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Session 12 - Future COVID Impacts to Traffic

Session: 12

Session Title: Future Covid Impacts to Traffic

Organizer: John MacAdam         

Moderator: John MacAdam


Topic A Title: INRIX predictions

Speaker (s): Ted Trepanier, INRIX

Name, Company, Location: INRIX, Seattle, WA

Topic A Description: Many people keep asking “When will traffic return to pre-COVID levels?” INRIX, a national leader in analyzing traffic data, will share their theories on how COVID may likely have impacted travel patterns for the foreseeable future.


Topic B Title:  COVID impacts to cab services

Speaker (s): Morgan Kauffman, Columbus

Name, Company, Location: Columbus Yellow Cab

Topic B Description: The entire business model for the cab industry has been impacted by Covid-19. Morgan will discuss potential long-term impacts to the industry.


Topic C Title: Long term outlook on physical workspaces and impact to commuter traffic

Speaker (s): Monali Shah

Name, Company, Location: Google, Chicago

Topic C Description: A lot of people suddenly began working from home in 2020. Google will share their predictions on how long businesses may continue to work remotely, and what this means for traffic impacts. 


Topic D Title: Future outlook of Traffic Studies

Speaker (s): Dave Holstein

Name, Company, Location: ODOT

Topic D Description: There is a lot uncertainty with long term impact to traffic planners. Dave will discuss data reliability, various available data sources/tools, and the impacts to long term-traffic planning.


Q&A session with all speakers