All STRIDE webinars are free to the public.

Archived Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Using Big Data to Spot Incident-Induced Congestion and Anticipate Demand-Induced Congestion

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

  • George List, Ph.D., North Carolina State University (NCSU)
  • Michael Hunter, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
  • Billy Williams, Ph.D., North Carolina State University (NCSU)
  • Mohammed Hadi, Ph.D., Florida International University (FIU)

In this webinar, we will examine Bluetooth, video, and connected vehicle data to see if the occurrence of incident-induced congestion (IIC) can be identified as well as the onset of demand-induced congestion (DIC). We explore the use of machine learning, cluster analysis, and ex-post-facto data analysis to develop logic by which statistical trends in the distributions of travel rates (or speeds) can be correlated with these events, minimizing the likelihoods of false positives and negatives. 

Micro-Mobility as a Solution to Reduce Urban Traffic Congestion

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

  • Xilei Zhao, Ph.D., University of Florida (UF)
  • Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • Ruth Steiner, Ph.D., University of Florida (UF)

Micromobility is an innovative transportation strategy that has demonstrated a great potential for congestion mitigation. However, the research on micromobility is very limited in the field of transportation. This project conducted a comprehensive study to analyze, quantify, and understand the impacts of micromobility on congestion reduction and generate new knowledge to facilitate the planning of micromobility services.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Leadership Webinar: Techniques to Diversify & Support Transportation Workforce

Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

  • Mehri M. Mohebbi, Ph.D. (Transportation Equity (TE) Program Director, University of Florida) 
  • Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ph.D., FITE (TREND Lab Director, University of Alabama at Birmingham) 
  • Dimitra Michalaka, Ph.D., P.E. (Associate Professor, The Citadel) 

The webinar is free and is hosted as part of the ongoing Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development & Education Center (STRIDE) project “A Framework to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Workforce Development in the Southeast States”. The purpose of the webinar is to help southeast DOTs, LTAPs, MPOs, professional organizations, and the private sector to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the transportation workforce. The webinar provides information on:

  • Innovative Strategies to Diversify & Support
  • Tools/Techniques for Inclusive Community Outreach
  • Pathways to Develop Effective Diversity Plans/Programs

Participants will have an opportunity to get engaged in discussions with other policymakers and practitioners on topics related to EDI during interactive exercises. Participants will also get a link to a survey about EDI in the workforce. 

***Registration Closed Due to Limited Space***

Note: This webinar will likely be repeated in the future. If you were not able to register for this webinar, please send an email with your name and affiliation to Ondine Wells, Technology Transfer Coordinator/STRIDE, at owells@ufl.edu, so that we can alert you to future webinars related to the transportation equity topic.

What do Drivers Really Think about Autonomous Vehicles?

Quantifying Drivers’ Perceptions before and after Exposure to Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

  • Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., University of Florida (UF)
  • Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
  • Wencui Yang, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

The deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies may hold important health and safety benefits for drivers across the driving lifespan. However, such benefits can materialize only if transportation users are willing to embrace the emerging technologies. Earlier studies document a wide variance in acceptance practices, based solely on surveys of drivers.  This research used a combined approach of surveys and lived experiences of drivers engaging with AV technologies to examine technology acceptance and adoption of AV technologies. The webinar summarizes findings from the analysis of younger and middle-aged drivers’ perceptions of AVs before and after a) “driving” an interactive high-fidelity RTI driving simulator, in Level 4 autonomous mode, and b) riding in an autonomous shuttle (AS). Moreover, it discusses predictive models of facilitators and barriers for AV acceptance built from data collected from younger and middle-aged drivers (N=106) and older drivers (N=104). The findings reveal important foundational information about driver acceptance, their intention to use AVs, barriers to AV technology, and well-being related to AV technology across the driving lifespan.

Recent Webinars

Researchers from the STRIDE Center presented the latest products emerging from their cutting-edge transportation research during a 3-day virtual showcase.

Each day featured tools and strategies around a central theme.

