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The table below provides information on upcoming events, activities, and webinars related to transportation planning. Click on a column header to sort by event date, organization, event name, or location.

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Jul 19 - 22, 2015  Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials  Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting  - The theme of the 2015 WASHTO Annual Conference is "Transportation Systems: Moving at the speed of business." Discussion will focus on how the rapidly changing transportation industry must remain at the forefront of change, instead of just keeping pace with it. WASHTO 2015 will feature a broad range of general and breakout sessions. It will be a strong lineup that includes more technical tracks, sessions on operations, design and planning, the environment, administration and executive management. Our conference planning team is assembling an outstanding agenda.  Event  Boise, ID 
Feb 26, 2015    Webinar: Livability Principles at Highway Interchanges  - Implementing livability principles at highway interchanges can be challenging, given the amount of space required by standard access designs and the high speeds of vehicles in these areas. This webinar will highlight two highway interchanges that were designed creatively to prioritize multiple modes of travel and network connectivity, to complement neighboring land uses, and to minimize their physical and environmental footprints. The College Drive interchange on New Jersey Route 42 in Gloucester Township incorporated small footprint surface ramps and a new street grid network for future development, while the Louisiana-Pearl light-rail station in Denver was designed immediately adjacent to I-25 and has one of the highest walk shares in the region. Presenters will share best practices on stakeholder engagement, ramp and public realm design, and prioritizing multiple modes of travel in their projects. 
For more information contact ngulati@pps.org
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Mar 12, 2015  National Transit Institute  Webinar: Community Tools to Improve Transportation Options for Veterans, Military Service Members, and Their Families  - Community Tools to Improve Transportation Options for Veterans, Military Service Members, and Their Families is a one-day course designed to provide guidance and tools for assessing the transportation needs of veterans, military service members, and their families, as well as for improving public transit, specialized transportation, volunteer services, and other local transportation options to meet those needs. TCRP Report 164 guides readers through an organized process for improving transportation options by building on the concepts of transportation coordination and mobility management. Topics also include: leadership, outreach, planning, services, business practices, communication, and evaluation. The webinar will provide an overview of this report and showcase examples of community solutions that address the transportation challenges facing veterans, particularly those who live in rural areas. 
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
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Feb 26, 2015  USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office  USDOT Webinar: Creating Smart Paths for Connected Cities  - The USDOT will host a free webinar to inform stakeholders of its new Connected Cities Research Program. The webinar, entitled "Creating Smart Paths for Connected Cities," is scheduled for February 26, 2015, from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EST. "Connected cities"--where information networks connect city systems including transportation, utilities, and public services-have enormous potential to enhance the livability of our streets and quality of life for residents. Connected vehicle technologies, integrated sensors, big data analytics, cloud computing, mobile devices, social media, the smart grid, and the Internet of Things are converging to transform the future of our cities, making them smarter and their citizens more connected than ever before. To help shape this future, the USDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is launching a Connected Cities Research Program.   Webinar   
Feb 11, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Planning for Safety Considerations on Airfields  - TRB will conduct a webinar on February 11, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on airfield safety considerations. Webinar presenters will discuss best practices and practical applications for designing aircraft aprons (with safety in mind) and how to manage risk from aircraft overrunning, undershooting, or veering off the runway. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Feb 17, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Decisions are Made on Tuesday Mornings – The Role and Requirements for Data in the Decision-Making Process  - TRB will conduct a webinar on February 17, 2015, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET that will present how states are turning data into information. From the perspectives of a decision maker, a data manager, and an information strategist, webinar presenters will discuss the types of data needed, how data is used to create performance reports, and how to move beyond the traditional data/performance measure relationship. Perfect data is both rarely attainable and rarely required. It is better to have good data that leads one to the right decision, than to wait for perfect data that attempts to make the decision. What is usually needed is information that is relevant, understandable, and available. This session will cover the types of data needed, techniques for meeting CEO needs related to decision making, and tools for communicating transportation information. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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May 7 - 8, 2015    Transportation for Sustainability – An International Conference  - TRB is sponsoring the Transportation for Sustainability–An International Conference conference on May 7-8, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The conference is designed to draw attention to the global and international aspects of transportation and sustainability, including problems of transportation and sustainability that are common to many nations. Submit presentation and poster abstracts by October 15, 2014. The conference will provide an opportunity to showcase state-of-the-art solutions that can be applied in the United States and other countries; address sustainability and international relations that arise when transportation modes cross country borders; and highlight issues of global sustainability related to transportation that may be hard to effectively address because of a lack of knowledge and research capacity.   Event  Washington, DC 
