TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) is holding a symposium on October 21-22, 2013, in Herndon, Virginia (near Dulles Airport) that will provide a forum to explore how transportation planners , in focusing on freight flows, can benefit from using private-sector techniques to amplify existing freight-demand forecasting models, data, and methods.
Chow is studying ways to make Canada’s aging transportation systems “smarter.” That is done in two ways. First, designing the systems to respond to people’s actual behaviour in terms of when, where and how they travel and for what reasons. Second, the systems need to be designed so that they can adapt to random fluctuations in the environment.
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