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Workshop for Transportation Forecasters Agenda

Workshop for Transportation Forecasters Agenda

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

7:30 pm - 8:30 am
Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45 am
Announcements and Introduction of Steve Smith - by Peg Young

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Welcome from BTS and Introduction of John V. Wells - by Steve Smith

9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Importance of Transportation Forecasting
Keynote Speaker: John V. Wells (US DOT)

10:00 am - 10:15 am
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10:15 am - 11:15 am
Global economic trends as they impact transportation
Session chair: Ken Notis
Speaker: Paul Bingham (IHS Global Insight)

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
How to measure forecast accuracy and quality of forecast model
Session chair: Peg Young
Speaker: Keith Ord (Georgetown University)

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Political aspects of forecasts
Session chair: David Chien
Speaker: Martin Wachs (RAND)

2:15pm - 2:30 pm
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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Topic: Climate change and other long-term impacts
Session chair: Jeffery Memmott
Speaker: Arthur Rypinski (US DOT)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Topic: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial analysis
Session chair: Ken Notis
Speaker: Owen Evans (ESRI)

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Announcements and closing of first day: Peg Young