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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
Jul 6 - 10, 2015  American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials  AASHTO Conference: 21st Century Mobility for Freight and Passenger Transportation  - The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is pleased to host AASHTO's Conference on 21st Century Mobility for Freight and Passenger Transportation. The Conference will include meetings of AASHTO's Standing Committee on Environment, Subcommittee on Highway Transport, Standing Committee on Public Transportation, and Standing Committee on Planning. FHWA's Environmental Excellence Awards will be presented.  
For more information contact kcrawford@cmc-associates.com
Event  Salt Lake City, UT 
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 
Jul 12 - 15, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB 11th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads  - The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is pleased to invite you to attend the 11th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads. The conference, held every four years, will feature the latest information about low-volume road management, design, construction, safety, maintenance, and many other related topics. At this conference, those who administer, plan, design, build, or maintain low-volume roads will learn innovative ways of managing low-volume road systems. The conference is organized for practitioners worldwide in local, state, and federal agencies; universities; private firms; and international organizations. Previous conferences typically have attracted 250 to 300 transportation professional from all continents.  Event  Pittsburgh, PA 
Jul 19 - 23, 2015  American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials, Transportation Research Board  AASHTO/TRB Conference on Transportation Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations  - The 14th AASHTO/TRB Conference on Transportation Infrastructure will take place on July 19-23, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference will explore the state-of-the-art, state-of-the-practice, and practical innovations in infrastructure, maintenance operations, and management. The American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AASHTO); Subcommittee on Maintenance (SCOM), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Maintenance and Preservation Committees organize and conduct conferences every year to provide information on the state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice in maintenance operations and management to professionals responsible for maintaining and preserving highways. 
For more information contact mrussell@aashto.org
Event  Des Moines, IA 
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 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 29, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Using Winter Severity Indices for Winter Maintenance Performance Management  - TRB will conduct a webinar on July 29, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will share experiences from transportation agencies that have successfully developed a methodology for Winter Severity Indices (WSI) and have used it to measure and report performance. Three speakers—two from two state departments of transportation and a representative from Canada—will present their respective agency's approach. Assessing the performance of winter maintenance activities continues to be challenging for many state and local agencies. One of the primary challenges stems from the difficulty in comparing performance between events, regions, and seasons. Creating a winter severity index is one way to allow for a consistent approach to normalizing performance at an agency. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Winter Maintenance. 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
Webinar   
Jul 29, 2015  FHWA Sustainable Highways Initiative  FHWA Webinar: Sustainable Pavements  - This webinar is part of FHWA's webinar series on Advancing a Sustainable Highway System. This webinar will focus on sustainable pavements.  
For more information contact Connie.Hill@dot.gov
Webinar   
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 
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 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 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 12, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Best Practices and Strategies for Assessing Economic Implications of Disinvestment or Right-Sizing Scenarios  - TRB will conduct a webinar on August 12, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will cover forthcoming NCHRP Synthesis 480: Economic and Development Implications of Transportation Disinvestment, which focuses on how state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations manage their transportation infrastructure network to balance competing maintenance and shrinking investment budgets while mitigating the economic consequences. Webinar presenters will review the key findings from the synthesis and consider the implications of this work for follow-up NHCRP research. 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
Webinar   
Aug 12 - 14, 2015  FTA  16th Biennial FTA State Programs Meeting: Keeping America Moving  - Mark your calendar for the 16th Biennial FTA State Programs Meeting: Keeping America Moving on August 12-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Learn about new rules to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act; mobility-on-demand services; the latest FTA grant opportunities; asset management and more. New this year: safety management systems, FTA’s TrAMS grant application/ tracking system & changes to Grow America purchasing requirements. Don’t miss the train! Stay on top of federal transit programs and opportunities during 2½ days of free, informative sessions and networking with agencies across the U.S. This event is primarily for FTA grantees, especially state transit agencies, designated recipients and other organizations that receive FTA funds.   Event  Washington, D.C. 
Aug 13, 2015  Transportation Research Board (TRB)  TRB Webinar: Transportation Revenue Forecasting in the States  - TRB will conduct a webinar on August 13, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will present the results of NCHRP Synthesis 479: Forecasting Transportation Revenue Sources: Survey of State Practices. This synthesis features a survey of all state departments of transportation and documents current methods of revenue forecasting. This webinar will explore the current state of the practice regarding revenue forecasting. Panelists will highlight current and proposed forecasting methodologies, as well as some of the shortcomings of methods as reported by state departments of transportation (DOTs). 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
Webinar   
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 
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. 
Sep 1 - 3, 2015  FTA  FTA Transit Construction & Streetcar Workshop  - The 2015 Transit Construction & Streetcar/Bus Circulator Workshop will bring together project developers, engineers and construction managers from transit agencies to discuss methods to improve the implementation of major transit projects. Additionally, the workshop will provide a forum for sharing ideas, challenges, and the best practices in the delivery of streetcar and bus circulator projects. Day 1 will consist of an overview, FTA Updates, presentations on lessons learned, and tours of the Portland-Milwaukee Light Rail and Portland Streetcar projects. The morning of Day 2 will consist of breakout sessions focusing on how operators of streetcar and bus circulators can benefit from the experiences of project managers and construction managers from transit agencies implementing major capital projects and the types of technical assistance that FTA can provide. During the afternoon of Day 2 as well as on Day 3, the streetcar/bus circulator participants and the major construction projects participants will separate into their respective groups to have table discussions and share challenges, best practices and lessons learned regarding their specific projects. The intended audience for this workshop is representatives from agencies with major capital construction projects and agencies with streetcar and/or bus circulator projects.  