View the Agenda, Product Videos, and Project Briefs

Archived Webinars

2021STRIDE 2021 Product Showcase: Day 1, Transit and Mobility OptionsModerator: Noreen McDonald, UNC
Panelists: Malisa Mccreedy, City of Gainesville; Mathew Palmer, Durham, NC Public Schools; Xiang “Jacob” Yan, UF
Presenters: Kai Monast, NCSU/ITRE; Xilei Zhao, UF; Justin Mason, UF; Lili Du, UF; Virginia Sisiopiku, UAB
November 16, 2021Video
2021STRIDE 2021 Product Showcase: Day 2, Advanced Strategies and Technologies for Congestion MitigationModerator: Mike Hunter, GaTech
Panelists: Joseph Hummer, North Carolina DOT and
Maria Roell, Atlanta Regional Commission
Presenters: Nasim Uddin, UAB; Nagui Rouphail, NCSU; Pruthvi Manjunatha, UF; Angshuman Guin, GaTech; Mohammed Hadi, FIU; Lily Elefteriadou, UF
November 17, 2021Video
2021STRIDE 2021 Product Showcase: Day 3, Equity in TransportationModerator: Lily Elefteriadou, UF
Panelists: Virginia Whittington, MetroPlan Orlando and Alison Stettner, FDOT
Presenters: Siva Srinivasan, UF; Mehri Mohebbi, UF; Ruth Steiner, UF; Noreen McDonald, UNC; Ishtiak Ahmed, NCSU; Eleni Bardaka, NCSU
November 18, 2021Video
2021Findings from Autonomous Shuttle Demonstrations and Challenges AheadPruthvi Manjunatha, Ph.D., Justin Mason, Ph.D., Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D., and Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., University of FloridaOctober 20, 2021Video
2021Evaluation of Work Zone Mobility by Utilizing Naturalistic Driving Study Data, Phase IIHuaguo Hugo Zhou, Ph.D. and Dan Xu, Auburn UniversityOctober 6, 2021Video
2021Get Your Bus Out of Traffic: Where and When Congestion Impacts School Buses and Public TransportationKai Monast, North Carolina State University/ITRE; Ruth Steiner, Ph.D., University of Florida; Jeremy Scott, North Carolina State University / ITREAugust 4, 2021Video
2021Transportation’s Critical Role in the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Abigail Cochran, Ph.D., Noreen McDonald, Ph.D., and Mary Wolfe, Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kai Monast, MRP, North Carolina State University; and Ryan Brumfield, PE, North Carolina Department of TransportationJune 30, 2021Video
2021Transportation to Health Care and COVID-19: Exploring Pandemic-Era Travel Trends and Post-Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities Abigail Cochran, Ph.D., Lindsay Oluyede, MURP, Doctoral Candidate, and Olivia Jueyu Wang, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Edward Fishman, Principal, Via Transportation, Inc.; and Herb Mullen, Director, Inter-County Public Transportation Authority (ICPTA)June 16, 2021Video
2021Older Driver Experiences with Autonomous Vehicles: A Demonstration StudySherrilene Classen, Ph.D., University of Florida; Justin Mason, Ph.D., University of Florida; Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)May 26, 2021Video
2021Combining Emerging Data Collection and Modeling Strategies in Support of Signal Control OptimizationMohammed Hadi, Ph.D, PE, Florida International University
Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
May 19, 2021Video
2021Work Zone Driver Behavior Extraction and Modelling using AI-system and VissimYichang (James) Tsai, Ph.D., P.E., Georgia Institute of Technology
Rod Turochy, Ph.D., Auburn University
May 12, 2021Video
2021Traffic Simulation Parameters, Merge Configurations, and Capacity Modeling for Freeway Work Zones Rod Turochy, Ph.D., Auburn University and Virginia P. Sisiopiku, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)April 21, 2021Video
