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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
FHWA Webinar: Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System: Engineering Roads and Other Transportation Assets to be Resilient to Climate Change
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This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." This webinar, "FHWA Tools: Engineering Roads and Other Transportation Assets to be Resilient to Climate Change," will focus on methods for analyzing facility level vulnerability and adaptation options, as well as examples of these kinds of analyses from the Gulf Coast 2 study and others. More information about the webinar series is available on the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/
March 3, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST) 
PBIC Webinar: Road Diets - Improving Safety for All Road Users
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Road Diets, the conversion of four-lane undivided roadways to three lanes (two through lanes and a two-way-left-turn-lane), are listed as one the FHWA’s proven safety countermeasures. This cross section reallocation can potentially improve safety, reduce speed differential, and/or improve accessibility for transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists. In November 2014, FHWA published the Road Diet Informational Guide to help communities understand Road Diets and their numerous benefits to all roadway users. The FHWA Guide can be downloaded by visiting http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets/info_guide/rdig.pdf. Keith Knapp, Ph.D, P.E. (Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program) and Brian Chandler, P.E., PTOE (Leidos) were part of a team of practitioners who developed the guide and will serve as panelists for this webinar. The session will provide an overview of the new guide and the basics of Road Diets. Participants will learn about the various safety and operational benefits of Road Diets and how to determine if they may be helpful in their location.
March 3, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) 
USDOT Webinar: Understanding the Travel Needs of People with Disabilities
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) needs your help and expertise to identify user needs and challenges faced by travelers with disabilities to develop transformative technology solutions. The USDOT’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) invites you to participate in this research initiative by attending the user needs webinar on Tuesday, March 3rd from 1pm to 3pm EST. ATTRI conducts research to improve the mobility of travelers with disabilities through the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and other advanced technologies. ATTRI is a USDOT joint program and research initiative co‐led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the ITS Joint Program Office, and other federal agencies.
March 3, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern 
America Walks Webinar: Lessons from the Experts: 10 First Steps Toward Walkability
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To conclude our “Inspiring Stories” Webinar series on a high note, America Walks presents inspirational speaker and walkability expert Mark Fenton and his “Lessons from the Experts.” Based on recent interviews with a dozen experienced and successful walkable community advocates from across the United States, this Webinar describes ten starter-strategies that work. As Mark will demonstrate, excellent resources exist to help communities design for walkability; these are typically low-cost approaches which can often be implemented along with other infrastructure work; and an apparent lack of pedestrians is almost always the result of inadequate facilities. Specific strategies include improving way-finding, upgrading a worn path or “goat trail,” calming traffic with mini-circles, and redefining the “traffic impact analysis.” If you’re a planner, engineer, or elected official, you can implement these changes directly; if you’re a citizen advocate, you can work with your city officials to get it done. At the end of the Webinar, Mark will ask you – America Walks’ local change agents – to take action on one or two of these targeted strategies and then send us your reports on how effective they were, so we can incorporate your experiences and continue to refine our educational and capacity-building efforts.
March 9, 2015 1 p.m. (ET) 
FHWA Webinar: Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System: Developing Future Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Scenarios
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This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." This webinar, "FHWA Tools: Developing Future Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Scenarios," will focus on methods for analyzing vulnerability to sea level rise and coastal storms. It will include information about: Regional Coastal Processes, Damage Mechanisms, Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies; Example Calculation of Projected Future Sea Level (USACE Method); Analysis Methods for Assessing Extreme Events; and the MassDOT Experience Coastal Modeling in Boston Harbor. For more information about the webinar series, visit the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/
March 10, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
FHWA Webinar: Fundamentals of Transportation Data Part 1
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This webinar, part of the Let's Talk Performance webinar series sponsored by FHWA's Office of Transportation Performance Management, will provide an overview of data, data quality, data management, and the role data plays in improving and managing transportation performance. The Let's Talk Performance Webinar Series is a recurring webinar series that aims to broach new topics in transportation performance management, present unique perspectives from a variety of agencies, and provide a forum for collaboration with fellow practitioners.
March 10, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST) 
Webinar: Community Tools to Improve Transportation Options for Veterans, Military Service Members, and Their Families
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Community Tools to Improve Transportation Options for Veterans, Military Service Members, and Their Families is a one-day course designed to provide guidance and tools for assessing the transportation needs of veterans, military service members, and their families, as well as for improving public transit, specialized transportation, volunteer services, and other local transportation options to meet those needs. TCRP Report 164 guides readers through an organized process for improving transportation options by building on the concepts of transportation coordination and mobility management. Topics also include: leadership, outreach, planning, services, business practices, communication, and evaluation. The webinar will provide an overview of this report and showcase examples of community solutions that address the transportation challenges facing veterans, particularly those who live in rural areas.
March 12, 2015  
FHWA Webinar: Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System: Assessing Vulnerability with VAST
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This webinar will focus on using the Vulnerability Assessment Scoring Tool (VAST) to assess vulnerability to climate change and extreme weather events, including example applications of the tool. The webinar will include information on: Gulf Coast 2 assessment of Vulnerability; Overview of the Vulnerability Assessment Scoring Tool (VAST); and Applying VAST in Maryland. The webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System.
March 17, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording Transcript
Scenario Planning Applications for Freight Transportation 07/30/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
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 Tonya Holland at FTA (202-493-0283).

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