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A Peer Learning Forum of the NADO Research Foundation: Innovative Approaches to Disaster Recovery and Economic Resilience Summary of discussions held during a two-day forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa regarding post-disaster economic recovery initiatives.  
APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference This peer roundtable on incorporating transit into complete streets policies and procedures was hosted by the National Complete Streets Coalition at the 2007 APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Major topics included design standards for bike lanes on transit routes and accessible pedestrian crossings. May 2007  Nashville, TN
Completing the Streets for Transit This peer roundtable on incorporating transit into complete streets policies and procedures was hosted by the National Complete Streets Coalition at the 2006 Rail~Volution Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Major topics included coordinating across agencies and the importance of avoiding rigidity in developing complete streets standards. November 2006  Chicago, IL
Context Sensitive Solutions in Large Central Cities This report summarizes a workshop on context sensitive design and solutions. The goal of the session was to lay a foundation for dealing with the state of the practice and processes related to context sensitive solutions, and to identify specific urban examples that could be used as benchmarks for lessons learned and best practices. The report presents hard-to-find examples of context sensitive solutions in large central cities with specific examples from Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, and Philadelphia. Each example illustrates some elements of context sensitive solutions more than others, but together they provide a baseline for understanding how large cities are coping with the myriad issues related to context sensitive solutions. June 2003  New York, NY
Experience of Tribal Data Managers and Tribal Planners This roundtable was sponsored by the FHWA and was held as a session during the 9th National Tribal Transportation Conference on November 15, 2006. Five roundtable participants discussed tribes' experiences in establishing, collecting, sharing, analyzing, and reporting safety and relevant transportation data for decision-making in tribal transportation planning process. The session included presentations from the roundtable panelists and facilitated discussion. November 2006  Cabazon, CA
Financial Uncertainty and Conflicting Priorities in Transportation Planning This report summarizes how MPOs and state DOTs have been adapting to changing transportation funding realities and identifies future planning approaches to address the continuing uncertain financial times and conflicting priorities. August 2011 
Forging Transit-Bicycle-Pedestrian Partnerships for Livable, Sustainable Communities This report summarizes presentations and discussions from a roundtable discussion held in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on October 6, 2010. The half-day roundtable involved discussing opportunities to better coordinate regional transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning and project development. October 2010  San Antonio, Texas
Key Considerations in Metropolitan and Statewide Tribal Consultation Held in coordination with the Inter-Tribal Transportation Association's mid-year conference, this 1.5 day session gathering leading practitioners in metropolitan and state tribal consultation to share their experiences and lessons learned. May 2008  Reno, NV
Long-Range Transportation Plans: The Experiences of Tribal Planners This peer roundtable was held as a session at the 8th National Tribal Transportation Conference. The primary intent of the peer roundtable was to demonstrate and highlight how tribes of different sizes are successfully finding ways to plan for their communities in coordination with their neighboring Federal, State, regional, and local government planning partners. November 2005  Scottsdale, AZ
Managing Expectations through NEPA This peer roundtable focused on the opportunities that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process has to offer, particularly with the streamlining opportunities in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) Section 6002 Environmental Review Process provisions and new FTA guidance on integrating New Starts and NEPA. Participants and audience members discussed NEPA experiences and analyzed needs to improve how NEPA can support decisionmaking in the project development process. June 2007  Toronto, ON
National Scenario Planning Peer Exchange Report - July 8-10, 2012 Participants in the event shared examples of scenario planning processes across the United States as well as best practices, challenges, and success factors. Twenty-seven peers and 53 participants attended the event, including representatives from Federal agencies, State departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organization , councils of government, transit agencies, and private sector organizations. March 2013  Irvine, California
National Tribal Roads Conference Peer Workshop for Tribal Transit Service Development The workshop to provide a forum in which representatives from tribal governments of varying size could share insights learned during the development of transit services for their respective communities. March 2004  Albuquerque, NM
Scenario Planning Peer Workshop Report - Denver, Colorado This report documents the proceedings of a two-day scenario planning workshop that took place June 7-8, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. The workshop was hosted by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). The purpose of the workshop was to initiate a scenario planning exercise that will inform DRCOG’s update to Metro Vision 2040, the regional long-range transportation plan. In hosting the workshop, DRCOG sought to highlight the scenario lanning practices that the agency has undertaken in the past and intends to use when updating Metro Vision 2040. March 2013  Denver, Colorado
State DOT Tribal Liaison Roundtable and Panel Discussion On June 7th and 8th, 2005, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) convened a peer exchange to bring together the State Department of Transportation (DOT) tribal liaisons from all of the states that currently have full-time tribal liaison positions to share their programs and discuss successful practices. June 2005  Spokane, WA
The State Department of Transportation Tribal Liaison Roundtable and Panel Discussion Report This report summarizes proceedings from a one-day “State Department of Transportation Tribal Liaison Roundtable and Panel Discussion” supported by the Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Program, which is jointly administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as well as by the FHWA Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs. The event was hosted on November 10, 2010 in coordination with the 13th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. January 2013 
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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