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EVENTS IN 2017

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

TRB Reception & NUTC Alumni Reunion (Washington, DC)

Join NUTC &; TRB for our Winter Reception &; Alumni Reunion! This event is held in conjunction with the TRB Annual Meeting.

Marriott Marquis ~ Washington, DC
(Marquis Ballroom Salon 6 - Level M2)
901 Massachusetts Ave. NW | Washington, DC

For more information, please call 847.491.7287.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Marriott Marquis Washington 901 Massachusetts Ave NW Marquis Ballroom Salon 6 Washington DC 2000

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/

Thursday, January 19, 2017

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

NUTC Sandhouse Group & Chicago Transportation Research Forum (TRF) Brown Bag Luncheon @ Metra Headquarters

“Metra – Loking Ahead to 2017 and Beyond”

EVENT OVERVIEW:

For the January 2017 Sandhouse meeting, Don Orseno will talk about Metra's plans for 2017. Bruce Marcheschi will provide an update on PTC implementation and discuss the replacement of Elgin's Fox River Bridge on the Milwaukee District West Line. Components of this bridge were built in the late 1880s. Lynnette Ciavarella will present the strategic studies that are underway that will help define Metra's future.

 

IMPORTANT:
Pre-registration REQUIRED. Visit the link below for more details.
*Attendees will need to present a GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID for access to Metra's Headquarters.

SPEAKER BIOS:

Donald Orseno: Metra's Executive Director has worked for the railroad industry for 42 years, starting his career on the Rock Island Railroad and later the Chicago &; North Western before joining Metra's Transportation Department when Metra was formed 32 years ago. Formerly Deputy Executive Director/COO, he provided executive direction and guidance to the Chief Officers of Engineering, Transportation and Mechanical as well as Safety, Operations Training and Certification and Regulatory Compliance. He also provided executive oversight and direction to Purchase of Service Agreement contract carriers (BNSF and Union Pacific) to ensure consistency with Metra's standards and practices. As Executive Director/CEO, Mr. Orseno now provides direction and oversight to all areas of Metra's Administrative and Operating program.

Bruce Marcheschi: As Chief Engineering Officer of Metra, Mr. Marcheschi provides overall leadership and direction to Metra's Engineering Operations to ensure that Metra achieves its vision, mission, goals and objectives. Responsibilities include all day to day Engineering functions: Track, Signal, Electrical, Telecommunications, Structural, Bridge &;Building, Maintenance of Way, Construction and Station Design. Mr. Marcheschi began his career in 1987 at Metra and has held progressively responsible management positions prior to his current position. Mr. Marcheschi has worked in the railroad industry for over 29 years.

Lynnette Ciavarella: Ms. Ciavarella has over twenty-two years of experience in the Public Transit industry in both operations and administration. She began her career as a bus operations planner at Pace Suburban Bus. For the past eleven years, she has been a member of Metra's Senior Staff Departments reporting to her include Program Development, Long-Range Planning, and Systems Performance Data. In her current capacity, she oversees the development and administration of the agency's long-range plans, capital program, performance statistics, fares, and mobile ticketing. Ms. Ciavarella also acts as Metra's liaison for planning issues with other transportation and planning agencies. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Public Affairs Management with a concentration in Urban Studies (land-use and transportation planning), graduate of 2012 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Leadership Program and the inaugural LEAD program for transit executives.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Metra Headquarters - 547 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL 60661

Event URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jan-19-2017-sandhouse...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

NUTC Seminar: "Effects of the Light Rail Transit Development & Neighborhood Design on Travel Behavior" - Jason Cao, University of Minnesota

NUTC Academic Seminar Series presents:

Effects of the Light Rail Transit Development &; Neighborhood Design on Travel Behavior

- Jason Cao, Associate Professor, Univesity of Minnesota

 

Jason Cao is an associate professor with the regional policy and planning area. His current research mainly focuses on land-use and transportation planning in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. He seeks to answer interrelated questions about how transportation investments influence urban development, how land-use patterns shape individuals' behavior, and how land-use and transportation policies can be used to mitigate traffic congestion and improve our environment.

