Data Analytics and Visualization - Telling Stories with Data

Join us for a 1.5-hour Transportation Education Seminar (TES) on data analytics. The event is FREE of charge for any transportation professionals in Tallahassee and surrounding areas. Professional development hours (PDH) toward their continuing education requirements will be given to Professional Engineer (PE) attendees.

Data analytics continues to become more ingrained in the work transportation professionals do every day. But the data, tools, and skillsets needed are constantly changing, requiring us to learn to keep up. This Transportation Education Seminar (TES) will begin with a brief discussion on the fundamentals of data analytics and visualization—with emphasis on real transportation projects and examples. These include corridor studies, LRTPs, congestion management plans, and more. We will then review popular tools for working with these data (such as R, Tableau, and Google API), with the intent of highlighting their advantages and limitations. Finally, Jorge Barrios will walk through the process of analyzing real-life transportation data with free tools made available by TRB, FHWA and other government agencies.

8:45 to 9:00 a.m. - Check-in
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – TES Session

Participants will earn a total of 1.5 professional development hours (PDH) for attending this workshop.

There is no cost to attend this workshop.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jorge Barrios at (407) 373-1123 or

We look forward to seeing you there!


Jorge Barrios, PE, Senior Engineer
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Jorge Barrios is a senior engineer in Kittelson’s Orlando office. He currently leads the firm’s data analytics initiative. Jorge has specialized in analyzing complex systems and developing data-driven recommendations that can inform planning decisions. To that end, Jorge has been an important contributor to performance measures projects for FDOT Central Office, FDOT Districts, and Florida MPOs.

Li Jin, PhD, AICP, EIT, Associate Planner/Engineer Associate
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Li Jin is an associate transportation planner and engineer associate working at Kittelson’s Tallahassee office. He focuses on transportation data analytics and modeling fields using various software and database tools such as ArcGIS, Microsoft Access, and SQL Server. In addition to a PhD degree in transportation engineering, Li has a master’s degree in statistics. He has worked on data and analytics tasks for over 50 transportation projects, including Bluetooth OD studies, corridor studies, PD&E, design traffic, interchange studies, traffic volume and speed studies, transit travel time, and speeds studies.