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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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Sep 8 - 11, 2014    Pro Walk / Pro Bike / Pro Place  - Learn the latest trends and innovations in active transportation and Placemaking. Connect with leading practitioners of walking, biking and Placemaking and providers of related infrastructure products and planning/engineering services.  Event  Pittsburgh, PA 
Sep 9, 2014    Local Methods for Modeling, Economic Evaluation, Justification and Use of the Value of Travel Time Reliability in Transportation Decision Making  - As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on September 9, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will highlight the process used to develop, justify, apply, and assess the use of travel time reliability in project evaluation and decision making. The objective of SHRP 2 Reliability Project L35 is to build support for investments in operations through pilot testing an economic value of travel time reliability in the modeling and business processes at a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and a state department of transportation (DOT) in order to determine whether introducing reliability into the decision making process changes project priorities. 
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Sep 11, 2014  FHWA  Scenario Planning Applications for Freight Transportation  - Due to high interest, a second webinar focused on freight scenario planning will be held by the Federal Highway Administration. Registration for the first webinar scheduled for July 30th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET is already full, so people interested in attending the Freight Scenario Planning webinar who have not already registered for the July 30th webinar should register for this webinar. The presentation content for both webinars is identical; registrants only need to attend one of the webinars. This webinar, led by the FHWA Office of Freight Management & Operations and the FHWA Office of Planning, will explore the use of scenario planning as a way to inform freight infrastructure and supply chain management activities and investments. Scenario planning is an analytical process that can help public and private sector transportation professionals plan for the future and better understand what changes might happen in the future. Agencies are increasingly finding value in applying the principles of scenario planning to freight transportation planning and decision-making.  
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Sep 16, 2014  TRB  Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures in Operations and Planning Modeling Tools (L04)  - As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on September 16, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will demonstrate the incorporation of travel time reliability into micro- and meso-simulation models and other model systems. The models include first-generation software that potentially can be integrated into many simulation packages in order to address travel time reliability. The objective of SHRP 2 Reliability Project L04 is to address travel time reliability in planning and operations models to account for factors that cause non-recurring congestion. The associated report and guide provide practical means of generating realistic reliability performance measures using simulation models. These publications also explain how to address reliability with regards to demand and supply considerations and how to deal with reliability factors, such as incidents and breakdown in flow, which should be treated outside or inside certain types of models.  Webinar   
Oct 26 - 29, 2014  TRB  21st National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation: Setting Our Course for the Future  - TRB is cosponsoring the 21st National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation: Setting Our Course for the Future on October 26-29, 2014, in Monterey, California. The conference is designed to explore best practice and current research in rural public and intercity bus transportation.  Event   
Dec 3 - 5, 2014  NADO  National Rural Transportation Conference  - This annual event provides peer-to-peer learning for regional transportation planners, State DOT representatives, and their partners. The conference will provide training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics. With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience. 
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Event  Cincinnati, OH 
Jan 29 - 31, 2015    14th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference  - The schedule for this event includes a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, focused training sessions, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It will also feature exciting tours of local model projects in and around the greater Baltimore region. There will be something for everybody, from veteran experts to smart-growth novices, with close to 80 sessions and workshops to choose from. Learn from hundreds of speakers who cross disciplines to share insights, valuable tools and strategies for making smart growth a success in your community. The program will be infused with sessions and case studies focusing on important social equity and environmental justice issue  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   
For more information about the TPCB program, contact Michelle Noch at FHWA (202-366-9206) or John Sprowls at FTA (202-366-5362).

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