

In addition, advance registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk ( for assistance in signing in.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in October 2018. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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