FYI...For those of you interested in Freight Data issues --this came
from the TRB ABJ90 Freight Data Committee, ABJ40 Travel Survey Methods
Committee, and the AT016T Task Force on Innovations in Freight
Transportation Modeling. Submissions are due August 1st for the 2008
Call for Papers
ABJ90 Freight Data, ABJ40 Travel Survey Methods, and AT016T Task Force
on Innovations in Freight Transportation Modeling
87th TRB Annual Meeting
The TRB committees on Travel Survey Methods (ABJ40), and Freight Data
(ABJ90), and Task Force on Innovations in Freight Transportation
Modeling (AT016T) invite papers on the collection of freight data for
use in freight planning, modeling freight, and integrating freight into
the urban transportation planning process. Freight data is important
for both understanding the movement of commodities and developing
methods for modeling these movements within the context of
transportation systems and planning for future transportation needs.
This call for papers is on freight survey methods and the challenges and
opportunities for advancing the practice of collecting, measuring, and
understanding freight data and its impact on transportation. The
committees welcome papers on topics related to freight surveys
* Survey Methods: challenges and solutions for collecting
accurate data on the types and amounts of freight being transported
nationally, regionally, and locally.
* Non-response Issues: how survey methods are dealing with
non-response and the methods used to adjust freight data to account for
any non-response bias.
* New Technologies: new methods for collecting data on freight
including sampling and data expansion.
* Innovative Approaches: how freight surveys are being designed
and implemented including methods for sampling and the techniques for
collecting the data.
* Data Needs for Modeling: how are data needs for modeling being
identified and addressed in the survey process and how are the data
being integrated and used in the freight models.
Please indicate ABJ40 or ABJ90 on the Submission Review form to indicate
a response to this call for papers. Papers for the 2008 Annual Meeting
must be submitted electronically no later than August 1, 2007. Authors
who submit papers are requested to send the paper number and title by
August 1, 2007 to Benjamin Ritchey (Committee on Freight Data)
ritchey(a)battelle.org or Dr. Kara Kockelman (Committee on Travel Survey
Methods) kkockelm(a)mail.utexas.edu. Further information about this call
for papers may be obtained from:
David Pearson, Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, Texas, :
(979) 845-9933, Email: david-pearson(a)tamu.edu
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