Cao previously worked as an associate research fellow with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University. His work has appeared in journals spanning urban planning, public health, and transportation. He has been published in Environment and Planning, Journal of the American Planning Association, American Journal of Health Promotion, Transportation Research, and others.

Cao received an M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in civil and environment engineering with a specialization on transportation planning from the University of California-Davis. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In 2006, he received the Wootan Award from the U.S. Council of University Transportation Centers for the best transportation policy/planning dissertation in the United States.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transportation Center Seminar

Jason Cao (University of Minnesota): "Effects of the Light Rail Transit Development &; Neighborhood Design on Travel Behavior"

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Ruan Conference Center (lower level) Evanston IL 60208

Thursday, February 16, 2017

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

"Chicago: America's Railroad Capital" - David Lassen & Jim Wrinn, Trains Magazine (@ METRA)

NUTC Sandhouse Rail Group presents [Brown Bag Luncheon @ METRA]:

Chicago: America's Railroad Capital

- David Lassen &; Jim Wrinn, Trains Magazine

 

>> REGISTRATION &; GOVT-ISSUED ID REQUIRED <<

 

EVENT OVERVIEW:

Trains Magazine Journalists, Lassen and Wrinn, willl present a talk on Chicago Rail Operations and Importance.

Chicago's importance as a railroading center has long been a topic of interest for Trains Magazine, the world's largest-circulation railroading publication. For the first time since 2003, Trains has devoted an entire magazine to the topic, and this time, the special issue is accompanied by a DVD look at operations in the city. Trains editors will discuss the project and the ongoing importance of documenting events in Chicago.

 

SPEAKER BIOS:

David Lassen, an associate editor at Trains, directed production of the magazine's Chicago special issue and accompanying DVD. He joined Trains in 2014 after almost 30 years as a sportswriter in Southern California.
He is a native Californian and a graduate of the University of Denver.

Jim Wrinn has been editor of Trains since 2004. A lifelong steam fan, he is a qualified locomotive engineer at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C. Before joining the magazine, the North Carolina native and University of North Carolina graduate worked at several newspapers in his home state.

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Metra Headquarters - 547 W. Jackson Blvd. 13th Floor Chicago IL 60661

Event URL: http:// tiny.cc/SandhouseFEB2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

NUTC Seminar: "Exploring Millennials' Adoption of Shared Mobility & Attitudes Towards Vehicle Ownership in California" - Giovanni Circella, UC Davis; Georgia Tech

NUTC Academic Semiinar Series presents:

Exploring Millennials' Adoption of Shared Mobility &; Attitudes Towards Vehicle Ownership in California

 

Abstract: This study investigates millennials' mobility choices through the analysis of a dataset collected in California among 2155 young adults and members of the preceding Generation X, as the first stage of a panel study of millennials' residential choices, lifestyles, travel behavior and adoption of technology. We find that, compared to Gen Xers, millennials own fewer cars, drive less and more often use alternative travel modes. Independent millennials, who have already established their households, are found to live in more accessible residential locations, which are conducive to the adoption of travel multimodality and the use of non-auto modes. Dependent millennials, who still live with their parents, also adopt multimodal travel, even if they often live in less accessible locations. Millennials are heavy adopters of shared mobility services: however, and somewhat concerning from an environmental and health-related perspective, we find that a non-trivial amount of Uber/Lyft trips substitute for trips that would otherwise be made by walking or cycling. Finally, the zero- or low-vehicle ownership status of many independent millennials might be short-lived: millennials show higher propensity to purchase vehicles as they age, especially if they plan to have a child in the near future.

- Giovanni Circella, UC Davis; Georgia Tech

Giovanni Circella is a Senior Research Engineer at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology, who currently shares his time with the University of California, Davis, where he is a researcher at the Institute of Transportation Studies and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation.

His research interests include travel behavior, transportation planning, travel demand modeling, land use modeling, travel survey methods, transportation sustainability, shared mobility, energy consumption, and policy analysis. He is an expert in the collection and analysis of behavioral data and the estimation of discrete choice models and other quantitative methodologies.

