This workshop followed up on the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting Workshop "From Ad-hoc to Organized – Writing the Roadmap for Improving Travel Analysis Methods" where attendees collaborated to draft roadmaps for progressing specific projects that would advance the travel analysis industry under the umbrella of the Zephyr Foundation for Advancing Travel Analysis Methods.
Elizabeth Sall and Clint Daniels gave a recap of what Zephyr is, who has been working on it, and what has been done to date. This presentation introduced the initial Zephyr Board, as elected by the Founding Stakeholders.
David Ory led an interactive voting activity where participants voted up and down on hypothetical Zephyr features or projects. The categories for voting included:
Items with the strongest votes were:
Billy Charlton hosted a Shark Tank where we had three people pitch projects or initiatives that they thought Zephyr should take on. A panel of board members and founding stakeholders [ Clint Daniels, Mario Scott, and Julie Dunbar ] convened to select a winner.
Congratulations to Lisa Zorn for pitching the winning topic and to Joe Castiglione and Kermit Wies who put forward important topics for Zephyr to consider.
Board Chair Clint Daniels gave a lightning talk summarizing what Zephyr is up to.
As part of the “Saving the Best for Last” plenary session, small groups discussed and wrote down feedback about the conference as well as suggestions for what they thought Zephyr should take on, summarized as: