Data and Tools for Transportation Planning in COVID-Recovery

What You'll Learn

  • Understand travel patterns that developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the types of data available to uncover these trends.
  • Identify strategies for transit agencies to incorporate visioning, scenario planning, partnerships, outreach, big data, and analytical tools.
  • Learn about a new transportation management program that used evaluation tools to resolve long-standing congestion issues.

More Course Details

Develop a nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities stemming from today’s new transportation paradigms. Explore the ways transit agencies can conduct better, more inclusive strategic planning. A representative from WSP discusses the use of scenario planning, visioning, and data analytics for transit agencies to identify strategies for planning improvements. A Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments panelist explores recent surveys documenting unprecedented trends reshaping transportation and workplaces. A speaker from the National Capital Planning Commission discusses enhanced tools to evaluate transportation and development, including assessing pandemic impacts and how a new transportation management program can help overcome impediments to sustainable transportation demand. Learn about considerations for long-range planning, short-range programs, and equity to reflect anticipated changes because of the pandemic.

COVID-19 impacts highlighted the structural inequity embedded in our cities by most significantly impacting those with the least access to quality, reliable transit/transportation services. Understanding the lasting impacts of the pandemic and ways to improve upon our previous systems will help planners address these inequalities and improve service for all.