Preliminary Program Agenda

All events at the Capital Hilton unless otherwise indicated.  Specific times and topics for research lecterns and panel discussions are preliminary.

Thursday May 2nd

12:00: Registration Opens

12:30 – 3:00 WMATA Operations and Training Facility 

(Meet at Capital Hilton to take Metro at 11:30 or Landover Metrorail Station at 12:25)

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Presentations 

1:00 – 2:45: Transporation History and Policy (New York)

                • Women in Traditional Railroad Operational Roles: Ray Mundy & Daniel Rust
                • The Future Regulation of Taxis and TNCs: Ray Mundy
                • Impacts of Ride-sharing on Urban Mobility Trends and Vehicle Stock: Suhrid Deshmukh

3:15- 5:00: Graduate Student Roadways, Finance and Safety (New York)

                • Investigating Severe Crash Causes for Urban Highways with Different Traffic Intensity Levels: Mehrnaz Doustmohammadi
                • Truck Trip Generation Equations for Medium Sized Communities: Mehrnaz Doustmohammadi
                • U S SurfaceTransporation Public-Private Partnerships: Objectives and Evidence – An Update: Lisardo Bonaños, Morghan Transue, Porter Wheeler, Jonathan Gifford

3:15 – 5:00: Graduate Student Aviation, Maritime and Agriculture (Massachusetts)

                • AIS-data Based Vessel Traffic’s Characteristics and Travel Behavior Analysis: A Case Study at Houston Ship Channel:  Utarra Roy, Xing Wu
                • The Effects of Airline-Airport Business Relations on Airport Efficiency: A Moral Hazard Problem:  Fecri Karanki, Siew Lim
                • An Agent Based Simulation Model for Inland Hard Red Spring Wheat to Determine the Impact of Market Factors on Wheat Flows: Satpal S Wadhwa, Kimberly Vachal, Alan Dybing

Afternoon:  Field Trips and Tours – Transportation in DC

6:00-8:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception and Poster Presentations

                • Regulations and Factor Adjustment in Transit Systems: Ryoichi Sakano and Kofi Obeng
                • The Significance of the Posted Differential Speed LImits on INterstates in South Carolina: Dr. Saidi Siuhi, Dr. Judith Mwakalonge, Md Mahmud Hasan Mamun, Dr. Geofry Mbatta
                • The Variation of Economic Development with Respect to Fixed Guideway Transit Station Proximity Before, During and After teh Great Recession: Arthur C. Nelson, Robert Hbberd
                • Post-Harvest Lsses in Soybean and Maize Lgistics in Brazil: Contributions to the Strengthening of Agribusiness: Thiago Guilherme Pera, José Vicente Caixeta Filho
                • Analysis of the Impacts fo the New Minimum Road Freigfht Price Policy on the Brazilian Agribusines Logistics: Thiago Guilherme Pera, José Eduardo Holler Branco, Daniela Bacchi Bartholomeu, José Vicente Caixeta Filho
                • Evaluation of CO2 Emissions by the Ethanol Transporatttion in Brazil: Applicaton of an Optimization Model: Joseé Eduardo Holler Branco, Daniela Bacchi Bartholomeu, Daniela Holler Branco, José Vincente Caixeta Filho
                • Analyses of hte Economic and Environmental Impact of New Railroad Infrastructures in the Brazilian Grain Transportation Corridors: Daniela Bacchi Bartholomeu, José Eduaro Holler Branco, José Vicente Caixeta Filho
                • Network, Cluster and Centrality Analysis Applied to Grain Road Transporation in Brazil: Fernando Vinicius da Rocha, Rodrigo Morales Santos, José Vicente Caixeta Filho
                • The Effect of International Conflict on Container Port’s Efficiency in the Middle East: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis: Mohammed Alshareef, Robert Hearne, Joseph Szmerekovsky
                • What are the Determinants of Road Freight PRices in Brazilian Agribusiness?: Thiago Guilherme Pera, José Vicente Caixeta Filho
                • Wages, Mode Choice, People and Housing with Respect to Fixed Guideway Transit Station Proximity: Arthur C. Nelson, Robert Hibberd
                • Learning from Loss: HOw Southwest Disciplined Network Carriers’ Capacity Strategy: Kevin Park, Martin Dresner
                • CSA 2010’s BASIC Metrics and Motor Carrier PRofitability: Ahren Johnston
                • The Effects of Gasoline PRice Fluctuations on Urban Public Transit Ridership: New Evidence from an ARDL Approach: Junwook Chi
                • The Original Micromobility – Managing the Safety Bicycle on City Streets, 1889 – 1900: Samuel King

Friday May 3rd   

7:00-8:00 a.m.:  Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.-Noon:  Concurrent Research and Panel Discussions

8:00 – 9:45: Agriculture (New York)

