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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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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 
Nov 15 - 17, 2015  Transportation Research Board, American Public Transportation Association  13th APTA/TRB Joint National Light Rail and Streetcars Conference: Transforming Urban Areas  - TRB and APTA are co-sponsoring the 13th APTA/TRB Joint National Light Rail and Streetcars Conference: Transforming Urban Areas on November 15-17, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference is designed to explore the latest issues and trends in light rail research and practice related to planning, design, construction, and operations and maintenance. The theme of the conference is the role of light rail in providing mobility in the evolving international metropolitan environment. 
For more information contact sandrle@nas.edu
Event  Minneapolis, MN 
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 
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 
Oct 21 - 23, 2015  METRANS Transportation Center  2015 International Urban Freight Conference  - Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, the purpose of the International Urban Freight Conference (I-NUF) is to provide a forum for multidisciplinary research on all aspects of urban freight. A second purpose of I-NUF is to raise the visibility of urban freight research. I-NUF is recognized as the premier venue for urban freight research. It draws participants from around the world and from not only the research community but from the private sector and government as well. Urban freight is a growing area of research. As the population becomes increasingly urbanized, cities become larger and more dense; and transport demands of both passengers and freight become more challenging to manage. When population and economic activity are concentrated, the externalities of freight--air pollution, noise, traffic congestion--affect more people. At the same time, some of the solutions that solve passenger transport problems, such as more use of non-motorized modes or alternative fuel vehicles, are much more difficult to apply to freight transport. Cities have historically been centers of trade, and globalization has reinforced this role. The largest ports, airports, and trade centers are located in cities, adding another dimension to urban freight. Finally, freight accounts for a substantial share of all transport sector GHG emissions. Developing ways to reduce these emissions is critical, whether through better managing freight demand, more efficient freight flows, new vehicle technologies, or other strategies. 
For more information contact alix.traver@csulb.edu
Event  Long Beach, CA 
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 
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 
Sep 20 - 24, 2015  Center for Transportation and the Environment at North Carolina State University  2015 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation  - The International Conference on Ecology and Transportation (ICOET) is the foremost multi-disciplinary, inter-agency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems. The ICOET program includes presentations for all transportation modes and topics of interest to attendees – researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers representing government, Tribal, academic, nongovernmental, and private industry organizations. More than 500 professionals from all 50 United States and over 20 other countries attend ICOET. ICOET is co-hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration 
For more information contact eugene_murray@ncsu.edu
Event  Raleigh, NC 
Sep 16 - 18, 2015  Transportation Research Board  International Conference on Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events  - TRB is sponsoring the International Conference on Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events on September 16-18, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The event is designed to provide transportation agencies with information, research results, and sample practices to assist in their ability to predict and adapt to the potential impacts of climate change and extreme weather events. The conference will also attempt to promote international dialogue on research, implementation, and lessons learned. 
For more information contact MStarnes@nas.edu
Event  Washington, D.C. 
Sep 1 - 3, 2015  Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Transportation Research Board, National Center for Transit Research  GIS in Transit Conference  - URISA, TRB, and the National Center for Transit Research are co-sponsoring the GIS in Transit Conference on September 1-3, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The mission of the biennial conference is to provide a forum for geographic information systems (GIS) in transit professionals and other key industry stakeholders to share innovative GIS solutions, industry best practices, and new technologies. The conference is also designed to explore ways to use GIS to improve the safety, reliability, sustainability, and operation of public transportation. This unique conference is for transit planners, managers, researchers and GIS industry experts who are interested in sharing ways to use geographic and spatial analysis in transit planning, operations, and marketing to increase efficiency and effectiveness.  Event  Washington, D.C. 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 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 
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. 
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 
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
Webinar   
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 
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 
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 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 
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 
May 31 - Jun 2, 2015  Transportation Research Board  5th International Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data Conference  - The 5th International Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data Conference will examine the state of the practice and will identify priorities for future research in transportation systems performance measurement and the data resources supporting them. It will be a forum for U.S. and international experts from government, industry, and academia to exchange and collaborate on performance measurement information. The conference is organized by the Transportation Research Board and sponsored by Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Performance Measures Technical Transfer Pooled Fund, and Federal Transit Administration. 
For more information contact TPalmerlee@NAS.edu
Event  Denver, CO 
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 
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 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 
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 
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 
May 6 - 8, 2015  Transportation Research Board  Transportation for Sustainability – An International Conference  - TRB is sponsoring the Transportation for Sustainability–An International Conference conference on May 6-8, 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.  
