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Session No. 6B

Session Title: FREEVAL-PA—The Future of Analyzing Work Zone Impacts

Session Description: PennDOT is in the process of transitioning the Work Zone Delay Analysis Workbook to FREEVAL for work zone impact analyses. Through an effort with Kittelson and Associates, PennDOT is customizing the FREEVAL software and expanding its usage to perform other predictive evaluations using the Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition principles. The software captures all PennDOT limited access roadways, and (partially) automates several common PennDOT analysis use cases. The purpose of this session is to provide an overview and high-level training of the FREEVAL Software. The training session will introduce the software and underlying HCM6 methodology for freeway facility and work zone analysis, and then demonstrate some high-level applications of the tool for work zone analysis. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, and will be given a beta version of the software to use during the session for hands-on exercises. 

Moderator: Dan Farley, Chief, TSMO Operations and Performance Section, Bureau of Maintenance and Operations, Transportation Operations Division, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

  • FREEVAL-PA, Bastian Schroeder, Principal Engineer, Kittelson and Associates
  • FREEVAL-PA, Ed Myers, Senior Principal, Kittelson and Associates

Speaker Bios

Bastian Schroeder is a principal engineer in Kittelson’s Wilmington, North Carolina office. He has more than 15 years of progressive experience in applied research and has a passion for developing solutions to complex problems across all areas of transportation. Schroeder specializes in multimodal safety and operations of traffic systems at the intersection, corridor, network, and policy levels for local, state and federal clients. Schroeder was principally involved in the production of the HCM2010 and the HCM 6th Edition, where he co-authored all freeway analysis chapters. He led or co-led over 50 state and federal projects, and co-authored over 70 journal papers and conference proceedings. He is a member of TRB Committees on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service, where he currently serves as committee secretary.

Ed Myers has more 34 years of extensive experience in all phases of transit planning, traffic engineering, transportation planning, highway design, and civil engineering. Myers has been involved in a number of final design, roundabout, and community planning projects in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. While the projects have varied in scope and goals, they have all attempted to achieve a balance between the available transportation modes and the adjacent land uses. He started Kittelson’s Baltimore office in August 2000, and now divides his time between Baltimore and Harrisburg and travels to and spends time in all of the offices in the Northeast region.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Room 206

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