Dr. Circella has been the principal investigator for several research projects. His recent research has focused on the impact of individual attitudes on travel, land use and transportation, the impact of shared mobility and on-demand ride services (e.g. Uber/Lyft) on travel and auto ownership, the impact of ICT, and the mobility of specific population segments (e.g. “millennials”) and in various geographic regions (United States, EU countries, South America and emerging economies from the Middle East/Gulf Area). He speak English, Spanish and Italian fluently.

He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committees on
ADB20: ICT and Transportation, Member and Research Coordinator
ADD40: Transportation and Sustainability, Member and Communication Coordinator
ABE50: Transportation Demand Management, Member
ADA10: Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning, Member

He serves in the panel for the NCHRP projects 20-102, 20-102(01) and 20-102(09) on the Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles, and he is a member of the Research Faculty Senate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/docs/20...

Thursday, March 2, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

"The Right to Travel—Little Recognized Aspects & Impediments"

NUTC Academic Semiinar Series presents:

The Right to Travel—Little Recognized Aspects &; Impediments

Speaker:   Richard Sobel, Visiting Scholar and Faculty Affiliate,
The Transportation Center - Northwestern University

 ABSTRACT:
As a fundamental and little recognized right of American citizenship essential to a broad federal union, the right to travel in the United States is basic to the nature of American society and politics. The right first appeared in the Articles of Confederation and continues under the U.S. Constitution, where the U.S. Supreme Court recognizes the right for domestic and international travel. Though the travel right supports privacy and domestic movement without governmental impediment, in the era of surveillance, requirements for official photo identification for travel, watchlist prescreening programs, and airport searches burden the right. Regulations for air, train and bus transportation may not require citizens to relinquish one fundamental right of privacy in order to exercise another fundamental right of travel. Transportation policy needs to preserve travel rights in addressing policy goals as broadly based and including all modes of transportation.

SPEAKER BIO:  Richard Sobel is a political scientist, and author and editor of eight books and numerous scholarly, law and policy articles. He graduated from Princeton University, New Jersey and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has taught at Princeton University, Smith College, Massachusetts, the University of Connecticut, Harvard University, and Northwestern University. At Harvard, he is an Associate in African-American Studies, and has been a Lecturer in Government, Research Associate of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Fellow of the Hutchins Center, Shorenstein Center, and Berkman Center, and member of the Program in Psychiatry and Law. At Northwestern, he is a Visiting Scholar and faculty affiliate at the Transportation Center, and has been a Senior Lecturer in Political Science, a Visiting Professor at the Medill School, and a Visiting Scholar at the Buffett Institute. He is also director of Cyber Privacy Project. He has contributed to Supreme Court amicus briefs on voting rights and identification. His most recent publications on The Right to Travel are "The Right to Travel and Privacy: Intersecting Fundamental Freedoms," John Marshall Journal of Information Technology and Privacy Law, Summer 2014, and Citizenship as Foundation of Rights (Cambridge, 2016).

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/docs/20...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

"Anticipatory Pricing to Manage 'Flow Breakdown'" - Ian Savage, Northwestern University

NUTC Academic Seminar Series:

Anticipatory Pricing to Manage "Flow Breakdown"

Speaker:   Dr. Ian Savage,Associate Chair, Department of Economics ;
Professor of Instruction, Weinberg School of Arts and Science
Northwestern University

 Abstract:

This presentation is an economist's response to “flow breakdown.” This phenomenon occurs when a highway that is close to, but less than, its maximum theoretical capacity suddenly deviates downward off of the standard density-flow relationship. The presentation discusses the desirability of adopting anticipatory congestion tolls that are greater than those necessary to internalize any “regular” congestion because there is the probability of extra congestion when breakdown occurs. The pricing discussed is an anticipatory reliability toll that is set in advance to manage the inflow to a highway in the presence of probabilistic breakdown. This paper is joint work with Jonathan Hall at the University of Toronto, and a former visiting scholar at the Transportation Center.