Feb 19, 2015  FHWA Travel Model Improvement Program  TMIP Webinar: Transferability- How to Make it Work Best for Your Model  - Presented by Thomas F. Rossi (Cambridge Systematics, Inc.) and Chandra R. Bhat (University of Texas, Austin) The mathematical relationships in travel models depend on parameters that reflect the sensitivity of travelers’ choices to the model’s input variables. The process of model transfer from one region to another has become commonplace as a way to obtain model parameter estimated when sufficient local data for model estimation. This webinar will provide guidance to transportation planners on alternative approaches to model transfer based on the amount of available resources. The guidance is based on research that has been conducted on model transferability, which indicates mixed results for model transferability. The focus of the webinar will be on specific ways in which modelers can choose the best methods and practices for transferring model parameters given the types of models and data available. Planners in many cases may have superior alternatives to the use of national average parameters, especially when some local data are available. Transferability results may be improved through use of small amounts of local data in an updating process when transferring models. This webinar seeks to present that knowledge to provide planners along with practical guidance in determining the best transfer methods for their unique situations. The guidance includes variable specification, model updating procedures using some local data, procedures to use when local data are unavailable, and use of data from national sources. Simple examples of the various model transfer methods will be presented. The TeleConference Toll Free Number: 1-888-675-2535 Participant Passcode: 8344566  
For more information contact moderator@tmip.org
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Aug 1 - 4, 2015  Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials  Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting  - Please join us for SASHTO 2015 in downtown Nashville, August 1 – 4. The conference will be held at the spectacular Music City Center. Right next door is the host hotel, the beautiful Omni Nashville. We have events at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the historic Ryman Auditorium.  Event  Nashville, TN 
Feb 19, 2015  Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center  PBIC Webinar: Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (BIKESAFE)  - FHWA recently completed its update to the Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System, commonly known as BIKESAFE, to reflect the latest research and best practices surrounding designs for bicycle safety. This free webinar highlights many of BIKESAFE's newest features and innovative countermeasures. Presenters will discuss how practitioners can use BIKESAFE to analyze crashes and implement new treatments as well as how to identify options to improve bicycle safety. Furthermore, presenters will discuss many of the 46 proven engineering countermeasures detailed within BIKESAFE and how communities have successfully implemented them. Finally, presenters will briefly touch on BIKESAFE's pedestrian counterpart, the Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System.  Webinar   
Feb 10, 2015  Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center  PBIC Webinar: A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking Webinar  - The Federal Highway Administration just released "A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling," a free guide offering step-by-step instructions for residents and community groups looking to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort. This webinar offers an overview of the guide and will review how two communities used the principles outlined within it to make their communities more walkable and bikeable.   Webinar   
Feb 25 - 27, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Training: Transportation and Land Use  - Transportation and Land Use is a three-day course that is designed to help practitioners develop a multimodal transportation system that supports desired land uses and help shape land uses to support the transportation system. The course will assist participants in understanding the relationships between transportation and land use; the processes through which transportation and land use issues can be jointly addressed; and implementation steps to ensure that transportation and land use systems are designed in a compatible, mutually supportive manner. The course is targeted towards a diversity of participants, including planning and engineering staff at state, regional, local, and federal transportation agencies; local planning staff and officials; staff of other resource agencies; consultants for these agencies; and other stakeholders such as developers, citizen activists, and business leaders. 
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Arlington, VA 
Mar 24 - 26, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Training: Introduction to Transportation Conformity  - The Transportation Conformity course will present basic information about conformity requirements and the relationship of the transportation and air quality planning processes in order to prepare agency staff (federal, state and local) to participate in interagency consultation and work effectively in resolving conformity issues. 
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Arlington, VA 
May 14 - 15, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Training: Environmental Justice  - This training will instruct FTA’s grantees on how to effectively satisfy the requirements of Executive Order 12898, U.S. DOT Order 5610.2(a), and FTA Circular 4703.1 on Environmental Justice. It is intended to serve as guidance for practitioners, reviewers, and grantees on effective ways for integrating the consideration of Environmental Justice impacts throughout the transportation planning and project development/NEPA processes. 
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Seattle, WA 
Apr 22 - 23, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Training: Environmental Justice  - This training will instruct FTA’s grantees on how to effectively satisfy the requirements of Executive Order 12898, U.S. DOT Order 5610.2(a), and FTA Circular 4703.1 on Environmental Justice. It is intended to serve as guidance for practitioners, reviewers, and grantees on effective ways for integrating the consideration of Environmental Justice impacts throughout the transportation planning and project development/NEPA processes. 
