August 2019 – How exciting! Sarah McKinley, our Principal Planner, was appointed on July 31 to Chair the Model Advancement Committee (MAC), a sub-committee of the Florida Model Task Force. The mission of the MAC committee is to evaluate and improve the Florida standard model by:
- Identifying opportunities for improvement and supporting research and development of enhancements to the current Florida Standard Urban Transportation Modeling Standard (FSUTMS) processes.
- Reviewing alternative modeling methodologies and providing feedback on their relative strengths and weaknesses.
“I am honored to have been selected for this position and am dedicated to continuing the advancement of modeling in the state of Florida. Automated Vehicles are a major interest, and we also look forward to reinstating the FSUTMS structure,” said Sarah. “I’m excited about the future of modeling in Florida and hope to continue to be a leader in the field.”