2021Adapting K-12 Programs to a Virtual Environment during COVID-19Dimitra Michalaka, Ph.D., The Citadel; Jennifer Meadows, Ph.D., Tennessee Technical University, and Carey Wilson, Tennessee Technical University
April 14, 2021Video
2021Introduction to Equity EngagementMehri "Mehrsa" Mohebbi, Ph.D., University of Florida, Susan Wood, RTD; Miguel Angel Vazquez, Riverside University Health SystemMarch 31, 2021Video
2021Get on Board with FDOT!
Student Opportunities at the Florida Department of Transportation
Brigette Kornbroke, Michelle O'Donnell, and Vitor Suguri, Florida Department of TransportationMarch 24, 2021Video
2021Human factors research at UFTI: Current Research and Future DirectionsModerator - Alexander Bond, UFTI External Advisory Board member; Speakers: Paul Lewis, Eno Center for Transportation; University of Florida Researchers: Eakta Jain, Ph.D.; Nicholas Napoli, Ph.D.; Pruthvi Manjunatha, Ph.D.; Sanaz Motamedi, Ph.D.; Justin Mason, Ph.D.; and Wayne C.W. Giang, Ph.D.March 10, 2021Video
2021Introduction to Mobility Patterns & Transportation Project Equitable ProcessMehri "Mehrsa" Mohebbi, Ph.D., University of Florida; Dr. Larry Schooler; Joey Goldman, Kearns & WestFebruary 17, 2021Video
2021STRIDE 2021 Virtual Student Poster Showcase & CompetitionJanuary 29, 2021Video
2020Strategies for Mitigating Congestion in Small Urban and Rural AreasDimitra Michalaka, Ph.D., Associate Professor at The Citadel
and Michael Hunter, Ph.D., Professor at Georgia Tech
November 4, 2020Video
2020New Approaches to Conducting Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) in the Southeastern United States Ruth Steiner, Ph.D, University of Florida and Tabitha Combs, Ph.D, University of North Carolina, Chapel HillOctober 21, 2020Video
2020Framework for the Operational Analysis of Ramp WeavesNagui M. Rouphail, Ph.D., NCSUOctober 12, 2020Video
2020I-STREET: A Real-World Transportation Testbed in Gainesville, FLPruthvi Manjunatha, Ph.D., University of FloridaSeptember 16, 2020Video
2020Evaluation of the Operational Effects of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) through MicrosimulationPruthvi Manjunatha, Ph.D., University of Florida; Michael Hunter, Ph.D., Georgia Tech; and Lily Elefteriadou, Ph.D, University of FloridaSeptember 9, 2020Video
2020Discovering Potential Market for the Integration of Public Transportation & Emerging Shared-Mobility ServicesLili Du, Ph.D., University of Florida, and Ming Lee, Ph.d. (on behalf of Xia Jin, Ph.D.), Florida International UniversityAugust 19, 2020Video
2020Planning for Urban Freight Delivery:
How do City Codes Accommodate Freight?
Noreen McDonald, Ph.D., and Charles Edwards, UNC at Chapel HillAugust 12, 2020Video
2020South Carolina (SC) Bike and Pedestrian ClearinghouseDimitra Michalaka, Ph.D, P.E. , The CitadelAugust 5, 2020 Video
2020Creation of graduate curriculum explaining relationships between Public Health, Physical Activity, Urban Mobility and The Built EnvironmentDr. William J. Davis and Dr. Daniel B. Bornstein , The CitadelJuly 8, 2020Video
2020Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram Approach to Traffic Flow with Autonomous/Connected VehiclesDr. Robert Whalin, Jackson State University, and Guojing Hu, PhD Candidate, Jackson State UniversityJuly 1, 2020Video
2020Fly-By Image Processing for Real Time Congestion MitigationDr. Nasim Uddin and AbdelAziz AbdelLatef, UABJune 3, 2020Video
2020Technology Influence on Travel Demand and BehaviorsDr. Virginia Sisiopiku, UABMay 13, 2020Video
2020Performance Measurement and Management Using Connected and Automated Vehicle DataDr. Mohammed Hadi, FIUApril 22, 2020Video
2020Modeling Bus Ridership Trends on a Hyper-Local Level Between 2012 and 2018Dr. Simon Berrebi, GaTechApril 1, 2020Video