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Philadelphia, PA 
Feb 18 - 19, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Training: Environmental Justice  - This training will instruct FTA’s grantees on how to effectively satisfy the requirements of Executive Order 12898, U.S. DOT Order 5610.2(a), and FTA Circular 4703.1 on Environmental Justice. It is intended to serve as guidance for practitioners, reviewers, and grantees on effective ways for integrating the consideration of Environmental Justice impacts throughout the transportation planning and project development/NEPA processes. 
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Atlanta, GA 
Feb 11 - 12, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Free Training: Developing a Transit Emergency Management Plan  - To be able to safely and efficiently resolve emergencies and interact successfully with emergency responders, transit agencies need to have plans in place before an emergency occurs. This workshop is designed to equip transit employees who are responsible for developing or updating emergency management plans with the skills they need to do so effectively. Participants will learn what elements to include in a plan, how emergency management ties into the activities that their agency and employees already perform, and useful strategies for developing, implementing, and updating their plans. 
For more information contact cmeyer@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Richmond, VA 
Jun 7 - 9, 2015  Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials  Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) Annual Conference  - Each year, the Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) brings together representatives from the state transportation departments of the Northeastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. This annual event continues to draw over 200 participants including NASTO members. The 2015 NASTO Conference is being held June 7th – June 9th in Wilmington, Deleware.  Event  Wilmington, DE 
May 5 - 6, 2015  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Risk Management  - During planning for a transportation improvement, thorough consideration of potential risks can help reduce or eliminate them, ensuring a smoother project life cycle. In the same way, accounting for risk in program management and strategic planning can help transportation agencies minimize or avoid unexpected costs or delays. Recent legislation reflects the growing importance of understanding risk in government programs. Congress included requirements for risk management in the latest highway authorization, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). This course provides an understanding of risk management concepts and processes, including terminology, benefits of use, risk management planning, and a framework for implementation. The course presents a cyclical risk management framework through classroom training and an independent study assignment, focusing on gathering information; identifying risk; analyzing and prioritizing risk events; documenting risk; identifying risk response strategies; incorporating response strategies into a plan; and monitoring, evaluating, and adjusting strategies. The 1-hour independent study assignment is completed by participants before attending the 2-day classroom session. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Richmond, VA 
Mar 10 - 12, 2015  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: NEPA and Transportation Decisionmaking  - This National Highway Institute course considers FHWA's policies and procedures for applying the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to the project development and decisionmaking processes related to transportation facilities. The course examines the evolution of environmental policy and the integration of social, environmental, and economic factors into the framework of laws, regulations, policies, and guidance, which assist in achieving a decision on a transportation project that is in the best overall public interest. The course emphasizes using the Council on Environmental Quality and FHWA's regulations and guidance for implementing NEPA and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, as well as initiatives for interagency coordination and streamlining the project development process. Also emphasized are public involvement, Title VI/Environmental Justice, FHWA's policy for mitigation and enhancement, and the role of transportation in achieving sustainable development. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Topeka, KS 
Nov 18 - 19, 2015  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Highway Program Funding  - This instructor-led training provides an overview of the Federal-aid Highway Program, focusing on various aspects of highway program funding unique to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Topics include: the operation of the Highway Trust Fund and its significance to the funding level of the Federal-aid Highway Program; the content and policy implications of authorizing and appropriating legislation; the FHWA apportionment process; discussion of obligation limitation, allocations, deductions, earmarking, and transferability; and the effect of policy and budget considerations on the use of Federal-aid funds. The course has been updated to complement the new Federal-aid authorization bill. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Ashland, OH 
May 12 - 13, 2015  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Highway Program Funding  - This instructor-led training provides an overview of the Federal-aid Highway Program, focusing on various aspects of highway program funding unique to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Topics include: the operation of the Highway Trust Fund and its significance to the funding level of the Federal-aid Highway Program; the content and policy implications of authorizing and appropriating legislation; the FHWA apportionment process; discussion of obligation limitation, allocations, deductions, earmarking, and transferability; and the effect of policy and budget considerations on the use of Federal-aid funds. The course has been updated to complement the new Federal-aid authorization bill. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Salt Lake City, UT 
Feb 12 - 13, 2015  National Council for Public-Private Partnerships  NCPPP Federal P3 Summit  - With constrained federal budgets, but a growing need for infrastructure and services, many federal agencies and congressional leaders are looking at public-private partnerships (P3) as a possible solution to provide infrastructure. Several federal agencies are actively working on P3 guidelines and pilot projects. In addition there have been numerous proposals in both the House and Senate that would encourage and broaden the use of P3s throughout the federal government. The NCPPP Federal P3 Summit, February 12-13, 2015, in Washington, DC, will provide a comprehensive look at all aspects of federal public-private partnerships.  Event  Washington, D.C. 
