2015 TRB Annual Meeting: Agendas and Meeting Information for ABE(25)

Please check back at a later date if you do not see an agenda for the meeting(s) you are interested in. 

 

Congestion Pricing Committee (ABE 25)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Marriott Marquis, Liberty M (M4)
David H. Ungemah, Parsons Brinckerhoff, presiding
Lee W. Munnich, University of Minnesota, presiding

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Congestion Pricing Research Subcommittee
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:45PM – 5:30PM
Marriott Marquis, Liberty J (M4)
Kenneth Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation, presiding
Sponsored By: Congestion Pricing (ABE25)

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Congestion Pricing Outreach Subcommittee
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 5:45PM – 7:15PM
Marriott Marquis, Liberty J (M4)
Richard “Trey” Baker, Texas A&M University, presiding
Sponsored By: Congestion Pricing (ABE25)

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Mileage-Based User Fees Joint Subcommittee
Monday, January 12, 2015 8:00AM – 9:45AM
Marriott Marquis, Liberty J (M4)
Adrian T. Moore, Reason Foundation, presiding
Sponsored By: Revenue and Finance (ABE10), Congestion Pricing (ABE25)

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Multimodal Pricing Implementation Joint Subcommittee
Monday, January 12, 2015 10:15AM – 12:00PM
Marriott Marquis, Liberty M (M4)
Donald R. Samdahl, Fehr & Peers, presiding
Sponsored By: Managed Lanes (AHB35), Congestion Pricing (ABE25)

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Congestion Pricing Economics Joint Subcommittee
Monday, January 12, 2015 5:45PM – 7:15PM
Marriott Marquis, Liberty K (M4)
Darren Timothy, Federal Highway Administration, presiding
Sponsored By: Transportation Economics (ABE20), Congestion Pricing (ABE25)

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Parking Management Joint Subcommittee
Monday, January 12, 2015 1:30PM – 3:15PM
Marriott Marquis, Supreme Court (M4)
Rachel R. Weinberger, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, presiding
Sponsored By: Transportation Economics (ABE20), Transportation Demand Management (ABE50), Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies (AP020), Congestion Pricing (ABE25)

 

 

 

 

New parking technology magazine

If you are interested in learning more about the technologies that support today’s modern parking applications, the publishers of Parking Today recently unveiled a new online magazine entitled Parking Technology Today. The goal of the magazine is to serve as a guide to parking technology and to provide insight on parking software and hardware applications. The first issue features articles on mobile parking apps, on-street detection, license plate recognition technologies, and automated vehicle applications.

You can download a condensed version of the inaugural issue here. 

You can access the full inaugural issue, or access old issues of Parking Today,  here

 

Joint Call for Poster Displays, 2015 TRB Annual Meeting – Due August 29

Congestion Pricing Committee
Managed Lanes Committee

JOINT CALL FOR POSTER DISPLAYS

2015 TRB ANNUAL MEETING

January 11-15, 2015 Washington, D.C.
The TRB Congestion Pricing Committee (ABE25) and TRB Managed Lanes Committee (AHB35) invite all interested parties to submit applications for a poster session display at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. This session will provide a unique opportunity to interact with an international audience in sharing experiences of your projects and research that feature transportation pricing and/or managed lanes.

Session Purpose
The Joint Poster Session will highlight new research and lessons learned in planning, implementing and operating congestion pricing and managed lane projects. Our objective is to share and discuss research findings and case studies that identify best practices, examine use of new technologies, and build awareness of the challenges that underlie successful projects.

While all relevant abstracts will be considered, for 2015, the committees are especially seeking papers that address the following topics:

  • Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology
  • Congestion Pricing and Value-Of-Time, Trip Reliability and Departure Time Flexibility
  • Impact of Managed Lanes on Overall Corridor Performance

 

About the Poster Session
The Poster Session is scheduled for a 1.75-hour period on one day of the January 2015 Annual Meeting. Information on preparation of posters and the setup of poster stations in 2012 can be found at:
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/am/2012/MeetTheAuthorGuidelines.pdf
Who Can Submit an Application?
Professionals affiliated with research and academic institutions, public agencies, and private companies who are active in congestion pricing and managed lanes projects.

Applications will be reviewed by a working group composed of Members or Friends of the above-named TRB Committees. Applicants will be notified by September 30, 2014, whether or not their proposal has been accepted for the Poster Session.

Sales presentations on specific products or services will not be accepted

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: September 5, 2014

Application
Please submit a completed application using the Word document below. Your application should describe the subject of the display, the topics that will be featured, as well as information on how the proposal meets the objectives of TRB.

TRB2015 Managed Lane Congestion Pricing Poster Session – Notice and Application

For further information contact:

Donald Samdahl
Fehr & Peers
Email: d.samdahl@fehrandpeers.com
206-576-4220

 

2014 Mid-Year Meeting of the Congestion Pricing Committee (ABE 25)

The 2014 Mid-year meeting of the Congestion Pricing Committee (ABE 25) and associated sub-committees will occur in conjunction with the Transportation Research Board’s 5th International Conference on Surface Transportation Financing: Innovation, Experimentation, and Exploration. The event will be held July 9-11, 2014 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Conference Center in Irvine, CA.

