OTDMUG Extended Workshop Meeting – July 10, 2018

Introduction

This class will be a basic introduction to R in the context of travel modeling and transportation planning.

The class particulars (location, time) have been sent via email. Please remember to bring money for lunch and donations to the OTDMUG Refreshment Fund.

Preparation

Students will need their own laptop with R and R Studio installed, and will be provided data to work with.

R can be installed from https://cran.r-project.org/

RStudio can be installed from https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/ (the Open Source License distribution is free)

Upon installing R and RStudio, there will be some packages needed for the training – these should be installed in advanced, as we don’t know if (or how good) the Wifi is in the ODOT Training Facility.

Open RStudio, and go to Tools – Install Packages. In the “Packages…” textbox, paste this text:

dplyr tidyr rmarkdown ggplot2 foreign reshape2 openxlsx scales RColorBrewer kableExtra

RStudio will download and install these packages.

Additionally, download the Data File and decompress it onto your computer. All scripts are included in the file so everyone can follow along without delay for people to type commands. You should be able to open the data file in RStudio by opening RStudio and opening the project from there (don’t worry if you can’t get **there**, we can do that in class).

Data

There are five data files in the zip archive, none of it official:

Amtimecompare.xlsx: transit-highway time comparison of unknown vintage.

C_D15HASSIGN.DBF: Loaded highway network.

HHList.csv: random sample of 1,000 households from ABM.

PerList.csv: persons corresponding to HHList.csv.

Trips.csv: random sample of 10,000 trips from ABM.

 

The schedule will be provided at the training session.

 

Fall 2017 Meeting Presentations

Below are some of the presentations from the Fall 2017 OTDMUG Meeting from 9/8/2017.

Ami Parikh – Streetlight AADT Comparison

Sam Granato – Various Uses for Inrix/Streetlight Data: Ohio Plus Border Area

Nathan Shay – Using Streetlight InSight Data for a Small Area Study: Rickenbacker Area

Greg Giaimo – Comparison of Model to Streetlight Internal-Internal TAZ Trip Tables in Toledo Area

Vince Bernardin – Now That You’ve Downloaded Some Streetlight Data, What Should You Do First?

Angela Coates – Application of Streetlight Data for Miami University Circulation Study and Wisconsin DOT

Winter 2016 Meeting

OTDMUG Winter Meeting 

Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

ODOT, Don Scott Airport, Room 100

2829 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH

Agenda

10:00 – 10:15  Welcome and introductions

10:15-11:15 Results From ODOT Research on Estimating External Travel Using Purchased Third-Party Data, Harvey Miller and Morton O’Kelley (Ohio State University)

11:30 – 12:00  Development of Standardized Models in Kentucky Using Airsage Data, Yang (Johnny) Han (The Corradino Group)

12:00-12:30 Incorporating Big Data in Statewide and MPO Travel Demand Models in Tennessee, Vince Bernardin (RSG)

12:30 – 1:00    Other Business

Minutes

DRAFT Minutes

Next Meeting

Spring Meeting Friday, March 17 at Don Scott Airport, Room 100

2829 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH

Autumn 2016 Meeting

Thursday, September 15, 2016

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

ODOT, Broad Street Garage Complex, Large Training Room

1616 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH

 

10:00 – 10:15  Welcome and introductions

  • Approval of last meeting’s minutes
  • New Business / Requests for membership
  • Discussion of Future MUG Dates
  • Website Update / Email List

 

Changes in Doing Business with ODOT on Technical Issues

10:15-11:00 Sharing Count Data with ODOT in MS 2, a Demonstration and Discussion of the Business Rules for Count Data Sharing-Dave Gardner (ODOT)

 

11:00-11:45 The Future of Model Support from ODOT, a Discussion on the Use of Consultant’s to do MPO Work Formerly Done by ODOT Staff-Greg Giaimo (ODOT), Rebekah Anderson (ODOT)

 

11:45 – 12:00 Break

 

A Teaser for December’s MUG on Using Big Data OD in Travel Modeling

12:00 – 12:45  Using Continuously Collected Data for Travel Demand Trend Analysis-Greg Erhardt (University of Kentucky)

 

12:45 – 1:00    Other Business

  • Tips and Tricks – Tricks for coding TURNLANE at T-Intersections, Ramp Junctions and Shared Lane Situations – Greg Giaimo (ODOT)
  • ODOT Updates (model update status etc.)
  • Refreshment fund report
  • CPD certificates

 

1:00     Lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse, 397 W Broad St., Columbus OH

 

December Meeting Thursday December 8, 2016 at Don Scott Airport, Room 100

2829 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH

 

Refreshments provided by OTDMUG refreshment fund – Please remember to donate

Spring Meeting 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

ODNR, Building E Large Conference Room (see attached map)

2045 Morse Rd., Columbus, OH

 

10:00 – 10:15  Welcome and introductions

  • Approval of last meeting’s minutes
  • New Business / Requests for membership
  • Website Update / Email List

 

10:15-10:45 Overview of Transit Modes and the New Starts/Small Starts Programs, Dave Schmitt (Connectics)

 

10:45-11:15 Transit Forecasting Methods, Part 1 FTA’s Perspectives, Dave Schmitt (Connectics)

 

11:15 – 11:30 Break

 

11:30-12:00 Transit Forecasting Methods, Part 2 Details of Four Forecasting Methods, Dave Schmitt (Connectics)

 

12:00-12:30 Example Corridor Project Case Studies, Dave Schmitt (Connectics)

 

12:30-12:45 TRB Summary

 

12:45 – 1:00    Other Business

  • Tips and Tricks
  • ODOT Updates (model update status etc.)
  • Refreshment fund report
  • CPD certificates

 

1:00     Lunch at Smokey Bones, Easton Town Center, 3939 Morse Crossing, Columbus

 

Summer Workshop Meeting – New Network Calculators and New OMS Model including Highway and Transit Network Coding

Thursday June 16, 2015 at ODOT Aviation Room 100, Columbus, OH