2021 Events

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Dr. Mishra and Dr. Figliozzi

FMRI Webinar: FMRI Research on Home Deliveries Equity and New Technologies under the COVID-19 Pandemic

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
April 28, 2021, 2 PM (EST)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes of traditional shopping behavior. When travel restrictions are imposed, home deliveries have changed from being a desirable luxury or comfortable solution to a health-supporting and essential service for many COVID-19 at-risk populations. This webinar will feature two presentations related to FMRI research on home deliveries equity and new technologies under the COVID-19 pandemic. The first presentation will address contactless package deliveries and Autonomous Delivery Robots (ADRs). This study addresses the need for research on public acceptance of ADRs and offers a detailed analysis of consumer preferences, trust, attitudes, and willingness to pay (WTP) using a representative consumer survey in Portland. The second presentation addresses inequalities in terms of access to home deliveries. It overviews the estimation of exploratory and confirmatory models with latent variables utilizing data collected from an online survey representative of the population in the Portland metropolitan region. Presented by Dr. Sabya Mishra, Associate Professor at the University of Memphis, and Dr. Miguel Figliozzi, Professor at Portland State University.

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Ms. Josette Severyn

FMRI Webinar: Multimodal Transportation Planning

Co-hosted by the WTS FAU Student Chapter
April 12, 2021, 1 PM (EST)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

Planning for transportation involves several different disciplines to accommodate population growth, improve mobility, and advance the economy. It is a complex process that should consider social and economic aspects which shapes how a community or city grows. This presentation will overview some of the latest multimodal trends and practices in transportation planning. It will also describe how multimodal transportation planning, health and safety are interconnected. Presented by Ms. Josette Severyn, a Senior Mobility Planner at Broward County Government. Her experience in transportation research, policy, and planning and public health spans across the private and public sectors to research institutions and non-profit agencies.

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Dr. Laetitia Dablanc

FMRI Webinar: Gig Workers for Delivery Platforms

Co-hosted by the WTS FAU Student Chapter
March 30, 2021, 2 PM (EST)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

This presentation will provide an overview of current activities of delivery platforms providing "instant deliveries" around the world. It will then make a focus on delivery gig workers in Paris using a series of recent surveys implemented by the Logistics City Chair in Paris, France. Presented by Dr. Laetitia Dablanc, Professor at the University Gustave Eiffel and head of the Logistics City Chair. Her areas of research are freight transportation, freight and the environment, urban freight and logistics, freight policies, spatial issues related to logistics.

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Dr. Priyanka Alluri

FMRI Webinar: Role of TSM&O in Improving Freeway Operations

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
March 17, 2021, 1 PM (EST)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has been a pioneer in adopting Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) strategies to improve safety and mobility of Florida’s roadways. This session titled “Role of TSM&O in Improving Freeway Operations” will discuss the TSM&O strategies that FDOT has been deploying to reduce secondary crashes and improve incident response time on the state’s freeway network. This session further discusses the recently completed and ongoing TSM&O-related research efforts in Florida. Presented by Dr. Priyanka Alluri, Associate Professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University.

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Dr. Jamie E. Padgett

FMRI Webinar: Resilience of Intermodal Transportation Infrastructure Under Multiple Hazards

Co-hosted by the WTS FAU Student Chapter
March 3, 2021, 1 PM (EST)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

This presentation poses multi-hazard risk and resilience assessment frameworks for transportation infrastructure, such as ports, highway and railway infrastructure exposed to earthquake and hurricane hazards. Resilience assessment of intermodal freight networks is emphasized leveraging case study examples that probe the potential for damage, impact of mitigation, and cascading social or economic consequences. In the process, this talk will explore recent advances, challenges and opportunities with respect to resilience modeling of infrastructure portfolios and distributed systems. Presented by Dr. Jamie E. Padgett, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. Her research focuses on risk assessment of structures and infrastructure, and the subsequent quantification of resilience and sustainability in the face of multiple hazards.

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Dr. Scott Parr

FMRI Webinar: Traffic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: International Analysis of Social Separation and Activity Restriction

FMRI & ITE FAU Student Chapter Lecture Series
February 10, 2021, 1 PM (EST)
Online (FAU Cisco Webex Meetings)

This presentation overviews a research project that assesses, compares, and contrasts the impact of COVID-19 activity restrictions on road-based transportation activity in regions of the US, Sweden, and China. Roadway traffic volumes were used to relate the progression of reported COVID-19 cases and government directives for social separation in three countries with diverse governmental responses. Among the contributions of this paper was the illustration of the timeline and level of public responses to closures and lockdowns, as represented through rapid traffic decreases, across the study countries. This research provides insights for practitioners, researchers, and government entities developing and accessing plans for future pandemics. Presented by Dr. Scott Parr, assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Department of Civil Engineering.

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TRB 2021 - FMRI Workshop

FMRI Workshop at the 100th TRB Annual Meeting

January 22, 2021, 10 AM (EST)
Virtual TRB 2021, Washington, DC

FMRI's director Dr. Evangelos Kaisar and Mr. Charles Edwards, from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, will preside a workshop at the Transportation Research Board 100th Annual Meeting. Titled "Freight Planning & Operational Logistics for the 'New Normal'", this workshop will provide a multidimensional discussion and analysis on the effectiveness and adaptiveness of the sector in the current circumstances. The workshop will discern the most pressing needs for freight transportation and logistics research and pilot investigation concerning the structure and operations of international and domestic supply chains. Topics include freight traveler information systems, virtual TMCs, truck parking systems, and digital logistics corridors. Find more information about this event in the workshop flyer below.

Workshop Flyer

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