Webinars & Seminars

Upcoming Webinars

(All STRIDE webinars are free to the public)
Dr. Mohammed Hadi, FIU

Performance Measurement and Management Using Connected and Automated Vehicle Data

Dr. Mohammed Hadi, FIU
March 11, 2020, 12 PM EST

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The availability of connected vehicle (CV) data, even at lower market penetrations, can be sufficient to support critical transportation performance measurement and management functions. This webinar will discuss the use of CV data to estimate metrics that can be currently estimated using existing data sources including those related to mobility, reliability, and environmental impacts. In addition, the webinar will discuss the estimation and utilization of additional mobility and safety metrics that cannot be estimated based on existing sources of data. The utilization of machine learning techniques to predict these performance metrics is also discussed.


Dr. Simon Berrebi, Georgia Tech
Dr. Simon Berrebi, Georgia Tech

Modeling Bus Ridership Trends on a Hyper-Local Level Between 2012 and 2018

Dr. Simon Berrebi, Georgia Tech
April 1, 2020, 12 PM EST

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In 2019, nation-wide bus ridership attained its lowest level ever recorded in history. We investigate the change in bus ridership over time in four cities using passenger count data at 50,000 stops. We find consistent results in all four cities: 1) the proportion of local residents who are white is correlated with a decline in bus ridership 2) although the most frequent routes have the most passenger boardings per trip, ridership is inelastic to frequency. These results shed light on the causes of bus ridership decline and help identify strategies to reverse the trend.


Older Driver Experiences with Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Dr. Sherrilene Classen, Dr. Justin Mason and Dr. James Wersal, UF
April 15, 2020, 12 PM EST

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Autonomous vehicles (AVs) may hold health and safety benefits for older drivers (> 65 years old), if they accept and adopt this emerging technology. The purpose of this study was to compare older drivers’ perceptions before and after riding in an on-road autonomous shuttle (SAE Level 4) and a driving simulator in autonomous mode (SAE Level 4). Primary objectives completed in this study included survey development and validation, establishing congruence between on-road route and simulator scenario, and exploring older drivers’ perceptions of AVs. The findings provide a vital perspective into the barriers and facilitators for accepting and adopting AV technologies.


Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku, UAB

Technology Influence on Travel Demand and Behaviors

Dr. Virginia Sisiopiku, UAB
May 13, 2020, 12 PM EST

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The rapid technological developments in the 21st century created new opportunities for shared-use economy applications in the US and around the globe. In the recent years, many large- and medium-sized city markets have experienced increases in the availability and popularity of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), for-hire vehicles, and on-demand services such as UberX and Lyft. However, it is still not clear how availability of smartphone-based traveler information services influence travel choices and what are the impacts from mode choice changes on transportation network operations. This seminar presents findings from a study that investigated the influence of ride-sourcing on transportation users’ choices and behaviors in the Birmingham, AL region. The study a) documented Birmingham metro transportation users’ attitudes, choices, and behavioral trends and b) examined the feasibility of using agent-based simulation modeling to quantify the impacts of mode choice shift due to ride-sourcing on local and regional congestion. The seminar introduces the study methodology, presents findings and conclusions, and discusses next steps.


Dr. Yahya Mohammed, UAB
Dr. Nasim

Fly-By Image Processing for Real Time Congestion Mitigation

Dr. Nasim Uddin and Dr. Yahya Mohammed, UAB
June 3, 2020, 12 PM EST

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The fly-by system consists of a “flock” of interconnected, self-managed drones equipped with lightweight navigation, and perching mechanism allows the drone to record videos from fixed points. Image processing techniques are used to detect traffic parameters from the recorded videos. On the other hand, Traffic simulations models will be utilized to develop the database necessary in developing and training the Traffic Model-Based Image Processing (T-MBIP) algorithm. These simulations are focused on traffic congestions. Once the traffic parameters are detected it will be compared with the congestion case to obtain if the congestion is approached or not.


YearTopicPresenter(s)DateOther
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, 2017Recording
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, 2017Recording
2016ATM WORKSHOP ON FREEVAL-DSSLink
2016STRIDE WORKSHOP INTRODUCE PLANNING TOOLS FOR LINKING RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATIONJune 13-15, 2016
2016SEMINAR ON CONTROL OF FREEWAY CORRIDORS: OBJECTIVES, PERFORMANCE MEASURES, STRATEGIES March 24, 2016Link
2016OPEN ACCESS DATABSE FOR INVESTIGATING BODY MOVEMENTS WHILE PERFORMING DRIVING TASKS.March 7, 2016
2016STATEWIDE TRAINING OF SAFETYANALYST IN FLORIDAPriyanka Alluri, PhD, PE, Florida International University
2016SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION: AN EDUCATIONAL MODULE & COST CALCULATOR TO SUPPORT SCHOOL SITING & TRANSPORTATION DECISION MAKINGLink
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
2015CONFERENCE: ENHANCING DRIVING:  AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
2015WORKSHOP: MANAGED LANES ON ARTERIALS WORKSHOPSYafeng Yin
2015WEBINAR: EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS SHOWCASEJune 18, 2015
2015WEBINAR: PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNINGJune 11, 2015Link
2015WORKSHOP:  ACTIVE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
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
2013WEBINAR AND COMPUTER LAB WORKSHOP ON MANAGED LANES OPERATIONS AND SIMULATION USING CORSIMDimitra Michalaka, Ph.D., University of FloridaApril 29 & 30, 2013
2013TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICEApril 3, 2013
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, 2012Abstract
2012A Revised Version of the HCM 2010 Urban Streets Automobile LOS MethodologySeckin Ozkul, Doctoral StudentSeptember 25, 2012Abstract
2012Two-Lane Highway Simulation and AnalysisJing Li, Ph.D., University of Florida, Civil EngineeringSeptember 18, 2012Abstract
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, 2012Abstract
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, 2012Abstract
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, 2012Abstract
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, 2012Abstract
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, 2012Abstract