Speaker Bio:

Ian Savage has been a member of the faculty of both the Department of Economics and the Transportation Center at Northwestern University since 1986. His research has been concentrated in two areas: urban public transportation, and transportation safety. He has published widely on the economics of transit finances and operations. He has conducted research into the safety performance, and the effectiveness of safety regulations, in most modes of transportation -- with particular emphasis on the trucking and railroad industries.
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Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/

Thursday, March 30, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

NUTC Seminar: "Multidimensional Network Analysis of Customer Preferences in Engineering Design" - Wei Chen, Northwestern University

NUTC Academic Seminar Series presents:

Multidimensional Network Analysis of Customer Preferences in Engineering Design

 Wei Chen, PhD
Wilson-Cook Professor in Engineering Design, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

 

ABSTRACT:

Using network analysis for investigating complex social systems has gained increasing scientific support in many research disciplines. In this talk, we present a framework of multidimensional network analysis (MNA) for modeling customer preferences in supporting engineering design decisions. The research is motivated by overcoming the limitations of using Discrete Choice Analysis (DAC) for modeling consumer preference. In the proposed Multidimensional Customer-Product Network (MCPN), customer-product interactions are viewed as a socio-technical system where separate entities of “customers” and “products” are simultaneously modeled, and multiple types of relations, such as consideration and purchase, product associations, and customer social connections are considered. Beyond the traditional descriptive analysis that examines the network structure characteristics, we employ the Exponential Random Graph Model (ERGM) as a unified statistical inference framework to interpret complex preference decisions. The Our approach broadens the traditional utility-based logit models by considering dependency among complex customer-product relations, including the similarity of associated products, “irrationality” of customers induced by social influence, nested multi-choice decisions, and correlated attributes of customers and products. Examples of modeling customer vehicle preferences based on the New Car Buyers Survey (NCBS) of China's automobile market are presented to illustrate the benefits of network approach.

 

SPEAKER BIO:

Dr. Wei Chen is the Wilson-Cook Chair Professor in Engineering Design at Northwestern University. Directing the Integrated DEsign Automation Laboratory (IDEAL- http://ideal.mech.northwestern.edu/), her current research involves issues such as simulation-based design under uncertainty, model validation, stochastic multiscale analysis and design, robust shape and topology optimization, multidisciplinary optimization, consumer choice modeling and enterprise-driven decision-based design. She is the co-founder and Director of the interdisciplinary doctoral cluster in Predictive Science and Engineering Design (PSED) at Northwestern. She is also serving as the Chair of the research faculty council of the Segal Design Institution at Northwestern.

Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995. She served on the ASME Design Engineering Division (DED) Executive Committee (2009-2015) and was an elected Advisory Board member of the Design Society (2007-2013). She is a review editor of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and served twice as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. In addition, she serves as the Associate Editor of SIAM/ASA Journal on Uncertainty Quantification (JUQ) and the Department Editor for the IIE Transactions. Dr. Chen was the recipient of the 1996 NSF Faculty Early Career Award, the 1998 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal achievement award, the 2006 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational award, and the 2015 ASME Design Automation Award. She is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/

Thursday, April 13, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

NUTC Seminar: "Using Automated Data Sources to Improve the Performance of Public Transport Systems: A Framework and Applications" - Nigel Wilson, MIT

NUTC Academic Semiinar Series presents:

Using Automated Data Sources to Improve the Performance of Public Transport Systems: A Framework and Applications

- Nigel Wilson, Professor, Civil &; Environmental Engineering, MIT

 

ABSTRACT:

Automatic data sources including automatic vehicle location systems, automatic passenger counting systems and electronic fare payment and ticketing systems are becoming ubiquitous in large public transport systems and are starting to have an impact on the quality and availability of information for both off-line and real-time functions needed for service provision. The off-line functions include service and operations planning, and performance monitoring and measurement, while the critical real-time functions include operations management and control, and customer information. While the impacts of these advances are already apparent in many systems, there is the potential for much deeper impact in the future. The power and cost-effectiveness of information technology continues to advance and will offer opportunities to develop and apply more ambitious models which should positively affect many facets of the performance of public transport systems. This talk will present a framework for assessing the various roles that automated data sources can play in public transport systems and will summarize recent applications of the resulting methods based on research at MIT for Transport for London and other transit agencies. The potential for further enhancement of critical public transport agency functions in the future making even greater use of these data sources will be discussed.

