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Session 4 - The COVID Impact to Traffic in 2020

Session: 4

Session Title: The Covid Impact to Traffic in 2020

Organizer: Ryan Lowe

Moderator: Ryan Lowe


Topic A Title: INRIX measured impact

Speaker (s): Rick Schuman

Name, Company, Location: INRIX, 10210 NE Points Dr #400, Kirkland, WA 98033

Topic A Description: A discussion of travel pattern changes as it relates to vehicle miles traveled estimates, congestion relief, peak hour changes, and other updates as they relate to national trends on traffic.


Topic B Title:  Turnpike & ODOT Observations

Speaker (s): Travis Bonnett and John MacAdam

Name, Company, Location: Travis - Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, 682 Prospect St. Berea, OH 44017; John – ODOT, 1980 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223

Topic B Description: Two state departments will discuss traffic impacts, revenue changes, service plaza impacts, work zone impacts, bottleneck changes, travel speeds/enforcement, fatal crash trends, and other transportation related impacts in Ohio.   


Topic C Title: Observed Transit Impact

Speaker (s): Kim Sharp

Name, Company, Location: Central Ohio Transit Agency, 33 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Topic C Description: COTA will discuss how transit was uniquely affected by COVID. Kim will discuss the safety of riders, travel trends, fluctuations in ridership, and other impacts unique to transit.


Topic D Title: Panel Discussion Q & A

Speaker (s): Rick Schuman, Travis Bonnett, John Macadam, Kim Sharp, Ryan Lowe

Name, Company, Location: Ryan Lowe – City of Columbus, 111 N. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215, All other speakers detailed above

Topic D Description: Panel discussion on as to how COVID has impacted traffic across a wide array of transportation agencies and modes of transportation modes.