Performance Measurement of Transportation Systems: Summary of the Fourth International Conference

This report was prepared by the conference rapporteur as a factual summary of what occurred at a recent conference on U.S. and international approaches to performance measurement for transportation systems. The theme for the fourth in a series of international conferences, driving change and being driven by change, captured the changing environment in which transportation services are delivered as well as the role of performance measurement in delivering these services. The conference attracted 130 participants from Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States, and featured transportation specialists who offered real-world expertise on the application of performance metrics and case studies. This range of experiences provided attendees with a comprehensive overview of the techniques and approaches being applied to transportation systems both in the United States and abroad. The conference program was organized and developed along five tracks: 1) driving forces for change; 2) performance-based decision making: the bucks start here; 3) data collection and analysis technologies; 4) drivers and applications; and 5) capturing system performance: new measures for difficult-to-measure topics. Each track consisted of a plenary session followed by three concurrent breakout sessions. These proceedings follow the conference format, with the plenary sessions and the breakout sessions for each of the five tracks presented in chronological order. The breakout sessions and the closing session gave participants the opportunity to provide ideas and suggestions on further research, technology transfer, and training. Research topics identified for potential consideration are listed in the section on concluding remarks. The conference also featured an interactive poster session. Summaries provided by the poster authors are presented as an appendix.


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  • Accession Number: 01486782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309286695
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2013 1:06PM