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Transportation Trajectories: Questions, Questions, and More Questions: Measuring the Impact of Advanced Transportation Technologies on Traveler Behavior

June 19, 2013 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm EDT
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093
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Jane LappinJane Lappin
Senior Social Scientist
Economics Division
Center for Transportation Policy and Planning
Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center

Measuring the impact of advanced transportation technologies on traveler behavior leads to many questions. Jane Lappin, senior social scientist at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, will present "Questions, Questions, and More Questions: Measuring the Impact of Advanced Transportation Technologies on Traveler Behavior" on Wednesday, June 19, during Volpe's next Transportation Trajectories event.

Lappin, who is a member of Volpe's Center for Transportation Policy and Planning, surveys tens of thousands of travelers to measure the quality and impact of Intelligent Transportation Systems services. Jane and the Volpe team have published reports on this topic and can be found on Volpe's Technical Reports & Presentations database.

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About the Speaker

Jane Lappin came to work at Volpe in 1991. She was quickly drawn into support for the blue-ribbon panel, commissioned by FHWA, that recommended the development of a multi-modal Joint Program Office (JPO) for the new Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (now ITS). For the next ten years, Jane managed a team of engineers and social scientists in support of the ITS program, and commuted to Washington, D.C., as the JPO specialist in ITS consumer markets and traveler response. She began surveying travelers in 1997 as part of the evaluation of the ITS Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative with the objectives of quantitatively measuring and describing traveler response to traffic information services, predicting future market adoption trends, and providing driver behavior data in support of new traffic models. 

Featuring Volpe experts, Transportation Trajectories is a dialogue on advancing transportation innovation for the public good. The transportation community is invited to join the conversation as Volpe staff describe their work and share their knowledge of the transportation enterprise. For further information, please contact Ellen Bell, director of strategic initiatives for research and innovation.