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Matthew Smith

Travel Demand Modeler

Summary

Over 10 years of experience in travel demand modeling. At the forefront of various activity-based modeling projects (DaySim and CT-RAMP) for clients spanning the United States. Experience in business development, project management, and staff management. Expertise in model development, calibration, validation, and sensitivity testing. Vast knowledge of transportation software, programming languages, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, and survey data analysis.

Skills

  • TransCAD
  • Emme
  • Cube Voyager
  • ArcGIS
  • VISUM

Work Experience

Senior Consultant

Resource Systems Group (RSG), Inc.

Present

Managing small to mid-range budget projects for developing advanced travel models for various government transportation agencies. Also, assisting in business development and managing staff. Technical responsibilities include model development, calibration, validation, sensitivity testing, documentation, and presentation.

Transportation Engineer

GeoPlan Center, University of Florida

Apr 2013

Worked on the development of Signal Four Analytics, which is an interactive, web-based system (developed in C#) designed to support the crash mapping and analysis needs of law enforcement, traffic engineering, transportation planning agencies, and research institutions in the state of Florida.

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Florida

Apr 2013

Performed data collection, scripting, statistical analysis and travel modeling. Also, worked at McTrans Center to assist in the developmnent of the HCS+T7F software development with responsibilities of performing detailed testing and working closely with programmer on corrections and changes. Also, translaed new procedures in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) to outlines and steps for programmers to implement in the HCS software..

Assistant Highway Engineer

Halcrow India Pvt. Ltd.

Apr 2007

Conducted and supervised traffic surveys like traffic volume counts, WTP surveys, stated and revealed surveys. Assisted project managers in business development and preparation of reports/ presentations for clients.

Education

PhD, Transportation Engineering

San Jose State University

2012

MS, Transportation Engineering

Northeastern University

2009

BTech, Civil Engineering

Arizona State University

2005

Project

Nashville AB Model Update, Nashville, Tennessee.

Project Manager

Present

Updating the TransCAD-based Nashville AB model to a new zone system, developing and integrating new demand model components, and using big OD data to calibrate and validate the updated model to a new base year.

Florida Turnpike Statewide Model (FL TSM) Tour Based Model, Florida

Deputy Project Manager

Present

Developing a next generation statewide model in Cube that will simulate national long-distance travel using rJourney and short-distance travel in the state of Florida using tour-based resident and visitor models transferred from Oahu, Hawaii.

SANDAG Travel Model Enhancements to Support 2021 Long-Range Transportation Plan, San Diego, California

Technical Lead

Present

Adding enhancements to the Emme-based AB model system to incorporate effects of new technologies (AVs, TNCs, micro-mobility, and telecommute) on travel behavior. Providing technical assistance in employing improvements in scenario runs.

Tulare Activity-Based Model, Tulare, California.

Project Manager

2019

Converted the exiting Cube-based four step model (VMIP2) to an activity-based model using the DaySim platform. Assisted TulareCOG in input preparation and developed model components to build an integrated AB model system in Cube. 

Oregon SWIM-TLUMIP Modeling Support, Oregon

Analyst

2019

Assisted ODOT staff with SWIM model development, primarily the select link component. Developed new procedures and updated existing scripts in Python and Java to make enhancements. Also, tested other changes in the VISUM model.

Bellevue-Kirkland-Redmond (BKR) Activity-Based Model, Bellevue, Washington

Analyst

2017

Developed the next generation travel demand model (ABM) for the Cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, and Redmond (in the greater Seattle metro area). Implemented model design improvements that included a BKR implementation of PSRC’s Emme-based regional ABM (SoundCast), which used the DaySim platform. Calibrated and validated the revised model system to local conditions.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • German

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