For more information contact MStarnes@nas.edu
Event  Washington, DC 
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 
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 
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 
Apr 28, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty  FHWA Webinar: Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from CT DOT, Maine DOT, NYSDOT, and MassDOT  - FHWA’s recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. In this webinar, representatives from Connecticut DOT, Maine DOT, New York State DOT, and Massachusetts State DOT will present results and lessons learned from their climate change resilience pilot projects. This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." More information can be found on the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/   Webinar   
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 
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 
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 
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 
Apr 15, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Creative Ways to Consider Funding Future Transportation  - The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on April 15, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will cover new ways of funding transportation infrastructure. Webinar presenters will provide a brief overview of common approaches to funding transportation and highlight several emerging models, including cooperative ownership models, roadway usage charges, and transportation utility fees. The presenters will explore how these approaches may generate new funding for transportation capital and operating programs. This webinar is a reprise of the highly acclaimed session at the TRB Fifth International Conference on Surface Transportation held in July 2014 in Irvine, California, and aims to make content available to practitioners who were unable to attend in person. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Revenue and Finance. 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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Apr 14, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty  FHWA Webinar: International Climate Resilience: Practices from Denmark, Norway, and more  - The Danish Road Directorate will explain their strategy for adapting to climate change and the "Blue Spot" risk assessment method. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration will discuss how they integrated climate resilience considerations into their design and construction manuals and operations and maintenance practices. FHWA and the US DOT Volpe Center will discuss findings from a review of international practices on climate adaptation for transportation in nine countries (Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Netherlands, Korea, United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, and Norway). This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System."  Webinar   
Apr 14, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Achieving Sustainable Transportation through Collaboration  - The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on April 14, 2015, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET that will summarize NCFRP Report 28: Sustainability Strategies Addressing Supply Chain Air Emissions, which identifies potential strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from supply chains. Webinar presenters will address how to collaborate across the supply chain, whether it is through public-private partnerships, engaging the private sector, or embedding new practices in traditional business operations. 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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Apr 14 - 15, 2015  National Transit Institute  Transit ITS Seminar  - This introductory-level workshop is geared for transit professionals, which include planners, engineers, operators, and individuals employed by MPOs, DOTs, and transportation agencies that will be involved in the planning, implementation, and ongoing management of transit data. The goal of the workshop is to discuss and discover best practices in data management for transit ridership and for open source data, for internal agency consumption and external partner usage. This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to network and will illustrate ITS data management best practices from peer agencies and from academic research. Participants will have the opportunity to hear case study presenters discuss their successes as well as lessons learned relating to data management, and will have the opportunity to tour a local transit agency’s facility to see some of the ITS technologies used. 
For more information contact fconti@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Pasadena, CA 
Apr 13 - 17, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Transit Academy  - The Transit Academy is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes study of a major transit system. It is designed to provide those new to transit with an in-depth understanding of the scope of responsibilities, variety of skills and range of activities that work together in delivering safe and efficient transit service. The academy is presented using lectures, demonstrations, hands-on activities and facility tours. Key transit agency personnel serve as instructors ready to share their knowledge and experience - you'll learn from those who do the work. The program covers the broad range of responsibilities and functions found in a major transit system - literally transforming the entire organization into a learning laboratory. This four and a half day academy program is intended for professionals and decision-makers new to the transit industry and those who can benefit from an in-depth exposure to transit and its people. 
For more information contact bvandyke@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Salt Lake City, UT 
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. 
Apr 7, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty  FHWA Webinar: Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from Oregon DOT, WSDOT, Caltrans, and MTC  - FHWA’s recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. In this webinar, representatives from Oregon DOT, Washington State DOT, Caltrans District 1, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will present results and lessons learned from their climate change resilience pilot projects. This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." More information can be found on the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/   Webinar   
Apr 2, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Debt Finance Practices for Surface Transportation: Current Issues and Research Needs  - The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on April 2, 2015, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm ET that will explore a variety of policy issues related to the issuance and management of debt for surface transportation projects. The extent to which debt financing is used by states for transportation projects is being considered by policy makers and the private sector. Decision makers must weigh pay-as-you-go financing versus debt financing within the framework of determining the most appropriate public policy. The research and guidance issued on debt issuance for surface transportation projects has been limited. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Revenue and Finance. 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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Mar 24, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, FTA  TPIE Webinar: Planning Emphasis Areas  - The Transportation Planning Information Exchange (TPIE) webinar series is an external webinar series offered by FHWA and FTA and is designed to share topical transportation planning with our Stakeholders. This particular webinar will be offered on the Planning Emphasis Areas. To register for this event, please use this registration link https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/sr200pea/ TELECONFERENCE NUMBER: (800) 683-4564 Passcode: 728527  
For more information contact jacqueline.a.jenkins@dot.gov
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Mar 24, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: A Model for Publishing and Linking Transportation Datasets and Reports  - The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on March 24, 2015, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET that will explore early initiatives to integrate discrete data publications with traditional scholarly publications by leveraging new and existing repository platforms and services. Webinar presenters will review the work flow integration among Purdue University's data repository, the traditional press, and institutional repository. The adoption of these work flows has led to promising practices for integrating data publishing and dissemination into the research process. Moreover, the implementation of this model has the potential to assist researchers in meeting the requirements of federal funding agencies, while reducing redundancy, ensuring integrity, expanding accessibility, and increasing the return on research investment. 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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Mar 24, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty  FHWA Webinar: Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from Maryland, Tennessee, Hillsborough, and Southeast Florida  - FHWA’s recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. In this webinar, representatives from Maryland State Highway Administration, Tennessee DOT, Hillsborough MPO, and Broward MPO will present results and lessons learned from their climate change resilience pilot projects. This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." More information can be found on the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/   Webinar   
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 
Mar 17, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty  FHWA Webinar: Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System: Assessing Vulnerability with VAST  - This webinar will focus on using the Vulnerability Assessment Scoring Tool (VAST) to assess vulnerability to climate change and extreme weather events, including example applications of the tool. The webinar will include information on: Gulf Coast 2 assessment of Vulnerability; Overview of the Vulnerability Assessment Scoring Tool (VAST); and Applying VAST in Maryland. The webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System.   Webinar   
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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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. 
