Join us for a dinner meeting presentation with Kim Eccles, P.E. on Emerging Data Sources and Transportation Decision-Making Tuesday, January 21, 2020!

Crash, roadway characteristic, and traffic volume data are foundational to making sound decisions on the safe operation of our Nation’s roadways. Recent advances in technology provide an opportunity to further understand how to design, operate, and maintain our transportation system in a safe and efficient manner by providing new or emerging sources of data to supplement traditional information. Emerging data includes sources such as vehicle probe data, pedestrian and bicycle activity data, and personal preference data to provide more information on both how people are using the transportation system and their needs. Advances in technology also present the opportunity to use data already collected for other purposes (e.g., economic data and land use data) to provide more context to inform transportation decisions.

Kim Eccles, P.E., will discuss emerging data sources and their potential application to transportation decision-making with a focus on highway safety. She will also demonstrate some new tools that her team has developed to bring emerging and non-traditional data into a framework that can be used to inform transportation decisions on safety and operations.

Kim is VHB’s Safety Practice Leader and Chair of the Transportation Research Board Committee, Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation (ANB20). Her team at VHB was a semi-finalist in the USDOT’s 2019 Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge.

This dinner meeting will be held at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center with a social hour from 5:30pm to 6:30pm followed promptly by dinner and the presentation. Cost is $35 for ASHE Members/VDOT staff and $45 for Non-Members. Payment can be made through the PayPal link below or at the time of the event.


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