The Congestion Pricing Committee will be meeting on Wednesday morning, July 9. A Mileage-Based Pricing workshop will be held in the afternoon.

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Rooms are being held at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel. Make your reservation for the TRB special rate of $133 plus the current tax of 12%, and the $0.12 California Tourism fee. This rate is available until June 1, 2014. Rooms may be at a higher rate after this date and are subject to availability. The hotel may not be able to provide rooms at the group rate once the block of rooms is sold out.

 

Results are in!

The results from the Sunday workshop, Congestion Pricing and Managed Lanes: 20 Years of Learning, have been compiled and are ready for distribution.  Download a PDF here:  2014 Congestion Pricing Workshop – Poll Results

2014 Committee Meeting Agendas

I hope you are planning to join us for the Transportation Research Board’s  Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, January 12-16, 2014. You can gain access to the Interactive Preliminary Program here.  The web site has the most recent information on committee and subcommittee meetings, workshops, sessions and individual presentations. You can use the Interactive Preliminary Program to conduct searches by session title, paper title, keywords, author, and subject area to plan your personalized itinerary which includes meeting room names.  I would particularly encourage you to participate in the events sponsored by our Committee and subcommittees.

NO HOST DINNER

Committee and subcommittee members, friends and anyone interested are invited to join us at the LAURIOL PLAZA restaurant, Tuesday, January 14, 5:45pm.  The restaurant is located at 1835 18th street NW, just a couple of blocks from the Hilton. This is the same restaurant that we ate at in previous years.  Please ask for the Congestion Pricing Group when you arrive at the restaurant. A map may be downloaded here.

AGENDAS

For your convenience, I have included the following:  1) List of events sponsored by the Committee, including subcommittee meetings, Workshops, podium sessions and poster sessions; 2) Agenda for our full Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 to 10:30 pm, in Hilton, Columbia Hall, 11 & 12; and 3) Agendas for subcommittee meetings.

Call for Posters – Due September 6

The TRB Congestion Pricing Committee (ABE25) and TRB Managed Lanes Committee (AHB35) invite all interested parties to submit applications for a poster session display at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  This session will provide a unique opportunity to interact with an international audience in sharing experiences of your projects and research that feature transportation pricing and managed lanes.

The Joint Poster Session will highlight new research and lessons learned in planning, implementing and operating congestion pricing and managed lane projects.  Our objective is to share and discuss research findings and case studies that identify best practices, examine use of new technologies, and build awareness of the challenges that underlie successful projects.  Sales presentations on specific products or services will not be accepted.

All submissions must be received by September 6, 2013.

Download here: Call_for_posters_2014_annual_meeting

2013 National Congestion Pricing Conference Presentations – Now Available

Presentations from the National Congestion Pricing Conference (held on July 9-10, 2013 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center) are now available. Please visit the conference page to access available presentations from the conference sessions.

2013 National Congestion Pricing Conference, Washington State Convention Center, July 9 - 10, 2013
2013 National Congestion Pricing Conference, Washington State Convention Center, July 9 – 10, 2013

2013 Annual Congestion Pricing Meeting Minutes

The January 2013 annual meeting minutes for the Congestion Pricing Committee (ABE25) are available for download and review.

Minutes – Annual Meeting 2013

Now Available: SHRP 2 C04 Improving Our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Pricing Affect Travel Demand

SHRP 2 C04 Improving Our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Pricing Affect Travel Demand

Prepared by: Parsons Brinckerhoff for SHRP-2

SHRP-2 C04
SHRP-2 C04 Improving Our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand

American motorists experience more hours of congested conditions every year, but planning models rely on relatively thin behavioral information to take congestion into account. Highway operations and road pricing strategies are being employed to address congestion, but the planning process is not well equipped to describe the effective capacity available when roads are congested or to describe the relief obtained by improvement strategies. Variable tolls are being considered to encourage motorists to shift travel time out of congested periods, to use less congested roads, or to change mode. Current travel models are not capable of simulating all of the factors needed to calculate the effect of tolls on congestion because they do not include disaggregated models of choice behavior for a range of users under various choice conditions. A disaggregate approach is required that deals directly with the decisions faced by individuals rather than large groups of people.

The objective of this project was to develop mathematical descriptions of the full range of highway user behavioral responses to congestion, travel time reliability, and pricing. This included formatting the mathematical descriptions of behavior so that they could be incorporated into various travel demand modeling systems in use or being developed. Another objective was to examine network assignment practices needed to support models that simulate behavioral responses to congestion, travel time reliability, and pricing.

Over the past 30 years, research has advanced the understanding and prediction of travelers’ behavior choices in response to changes in traffic congestion and changes in the price of travel. This project synthesized that research to select the important and well-founded behavioral hypotheses, and it tested those hypotheses statistically on the most suitable data sets available in the United States. The project identified the most important contextual influences on behavioral sensitivity to highway congestion and pricing, and it provided guidance on the relative magnitude of those influences. Travel demand modeling studies are typically limited in scope and time frame, and they are usually tied to a single survey data set. This project had the unique opportunity to carry out a comprehensive series of hypotheses tests on data sets that were available from multiple areas across the United States.

The Final Report can be accessed here.