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Technology Applications for Transportation Planning
May 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
May 29 – Transportation Planning Division – Technology Applications for Transportation Planning – Speakers: Brandon Cox, Brett Fusco, Greg Griffin
Presenters will describe innovative uses of technology in the transportation sector, including integrated mobile wayfinding for the visually impaired, scenario planning, and ride-sharing platforms. (1) Wayfinding for the visually impaired: Application of ClickAndGo Wayfinding Maps in Mass Transit: Case Study of the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind ClickAndGo DC Metro Wayfinding Project. (2) Choices & Voices: The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission launched Choices & Voices in October 2012, as a key component of its long-range plan public outreach. Choices & Voices serves as a way for members of the public to share their preferences for future development patterns, transportation projects, and approaches to funding them. It contains an educational component that offers the user a better understanding of the link between land use and transportation, the considerable repair needed for Greater Philadelphia’s transportation network, and the consequences of failing to make investments. Now on its third iteration, come learn about how Choices & Voices was developed, who is using it, how the results are being used, and what’s in store for the future. (3) Real-time ridesharing – Can toll discounts encourage carpooling? Real-time ridesharing apps match carpool partners at the time the trip is needed, or scheduled for a specific time and place. This session explores a pilot project in Texas involving electronic verification of vehicle occupancy for toll road discounts.