Aug 9 - 12, 2015  National Rural Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference  National Rural ITS Conference  - Join us for the Annual NRITS Conference in Snowbird, Utah! We have lined up three days of interesting courses and exciting adventures for the 2015 NRITS Conference, August 9-12. This conference will provide participants an opportunity to network and share experiences within and across a wide variety of ITS disciplines. In addition to traditional ITS topics, this event will bring together both traditional and non-traditional ITS users to address such issues as rural safety, multi-agency coordination, and workforce development, as well as EMS and transit issues. The many different training and networking opportunities available through this event will provide participants with the tools necessary to effectively plan and deploy ITS technologies within their own jurisdictions. 
For more information contact info@nritsconference.org
Event  Snowbird, UT 
Nov 4 - 7, 2015  National League of Cities  National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities and Exposition  - The National League of Cities 2015 Congress of Cities and Exposition will be held in Nashville, TN on November 4-7, 2015.   Event  Nashville, TN 
Mar 10 - 12, 2015  League of American Bicyclists  National Bike Summit 2015  - The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill. This dynamic event includes keynote addresses from top government officials, members of Congress, and leaders from advocacy and industry; workshops that highlight innovative advocacy ideas and trends from around the country; and, of course, an organized Lobby Day to bring our message about the benefits of bicycling to our elected officials on Capitol Hill.  Event  Washington, D.C. 
Jun 7 - 10, 2015  National Association of Regional Councils  National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) Annual Conference and Exhibition  - The Annual Conference and Exhibition is the largest national event focused on promoting effective regional cooperation and solutions through interaction and education. Held annually in June, NARC’s Annual Conference is the premier place to learn how to engage in effective regional collaboration. Representatives of Councils of Government and Metropolitan Planning Organizations — leadership, professional staff, board members, local elected officials, technical and program staff — come together to share best practices, attend informative sessions on program, legislative and regulatory issues, as well as avail of training and technical services. Speakers include experts from the public and private sector, congressional and state lawmakers, and individuals from universities and non-profit organizations. 
For more information contact marcy@narc.org
Event  Raleigh, NC 
Jul 10 - 13, 2015  National Associations of Counties  National Association of Counties Annual Conference  - NACo’s 80th Annual Conference and Exposition provides an opportunity for all county leaders and staff to learn, network and guide the direction of the association. The Annual Conference, held each July, is hosted by a NACo member county. This year, the conference will be held in Mecklenburg County, (Charlotte) North Carolina. The Annual Conference provides county officials with a great opportunity to vote on NACo’s policies related to federal legislation and regulation; elect officers; network with colleagues; learn about innovative county programs; find out about issues impacting counties across the country; and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors.​  Event  Charlotte, NC 
Apr 13 - 14, 2015  TRB  Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground: Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts  - TRB is cosponsoring Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground: Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts on April 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The conference will bring together professionals in the fields of transportation, urban planning, public health, health care, and health economics to explore the state of the art and state of the practice on quantifying the public health outcomes of active transportation. Conference focus areas include: • Scientific evidence on relationships between active transportation and health • Strategies for data collection and methods of data analysis and modeling that contribute to the quantification of impacts on personal, household, and community health as they relate to various aspects of active travel • Innovative tools and approaches to assess the impacts of active transportation (e.g., health impact assessments of transportation projects or local, regional, and state planning scenarios), as well as tools to better forecast the effects on active transportation.  Event  Washington, D.C. 
Aug 10 - 13, 2015  Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials  Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials Annual Meeting  - Kansas and Missouri DOTs are looking forward to co-hosting the 106th Annual Meeting of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) next year. The meeting will be held in beautiful Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, and is scheduled for August 10-13, 2015. We're developing an exciting conference agenda and hope to see you there!  
