Thursday, July 14 @ 12:00 PM (ET)
About the Webinar
The Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute have been involved in mobility performance measurement for over forty years. These efforts have evolved from estimates of traffic congestion at the urban area level in the 1980s to measured congestion statistics at a road segment level today. There have been many reports and products generated over this time span including the Urban Mobility Report, Texas 100 Most Congested Road Sections Report, and several visualization and planning tools that have been developed in the past few years. This presentation will discuss some of the highlights while walking through this evolution of mobility performance measurement in Texas.
About the Presenter
David Schrank has been involved in urban mobility research for about 35 years where he has co-authored the Urban Mobility Report which utilizes performance measures to assess areawide traffic congestion levels and congestion costs for all-vehicle movements and truck-only movements in all urban areas in the U.S. Several mobility performance measures have been used to describe mobility to a wide range of audiences including transportation professionals, public policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public. In addition to the national work for the Urban Mobility Report, David has also helped perform numerous congestion and bottleneck analyses for state DOTs using statewide roadway inventory databases as well as a private sector speed dataset pertaining to that state. He has produced the Texas 100 Most Congested Road Sections report for the Texas Department of Transportation since 2009 where over 1,800 road sections in Texas (about 10,000 miles) are monitored annually for traffic congestion. In several freight mobility studies, David has performed analyses of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) dataset from FHWA and Transearch database from Global Insights to determine freight flows across the U.S. and between urban regions to determine the value of truck freight movements on U.S. roadways.