NaTMEC 2020 Preliminary Agenda*

*This draft agenda is for general planning purposes and is subject to change.

See below for more information on Key Topic Areas.

Monday, June 1

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Exhibitor registration open
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor setup
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference meetings
9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Bicycle mobile workshop
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Attendee registration open
1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pre-conference workshops
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Exhibition opening reception

Tuesday, June 2

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration, networking breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening plenary session
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Breakout sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch in the exhibit hall
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Breakout sessions
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Networking break in the exhibit hall
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Breakout sessions
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Breakout sessions
Evening on your own

Wednesday, June 3

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration, networking breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Morning welcome plenary session
9:15 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Breakout super sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch in the exhibit hall
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Breakout sessions
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Networking break in the exhibit hall
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Breakout sessions
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Breakout sessions
Evening on your own

Thursday, June 4

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration, networking breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Breakout super sessions
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing session/lunch
12:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Post-conference meetings


Key Topic Area Details

Safety, Travel Monitoring, and Relating the Two Through Data Applications and Utilization

Share experiences, innovations, and best practices in using motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian traffic data for various applications to explore their use in understanding and addressing transportation safety:

  • Highway Performance Monitoring Systems

  • Asset management and infrastructure design

  • Performance management, measurement, and reporting

  • Program development and administration, operations, planning, and safety

  • Environmental impacts

  • Safe systems assessments

  • MIRE (Model Inventory Roadway Elements) fundamental data elements, development, applications, and utilization   HOT topic

  • Freight movement

Transportation Data Collection, Processing, and Tools

Motor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic and travel monitoring fundamentals and innovations and tools that aid in collecting, processing, and managing basic data needs:

  • Traffic volume, speed, classification, weight (Weigh-in-Motion)

  • Trip data (mode, purpose, origin-destination)

  • Reliability and use of software, specialized products, vendor tools and technologies   HOT topic

  • Data integration and analytics, quality controls, and storage   HOT topic

  • Low volume facilities (roads, sidewalks, bikeways)

Performance Measures, Communicating Reports, and Ensuring Data Requirements and Quality Standards Meet Program Needs

  • Data privacy, data sharing between agencies, accessing and using third party data, and considerations with open data and portals   HOT topic

  • Program development

  • Data reporting

  • Geospatial analysis techniques

  • Interactive mapping

  • Congestion management

  • Air quality/conformity

  • Travel time reliability

  • Transportation planning

  • National Performance Management Research

Emerging Equipment, Technologies and Capabilities to Address Travel Monitoring Basics and Beyond

  • Collecting, managing and using connected and autonomous vehicle data   HOT topic

  • Accessing, using, and integrating emerging or nontraditional data sources for travel monitoring, including but not limited to bikeshare, rideshare, scooter-share data   HOT topic

  • Innovative uses and best management practices for interactive mapping and other data visualization tools

  • Non-intrusive equipment and data collection methods

  • Portable WIM

  • Big data analysis

  • Data visualization


For more information about presenting at or organizing a concurrent side meeting/event at NaTMEC, please contact:

Sarah O’Brien, Senior Research Associate
UNC Highway Safety Research Center
(919) 843-1845
swobrien@hsrc.unc.edu