For more information contact marciaf@ksdot.org
Event  Overland Park, KS 
Oct 28 - 31, 2015  Institute of Transportation Engineers  Institute of Transportation Engineers 2015 Technical Conference  - The 2015 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Technical Conference will be held in Tucson, AZ on October 28-31, 2015.   Event  Tucson, AZ 
Aug 2 - 5, 2015  Institute of Transportation Engineers  Institute of Transportation Engineers 2015 International Annual Meeting and Exhibit  - Mark your calendars now to join transportation professionals from across the US and around the world August 2-5 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL. The ITE 2015 International Annual Meeting and Exhibit brings together over 1,000 attendees to listen to transportation experts, share insight and experiences, and hear about the key issues impacting transportation as well as learn about the latest products, services, and technologies from exhibiting vendors.  Event  Hollywood, FL 
Apr 26 - 28, 2015  International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association   IBTTA Transportation Finance and Road Usage Charging Conference  - America’s transportation funding system is broke and broken. This conference will explore innovative ways to fix it. As Congress struggles to restore the solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, states and localities are blazing new paths to generate sustainable funding for their vital transportation infrastructure. Thirty-five states now use toll financing to build and operate limited access road infrastructure. Oregon and a dozen other states are exploring road usage charging (RUC), a policy of assessing fees for the use of roadway infrastructure across an entire roadway network. Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and mileage-based user fees (MBUF) are two other terms that refer to RUC. 
For more information contact hsmith@ibtta.org
Event  Portland, OR 
Apr 26 - May 1, 2015  I-95 Corridor Coalition  I-95 Corridor Coalition Freight Academy  - The Freight Academy is a unique immersion program designed to efficiently train public sector agency staff whose planning, operational, and/or management work impact goods movement decisions, investments, and interactions. The I-95 Corridor Coalition developed this Freight Academy with input from Coalition Members as a result of a number of trends that have emerged through their work on freight projects. These include: large increases in freight movements; dynamic changes in the goods movement industry; the need to understand freight as an integral part of the transportation system; and an increasing need to integrate freight facilities and operations with community goals. These important trends, combined with the knowledge that many experienced members of transportation agencies are scheduled to retire in the next 5 to 10 years, prompted the I-95 Corridor Coalition to sponsor the development and implementation of the Freight Academy. 
For more information contact info@freightacademy.org
Event  New Brunswick, NJ 
Feb 4, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty  FHWA Webinar: WICHway- A Traffic Management Website  - Please join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for its 24th installment in a quarterly webcast series that highlights applications of geospatial technologies in transportation. Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) WICHway website provides the latest traffic information on Wichita’s highways. It is part of the statewide Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) designed to help travelers, commuters, commercial transport and other drivers make informed decisions as they travel Kansas highways. With a redesign of the website, KDOT project sponsors wanted to continue the current functionality of the website but looked to incorporate innovative ideas that would enhance the delivery of information – especially to mobile users. With a short timeline, the new WICHway.org website was created and launched, and is being used successfully on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. No pre-registration necessary, and attendance is free. (Audio Number: 877-336-1274 / Participant Passcode: 7838594#)  
For more information contact paige.colton@dot.gov
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Feb 26, 2015  FHWA Office of Safety  FHWA Webinar: Speed Management for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety  - Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes, and according to NHTSA, is a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes. It is a cross-cutting safety issue that impacts safety areas such as Roadway departure, Intersection, and pedestrian/bicycle safety. As the first of a series of webinars on speed management for improving the safety of all roadway users offered by FHWA, together with the member agencies of USDOT Speed Management Team, this webinar will highlight case studies and examples related to managing speed to improve the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. 
For more information contact symounj@leidos.com
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Jun 9, 2015  FHWA Office of Transportation performance Management  FHWA Webinar: Fundamentals of Transportation Data Part 2  - This webinar, part of the Let's Talk Performance webinar series sponsored by FHWA's Office of Transportation Performance Management, will share examples of how agencies overcome internal IT, leadership, and resource issues that inhibit their ability to create data management and performance data programs. The Let's Talk Performance Webinar Series is a recurring webinar series that aims to broach new topics in transportation performance management, present unique perspectives from a variety of agencies, and provide a forum for collaboration with fellow practitioners.  
For more information contact Michael.Nesbitt@dot.gov
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Mar 10, 2015  FHWA Office of Transportation Performance Management  FHWA Webinar: Fundamentals of Transportation Data Part 1  - This webinar, part of the Let's Talk Performance webinar series sponsored by FHWA's Office of Transportation Performance Management, will provide an overview of data, data quality, data management, and the role data plays in improving and managing transportation performance. The Let's Talk Performance Webinar Series is a recurring webinar series that aims to broach new topics in transportation performance management, present unique perspectives from a variety of agencies, and provide a forum for collaboration with fellow practitioners. 
