2019 Annual Virginia and Washington DC Joint SimCap Meeting at TRB

WDCSITE and SimCap Virginia are delighted to invite you to the 2019 Annual Virginia and Washington DC Joint SimCap Meeting at TRB. You will be spending an evening with coffee and light refreshments, discussing and listening to – interesting array of presentations & panel discussions, around hot topics like Connected and Automated Vehicles, Data Driven decision making in the context of Emerging Technology, Agency Guidance for Analysis, etc. Presenters/Panelists would include representatives from VDOT, MDOT-SHA, DDOT, FHWA, FIU, and Ford.

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019; 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

WhereMarriott Marquis Washington, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

PDH: PDHs will be available to attendees that register.

Food / Refreshment: refreshment and coffee/tea will be served during this event.


  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Registration with Refreshment and Networking
  • 6:30 PM – 6:40 PM – Opening Remarks
  • 6:40 PM – 7:15 PM – Panel Discussion – Updates on Guidance for Roadway System and Capacity Analysis 
    • Speakers: David Hale (Leidos/FHWA), Sanhita Lahiri (VDOT), TBD (DDOT), Carole Delion (MDOT-SHA) 
    • Moderator: Jiaxin Tong (Kimley-Horn)
  • 7:15 PM – 7:25 PM – Traffic Software Update/Mesoscopic Model (AIMSUN)
    • Speaker: TBD (AIMSUN)
  • 7:25 PM – 7:45 PM – Networking Break
  • 7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – CV/AV Update
    • Analysis Modeling and Simulation (FHWA)
    • HCM (KIttelson)
    • Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (VDOT)
    • Moderator: George Lu (Jacobs)
  • 8:00 PM – 8:35 PM – Panel Discussion – Data Driven Decision Making in the Context of Emerging Technology
    • Speakers: Subrat Mahapatra (MDOT-SHA), Mena Lockwood (VDOT), Ryan Westrom (Ford), Mohammed Hadi (FIU)
    • Moderator: Burak Cesme (Kittelson)
  • 8:35 PM – 8:55 PM – Lightning Presentations
    • Airport Ground Transportation and Landside Simulation – Challenges and Opportunities by Gustavo Ceballos and Darrin McKenna (Ricondo)
    • Thinking Outside the Conventional Intersection by Daniel Markham (Kimley-Horn)
  • 9:00 PM – Meeting Adjourn

 Cost: FREE

Meeting Contact:

General meeting questions & Technical Agenda – Sanhita Lahiri (VDOT) or Vivek Hariharan (RS&H)  

Registration – Jiaxin Tong (Kimley-Horn) or Burak Cesme (Kittelson)

Venue and PDH – George Lu (Jacobs)