ADAPTING TO COVID-19: A PARADIGM SHIFT IN TRANSPORTATION


COVID-19 has brought about an unprecedented change in transportation. In the span of a few short months, bustling metropolises came to a grinding halt as world governments sought to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Now eight months since the initial wave of shutdowns in the U.S., cities like New York City are moving towards the goal of gradually reopening, but what have we learned?


Mobility patterns and choices have undoubtedly changed as we adapted to new policies and regulations. How will this influence transportation planning and design practices in the future?

Please join our panel of experts: Ms. Diniece Mendes, Dr. Mohamad Talas, and Dr. Kaan Ozbay as they discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and the tools employed to address the new challenges facing transportation.



Co-hosted by:


Lu Ding, P.E., PTOE

ITE Met Section President


Arthur T. O'Connor, Ph.D., P.E.

ITS-NY President


Moderated by:

Marvin Souza, P.E.


(1.5 PDHs)

Agenda

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Welcoming Remarks

Welcoming remarks by Ms. Lu Ding, ITE Met Section President and Dr. Arthur T. O'Connor, ITS-NY President

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Session 1

Diniece Mendes

This presentation will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to reshape the urban freight transportation landscape in NYC and demonstrate how big data can be used to evaluate supply chain disruptions.

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Session 2

Mohamad Talas

This presentation will provide overview on ITS deployment in New York City as model urban environment. It will discuss the principle deployment of ITS communication backbone and discuss the city wide wireless deployment and it benefits on the ITS projects in city mobility and safety. Also it discuss the connected vehicle deployment in New York City and current status, future impact and the data collection analysis to support performance measures.

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Session 3

Kaan Ozbay

The fast evolving COVID-19 pandemic has drastically reshaped urban mobility patterns. Timely understanding of the effects of this extreme event is expected to help decision makers and planners to better prepare for similar future events. This presentation will focus on the discussion of on-going and future COVID-19 related research efforts being conducted by NYU’s C2SMART transportation center. The use of big data obtained from various innovative sources for understanding the relationship between social distancing and urban mobility during the COVID-19 pandemic, emerging trends of urban mobility amid the pandemic, and the impact of the length of policy lag mainly due to the people’s varying reaction to a specific policy and its timing will be presented. Various AI and machine learning techniques used to process and analyze related data will be also be briefly discussed.

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Open Q&A with Panelists

Diniece MendesKaan OzbayMohamad Talas

Panelists

  • Diniece Mendes (Director of Freight Mobility at New York City Department of Transportation)

    Diniece Mendes

    Director of Freight Mobility at New York City Department of Transportation

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  • Kaan Ozbay (Professor at New York University)

    Kaan Ozbay

    Professor at New York University

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  • Mohamad Talas (Deputy Director, System Engineering of New York City Department of Transportation)

    Mohamad Talas

    Deputy Director, System Engineering of New York City Department of Transportation

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