For more information contact gertrina.reese@dot.gov
Event  Portland, OR 
Sep 8, 2015  FHWA Office of Transportation Performance Management  FHWA Webinar: Let's Talk Performance - Telling the Performance Story  - 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: Telling the Performance Story. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT). This event is open to FHWA and FTA staff, State DOTs, MPOs, transit providers, and other stakeholder agencies. This webinar is the last in a series of six webinars focused on transportation performance management implementation activities.  
For more information contact Michael.Nesbitt@dot.gov
Webinar   
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 20 - 23, 2015  Transportation Research Board  TRB 2015 Environmental Analysis in Transportation Workshop  - The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is sponsoring the 2015 Environmental Analysis in Transportation Summer Workshop on September 20-23, 2015 in San Diego, California. The workshop theme is "Better Transportation and Environmental Outcomes through Effective Partnerships.” This workshop is offered by the TRB Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation (ADC10). The San Diego Association of Governments and Caltrans are this year's hosts. The workshop is for transportation, planning and environmental professionals and will focus on such topics as: Freight Mobility in the Urban Setting; Developing Productive Partnerships; Transportation and Environmental Planning at International Borders; Overcoming Opposition to Projects; Ecological at Work in Long-term Mitigation; Effective Nontraditional Partnerships; Why We Need to Document Health Benefits and Transportation Linkages; Reaching People-Successful Public Involvement; Environmental Justice.  Event  San Diego, CA 
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 24 - 25, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Training: Title VI and Public Transit  - This course will help practitioners appreciate the importance of transit equity considerations during the day-to-day life of transit planning, management, and operations. It is designed to provide accurate information on a variety of equity considerations an agency is exposed to on a daily basis. Objectives: Understand the historical background of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the environmental justice movement; understand the Federal Laws, and regulations and guidance of Title VI, environmental justice, NEPA and LEP; and receive resources to address these requirements. 
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Miama, FL 
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 30 - Oct 1, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Training: Transit-Oriented Development  - Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is defined as compact, mixed-use development near transit that creates sustainable communities where people of all ages and incomes have transportation and housing choices where people can walk, bike, and take transit. The goal of this course is to help transportation and land use professionals effectively participate in the planning, funding, and implementation of transit-oriented projects that improve the environment, create a sense of community, and boost transit ridership. The primary audience includes transit agency planners and development specialists, State DOT planners and engineering, MPO staff, Federal employees (FTA, FHWA, FRA, HUD, DOL, DOE and others), city and county engineers and planners and consultants.  
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Las Vegas, NV 
Oct 6 - 8, 2015  Southeastern Transportation Center  5th Road Safety and Simulation International Conference  - The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) are pleased to host the 2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference. The RSS series showcases advancements in traffic simulation and driving simulator technologies, introducing new initiatives and concepts that have emerged since the first RSS conference in Rome, Italy in 2007. Under the auspices of the Southeastern Transportation Center, three world-class research centers will support the conference: Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation, and the Institute for Simulation and Training at UCF; and UTK’s Center for Transportation Research. These centers conduct sponsored research in driving simulators, traffic simulation, traffic safety, commercial vehicle operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems deployment, and congestion pricing; human factors; and comprehensive transportation safety, including surface modes, rail, and bicycle and pedestrian issues. 
For more information contact RSS2015@ucf.edu
Event  Orlando, FL 
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 
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 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 28 - 31, 2015  National Association of City Transportation Officials  NACTO Conference - Designing Cities 2015  - On October 28-31, 2015, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) will hold the fourth annual Designing Cities conference in Austin, Texas. The Designing Cities conference convenes transportation leaders and practitioners from across the country to discuss key trends in urban street design and transportation policy. Local leaders working on the ground to revitalize city streets exchange best practices with major city transportation stakeholders and private sector entrepreneurs committed to a common vision for healthier, more sustainable, economically vibrant cities of tomorrow. 
For more information contact corinne@nacto.org
Event  Austin, TX 
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 
Nov 9 - 11, 2015  National Transit Institute  NTI Training: Title VI and Public Transit  - This course will help practitioners appreciate the importance of transit equity considerations during the day-to-day life of transit planning, management, and operations. It is designed to provide accurate information on a variety of equity considerations an agency is exposed to on a daily basis. Objectives: Understand the historical background of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the environmental justice movement; understand the Federal Laws, and regulations and guidance of Title VI, environmental justice, NEPA and LEP; and receive resources to address these requirements. 
For more information contact gstern@nti.rutgers.edu
Event  Arlington Heights, IL 
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 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 
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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