TRB Webinar: How Accurate are Traffic Forecasts?

October 14, 2020 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)

Traffic forecasts play an important role in the planning and design of road projects, but we know little about how accurate they are. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will address these gaps, comparing forecasts and post-opening traffic counts for more than 1,200 road projects in the United States and Europe. Presenters will identify the factors in forecast accuracy. They will also demonstrate a method for estimating the uncertainty of future forecasts from data on the accuracy of past forecasts, and provide recommendations on how to improve traffic forecasting practice.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 934: Traffic Forecasting Accuracy Assessment Research.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Measures of traffic forecast accuracy: Greg Erhardt, University of Kentucky
  2. A method for estimating traffic forecast uncertainty: Dave Schmitt, Connetics Transportation Group
  3. Recommendations for improving practice: Jawad Hoque, University of Kentucky
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Mei Chen, University of Kentucky

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:

  1. Describe the overall accuracy of traffic forecasts
  2. Apply a spreadsheet to estimate uncertainty windows around traffic forecasts
  3. Access and contribute to a database for monitoring forecast accuracy

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 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.

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

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.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.