Mar 10 - 11, 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. Target audience: Staff at transit agencies tasked with developing a new plan or updating an existing one. 
For more information contact cmeyer@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Colorado Springs, CO 
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 
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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Mar 10, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty  FHWA Webinar: Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System: Developing Future Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Scenarios  - This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." This webinar, "FHWA Tools: Developing Future Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Scenarios," will focus on methods for analyzing vulnerability to sea level rise and coastal storms. It will include information about: Regional Coastal Processes, Damage Mechanisms, Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies; Example Calculation of Projected Future Sea Level (USACE Method); Analysis Methods for Assessing Extreme Events; and the MassDOT Experience Coastal Modeling in Boston Harbor. For more information about the webinar series, visit the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/   Webinar   
Mar 9, 2015  America Walks  America Walks Webinar: Lessons from the Experts: 10 First Steps Toward Walkability  - To conclude our “Inspiring Stories” Webinar series on a high note, America Walks presents inspirational speaker and walkability expert Mark Fenton and his “Lessons from the Experts.” Based on recent interviews with a dozen experienced and successful walkable community advocates from across the United States, this Webinar describes ten starter-strategies that work. As Mark will demonstrate, excellent resources exist to help communities design for walkability; these are typically low-cost approaches which can often be implemented along with other infrastructure work; and an apparent lack of pedestrians is almost always the result of inadequate facilities. Specific strategies include improving way-finding, upgrading a worn path or “goat trail,” calming traffic with mini-circles, and redefining the “traffic impact analysis.” If you’re a planner, engineer, or elected official, you can implement these changes directly; if you’re a citizen advocate, you can work with your city officials to get it done. At the end of the Webinar, Mark will ask you – America Walks’ local change agents – to take action on one or two of these targeted strategies and then send us your reports on how effective they were, so we can incorporate your experiences and continue to refine our educational and capacity-building efforts.  Webinar   
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. 
Mar 3, 2015  USDOT Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative  USDOT Webinar: Understanding the Travel Needs of People with Disabilities  - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) needs your help and expertise to identify user needs and challenges faced by travelers with disabilities to develop transformative technology solutions. The USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) invites you to participate in this research initiative by attending the user needs webinar on Tuesday, March 3rd from 1pm to 3pm EST. ATTRI conducts research to improve the mobility of travelers with disabilities through the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and other advanced technologies. ATTRI is a USDOT joint program and research initiative co‐led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the ITS Joint Program Office, and other federal agencies.   Webinar   
Mar 3, 2015  Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center  PBIC Webinar: Road Diets - Improving Safety for All Road Users  - Road Diets, the conversion of four-lane undivided roadways to three lanes (two through lanes and a two-way-left-turn-lane), are listed as one the FHWA’s proven safety countermeasures. This cross section reallocation can potentially improve safety, reduce speed differential, and/or improve accessibility for transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists. In November 2014, FHWA published the Road Diet Informational Guide to help communities understand Road Diets and their numerous benefits to all roadway users. The FHWA Guide can be downloaded by visiting http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets/info_guide/rdig.pdf. Keith Knapp, Ph.D, P.E. (Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program) and Brian Chandler, P.E., PTOE (Leidos) were part of a team of practitioners who developed the guide and will serve as panelists for this webinar. The session will provide an overview of the new guide and the basics of Road Diets. Participants will learn about the various safety and operational benefits of Road Diets and how to determine if they may be helpful in their location.  Webinar   
Mar 3, 2015  FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty  FHWA Webinar: Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System: Engineering Roads and Other Transportation Assets to be Resilient to Climate Change  - This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." This webinar, "FHWA Tools: Engineering Roads and Other Transportation Assets to be Resilient to Climate Change," will focus on methods for analyzing facility level vulnerability and adaptation options, as well as examples of these kinds of analyses from the Gulf Coast 2 study and others. More information about the webinar series is available on the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/   Webinar   
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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