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Research Focus Groups

1) Safety

2) Operations

3) Environment

4) Planning

5) Infrastructure

6) Security

7) Science

Environment

Draft PPT—Environment Critical Issues Draft—Environment DRAFT Vision Statement—Environment Lead: Hilary Perkins DRAFT Vision Statement The vision of the focus group on environment is to develop universal applications and/or methodologies that can provide a coordinated and cooperative enterprise-based process for early detection of all facets of environmental constraints in transportation planning.  It is anticipated that these …

Infrastructure

Draft PPT—Infrastructure Critical Issues Draft—Infrastructure DRAFT Vision Statement—Infrastructure Renewal and Asset Management Lead: Jack Stickel To advance the application of spatial analysis tools and technologies to add value and improve organizational decision-making practices in asset management and resource allocation. The focus is on meeting the needs of practitioners and decision makers at multiple levels in …

Operations and Congestion

Draft PPT—Ops/Congest Critical Issues Draft—Ops/Congest DRAFT Vision Statement — Operations and Congestion (to include travel demand modeling) Lead: Billy Bachman Vision Over the next ten years, transportation system performance will be monitored at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions. Detailed, action-oriented operations information will be available to policy makers, planners, and system managers. ABJ60 Operation and …

Planning

Draft PPT—Planning Critical Issues Draft—Planning Lead: Ed Granzow, Elizabeth Harper, Bruce Spear Vision Current Critical Issues in Transportation, as identified in the recent TRB flier by the same name, present ever more difficult challenges for transportation planners who are charged with envisioning, planning, and developing systems that address all of these issues, while remaining realistically …

Safety

Draft PPT—Safety Critical Issues Draft—Safety DRAFT Vision Statement—Safety Lead: Srinivas Pulugurtha Vision The vision of the focus group on “safety” is to research and promote application of spatial data and information science technologies to improve safety on transportation networks. To achieve this goal, it is imperative that spatial data and information science technologies are explored …

Science

Draft PPT—Science/Strategic Planning Critical Issues Draft—Science DRAFT Vision Statement—Science Lead: Wende Mix Nearly ten years ago the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) identified 10 research challenges facing the GISystem community. These challenges are 1. Cognition of geographic information 2. Spatial data acquisition and integration 3. Spatial analysis in a GIS environment 4. Interoperability …

Security

Draft PPT—Security Critical Issues Draft—Security Vision Statement — Security Lead: Bruce Ralston Vision This focus group seeks to apply methods of geographic information science to problems of transport security. Included in this vision are the development of tools for security enhancement, security related data management including the collection, protection, and appropriate sharing of information, and …