For more information contact Michael.Nesbitt@dot.gov
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Feb 10, 2015  FHWA  FHWA Webinar: Eco-Logical Starter Kit, Overview, and Technical Assistance Launch  - Are you new to Eco-Logical? Are you a veteran looking for some new tools to help your agency implement Eco-Logical? Do you want to hear about new Eco-Logical products and how to navigate through the available resources? Learn about the history of Eco-Logical, the steps of the Integrated Eco-Logical Framework, and the newly available Starter Kit and other technical assistance resources and hear from users of the Starter Kit on the components they found most useful. The Eco-Logical approach organizes current methods for addressing natural resource identification, avoidance, minimization and mitigation into a systematic, step-wise process that starts at the beginning of the transportation planning process and concludes with establishing programmatic approaches to recurring natural resource issues that are implemented at the project level. Featuring FHWA and Michigan Department of Transportation. 
For more information contact Jordan.Wainer.CTR@dot.gov
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May 31 - Jun 5, 2015  Community Transportation Association  Community Transportation Expo  - The annual Community Transportation EXPO is your chance to join colleagues from around the nation in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. You will not want to miss this conference. In addition to the important discussions on the legislative front, there will be dozens of training sessions, workshops and networking events that will allow you to advance your understanding of transit issues, develop fresh solutions to challenging issues and help you outline new approaches to your work.  Event  Tampa, FL 
Apr 29 - May 2, 2015  Congress for the New Urbanism  CNU 23: Meeting the Demand for Walkable Places  - The 23rd Annual Congress is coming to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. The rich and diverse DFW region provides the perfect backdrop to explore the range of opportunities and challenges facing our members. This year’s theme looks at the forces driving the desire for more urban lifestyles. In Dallas alone, 68% of residents "believe being able to walk or bike to destinations would be good for the local economy" yet the current market of walkable neighborhoods is only 3-5% in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Join us in DFW for CNU 23, April 29 – May 2, 2015 and network, learn and collaborate with the top real estate developers, architects, public officials, planners, architects and advocates working to make our cities better places. 
For more information contact kelly@ahi-services.com
Event  Dallas, TX 
Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2015  American Public Works Association  APWA International Public Works Congress and Exhibition  - Join nearly 6,000 public works professionals in Phoenix as we unveil the newest equipment and breakthrough technologies and bring you an unparalleled education track covering the entire gamut of publc works. Don't miss the chance to connect with public works professionals from all over the country in America's sixth-largest city, Phoenix, AZ. The City of Phoenix has been making environmentally sustainable practices a priority within key public works areas, creating thousands of jobs and making the city an ideal host for the public works industry's premier international event of 2015.  Event  Phoenix, AZ 
Jun 21 - 24, 2015  American Public Transportation Association  APTA 2015 Rail Conference  - The 2015 Rail Conference is scheduled for June 21-24, 2015, at the Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT. Workshops and technical sessions cover timely issues of widespread interest in operations, technology, safety, security, planning, finance, capital projects, and the technical aspects of providing all modes of rail service: urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity. This conference features the industry’s premier products and services showcase to learn more about advances in railroad and rail transit markets. 
For more information contact meng@apta.com
Event  Salt Lake City, UT 
Mar 8 - 10, 2015  American Public Transportation Association  APTA 2015 Legislative Conference  - The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Legislative Conference directs the industry’s advocacy effort and legislative strategy to the U.S. Congress and Administration; offers sessions with key members of Congress, Hill staff, Administration officials, and Washington opinion makers. Who should attend: board members, policy makers, transit operators, consultants, manufacturers and suppliers, local coalition members, and state association leaders. 
For more information contact hrachels@apta.com
Event  Washington, D.C. 
Sep 24 - 28, 2015  American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials  American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting  - The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations. 
