Northwestern University announced that today’s 2019 Leon N. Moses Distinguished Lecture in Transportation will be delivered by Nobel laureate Daniel McFadden, who will discuss data models for processing the vast amount of information now available from highway sensors and electronic toll collection and GPS tracking systems. The title of the lecture is, “Attend! Consider! Decide!: What planners and machines must learn to predict travel behavior.” McFadden, co-recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in economics, is on the faculties of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley.
Patch (Chicago Heights, Illinois) reports that Prairie State University will host a half-day Diversity Business Procurement event next Tuesday, November 19, for prospective government vendors. Agencies participating in the public program will include the Illinois Tollway and the Illinois Central Procurement Office. The event, free to attendees, is reportedly sponsored by the tollway-funded Construction Business Development Center.