UCLA ITS packed schedule at TRB 100th Annual Meeting

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 100th Annual Meeting will be held virtually from Jan. 21–29, 2021. The program has previously attracted over 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world and will involve more than 3,000 presentations in 350+ sessions.

The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, addressing topics of interest to policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2021 meeting: Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life. This year’s meeting also will feature dozens of sessions on how COVID-19 has impacted transportation and how transportation professionals and researchers are responding.

UCLA will have a significant presence at the event with presentations from faculty, affiliated researchers, and students. Jiaqi Ma, new faculty member in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and head of UCLA ITS’ new mobility research area, is involved in 11 TRB presentations. Sam Speroni MURP ’20, who received the Neville A. Parker Award for best planning capstone project, will present his research on Jan. 26. Other noteworthy presentations include License to Drive: The Effect of State Driver’s Licensing Laws on the Travel of Unauthorized Immigrants in the Jan. 26 Transportation Equity poster session, Travel in the Digital Age: Vehicle Ownership’s Relationship to Technology-based Alternatives in the Jan. 27 Information and Communication Technologies, Activity and Travel poster session, and Sexual Harassment in Transit Environments: A Global Look on Jan. 29.

Please see below for the full list and schedule of all UCLA ITS-affiliated presentations.

UCLA Sessions

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Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence-based Data-driven Methods for Concrete Optimization and CO2 Intensity Reductions
In Workshop: Emerging Sustainable Technologies for Cement and Concrete
Presenter: Gaurav Sant
7:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Traffic Trumps All: Examining the Effect of Traffic Impact Analyses on Urban Housing
In Poster Session: Planning for the Transportation Impacts on Urban Form
Presenter: Hao Ding and Brian D. Taylor
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Tools of the Trade: Assessing the Progress of Accessibility Evaluation Tools for Planning Practice
In Poster Session: Planning for the Transportation Impacts on Urban Form
Presenters: Fariba Siddiq and Brian D. Taylor
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

What Do Residential Lotteries Show Us About Transportation Choices?
In Poster Session: Planning for the Transportation Impacts on Urban Form
Presenter: Adam Millard-Ball, Jeremy West, Nazanin Rezaei, and Garima Desai
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Evaluating Weather Responsive Freeway Management Strategies of Traveler Information Messages and Snowplow Pre-positioning in a Connected Vehicle Environment
In Poster Session: Freeway Operations 2021
Presenter: Qinhua Jiang, Dong Nian, Yi Guo, and Jiaqi Ma
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Change in Vehicle Ownership Rates: The Roles of Lifecycle and Cohort Effects
In Poster Session:
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 1
Presenters: Julene Paul
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Slow Streets in San Francisco
In Poster Session:
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 1
Presenters: Lena Rogow
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

A Theory of Curb Parking Management
In Poster Session:
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 1
Presenters: Miriam Pinski
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Transit Ridership and Neighborhood Change in Southern California
In Poster Session: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 1
Presenter: Hannah King
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Diversifying Transportation: Nurturing Mobility Cultures
In Poster Session: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 1
Presenter: Teo Wickland
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Aligning L.A. Metro Bus Service to Major Travel Patterns and Other COVID-19-related Effects
In Poster Session: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 1
Presenter: Edgar Mejía
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Access Denied? Perceptions of New Mobility Services Among Disabled People in San Francisco
In Poster Session: Mobility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Presenter: Madeline Ruvolo
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

How Older Adults Use Ride-hailing Booking Technology in California
In Poster Session: Mobility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Presenters: Aditi Misra, Manish Shirgaokar, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Bonnie Dobbs, and Martin Wachs
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Road Scholars: New Research in Travel Time, Speed, and Reliability Data
Poster Session
Facilitators/Hosts: Ramkumar Venkatanarayana and Jiaqi Ma
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Simulation Evaluation of Connected Vehicle (CV)-based Weather-responsive Management Strategies (WRMS): A Case Study for the Wyoming Interstate 80 CV Testbed
In Poster Session: Intelligent Transportations Systems 2021, Part 2
Presenters: Dong Nian, Qinhua Jiang, Yi Guo, and Jiaqi Ma
1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Pacific / 4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M. Eastern

Broad Stakeholder Engagement in Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Planning: Survey and Case Study of Louisiana
In Poster Session: Current Issues in Public Engagement and Communications
Presenters: Christopher Melson and Jiaqi Ma
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

NDP-TP3: An Intersection Management Framework for Signal Optimization and Trajectory Control in Mixed Connected Automated Traffic
In Poster Session: Vehicle-highway Automation 2021, Part 2
Presenters: Yi Guo and Jiaqi Ma
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Cooperative Perception for Estimating and Predicting Macroscopic Traffic States
In Poster Session: Vehicle-highway Automation 2021, Part 2
Presenters: Tao Li and Jiaqi Ma
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Freeway Cooperative Merge Control via Centralized Multi-agent Deep Reinforcement Learning
In Poster Session: Vehicle-highway Automation 2021, Part 2
Presenters: Xu Han and Jiaqi Ma
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Freeway Cooperative Merge in Dense Traffic Using Decentralized Genetic Fuzzy Systems
In Poster Session: Vehicle-highway Automation 2021, Part 2
Presenters: Anoop Sathyan, Jiaqi Ma, and Kelly Cohen
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Perceptions of Disabled People in San Francisco about New Mobility Services
In Lectern Session: Emerging Mobility Technologies: User Perceptions and Preferences on Accessibility
Presenter: Madeline Ruvolo
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Pacific / 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Eastern