For more information contact mrussell@aashto.org
Event  Chicago, IL 
Feb 22 - 25, 2015    Active Living Research Annual Conference  - The theme of the 2015 conference, “The Science of Policy Implementation”, explores the process of taking scientific findings from the research field of active living to inform policies, then ensuring the policies are put into practice to increase population-level physical activity. Policies to promote active living in communities and schools are becoming common, but these policies are often not implemented as intended or not implemented at all. Every policy, planning, or programmatic intervention needs to go through a process of implementation. In part because of implementation, a policy drawn in Capitol Hill, or a State Capitol, may end up looking very different when it reaches a local main street. For example, engineers, government officials, private businesses, claimant groups, and citizens at large all have different perspectives about why a state policy on complete streets should be applied very differently across municipalities and regions. Despite differences in the policy process across countries, there is also much to learn from international experiences.   Event  San Diego, CA 
Jun 14 - 17, 2015  American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials  AASHTO Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering Annual Meeting  - The annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering (SCOTE) will be held on June 14-17, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.   Event  San Antonio, TX 
May 13 - 15, 2015  American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials  AASHTO Spring Meeting  - With surface transportation reauthorization underway, and the Highway Trust Fund in crisis, the 2015 AASHTO Spring Meeting in Cheyenne, WY, promises to be one of the most important gatherings of state departments of transportation of the year. In addition to updates from Washington, DC, the meeting offers state transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations, as well as progress implementing the current surface transportation authorization, MAP-21. Hosted by the WYDOT, this year’s meeting will also include a student engineering competition and additional committee meetings on rail, freight, and performance measures.   Event  Cheyenne, WY 
Feb 2, 2015  USDOT  A Virtual Fireside Chat on the Future of Transportation in America: Featuring U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt  - Please join us for a fireside chat with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Eric Schmidt, as they discuss a new analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation, “Beyond Traffic," which anticipates the trends and choices facing our transportation system over the next three decades. "Beyond Traffic" is offered to the public as a DRAFT to ignite a national conversation on how new technologies and public policy will shape U.S. transportation systems to enable new safety, mobility, growth, and economic benefits for our future. A final report will be released later in 2015 based on the national dialogue sparked by this analysis. View the Google Fire Side Chat on Monday by visiting https://www.youtube.com/user/AtGoogleTalks. (The site will be live one hour prior to start.)   Event   
Jun 22 - 24, 2015  TRB  5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design  - TRB is cosponsoring the 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design on June 22-24, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The objective of this symposium is to stimulate continued world-wide improvements to highway geometric design. The symposium will focus on the latest research, policies, and innovative practices related to highway geometric design and their safety and operational effects.  Event   
Jun 16 - 17, 2015    2015 National Health Impact Assessment Meeting  - Building on the success of the first two national Health Impact Assessment (HIA) meetings, this conference will convene a diverse group of individuals interested in learning more about HIA and advancing the field, especially decision-makers and program leaders from multiple sectors and at all levels of government. The areas of interest include planning, transportation, criminal justice, housing, agriculture, energy, environment, education, fiscal, economic, and labor policy. More information will be posted here as it becomes available, including details on the call for abstracts and scholarship applications.  Event  Washington, D.C. 
Feb 8 - 10, 2015  National Association of Regional Councils  2015 National Conference of Regions  - Join the National Association of Regional Councils for the 2015 National Conference of Regions in Washington, D.C. This conference is a forum for locally-elected officials and their Regional Councils to explore federal policy issues, and discuss NARC’s legislative priorities for the 114th Congress. Topics covered at the Conference will include the reauthorization of transportation legislation, water quality issues, the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and the current federal and local fiscal picture, among other policy issues that affect the success of Regional Councils. 
For more information contact anna@narc.org
Event  Washington, D.C. 
Jul 20 - 23, 2015  Local Technical Assistance Program, Tribal Technical Assistance Program  2015 Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) / Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Annual Conference  - The 2015 National LTAP/TTAP Conference will be held in Savannah, Georgia on July 20-23, 2015.  Event  Savannah, GA 
Jun 1 - 3, 2015  Intelligent Transportation Society of America  2015 ITS America Annual Meeting and Expo  - Taking place June 1 – 3, 2015, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, the 25th ITS America Annual Meeting & Exposition is expected to draw more than 2,000 of the nation’s top transportation and technology policymakers, innovators and engineers, investors, researchers and business leaders together to address the critical role of technology in the nation’s and region’s transportation future. With more than 250 presentations and 60 sessions the 2015 Annual Meeting will have it all–providing attendees the opportunity to hear from the industry’s best and brightest and also experience the latest transportation innovations through interactive demonstrations, a bustling exhibit hall, technical tours, and networking events. The program will feature a wide array of topics, including connected and automated vehicles, security, financing and funding, sustainability, new and shared mobility, commercial vehicle and freight logistics, mobile applications, safety, transportation systems operations, and more. 
