Dr. Bernardin manages major travel and land use model development, forecasting, and associated economic and air quality analysis projects for RSG. Prior to joining RSG, Vince was Chief of Transportation Modeling at Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates, following in his father's footsteps.
Vince has project experience in twenty states and abroad developing and applying statewide, urban, and corridor-level travel forecasting models. He is best known for his pioneering work incorporating big data from cell phones and GPS devices in travel models and his development of a “hybrid” modeling approach which combines attractive elements of activity-based and trip-based models. He has also developed software tools to help state DOTs and MPOs perform benefit-cost analyses, economic impact analyses, and air quality conformity analyses. He has published on a wide variety of topics including destination and mode choice models, the complexity of travel patterns made using public transit, simultaneous estimation of travel model parameters from multiple datasets, the expansion of passively collected big data, and carbon accounting methods for assessing greenhouse gas impacts of major highway investments.
As an active member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Vince served as the Conference Chair of TRB’s National Transportation Planning Applications Conference in Columbus, OH in 2013, and recently served as a member of the TFResource Destination Choice Model Charrette.
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