The Use of Ride-hailing Booking Technology by Older Adults in California
In Lectern Session: Emerging Mobility Technologies: User Perceptions and Preferences on Accessibility
Presenters: Aditi Misra, Manish Shirgaokar, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Bonnie Dobbs, and Martin Wachs
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Pacific / 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Eastern

Car Crazed? The Role of Lifecycle, Cohort and Period Effects in Vehicle Ownership Trends
In Poster Session: Advances in Travel Behavior Research
Presenters: Julene Paul and Evelyn Blumenberg
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Pacific / 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Eastern

Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) Capacity Adjustment Factor (CAF) Development for Connected and Automated Traffic at Signalized Intersections
In Poster Session: Highway Capacity and Quality of Service for Interrupted Flow Facilities 2021
Presenters: Adekunle Adebisi, Yi Guo, Bastian Schroeder, Jiaqi Ma, Burak Cesme, Apoorba Bibeka, and Abby Morgan
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Pacific / 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Eastern

Neighborhood-level Variations in Transit Ridership and Service Changes during COVID-19
In Poster Session: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 2
Presenter: Eric Dasmalchi
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Evaluating Transit Priority in Los Angeles
In Poster Session: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 2
Presenter: Yu Hong Hwang
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Washington State Ferry System Customer Experience Analysis
In Poster Session: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Posters, Part 2
Presenter: Alexandra Weber
Fellowship Recipients: Eric Dasmalchi, Yu Hong Hwang, Hannah King, Edgar Mejía, Julene Paul, Miriam Pinski, Lena Rogow, Samuel Speroni, Alexandra Weber, and Teo Wickland
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Ridehail to School: An Analysis of HopSkipDrive and School Transportation Options for Vulnerable Students in Los Angeles County
In Poster Session: Transportation Equity: Addressing Equity Issues in New Mobility Systems
Presenter: Samuel Speroni
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

License to Drive: The Effect of State Driver’s Licensing Laws on the Travel of Unauthorized Immigrants
In Poster Session: Transportation Equity: Understanding and Addressing Transportation Disadvantage
Presenters: Evelyn Blumenberg, Andrew Schouten, and Madeline Ruvolo
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Transit Blues in the Golden State: Comparing Transit Ridership Trends in Greater Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area
In Poster Session: The People Part of Transit
Presenters: Jacob L. Wasserman and Brian D. Taylor
1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Pacific / 4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M. Eastern

Travel in the Digital Age: Vehicle Ownership’s Relationship to Technology-based Alternatives
In Poster Session: Information and Communication Technologies, Activity and Travel
Presenters: Evelyn Blumenberg, Julene Paul, and Gregory Pierce
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern

Cooperative Perception for Estimating and Predicting Microscopic Traffic States to Manage Connected and Automated Traffic
In Poster Session: Traffic Simulation 2021, Part 2
Presenters: Tao Li and Jiaqi Ma
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Evaluating the Quality of High-resolution Private Sector Data for Providing Non-freeway Travel Times
In Poster Session: Applications and Innovations in Travel Data
Presenters: Yan Liu, Adekunle Adebisi, Tao Li, and Jiaqi Ma
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

Wildlife-responsive Crossing Design to Reduce Noise and Light Disturbance
In Poster Session: Hot Topics and Emerging Issues in Environmental Analysis and Ecology
Presenters: Sean McDowell, Adetayo Oke, Aaron Bass, David Waetjen, Travis Longcore, Winston Vickers, and Fraser Shilling
8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M. Pacific / 11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Eastern

A Validated Multi-agent Simulation Test Bed to Evaluate Congestion Pricing Policies on Population Segments by Time-of-day in New York City
In Poster Session: Featured Research on Congestion Pricing
Presenters: Brian Yueshuai He, Jinkai Zhou, Ziyi Ma, Ding Wang, Di Sha, Mina Lee, Joseph Chow, Kaan Ozbay
1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Pacific / 4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M. Eastern

Entropy Maximizing Gravity Model of Passenger and Mobility Fleet Origin-destination​ Patterns with Partially Observed Service Data
In Poster Session: Modeling of Emerging Mobility Systems and Services: Pooling, Hailing, and Micro-mobility
Presenters: Brian Yueshuai He and Joseph Chow
7:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M. Pacific / 10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Eastern

Step In and Step Up: Sexual Harassment on Transit—What We Know, What We Need to Know, and a Call to Action
Lectern Session
Facilitators/Hosts: Dawn Hood, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Lucía Mejía-Dorantes, and Na Chen
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Pacific / 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Eastern

Sexual Harassment in Transit Environments: A Global Look
In Lectern Session: Step In and Step Up: Sexual Harassment on Transit—What We Know, What We Need to Know, and a Call to Action
Presenter: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Pacific / 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Eastern

Sexual Harassment in Public Transit Environments: A Review of Evidence and Interventions
In Lectern Session: Step In and Step Up: Sexual Harassment on Transit—What We Know, What We Need to Know, and a Call to Action
Presenter: Hao Ding
10:00 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Pacific / 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Eastern

Who’s on Board? Examining the Changing Characteristics of Transit Riders Using Latent Profile Analysis
In Poster Session: Public Transportation Fare Policy and Marketing: Research Results and Implications for Practice
Presenters: Andrew Schouten, Evelyn Blumenberg, and Brian D. Taylor
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Pacific / 2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Eastern