For more information contact scollier@itsa.org
Event  Pittsburgh, PA 
May 17 - 20, 2015  American Trails  2015 International Trails Symposium  - American Trails hosts the next International Trails Symposium in Portland May 17-20, 2015, at the Oregon Convention Center. American Trails sponsors the International Trails Symposium every two years to bring together trail and greenway advocates, managers, planners, and users, as well as tourism and business interests. The Symposium addresses every aspect of trails, greenways, and blueways. The Symposium includes numerous educational sessions covering the broad range of trail issues, internationally prominent speakers, a state-of-the-art, trail-related exhibit hall, informative and interactive mobile workshops and much more. The theme for this year's Symposium is "Solutions for Success."  Event  Portland, OR 
Feb 3 - 5, 2015  USDOT Office of Civil Rights  2015 DOT Civil Rights Virtual Symposium  - Speaking with One Voice: Connecting the DOTs is a three-day, virtual event that will connect stakeholders, themes, and perspectives across the civil rights transportation community. Connecting the DOTs brings together people and ideas from leading experts on Civil Rights topics that impact the U.S. transportation system today and into the future. Presentations will take place in virtual web conference meeting rooms. Track 1: Connecting Federal to State – This track focuses on federal regulations, guidance, and oversight procedures to civil rights programs that involve state implementation such as: Title VI non-discriminatory programs, Disadvantage Business Enterprise, limited English proficiency, environmental justice, and accessibility. Track 2: Connecting People – This track focuses on the relationships and interconnectedness that are needed amongst civil rights practitioners, partners and stakeholders in order to build effective programs and achieve strategic organizational goals pertaining equity, fairness and inclusiveness in transportation projects and workplaces. Track 3: Connecting to the Future – This track looks forward to the civil rights transportation concerns and challenges of the future.   Webinar   
May 3 - 6, 2015  American Public Transportation Association  2015 Bus and Paratransit Conference  - The 2015 Bus & Paratransit Conference is scheduled for May 3-6, 2015, at the Omni Fort Worth, 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX. This educational program covers technological breakthroughs; today’s operations and maintenance environment; safety and security; planning and sustainability; funding and finance; mobility management and accessibility; capital programs; procurement, management and workforce development. Join us for Maintenance Monday and BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Tuesday. The conference has over 50 educational sessions, National Transit Institute training courses, and operators’ and mechanics’ technical workshops. Special events include a Bus Display and a Bus Products & Services Showcase featuring the latest vehicles, products, and professional services. 
For more information contact hrachels@apta.com
Event  Fort Worth, TX 
Oct 20 - 23, 2015  Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations  2015 Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations Annual Conference  - The 2015 Annual Conference of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) will be held in Las Vegas, NV on October 20-23, 2015.   Event  Las Vegas, NV 
Apr 18 - 21, 2015  American Planning Association  2015 APA National Planning Conference  - The American Planning Association (APA) 2015 National Conference will be held in Seattle, WA on April 18-21, 2015.   Event  Seattle, WA 
Feb 25 - 27, 2015  AASHTO  2015 AASHTO Washington Briefing  - The Washington Briefing is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues on the issues and challenges facing state transportation departments. This three-day event brings together the who’s who in the transportation industry and provides a forum to share our vision and address critical issues directly with Members of Congress. Past Washington Briefing speakers and guests have included the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Transportation, administrators of the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Maritime Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Amtrak executives, and association executives from AASHTO’s partner transportation organizations. 
For more information contact mrussell@aashto.org
Event  Washington, D.C. 
Apr 19 - 22, 2015  AASHTO  2015 AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium  - The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sponsors the annual GIS for Transportation Symposium. It is a chance for persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field. The Symposium annually attracts over 400 Symposium registrants in addition to the 30 exhibitors in the technology hall. The Symposium offers keynote speakers, discussion forums, workshops, presentations, and a technology hall where exhibitors showcase their services. Organizations and individuals with information related to GIS in transportation are encouraged to share their experience by presenting at the Symposium.  Event  Des Moines, IA 
May 17 - 21, 2015  TRB  15th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference  - The 15th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference will be held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 17-21 at the Sheraton Atlantic City.  Event  Atlantic City, NJ 
May 31 - Jun 3, 2015  American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials  ​​2015 AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Systems Management and Operations Annual Meeting  - The 2015 AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Systems Management and Operations Annual Meeting will be held May 31-June 3, 2015, in conjunction with the 2015 Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) America Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Event  Pittsburgh, PA 
For more information about the TPCB program, contact Michelle Noch at FHWA (202-366-9206) or Tonya Holland at FTA (202-493-0283).

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