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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 20, 2014    A Glimpse of How Data, Tools and Technology Are Used in the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Planning Process  - The current U.S. transportation authorization legislation, MAP-21, institutionalizes performance-based planning. That approach evaluates the existing system through a series of performance measures, and then selects and prioritizes projects by evaluating their anticipated effect on those measures. Practiced well, performance-based planning can help resource-strapped agencies address the most significant needs and realize the greatest return on their investments. The regional travel demand model has been the key tool for regional transportation needs assessment in the Metro-Atlanta region for decades, but advances in performance measurement have outstripped the ability of the travel demand model to capture all the information available today. Open source data and tools, as well as private resources such as Google Maps with Traffic and datasets built from other navigation devices, are now readily available as an alternative source of quantitative information. Using such datasets effectively is a serious challenge for travel demand modelers and transportation planners, and it will have important ramifications for how we build and use modeling and analysis tools in the future. This webinar will cover how planners and modelers work with emerging new mega data and traditional travel demand model data in the performance planning process, by explaining how the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is using these new datasets and analysis tools to support its planning activities.  
For more information contact mailto:katie.kobylenski@rsginc.com
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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 
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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