 

SPEAKER BIO:

Nigel Wilson is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research and teaching areas focus on urban public transportation, including topics related to the operation, analysis, planning and management of transit systems, and teaches MIT graduate subjects in public transport systems. Professor Wilson directs a major long-term collaborative research program with urban public transport agencies including Transport for London, MTR (Hong Kong), Chicago Transit Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. He has written more than 100 articles and reports on the results of his research. During sabbatical leaves from MIT, Professor Wilson worked in three large transit agencies, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, London Transport, and Metro Transit in Minnesota, and has served as consultant to a number of other North American transit authorities. He has been a visiting faculty member at Stanford University, University College London, Napier University (Edinburgh), Delft University of Technology, and the University of Minnesota. Professor Wilson received the bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Imperial College, London and the master's and doctoral degrees, in civil engineering and transportation systems respectively, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ALL DAY

[APRIL 20-21] 58th Annual Transportation Research Forum (TRF) Meeting @ UIC

Transportation Research Forum (TRF)

Founded in 1958, the Transportation Research Forum (TRF) is an independent organization of transportation professionals. Its purpose is to provide an impartial meeting ground for carriers, shippers, government officials, consultants, university researchers, suppliers, and others seeking an exchange of information and ideas related to both passenger and freight transportation. The Forum provides pertinent and timely information to those who conduct research and those who use and benefit from research.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

1:00 - 4:30pm - Special half day program for graduate students

5:00 - 7:00pm - Main Conference begins (Poster session &; networking reception)

Friday, April 21, 2017

8:30am - 5:00pm - Full Day Conference

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: 750 S. Halsted St. U. of Ill at Chicago - Student Center East Bldg Chicago IL

Event URL: http://sites.northwestern.edu/trf2017/

Thursday, April 27, 2017

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rail/Air Competition in the New York-Chicago Market: 1045-1970

Joint NUTC Sandhouse Rail Group &; Icarus Aviation Group Speaker....

George Hamlin, President, Hamlin Transportation Consulting

This presentation reviews the post-World War II changes in the New York-Chicago passenger market up to the coming of Amtrak. While the rail mode started with a commanding lead in 1945, improvements in speed and comfort in the air transportation mode allowed the airlines to dominate the market by the end of this time period. Service by both railroads and airlines is examined comparatively, and the impact of the Interstate Highway system is considered, as well.


Speaker Bio:
George Hamlin has over forty-five years' experience in the commercial aviation and aerospace industries, including management positions with two airlines (TWA and Texas International), two airframe manufacturers (Lockheed-Georgia and Airbus North America) and has been active as a consultant in these fields since 1996, as President of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, based in Fairfax, Virginia.


He is the author of four books (the Skyliners series of pictorial airline histories and Chicago Railroad Scenes, Volume 2); numerous articles for both industry and general publications; and is a frequent speaker on commercial aviation and aerospace topics in professional and academic venues. He also writes a semi-monthly blog for TRAINS magazine's “Observation Tower”.


Mr. Hamlin received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and a M.S. in Transportation from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Norris University Center 1999 Campus Drive Lake Room - Rm 203 Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/docs/20...

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

NUTC Seminar: "Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces" - Anne Goodchild, University of Washington

NUTC Academic Seminar Series presents:

Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces

Anne Goodchild, University of Washington
Allan &; Inger Osberg Associate Professor
SCTL Center Director

 Abstract: The movement of freight in urban areas has a major impact on the economic power, quality of life, and accessibility and attractiveness of the local community, but it receives little attention in comparison to passenger movements. With the ongoing increase in urban freight, there is increased concern about goods movements and their consequences. What is the urban freight system? What are the problems presented by the urban freight system? And what role does it play in developing more sustainable cities?

This talk presents a view of the role of freight in developing sustainable cities, and some of the pioneering work of the Urban Freight Lab; one of the current research thrusts of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center; for which Dr. Goodchild is the Founding Director.

Dr. Goodchild will share the approaches the Urban Freight Lab has taken to quantify emissions from different goods delivery systems, and their findings to date.

