Karl Smith and Sean Flaherty Discuss Measuring Modal Shift With Emerging Technologies

Transportation Planners Share Case Studies at Georgia Transit Association Annual Conference

December 06, 2017   |   Atlanta,  Ga.   |   Events

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Senior Transportation Planner Karl Smith, P.E., AICP, and Transportation Planner Sean Flaherty will present at the Georgia Transit Association Annual Conference on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Savannah, Ga. The duo will discuss using emerging technology to measure the success of last-mile connectivity and congestion management initiatives.

“The Georgia Transit Association’s Annual Conference is a great opportunity to discuss forward-thinking transportation solutions with our industry peers,” commented Smith. “Sean and I look forward to presenting ways last-mile connectivity can be applied in urban, suburban and rural communities and how local governments can use technology to measure the success of transportation initiatives.”
 
A summary of the presentation follows.
 
Measuring the Success of Modal Shift Using Emerging Technologies
Presentation by Karl Smith, P.E., AICP, and Sean Flaherty
 
The ability to communicate data in real-time is changing how we measure the performance of transportation-related initiatives. Today, the success of programs designed to encourage alternative modes of transportation can be measured instantaneously, instead of months or years after the program is implemented. In this presentation, Smith and Flaherty will discuss ways of measuring the benefits of alternative modes of transportation and last-mile connectivity, showcasing ways GS&P has worked with local governments to create more walk-friendly and bike-friendly environments. Additionally, the session will dissect how targeted campaigns to change transportation behaviors can be implemented and communicated in real-time, encouraging participation while expediting incentives to innovate alternative modes of transportation.

“Sean and I look forward to presenting ways last-mile connectivity can be applied in urban, suburban and rural communities and how local governments can use technology to measure the success of transportation initiatives.”

Karl Smith, P.E., AICP, senior transportation planner, GS&P
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