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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.

Event Date Organization Event Name Type Location
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. 
For more information contact ckissel@nado.org
Event  Cincinnati, OH 
Dec 9, 2014    Facility Planning Tools to Create Alternative Growth and Development Scenarios  - TRB will conduct a webinar on December 9, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will present tools that facilitate decision-making processes for airport planning and operations. These tools provide guidance on creating alternative growth and development scenarios for airports by analyzing the effects of potential change in aircraft, passenger, demographic, environmental, and other relevant factors. This webinar is intended for airport facility managers and operators who often need to address capacity, demand, and operational constraints.  Webinar   
Dec 9, 2014  FHWA  Let’s Talk Performance:Theory vs. Practice -- Linking Performance Measures to Outcomes  - The Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration and several national stakeholder groups, would like you to join us for the next Let’s Talk Performance: Theory vs. Practice -- Linking Performance Measures to Improved Performance Outcomes. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 9, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST). This event is open to FHWA and FTA staff, State DOTs, MPOs, transit providers, and other stakeholder agencies. This webinar is the third in a series of six webinars focused on transportation performance management implementation activities. During this webinar, presenters will showcase examples of how using performance measures/management data impacts and improves transportation performance outcomes.  Webinar   
Dec 15, 2014    Data Business Planning – Applying AASHTO's Data Principles  - TRB will conduct a webinar on December 15, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will introduce the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) data principles and how they can be applied through data business planning within various agencies. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar has been approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.  Webinar   
Dec 17 - 18, 2014  NTI  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.  Event   
Jan 10, 2015    Transportation Camp DC 2015  - The 4th Annual Transportation Camp Washington DC will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015. The event will be the day before the start of the Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting. We are being hosted by the George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, at Founders Hall. Registration is at transportationcamp2015dc.eventbrite.com. Keep in touch with us on Twitter via @transpocamp. The “unconference” is designed to bring together transportation professionals, technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology. Anyone who wants to improve mobility is welcome! Here's our handy guide: How TransportationCamp works: the essential guide.  Event  Washington, DC 
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   
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 
Mar 10 - 12, 2015    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. For more than a decade, the attendance of bicyclists like you at the Summit has helped increase investments in bicycling at the state and local level.  Event  Washington, DC 
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 
May 17 - 21, 2015    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 
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, DC 
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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