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Science Café: Forecasting your Transportation Choices.
December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockville Science Café
Forecasting Your Future Transportation Choices:
The Art and Science of Transportation Forecasting
Join us at our new location!
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
7 to 8 pm
Trapezaria Mediterranean Kuzina
11 North Washington St., Rockville, MD 20850
Rockville Science Café meets every third Tuesday of the month. It features a scientist engaging and leading a discussion that encourages conversation, debate, and interaction. The presentation is free and open to the public. You may purchase a drink, enjoy the $15 “all included” buffet (light fare, drinks, and tip), or purchase dinner from the full menu. There is free parking behind the restaurant on W. Montgomery St. next to the M&T Bank.
Kimberly Fisher is a project manager with the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability and a senior project manager with the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland. Kim has been working in transportation planning and travel demand forecasting for over thirty years with a variety of nonprofit, regional, and state transportation planning organizations.
Current transportation models are a fascinating combination of demographic forecasting models, individual behavioral and choice models, land use models, vehicle interaction models, air quality models, and other environmental impact models. This presentation will focus on the evolution of forecasting models, the general structure and use of current forecasting models, and the big questions models are now trying to answer. Kim will also talk about how models are being used in land use planning, development approvals, and plans for highway improvements.