Oct 20-23, 2013 in Irvine California

Signals Operations & Transit


This session will cover two visualization projects that are being used to analyze signal systems data from large metropolitan areas, and how visualization has been used to help optimize signal priority for transit in New York City.



Douglas Gettman, Kimley-Horn & Associates

Visualization and Analysis of Big Data in Traffic Signal Systems

Mark Yedlin, Greenman-Pedersen

Use of Visualization to Optimize Transit Signal Priority in New York City

Asset Management, Roads & Utilities


Transportation professionals must closely manage their investments like bridges, tunnels, roadside features, pavement, utilities, etc. Effective asset management programs and systems can afford better decision making about how and where to spend limited funds; however, creating and managing large databases of agency assets can be a significant challenge. This session will discuss a number of visualization tools and strategies that are helping agencies address the challenges of asset management, understand the state of their existing assets, and make better decisions regarding installation and management of utilities.



Cesar Quiroga, Texas A&M Transportation Institute,

Using 3Dj for Visualization and Management of Utility Installations

Work Zone Management


Managing traffic during construction is necessary for worker and motorist safety, but also for minimizing congestion, user delay costs, and conflicting lane closures that can be overly burdensome on the traveling public. There are many work zone traffic management strategies, but once implemented, the work zone must be monitored to ensure they are effective and aren't contributing to additional delays or safety issues. This session will explore several visualizations, management, and analytics strategies for work zones and

their overall impact on the DOT and travelers.



Roma Stevens, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Use of Google Earth to Support Work Zone Mobility Planning and Operations in I-35 Corridor in Texas

Brian Derstine, Iteris, Inc.,

Crowdsourcing Transportation Incident Data from Twitter and Waze

Michael R. VanDaniker, CATT Laboratory

Work Zone Management Dashboard and Real-time Performance Visualizations

Rob Hranac, Iteris, Inc.

Smart Work Zone Analytics

Freight Operations


These presentations will focus on how various sensing technologies and visual analytics tools are aiding researchers and freight specialists in better decision making and enforcement decisions. Examples include using data visualization to analyze load factors, weigh-in-motion sensors, freight movements, rate comparisons and plant siting and carbon footprint analysis. The presentations will include demonstrations of freight visualization dashboards and enforcement tools.



• Michael VanDaniker, University of Maryland

Visualizing Real-Time Virtual Weigh Station Information for Motor Carrier Safety Enforcement


Greg Ferrara, Institute for Transportation Research and Education,

A Performance-Based Visual Analytics Platform for Improving Motor Carrier Enforcement Operational Effectiveness

John Hoover, Norfolk Southern Corp.

Data Visualization for the Transportation Industry

TMC Evaluation & Decision Support


This session will showcase new visualization-based decision support tools that are enabling operations personnel to make better informed decisions more quickly. The session then explores the ways visualization is being used to help understand and communicate the benefits and value of operations and traffic management centers.



Scott Parr, Louisiana State University,

Performance Characteristics of Megaregion Traffic Networks During Mass Evacuations

 Nikola Ivanov, Real-time Operations Performance Dashboard and Interactive Visual Analytics

 Mort Fahrtash, Caltrans District 12 TMC Manager, Transportation Management Center Performance Evaluation

 Murthy, Development and Application of ITS Operations Evaluation Models

 Michael L. Pack, Collaborative Decision & Consensus Building Tools for Operations: winter weather, hurricanes, and evacuations.


Mobile Distribution of Traveler Information & Alerts

This session explores advances and trends in the dissemination of emergency alerts and traveler information to the public. Both state and private sector roles and strategies will be explored along with new rewards-based and social media strategies for providing and receiving information.



Rob Hranac, Iteris, Inc.

Multi-modal Traveler Information and Trip Planning Application for the Virginia Department of Transportation -- the State Perspective


Ted Trepanier, INRIX, Private Sector Distribution of Traveler Information to Mobile End-users:

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