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2022 Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference & Exhibition

October 2 - 5, 2022

Edmonton Convention Centre
9797 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB

Join our experts in person in beautiful Edmonton for this year’s TAC Conference and Exhibition! Add their sessions to your conference agenda to gain specialized insight on innovative cloud-based data analytics and visualization tool, data collection, interchange design, travel time reliability and more.  

We are a proud Patron sponsor of this year’s event.

Our TAC Sessions

Applications of Data in Transportation Planning

Taking Transit Data to the Cloud — A Case Study for GTFS Tool Development

  • Monday, October 3 | 1:45 p.m. MDT | Salon 5 & 6
  • Presenters: Dan Lu, HDR

This is a case study for a cloud-based data analytics and visualization tool to leverage regional scale of GTFS transit data to provide intelligence on service, connectivity, and delays. 

Urban Design Challenges 

Accessibility, Vision Zero and Complete Streets Innovative Bicycle Treatments: Keeping Cyclists on Their Wheels

  • Monday, October 3 | 1:45 p.m. MDT | Salon 4
  • Presenter: Ellie Simpson, HDR

Applications of Data in Transportation Planning

Field Data or Fraud Data: Uncovering the Truth

  • Monday, October 3 | 3:45 p.m. MDT | Salon 5 & 6
  • Presenters: Bryan St. George and Sydni Scott, HDR

COVID-19 had significant impacts on data collection, forcing practitioners to use more creative collection methods. This presentation covers one project that turned into a case study on asking the right questions when working with an unusual data collection process.

Resilient Traffic Management

Better Safe Than Flooded: How Natural Disasters Can Shape Your Design

  • Tuesday, October 4 | 8:30 a.m. MDT | Salon 3
  • Presenter: Joe Kirkland, HDR

Often, design year volumes and traffic flows are used to determine a preferred alternative. But what happens when a hurricane evacuation route runs through the project area? This presentation will show how atypical considerations can drive the design of a project and possibly save lives.

Unconventional Intersections and Roundabouts

Diverging Diamond Interchanges A Decade of Lessons Learned

  • Tuesday, October 4 | 8:30 a.m. MDT | Salon 8
  • Presenter: Smith Siromaskul, HDR

This presentation utilizes over ten years of case studies of Diverging Diamond Interchange projects spanning the globe and will highlight lessons learned that span geometric design, traffic operations and analysis, public outreach and education, and maintenance.  

Resilient Traffic Management

Travel Time Reliability: Knowing Our Past to Respond to the Future

  • Tuesday, October 4 | 10:30 a.m. MDT | Salon 3
  • Presenter: Camille Alexander, HDR

Travel time reliability is an accepted way of looking at how a system has performed. This presentation will discuss a methodology developed to forecast travel time reliability and how a system will perform under less-than-ideal conditions.

All Highways Big and Small: Interchanges, Major Facilities, and Two-Lane Highways

Capacity and Geometric Design: What Traffic Analysis Alone Cannot Tell You

  • Tuesday, October 4 | 3:45 p.m. MDT | Salon 10
  • Presenters: Jared Travis, P.E. and Will Hume, P.E., HDR

This presentation will examine how downstream geometric constraints limit the capacity of an upstream signal. Fairbanks, Alaska's first DDI will be used as a case study to demonstrate potential traffic analysis shortcomings, analysis adjustments to address those shortcomings, and the geometric design revisions developed to address the capacity constraints.

Road Safety Implementation and Assessment

A Multi-Objective Optimization Framework for The Re-Dimensioning of Cross-Section Elements of Horizontal Curves with Limited Sight Distance

  • Tuesday, October 4 | 3:45 p.m. MDT | Salon 11
  • Presenter: Mohamed Khalil, HDR

This study introduces a multi-objective optimization framework for the re-dimensioning of the cross-sectional elements of rural horizontal curves with limited sight distance. The optimization aims at minimizing both the risk associated with the limited sight distance and the expected collision frequency corresponding to the cross-sectional elements' dimensions.

Transportation Systems Modelling

Modeling Complex Processes through Discrete Event Simulation

  • Tuesday, October 4 | 3:45 p.m. MDT | Salon 2
  • Presenters: Diego Ruiz and Jeff Simpson, HDR

This presentation will explain the functionality and flexibility of discrete event simulation to advise on operational and capital decisions. Representative models will be exhibited to help demonstrate the wide range of uses and capabilities of discrete event simulation.