Course Provides Training for Transportation Professionals
June 15, 2009
On June 8-9, 2009, NEXTRANS and the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) at Purdue University co-sponsored a two-day outreach course on travel demand model theory. Held in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Transportation’s (INDOT) annual TransCAD software training event, this course was led by Srinivas Peeta (NEXTRANS Director), Jon Fricker (Investigator), and Hillel Bar-Gera (Visiting Scholar).
For two days, they provided in-depth information regarding the common 4-step modeling methods, theory, and best practices. Topics addressed included trip generation, trip distribution, traffic assignment, and travel demand forecasting. In addition to gaining exposure to theory, participants were given hands-on exercises and sample problems. (For example, during Dr. Bar-Gera’s discussion of trip distribution, participants pretended to be in DisneyWorld, trying to predict travel from resorts to theme parks.) Participants who attended both days of training were eligible to receive Continuing Education (CEU) Credit.
July 1, 2015
The two sides discussed complementary strengths and further cooperation to promote scientific research, scholarly exchange and personnel training, and international research partnerships.Read Full Story
May 6, 2015
The Purdue Driving Simulator Laboratory is a quasi-living laboratory for mobility and safety research, interactive learning, and outreach. The DSL will develop behavioral and operational models and assess impacts to address current and emerging needs of the USDOT, state and local DOTs, and private sector firms in the information and locational services domains.Read Full Story