Events / Meetings

Traffic Analysis, Modeling and Simulation: Roundabouts, Ethics and Managing Stakeholder Expectations

When: Thursday, July 9,  2020, 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Developed by the ITE SimCap Committee (assoicated with ITE Traffic Engineering Council).

Full Webinar Description:
Traffic engineers rely upon analysis, modeling, and simulation (AMS) to make the best analytical decisions about what will happen in the future on our roadways. This webinar will explore a breadth of AMS topics faced by traffic modelers: from technical aspects of simulation, to ethical considerations, to managing external input and expectations from stakeholders. We will hear about an exciting research project on roundabout headways recently conducted in Wisconsin and discuss how results of the study may affect future capacity calculations in traffic models. We will delve into how ethics is becoming a more significant challenge in the simulation of transportation systems — especially with the advent of autonomous vehicles (AVs) and integration of communications into simulation modeling. Are we crossing ethical boundaries when we make projections of these future technologies with marginally defensible assumptions? We will also explore some strategies for conducting operational analyses for large freeway corridors using microsimulation and provide common examples of project challenges, like balancing agency and stakeholder expectations, while presenting innovative solutions on managing these challenges.

This webinar will contain three presentations:

Presentation Titles and Presenters:
For detailed descriptions of  the presentations and assoicated learning objectives, please visit the course page here. 

A. "Wisconsin Statewide Roundabout Traffic Operations Analysis"
Presenter: Vicki Haskell, PE and Rebecca Szymkowski, PE, PTOE
B. "Ethics and Simulation – Challenges and Practice Objectives"

Presenter: Dr. George List

C.  “Challenges and Solutions to Managing External Input and Expectations in Traffic Modeling”
Presenter: Raj Paradkar, PE

ITE Members: $49.00
Non-Members: $99.00

This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.