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Transportation Seminar Series
Western North Dakota Traffic Model

Sep 27, 2011 (2:00 - 2:50 p.m., IACC 422)

State highway planners need to predict traffic generated by oil development and associated activities in North Dakota's oil producing counties, as well as adjacent/associated socio-economic areas including those in Montana and Saskatchewan. Predictions of traffic influences arising from supporting hub "cities" and their associated secondary services are also an inherent need within the process. To aid in this process a forecasting model is being constructed to provide the information necessary to support project selection on both an intermediate and long-range basis.

Alan Dybing, Associate Research Fellow, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute – NDSU

Alan Dybing has been with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute since 2003, and has served as Associate Research Fellow since 2005. Recent research areas include: County and Local Road Analysis, Economic Impacts of Transportation in North Dakota, and Economics of Freight Transportation. With a BS, Agricultural Education, and MS, Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, Mr. Dybing is expecting to receive his Ph.D. in Transportation and Logistics from North Dakota State University.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050