TRB Webinar: Modeling Long-Distance Intercity Travel for Sustainable Global Travel

September 21, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
2.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 2.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The majority of travel demand models are derived from daily home- and work-based travel. But modeling intercity travel is also important. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss long-distance intercity travel models from Vermont, Florida, and Ontario. These models use integrated air and surface mode choice, social media data, and activity-based methods. Presenters will explain how addressing the economic, environmental, and social equity issues will help create a sustainable global transportation system, and how to develop a travel demand modeling framework that accurately represents this data.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Travel Behavior and Values.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. An overview of long-distance travel modeling in the United States: Lisa Aultman-Hall, University of Vermont
  2. Developing integrated intercity models of air versus highway mode choice: Jeffrey LaMondia, Auburn University
  3. Social media data for an agent-based long-distance model for Ontario, Canada: Rolf Moeckel, Technical University of Munich
  4. Development of a long-distance travel model for corridor planning in Florida: Maren Outwater, RSG Inc.
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Lisa Aultman-Hall, University of Vermont

The first 90 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:

1. Identify the traditional barriers to long-distance data collection and how new data sources can fill the gap
2. Discuss how new modeling techniques have facilitated new types of intercity travel choice models
3. List the agencies and places that have developed new models of long-distance travel

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. 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.
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TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits 

This webinar is approved by the  American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. 
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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.