The Transportation Research Board’s 94th Annual Meeting, January 11-15, moved to a new venue this year, the Washington Convention Center which has greater capacity. It attracted more than 12,000 registered participants, and over 5400 papers were presented. Paper presentation acceptance is now at about 65% (requires a 7500 word paper by August 1st; each paper is reviewed by three to six reviewers and is re-submitted in November before the Annual meeting). Geography’s GeoTrans Laboratory was well represented with work by current UCSB students and alumni/ae in joint research projects, including:
- A Sunday Workshop titled “Emerging Data Technology and Analytic Frontiers in Integrated Land-Use and Transport Modeling”; talk title: “A Note on Experimentation and Evaluation of Online Real Estate Databases of Residential Prices in Land-use Models” by Srinath Ravulaparthy, Nate Isbell, and Konstadinos G. Goulias (Kostas).
- A chaired session titled “New Year–New Issues, Methods, and Applications in Travel Modeling: Lightning Session,” Konstadinos G. Goulias presiding.
- Two Podium Presentations: 1) “Measuring Heterogeneity in Spatial Perception for Activity and Travel Behavior Modeling” by Kathleen Elizabeth Deutsch-Burgner, Data Perspectives Consulting, Santa Barbara, and Konstadinos G. Goulias (Kate Deutsch-Burgner gave the talk) and 2) “Examining Differences and Commonalities of Life Cycle Stages in Daily Contacts and Activity-Travel Time Allocation” by Jae Hyun Lee and Konstadinos G. Goulias (Jay Lee gave the talk).
- Four Interactive Presentations of papers with the following titles and authors: 1) “Exploring Locational Influences on Technical Efficiency of Business Establishments in Santa Barbara County Using Stochastic Frontier Modeling Framework” by Srinath Ravulaparthy and Konstadinos G. Goulias; 2) “Longitudinal Mixed Markov Latent Class Analysis of the 1989 to 2002 Puget Sound Transportation Panel” by Konstadinos G.Goulias, Jae Lee, and Adam Wilkinson Davis; 3) “Exploratory Analysis of Relationships Among Long-Distance Travel, Sense of Place, and Subjective Well-being of College Students” by Jae Hyun Lee, Adam Wilkinson Davis, and Konstadinos G. Goulias; and 4) “Analyzing Bay Area Bikeshare Usage in Space and Time” by Adam Wilkinson Davis, Jae Hyun Lee, and Konstadinos G. Goulias.