TRB Webinar: Demanding data - Transactional data for demand-responsive transportation

April 16, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
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Often referred to as “on-demand services,” demand-responsive transportation (DRT) relies extensively on the development of transactional data specifications. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will explore how these data specifications may help facilitate interaction between software systems that manage DRT services in the United States. Presenters will discuss what specifications are needed and their possible benefits. The goal of transactional data specifications is to enable DRT services to more fully integrate among various mobility services.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Research Report 210: Development of Transactional Data Specification for Demand-Responsive Transportation.

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Roger Teal, DemandTrans Solutions
  • David King, Arizona State University
  • Niels Larsen, R2P Tracking

Moderated by: Jeff Becker, Regional Transportation District of Denver

Webinar Outline

  1. Current state of practice
    1. Lack of specifications
    2. How specifications have benefitted other transportation industries
    3. Example of DRT specification in Scandinavia as demonstrating benefits that can occur
  2. Status of the DRT industry in the United States
  3. Principles behind recommended specification
  4. Summary of specification
    1. Overview of data communication situation
    2. Recommended approach
    3. How to obtain technical details of specification
  5. Next steps and challenges
  6. 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, you will able to:

  • Define demand-responsive transportation and identify data needed
  • Describe specifications in USA and Denmark
  • Identify challenges and potential solutions

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