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ITE Manitoba Luncheon Notice
May 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The May 2016 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, May 12 starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House located at 800 Pembina Highway.
The speaker this month will be Dr. Garreth Rempel, P.Eng. Garreth is a Founding Partner of MORR Transportation Consulting Ltd. and specializes in transportation engineering issues related to freight operations and policy, road safety, and traffic information systems. He is a member of the ITS Canada Connected and Automated Vehicle Committee, US Transportation Research Board Intermodal Freight Transportation Committee, and several Transportation Association of Canada committees including the Connected and Automated Vehicles Working Group, Road Safety Standing Committee, and Transportation Planning and Research Standing Committee. He has co-authored five national engineering guidelines and was the recipient of the Innovation Award from the World Road Association for his research on characterizing urban container goods movement.
Garreth will present on new methods for collecting travel time and reliability data. Travel time and reliability are critical components of transportation system performance and becoming increasingly important for quantifying congestion. Methods for collecting this data have often followed travel time and delay study procedures described in the ITE Manual of Transportation Engineering Studies, such as the floating- and average-car techniques, or used spot speed data as a surrogate measure. These methods are costly, time-consuming, have difficulty providing high levels of geographic and temporal resolution, and are unable to provide adequate real-time data. Data sources such as GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular networks offer significant improvements over traditional methods and are becoming feasible options for collecting travel time data. However, there remains uncertainty about these sources concerning their accuracy, reliability, methodologies and assumptions, and overall transparency, or lack thereof. This presentation will provide an overview of these data sources and describe detailed issues and challenges to consider when using them for transportation engineering applications.
Please note that the price of the luncheon is $20.00 for members and friends and $15.00 for students. Fees will be collected at the luncheon. Hope to see you there!