SPEAKER BIO:

Anne Goodchild joined the University of Washington faculty as an Assistant Professor in December 2005 after completing her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UC at Berkeley. Her research interests lie in the analysis of logistic systems, with an emphasis on freight transportation. Her dissertation work examined the impact of a crane operating strategy on port terminal operations. Other research experience includes minimizing emissions in strategic routing and schedule planning in urban pick-up and delivery system, policy and technology implementations to improve intermodal interfaces, and the relationship between freight activity and the economy. Before attending Berkeley she worked in consulting for 5 years in Europe and North America, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Applied Decision Analysis Inc., modeling business problems such as airline fleet maintenance scheduling. She holds an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the UC at Berkeley, and a BS (with High Honors) in Mathematics from the UC at Davis.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/docs/20...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NUTC Spring 2017 Industry Workshop: "Bridging the Future: Innovation in Large-Scale Infrastructure Development"

Bridging the Future: Innovation in Large-Scale Infrastructure Development

Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) and the Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology (CCITT) will co-host the Spring 2017 Industry Workshop, Bridging the Future: Innovation in Large-Scale Infrastructure Development, MAY 3, 2017 to advance dialogue for strategic transportation infrastructure investments and development.

The Workshop will feature infrastructure developers, financiers and operators who will highlight several large-scale transportation infrastructure projects through a case study presentation format, emphasizing financial strategies, stakeholder engagement, public-private partnerships, lessons learned, and legal and regulatory challenges, among others.

FREE EVENT / REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Confirmed participants include...

Joseph L. Schofer - Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs; Professor, Civil &; Environmental Engineering; McCormick School of Engineering
Jamie McCurry - Senior Director, Administration &; Government Affairs, Georgia Ports Authority
Robert L. Peskin - PhD, M.ASCE, Senior Consulting Manager, Strategic Planning Services, Planning, Americas Transportation, AECOM
Dr. Robert Martínez - Vice President, Business Development and Real Estate, Norfolk Southern Corporation
David Pennington - CFA, Managing Director, Power, Energy &; Infrastructure, BMO Capital Market

 

EVENT CO-CHAIRS:

Dr. Hani Mahmassani - William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation; Director, NUTC
Bret Johnson - Director, CCITT


PARKING:

Northwestern North Parking Garage

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: James L Allen Center 2169 Campus Drive McCormick Foundation Auditorium Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

NUTC Patterson Lecture: Lance Fritz - Chairman, President, CEO - Union Pacific

36th ANNUAL PATTERSON LECTURE
Featuring LANCE FRITZ, UNION PACIFIC

WHEN: MAY 3, 2017 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: McCormick Foundation Auditorium - James L Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

SPEAKER:

Lance M. Fritz is Union Pacific chairman, president and chief executive officer. He became chairman of the board effective October 1, 2015. Fritz became president and chief executive officer February 5, 2015, when he also was elected to the corporation's board of directors.

 

LECTURE HISTORY:

The Annual Patterson Transportation Lecture is named for William A. "Pat" Patterson. A central figure in the United States air transport industry for more than four decades, Patterson served as president and chairman of United Airlines from 1934 until his retirement in 1966. He was a life trustee of Northwestern University and was instrumental in the establishment and strategic leadership of the Northwestern University Transportation Center.

In Patterson's honor, Northwestern established the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation in 1978. The Patterson Chair serves as an intellectual focal point for transportation research and education at Northwestern, most of which is coordinated through the NUTC.

In 1980, the NUTC established the Patterson Transportation Lecture as an integral part of the Patterson Endowment. It has since become an annual highlight at Northwestern University, drawing influential speakers from all facets of the transportation industry.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: James L Allen Center 2169 Campus Drive McCormick Foundation Auditorium Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/

Thursday, May 18, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

NUTC Seminar: "On-demand Personal Mobility Services in the Era of Mobile Computing: Physics, Economics & Management" - Hongyu Chen, Northwestern University Dissertation Year Fellow

NUTC Academic Semiinar Series presents:

On-demand Personal Mobility Services in the Era of Mobile Computing: Physics, Economics &; Management

Hongyu Chen, Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Engineering, Northwestern University;  2017 Northwestern Transportation Center Dissertation Year Fellow

 Abstract:
Mobile computing have significantly reduced the transaction cost and information asymmetry in the personal mobility market that is traditionally dominated by taxi services. These innovations have, within a very short period of time, created the likes of Uber, Lyft and the China-based Didi Chuxing, known collectively as Transportation Network Companies (TNC), that are literally threatening the very existence of the taxi industry. There are heated debates among policy makers, academics and entrepreneurs about how the ride-sourcing/e-hail services offered by TNCs might co-evolve with the existing taxi services. In order to understand the impacts of these services, a model is developed to not only discover the underlying physical mechanism of passenger waiting process, but also estimate passenger waiting times for taxi services solely using taxi-side GPS traces. An economics model is then proposed to analyze the impact of TNCs' entrance to the market, both for when they first enter the market and when they start to pursue profit. Finally, we explore models to improve the matching process used by TNCs.

