Our vision is to become the primary venue through which leading researchers and practitioners seek to develop and implement travel analysis methods and tools that are demonstrably more valuable, credible, transparent, tractable, reproducible, and usable.We strive for these improved methods and tools to support decision-making that is inclusive and promotes equitable outcomes, shared prosperity, and sustainability.
The Foundation’s goals are to advance the field through flexible and efficient support, education, guidance, encouragement, and incubation as outlined below in support of the Mission:
Provide robust infrastructure, including financial, administrative, and legal support.
Educate researchers and practitioners on core competencies and next generation travel analysis skills and travel analysis stakeholders on best practices.
Incubate innovative and useful planning methods in preparation for deployment by regions, cities, and neighborhoods.
Guide research towards useful products and practitioners towards useful implementation.
Encourage the use of open data standards, rigorous development practices, interoperability, reproducible research methods, and evaluation of research.
Convene leading academics and practitioners to guide the Foundation’s efforts.
The Foundation is guided by the following principles:
Zephyr is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership and supported by the Founding Stakeholders and a team of Instigators.
A Foundation offers us the needed flexibility, agility, stability [ of staffing and funding ], and ability to contribute funding from public and private sources on multiple levels.