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Workshop for Transportation Forecasters

Workshop for Transportation Forecasters

On September 22-23, 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration's - Bureau of Transportation Statistics is hosted an international workshop on transportation forecasting in Washington, D.C. Topics for this two-day workshop, sponsored jointly with the International Institute of Forecasters, include recognizing economic change in forecasts, incorporating environmental impacts, working with highly seasonal data, and measuring forecast accuracy.

The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), a non-profit organization founded in 1981, is the preeminent organization for scholars and practitioners in the field of forecasting. The IIF is dedicated to stimulating the generation, distribution, and use of knowledge on forecasting in a wide range of fields.

Agenda

Presentations

Date Time Title Presenter File Formats
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 8:30 am - 8:45 am Workshop for Transportation Forecasters Peg Young
BTS
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:00 am - 10:00 am The Importance of Transportation Forecasting John V. Wells
US DOT
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:15 am - 11:15 am Global economic trends as they impact transportation Paul Bingham
IHS Global Insight
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:15 am - 12:15 pm How to measure forecast accuracy and quality of forecast model Keith Ord
Georgetown University
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Political aspects of forecasts Martin Wachs
RAND
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:00 am - 10:00 am Seasonality in data and how to adjust Brian C. Monsell
Census Bureau
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:00 am - 11:00 am Where to find transportation data Rosalyn Alleman
BTS