Speaker Bio:
Hongyu Chen is a Ph.D. student studying in Civil Engineering at Northwestern University. His current research focuses on characterizing, evaluating and improving on-demand personal mobility services with real data. He previously worked on modeling and design of congestion pricing schemes with respect to welfare and environmental effects. Hongyu Chen lives in Evanston, Illinois.

 

 

 

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/docs/20...

Monday, May 22, 2017

ALL DAY

NUTC EXEC ED (Spring 2017) Freight Transportation & Logistics

Sign up NOW for Northwestern University Transportation Center's Freight &; Logistics Executive Education program for Spring 2017:

Navigating the Growing Challenges from the
First Mile to the Last Mile in Transportation

WHEN: MAY 22 - 24, 2017 [all day]
WHERE: Jacobs Center - 2001 Sheridan Road, Room #101, Evanston, IL 60208

REGISTER NOW!

Program Topics:

Overall Domestic Trends
North American Trucking
North American Railroads
North American Intermodal
Third Party Logistics (3PLs)
Transportation Management
Transportation Economics
International Logistics Trends
Air Cargo
Global Sourcing
Ocean / Maritime
eCommerce Trends
Package / Parcel Shipping
Data and Analytics
Supply Chain Network Optimization
Omni-Channel Retailing Logistics
eFulfillment Technology and Trends

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Donald P. Jacobs Center 2001 Sheridan Road #101 Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ALL DAY

NUTC EXEC ED (Spring 2017) Freight Transportation & Logistics

Sign up NOW for Northwestern University Transportation Center's Freight &; Logistics Executive Education program for Spring 2017:

Navigating the Growing Challenges from the
First Mile to the Last Mile in Transportation

WHEN: MAY 22 - 24, 2017 [all day]
WHERE: Jacobs Center - 2001 Sheridan Road, Room #101, Evanston, IL 60208

REGISTER NOW!

Program Topics:

Overall Domestic Trends
North American Trucking
North American Railroads
North American Intermodal
Third Party Logistics (3PLs)
Transportation Management
Transportation Economics
International Logistics Trends
Air Cargo
Global Sourcing
Ocean / Maritime
eCommerce Trends
Package / Parcel Shipping
Data and Analytics
Supply Chain Network Optimization
Omni-Channel Retailing Logistics
eFulfillment Technology and Trends

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Donald P. Jacobs Center 2001 Sheridan Road #101 Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/industr...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

NUTC Seminar: "Research, Practice, and Future Directions of Dynamic Ridesharing" - Maged Dessouky, University of Southern California

NUTC Academic Semiinar Series presents:

Research, Practice, and Future Directions of Dynamic Ridesharing

- Maged Dessouky, University of Southern California

 

SPEAKER BIO:

His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, PATH, Caltrans, FTA, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security and its National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) among others. He was recipient of the 2007 Transportation Science &; Logistics Best Paper Prize ("Optimal Slack Time for Schedule-Based Transit Operations"). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Dr. Dessouky was a recipient of IIE Operations Research Division Excellence in Teaching Award, the USC Associates Award in Teaching (Top University Award for Teaching), Alpha Pi Mu/Omega Rho Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Industrial Systems Engineering, the USC Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the TRW School of Engineering Teacher Award. He is area/associate editor of Computers &; Industrial Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IIE Transactions, and Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, on the editorial board of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, and previously served as Area Editor of ACM Transactions of Modelling and Computer Simulation, and is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering. 

Dr. Dessouky received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992.

Contact Info: Diana Marek

Location: Chambers Hall 600 Foster St Lower Level Evanston IL 60208

Event URL: http://www.transportation.northwestern.edu/