2020Do Southeastern Millennials Uber? Initial Findings from North CarolinaDr. Allie Thomas, UNC Chapel HillFebruary 12, 2020Video
2020Impact of Smartphone Applications on Trip Routing and Congestion ManagementDr. Angshuman Guin, GaTech;
Dr. Mohammed Hadi, FIU
January 29, 2020Video
2019Freeway Facility Reliability: Improved Modeling of Incident ImpactsDr. Nagui Rouphail and Dr. Behzad Aghdashi, NCSUNovember 13, 2019Video
2019ENO Center for Transportation: Analyzing Bus Ridership DeclineDr. Simon Berrebi, GaTech;
Dr. Alice Grossman, Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
November 7, 2019Video
2019TRB committee on Travel and Land Development (ADD30): Managing ParkingHosted by UNC Chapel Hill, STRIDE Project E
Timothy Reardon and Kasia Hart, Metropolitan Area Planning Council;
Aaron Zimmerman, District of Columbia Department of Transportation
November 6, 2019Video
2019Evaluation of Pedestrian and Bicycle Options at Continuous Flow IntersectionsChris Cunningham and Ishtiak Ahmed, NCSUOctober 23, 2019Video
2019The Impact of Driver Characteristics on Headway Selection and Free-Flow Speed at Work Zones by Utilizing Naturalistic Driving Study DataDr. Huaguo Hugo Zhou and Dan Xu, Auburn UniversityOctober 2, 2019Video
2019Innovation in Access to Healthcare: Understanding Transport BarriersDr. Noreen McDonald and Mary Wolfe, UNC Chapel HillSeptember 18, 2019Video
2019Comparing Transit Agency Peer Groups using Cluster AnalysisDr. Kari Watkins, Georgia Institute of TechnologyJune 12, 2019Video
2019Overview of I-STREET: A Real-World Transportation Testbed in Gainesville, FLDr. Clark Letter, UFMay 15, 2019Video
2018An Overview of Work Zone Crash Severity Trends and Work Zone Planning to Minimize Secondary CrashesDr. Rod Turochy, Auburn UniversitySeptember 13, 2018Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
2017Recalculating...Connected Autonomous Vehicles? It's Time For an Intellectual ResetGregory Winfree, Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)November 30, 2017Link
2017FROM RUMBLE STRIPS TO TEXT STOPS: INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS FOR DISTRACTED DRIVINGRobert W. Peters, Ph.D.,Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering; Despina Stavrinos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, and Mariah Stasiak, TRIP Lab Manager, Department of Psychology (University of Alabama at Birmingham)June 16, 2017
2017EVALUATION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL OPTIONS IN WORK ZONESVirginia P. Sisiopiku, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering, and Ossama Ramadan Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering (University of Alabama at Birmingham)June 9, 2017
2017STRIDE RESEARCH SUMMER SEMINARRobert Peters, Ph.D., Ilir Bejleri, Ph.D. and Siva Srinivasan Ph.D., Priyanka Alluri, Ph.D., P.E., David C. Schwebel, Ph.D., Brian J. Morton, Ph.D., Virginia Sisiopiku, Ph.D., Ossama Ramadan, Ph.D., Ruth Steiner, Ph.D.June 2, 2017Link
2017DO’S AND DON’TS OF SMARTPHONE GPS DATA SOURCES FOR CYCLIST TRAVEL BEHAVIORKari E. Watkins, Ph.D., Frederick Law Olmstead Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 12, 2017
2017DYNAMIC ATM STRATEGY SELECTION TOOL (FREEVAL-DSS)Dr. Nagui Rouphail and Dr. Behzad Aghadshi, Institute for Transportation Research & Education (ITRE), North Carolina State UniversityMay 12, 2017
2016STATEWIDE TRAINING OF SAFETYANALYST IN FLORIDAPriyanka Alluri, PhD, PE, Florida International University
2016AN OPEN ACCESS DATABASE FOR INVESTIGATING BODY MOVEMENTS WHILE PERFORMING DRIVING TASKS Dr. Angelos Barmpoutis of the Digital Worlds Institute, Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida
2014Connected and Automated Vehicles Meet Big Data: Current Research & Future DirectionsAdel W. Sadek, Ph.D., Professor of Civil Engineering, Director, Institute for Sustainable Transportation & Logistics, Director, Transportation Informatics Tier I University Transportation Center, University at Buffalo, the State University of New YorkFebruary 1, 2014Seminar
2013TRAVEL TIME RELIABILITY: NETWORK-LEVEL CHARACTERIZATION AND SYSTEM MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONSHani Mahmassani, William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation & Director of the Transportation Center, Northwestern UniversityMarch 8, 2013
2012IMPROVED TIMELINESS AND ACCESSIBILITY TO CRASH DATA AND TOOLS FOR SAFETY ANALYSISIlir Bejleri, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of FloridaNovember 29, 2012
2012WTS UF TRANSPORTATION SYMPOSIUM ON LEADERSHIPKathy Caldwell, ASCE National Past Presidet; Marcia Ferranto, WTS International President; and Laura Kelley,Deputy Executive Director of Orlando-Orange County Expressway AuthorityNovember 6, 2012
2012How the Upper Troposphere Can Inform Transportation Related Air PollutionBarron Henderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UF Environmental Engineering SciencesOctober 30, 2012
2012Optimization Problems in Rail TransportationKrishna C. Jha, Innovative SchedulingOctober 23, 2012
2012A Revised Version of the HCM 2010 Urban Streets Automobile LOS MethodologySeckin Ozkul, Doctoral StudentSeptember 25, 2012
2012Two-Lane Highway Simulation and AnalysisJing Li, Ph.D., University of Florida, Civil EngineeringSeptember 18, 2012
2012The Economics of Potential Reduction of Rural Road Systems in KansasAbhinav Alakshendra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of FloridaSeptember 6, 2012
2012Two-lane Highway Simulation and AnalysisJing Li, doctoral studentAugust 9, 2012
2012An Evaluation of the Joint Operation of Ramp Metering and Variable Speed Limits using CORSIMEvangelos Mintsis, master’s studentJuly 26, 2012
2012Two-Lane Highway Operations under a Lane ClosureDon Watson, master’s studentJuly 19, 2012
2012Lane Changing on FreewaysCorey Hill, master’s studentJuly 12, 2012
2012Differentiated Pricing of Transportation NetworkMahmood Zangui, doctoral studentJuly 12, 2012
2012Integrated Pricing of Roads and Electricity Enabled by Wireless Power TransferFang He, doctoral studentJune 28, 2012
2012Modeling Household Social-Recreational Activity Participation PatternsKwangkyu Lim, doctoral studentJune 21, 2012
2012Integration of Toll Plazas Modeling into CORSIM, Implementation of Toll Plaza Analysis into FREEPLANRobin Osborne, M.S.June 7, 2012
2012Geometric Design, Speed, and SafetyJohn M. Mason, Jr., Ph.D., PE, vice president for research, Auburn UniversityMarch 28, 2012
2012Auction Use in the Supply Chain among Buyers, Suppliers and Transportation Service Providers: Can Sustainability be Incorporated in a Multiple Criteria Approach?Suzanne Andrews, MEng.March 22, 2012
2012Data-driven Analysis, Modeling and Design for Future Mobile NetworkingAhmed Helmy, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University of FloridaMarch 12, 2012
2012Development of Autonomously Navigating Ground VehiclesCarl D. Crane, Ph.D., professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Director of the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR), University of FloridaMarch 1, 2012
2012Evacuation Planning for Livestock in a Case of a Nuclear Power Plant AccidentChrysafis Vogiatzis (doctoral student, ISE) and Ines Aviles-Spadoni, M.S. (CMS)February 23, 2012