                • Prioritization of Agriculture Transportation Projects: David Ellis
                • Measuring Market Power in Wheat Transportation – An Econimetric Market Level Analysis: James Nolan & Chi Su
                • Rail Prices for Grain Shipments over Time adn Geography: Wesley W. Wilson
                • Dynamic Changes in Rail Shipping Mechanisms for Grain: William W. Wilson, David Bullock, Prithviraj Lakkakula

8:00 – 9:45: Maritime (Massachusetts)

                • The Potential for Exponential Technologies in Maritime Transporation: Anthony M. Pagano, Grace Wang, Eddie Tapiero, Ricardo Ungo
                • Mesuring Logistics Clusters Connectivity: The Case of Hampton Roads: Ricardo Ungo and Antony Pagano
                • Improving Container Access for High-Value Pacific Northwest Agricultural Exports: Eric Jessup, Suzette Galinato, J. Bradley Eustice, April Taylor

8:00 – 9:45: Mileage Based User Fee Panel (Ohio)

                • Susan Binder, Overview of MBUFs
                • Ted Bristol, State Pilot Research
                • Jack Ruddy, T&I
                • Baruch Feigenbaum, Research

10:15 – 12:00: Logistics (New York)

                • Port-time Decision Factor in the Transshipment Container Port: The Busan Port of the South Korea Case: Dr. Geun Sub Kim, Dr. Eunsu Lee, Dr. Sang Young Moon & Moderator: Dr. Sang Hei Choi
                • Automated Pick and Place System for Small Sized Product: Dr. Young Ju Kim, Dr. Suk Lee
                • Development of Port Service Quality Index: Dr. Sang Young Moon & Dr. Judong Park

10:15 – 12:00: Transit (Massachusetts)

                • Fixed Guideway Transit Station Proximity and Real Estate Rents with Implications for Transit and Land Use Planning: Arthur C. Nelson & Robert Hibberd
                • Does Uber Reduce Public Transit Use in teh U.S.?: Narendra Malagoda & Dr. Siew Hoon Lim
                • The Value Available for Capture from Residential Property Proximate to METRO Lines and Stations: Edmund Zolnik
                • It Starts with Transit – Measuring Educational Accessibility in Five Chicago Neighborhoods: Santa Torrijo

10:15 – 12:00: Automated Vehicles Reality and Hype (Ohio)

                • Kevin Heaslip: Overview of current research
                • Dick Mudge: Current AV projects
                • DOT/Volpe Priority List
                • Marc Scribner

12:00-1:20 p.m.:  Award Luncheon and Keynote Speaker (Congressional Ballroom)

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.:  Concurrent Research and Panel Discussions

1:30 – 3:45: Finance and Policy (New York)

                • Defining Autonomy in the Context of Liability, Policy and Retgulation: Is Machine Learning Indiciative of Robotic Responsiblity?: Katherine Dale Sheriff
                • Implementing Congestion-Tolls on Currently Free Highways with Public-Private Partnerships: What are the Economic Benefits?” Patrick DeCorla-Souza
                • Transportation Access, Education and Income Throughout the City of Chicago: Isabella Downes, Kyle Acevedo, Jamaine Gooding

1:30 – 3:45: Aviation (Massachusetts)

                • Relative Trends in Exogenous and Endogenous Factors Influencing Airline Flight Delays: Carl Scheraga & Bruce Bradford
                • Subcontracted Air Transportation Services in European and North American Markets: Aisling Reynolds-Feighan
                • Sources of Gain in Airline Merger: Evidence from China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines: Chun-Yu Ho, Patrick McCarthy, Yanhao Wang

1:30 – 3:45: Ridesharing Panel (Ohio)

                • Joseph Schwieterman: DePaul University,Moderator
                • Kirsten Anderson-Hall, 12 Tone Consulting
                • Dana Yanocha, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
                • C. Scott Smith, DePaul University

3:45 – 5:30: Freight Rail (New York)

                • Benchmark Regulation of Multiproduct Firms: An Application to the Rail Industry: Wesley W. Wilson
                • Impacts of Rail Transit Accessibility and Agglomeration on Firm Spatial Distribution in the Washington Metropolitan Area: Hiroyuki Iseki & Hyunjoo Eom
                • Assessing the Utility of FInal Offer Arbitration for Dispute Resolution in the Freight Rail Industry: James Nolan & Logan Pizzey

3:45 – 5:30: Safety (Massachusetts)

                • Feasibility of Bon Conduction Headphone in Abating Distraction of Pedestrian During Walking: Md Mahmud Hasan Mamun, Dr. Judith Mwakalonge, Dr. Saidi Siuhi
                • Determing the Causes of Motor Vehicle Crashes: Ralph Craft

3:45 – 5:30: Washington Reauthorization (Ohio)

                • Jeff Davis

5:30-6:30 p.m.: TRF Council Meeting (Massachusetts)

7:00-8:30 p.m.: TRF No-Host Dinner at Monocle

Saturday May 4th     

10:00 – 12:00:  Walking Tour, The Evolving City

10:30 – 12:00: Union Station (Meet at Hotel at 9:45 or at Union Station at 10:25)K