Confronting Data Bias in Travel Demand Modeling | Tierra Bills | UCLA | WiDS 2022
About This Video
Tierra Bills, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public Policy, UCLA, presents a Technical Vision Talk at the WiDS Worldwide conference.
Should regions invest in more buses on transit routes, or new bus routes to provide greater transportation accessibility for vulnerable communities? What mix of transportation improvements will offer the greatest boost in accessibility for travelers who most need it? Such questions can be addressed using travel demand analysis tools.
This presentation will summarize various biases in travel data that arise due to underrepresentation of vulnerable populations, how they may come to be, and how such biases can influence travel modeling outcomes.