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RSG creatively applies state-of-the-art modeling and analytics to inform our clients’ strategy and planning, helping organizations make critical decisions with confidence.
RSG creatively applies state-of-the-art modeling and analytics to inform our clients’ strategy and planning, helping organizations make critical decisions with confidence.

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RSG’s Erica Wygonik co-authored the article, “Evaluating the Impacts of Density on Urban Goods Movement Externalities,” which was recently published in the 'Journal of Urbanism.' Compared to previous research on the subject, this article examines the impacts of replacing passenger travel for shopping with delivery services over a broad set of externalities (VMT, CO2, NOx, and PM10) in both urban and rural communities.

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The Upper Valley JavaScript (UVJS) group is kicking off their first meeting tonight and RSG is proud to sponsor and host the event out of our White River Junction, VT office. The group, which will meet monthly, will allow javascript users from the area and beyond to gather and collaborate. This first meeting will be focused on helpful JavaScript tools, including a presentation from RSG consultant Chris Scelza on “Advanced Tips for Chrome Dev Tools.”

To join the group and learn more, check out:

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RSG’s Vince Bernardin will present this week at the 2017 North Carolina Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NCAMPO) Conference in New Bern, NC from April 26-28. His presentation, titled “The Power of Big Data - and its Limits!,” will share an assessment of using big data sources to improve modeling accuracy, including a candid look at their power and the often overlooked complications. RSG is honored to sponsor this conference.

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RSG’s Kordel Braley is presenting later this week alongside Christopher Chestnut of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) at the 58th Transportation Research Forum Annual Conference in Chicago. Their presentation, titled “Attitudinal Market Segmentation Applied to Transit Service Area: An Updated Approach,” will discuss RSG’s use of latent class cluster analysis to perform a market segmentation of transit riders and non-riders in Utah to assist the UTA with bus service planning improvements.

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RSG’s Steve Lawson, Susan Irizarry, Ellen Rovelstad, and Alex Belensz are headed to the 2017 George Wright Society Conference next week. Among them, they have organized two sessions and will have four presentations and one poster at the event, which will take place from April 2-7 in Norfolk, Virginia.

The conference, organized by the George Wright Society, takes place every two years and is the premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on parks, protected areas, and cultural sites.

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Last week, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) issued a statewide news release explaining that funding shortfalls for infrastructure will have significant negative impacts on the state economy and resident’s quality of life in the long-term.

One of the reports that the release references, “Rough Roads Ahead 2,” relied on the Oregon Statewide Integrated Model (SWIM) to study an issue many state DOTs are facing—declining revenue and increasing costs due to the need to maintain and/or replace deteriorating infrastructure. RSG’s Joel Freedman and Ben Stabler helped build the model used for the analysis, and—along with RSG’s Nagendra Dhakar—assisted ODOT staff define alternatives to be tested in the model, analyzed model outputs, and interpreted results.

See the Oregon Rough Roads/Pavement Reports website for more details:

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Two RSG-involved projects received recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies of NH (ACEC NH) Engineering Excellence awards banquet last week.

RSG assisted AECOM by collecting and analyzing traffic and survey data for the “NH Statewide Rest Area and Welcome Center Study,” which received an honorable mention.

In addition, the RSG project “Your Guide to Promoting Walking and Bicycling Accommodations in New Hampshire” received a silver award. The guide, completed in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation​ (NHDOT) and its Bicycle & Pedestrian Transportation Advisory Committee (BPTAC), informs bicycle and pedestrian stakeholders on how to most effectively engage in the transportation project planning and design process.

Many thanks to the NHDOT and their BPTAC for involving us in this project and for their commitment to demystifying transportation project development for their stakeholders. We were thrilled to be a partner in that process.

Award Details: http://buff.ly/2nI5gMF
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RSG’s Eddie Duncan and Isaac Old are attending the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Project Siting & Environmental Compliance Conference this week in Austin, Texas.

The conference, taking place March 20-22, allows leaders from the wind industry, environmental permitting and compliance sector, the scientific community, and regulatory officials to gather for a robust discussion about the current state of siting and environmental compliance.

Come see us at our booth!

http://buff.ly/2mJV5mX

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RSG’s proprietary location-aware market research app, rMove, was featured on NBC San Diego last week! RSG is conducting a household travel survey for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and, as the segment explains, is using rMove to allow for participation via smartphone.

Compared to traditional survey methods, data collection via rMove will provide more accurate and robust data as well as more enjoyment and convenience for participants.

Check out the news segment here: http://buff.ly/2mQKZSi

Learn more about rMove at meetrmove.rsginc.com.

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RSG Senior Director Steve Lawson's appointment as adjunct faculty at the University of Vermont (UVM) was recently renewed by the university. In this role, Steve serves on graduate student committees and provides opportunities for professional experience to graduate and undergraduate students in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR). In addition, he acts as a liaison with the school for collaboration on research, scholarship, and consulting projects.

Steve's adjunct faculty appointment at UVM reinforces RSG's commitment to its academic roots and the scientific rigor of our work.
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