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Transportation Planning Information Exchange

The FHWA/FTA Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program (TPCB), has established a quarterly webinar series titled the Transportation Planning Information Exchange. These webinars are intended to improve transportation decision-making by providing a convenient program of training, technical assistance, and capacity building for State, local, regional and tribal governments, transit operators, stakeholders, and community leaders.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Date Time
A Glimpse of How Data, Tools and Technology Are Used in the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Planning Process
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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.
November 20, 2014 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording Transcript
MAP-21 - Statewide and Metropolitan Planning NPRM 06/24/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
MAP-21 - Statewide and Metropolitan Planning NPRM 06/13/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
TPIE Planning Emphasis Areas 06/11/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
Estimating Transportation Greenhouse Gases for Integration into the Planning Process 02/27/2014   webinar audio webinar transcript
Transportation Planning Implications of Transportation Management Area Designations 01/08/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
FHWA/FTA Performance-based Planning and Programming Guidebook 12/05/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Scenario Planning Tools and Techniques for Effective Analysis and Assessment 11/05/2103 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
FHWA/FTA Performance-based Planning and Programming Guidebook 10/29/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Transportation Planning Implications of Census Urbanized Area Designations 10/03/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio  
Security in the Project Planning and Development Process - Busting a Few Myths 06/05/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Performance Measures for Financial Sustainability of Highway Assets 05/28/2013 webinar presentation webinar presentation webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Performance-Based Planning and Programming 03/21/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Scenario Planning, State of the Practice 02/14/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
INVEST Sustainability Scorecard for Systems Planning and Funding Opportunity 02/05/2013 webinar presentation
Effective Practices in Planning for Livable Communities at Metropolitan Planning Organizations 11/13/2012 webinar presentation  
An Introduction to the Transportation Planning Capacity Building and Peer Programs 05/15/2012 webinar presentation  

Other Transportation Planning Webinars

To view a schedule of the TPCB webinars or to find other external webinars please click on the resources.

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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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