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Frederick J. Wegmann

Emeritus Professor

Biography

Frederick J. Wegmann is a Professor of Civil Engineering and is responsible for research and training in urban transportation planning and transit planning. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University with a major in transportation planning. He has varied research and teaching experience in the general area of transportation planning and traffic engineering. He has held faculty positions at West Virginia University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and The University of Tennessee.

Wegmann has over 30 years experience with travel demand forecasting and conducting travel surveys. He has sought simplification in the conventional travel demand modeling process, being involved with defining Data Needs for Smaller Areas (NCHRP 167) and Quick Response Travel Demand Planning Procedures (NCHRP 187). He participated in conducting over 50 National Highway Institute workshops on quick response travel demand planning procedures and is currently involved with AJH Associates on conducting workshops introducing professionals to the QRS-ii travel demand forecasting software. Recently he was Co-Principal Investigator on a project conducted for Tennessee Department of Transportation on the application of travel demand modeling for smaller urban areas. His research experiences also have involved developing innovative transportation planning procedures for small/medium sized communities and the use of census data for transportation planning.

Besides conducting surveys, Wegmann has a background on data collection technologies, recently co-directing a study on the application of License Plate Recognition technology for obtaining travel data at external stations. He has also extensive experience working with the Traffic Monitoring Data Management System sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tennessee.


Research

Urban transportation planning; transit planning; travel demand forecasting; traffic engineering; and data collection technology.


Publications

Tennessee Airport Priority Ranking — Final Report." Report prepared for Tennessee Department of Transportation, September 1997, with Dave Clarke.

"Using License Plate Recognition Technology for Transportation Study Data Collection." Report prepared for Tennessee Department of Transportation, February 1997, with L. Han and A. Chatterjee.

"Great Smoky Mountains — Traffic Impacts." Report prepared for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Service, November 1997, with J. Gregory and D. Flinchum.

"Memphis Urban Area ITS Early Deployment Planning: Identification of User Needs. Report prepared for Memphis-Shelby County Metropolitan Planning Commission, August 1997, with J. Hurley, M. Lipinski, and T. Newsom.

"Traffic Data Management Software Phases I and II." Report prepared for Tennessee Department of Transportation, July 1998, with L. Han, A. Chatterjee, and V. Schultz.

"Overnight Truck Parking Along Tennessee’s Interstate Highways and Rest Areas. Report prepared for Tennessee Department of Transportation, March 2000, with A. Chatterjee and F.J. Wegmann.

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