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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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Aug 16, 2017  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: The National Institute for Standards and Technology Approach to Resilience in Transportation  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that discusses the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)’s approach toward the implementation of resilience in transportation projects. The discussion on resilience at the scientific, practical, economic, and policy level has evolved recently, and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act has requirements with which the transportation community must comply. This webinar will discuss the benefit-cost analysis (BCA) and economic analysis that may help assess the benefits associated with transportation resilience projects. The presenters will also discuss a case study where a project was implemented in a manner consistent with the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Aug 15, 2017  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Innovative Statewide Partnerships for Active Transportation Planning  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that highlights three statewide approaches to planning for pedestrians and bicyclists that include innovative partnerships between state departments of transportation, state departments of health, and metropolitan planning organizations or local governments. The presenters will discuss the approaches to collecting and integrating data, analyzing potential impacts, identifying collaborative solutions, and integrating pedestrian and bicycle considerations into statewide long range transportation plans and programs. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Aug 1 - 2, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Transportation Planning Process  - In Transportation Planning Process (course number FHWA-NHI-151053) participants receive an overview of the metropolitan and statewide transportation planning process, underscoring its relationship to informed decision-making and the required planning process. This course expands knowledge of transportation planning practice fundamentals and the ability to convey the relationship of these principles to the Federal planning program requirements. Participants gain knowledge and understanding of planning practice fundamentals through the use of engaging interactive activities. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Concord, NH 
Sep 12, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Transportation Performance Management Overview for the MAP-21 and FAST Acts  - The Transportation Performance Management Overview for the MAP-21 and FAST Acts is a one-day course that presents an overview of the Transportation Performance Management (TPM) provisions of MAP-21 and FAST, describes the responsibilities that agencies at several levels - Federal, State, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Transit - have in delivering these requirements, highlights the importance of data in meeting the performance management provisions and captures noteworthy practices in use today that may help agencies get started on meeting these requirements. This course is highly recommended for participants interested in taking the more detailed system specific MAP-21 implementation training. The aim of this course is to familiarize transportation professionals with the TPM provisions of MAP-21 and FAST and how it can impact existing products and processes. The course introduces key points of overlap between the transit and highway performance measurement provisions in MAP-21, but the primary focus is on the highway provisions. Course material is organized around the TPM elements of goals, measures, targets, plans, accountability and transparency and introduces the related MAP-21/FACT Act provisions for each element. The course provides an introduction on how TPM provisions impact individual performance areas (i.e., safety, pavement/bridge, operations) and how these provisions come together under planning and programming. The course allows participants to interact and to learn from their peers through open discussions and course exercises. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Washington, DC 
Aug 1, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Transportation Performance Management Overview for the MAP-21 and FAST Acts  - The Transportation Performance Management Overview for the MAP-21 and FAST Acts is a one-day course that presents an overview of the Transportation Performance Management (TPM) provisions of MAP-21 and FAST, describes the responsibilities that agencies at several levels - Federal, State, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Transit - have in delivering these requirements, highlights the importance of data in meeting the performance management provisions and captures noteworthy practices in use today that may help agencies get started on meeting these requirements. This course is highly recommended for participants interested in taking the more detailed system specific MAP-21 implementation training. The aim of this course is to familiarize transportation professionals with the TPM provisions of MAP-21 and FAST and how it can impact existing products and processes. The course introduces key points of overlap between the transit and highway performance measurement provisions in MAP-21, but the primary focus is on the highway provisions. Course material is organized around the TPM elements of goals, measures, targets, plans, accountability and transparency and introduces the related MAP-21/FACT Act provisions for each element. The course provides an introduction on how TPM provisions impact individual performance areas (i.e., safety, pavement/bridge, operations) and how these provisions come together under planning and programming. The course allows participants to interact and to learn from their peers through open discussions and course exercises. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Forest Park, GA 
Nov 1 - 2, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Steps to Effective Target Setting for TPM  - The passage of MAP-21 further emphasized the importance of target setting within a performance management context. MAP-21 requires State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and public transit providers to set performance targets for the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) established national performance measures. This course explains the elements of target setting and focuses on how to set reasonable, attainable targets. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Helena, MT 
Oct 17 - 18, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Steps to Effective Target Setting for TPM  - The passage of MAP-21 further emphasized the importance of target setting within a performance management context. MAP-21 requires State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and public transit providers to set performance targets for the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) established national performance measures. This course explains the elements of target setting and focuses on how to set reasonable, attainable targets. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbia, SC 
Aug 22 - 23, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Road Safety Audits/Assessments  - Performing effective road safety audits/assessments, (RSAs), improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency's dedication to crash reduction. An RSA is a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent audit team. The RSA training provides practical information on how to conduct an RSA, select a location, and build an independent, multi-disciplinary team. The costs, time, benefits, and common myths and concerns surrounding RSAs will be discussed. Participants learn how to improve transportation safety by applying a new proactive approach. Emphasis is placed on using low cost safety improvements as well as understanding the interaction between the highway and all road users. The training includes hands-on application of the training materials, which includes information on each stage of a road safety audit and easy-to-use-prompt lists. A copy of "FHWA Road Safety Audit Guidelines" is provided. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbus, OH 
Oct 24 - 25, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)  - This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Lincoln, NE 
Oct 17 - 19, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)  - This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Madison, WI 
Sep 12 - 13, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)  - This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Lansing, MI 
Jul 26 - 27, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)  - This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Salem, OR 
Oct 3 - 5, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Public Involvement in the Transportation Decisionmaking Process  - Public involvement is much more than public hearings. It involves creative thinking as well as the willingness and ability to interact openly and sensitively to the public's preferred forms of communication and participation. Public involvement is about reaching out to and involving the public in transportation decisionmaking. The public should have a role in every phase of decisionmaking, including the design of the participation plan itself. Successful public involvement addresses the public's procedural, psychological, and substantive needs while gathering useful information. By focusing on interests--rather than positions--public involvement can become more meaningful as well as useful. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Helena, MT 
Nov 28 - 30, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Planning and Designing for Pedestrian Safety  - The Planning and Designing for Pedestrian Safety is a combination of the information from the 2-day "Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan" (NHI-380089) and 2-day "Designing for Pedestrian Safety" (NHI-380090) course. This comprehensive course is designed to help state and local officials learn "HOW TO" address pedestrian safety issues in the development of a pedestrian safety action plan, and specific programs and activities tailored to their community. It is also intended to assist agencies in the further enhancement of their existing pedestrian safety plan, programs, and activities, including involving partners and stakeholders, collecting and analyzing data and information, prioritizing issues and concerns, selecting and implementing an optimal combination of education, enforcement, engineering strategies. This course goes into more detail on engineering strategies than the "Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan" (NHI-380089) course. This course includes two field exercises in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbia, SC 
Oct 17 - 19, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process  - This comprehensive, three-day, instructor-led course presents the historical background and evolution of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental laws. It discusses their influence on FHWA's policies and procedures for the transportation project development and decisionmaking process. The course examines how the framework of laws, regulations, policies, and guidance integrate social, environmental, and economic factors in making transportation project decisions that are in the best overall public interest. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Lakewood, CO 
Oct 3 - 5, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process  - This comprehensive, three-day, instructor-led course presents the historical background and evolution of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental laws. It discusses their influence on FHWA's policies and procedures for the transportation project development and decisionmaking process. The course examines how the framework of laws, regulations, policies, and guidance integrate social, environmental, and economic factors in making transportation project decisions that are in the best overall public interest. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Sterling, VA 
Sep 12, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management Overview (Including FAST Act Updates)  - The MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management Overview (Including FAST Act Updates) is a one-day course that presents an overview of the Transportation Performance Management (TPM) provisions of MAP-21 and FAST Act, describes the responsibilities that agencies at several levels - Federal, State, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Transit - have in delivering these requirements, highlights the importance of data in meeting the performance management provisions and captures noteworthy practices in use today that may help agencies get started on meeting these requirements. This course is highly recommended for participants interested in taking the more detailed system specific MAP-21 implementation training. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Washington, DC 
Aug 1, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management Overview (Including FAST Act Updates)  - The MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management Overview (Including FAST Act Updates) is a one-day course that presents an overview of the Transportation Performance Management (TPM) provisions of MAP-21 and FAST Act, describes the responsibilities that agencies at several levels - Federal, State, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Transit - have in delivering these requirements, highlights the importance of data in meeting the performance management provisions and captures noteworthy practices in use today that may help agencies get started on meeting these requirements. This course is highly recommended for participants interested in taking the more detailed system specific MAP-21 implementation training. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Forest Park, GA 
Jul 25 - 26, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Introducing Human Factors in Roadway Design and Operations  - This course, Implementing Human Factors into Roadway Design: A Workshop on How to Use and Apply the Human Factors Guidelines (HFG) for Road Systems, helps participants gain an understanding of the HFG and how they can apply the principles to road system design and operational decisions. This course provides an overview of human factors as they relate to the roadway environment and describes why it is necessary to incorporate human factors in the design and operation of roadways as a complement to existing standards and manuals for roadway design and operation. Finally, the course offers a review of specific guidelines, as well as scenario-based case studies that allow attendees to apply the HFG to real roadway situations. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbia, SC 
Dec 12 - 14, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Highways in the Coastal Environment  - Over 60,000 miles of roads in the United States are occasionally exposed to coastal surge and waves. Due to these unique design conditions, many highways and bridges suffer damage during coastal storms, including hurricanes and El Nino events. The purpose of this course is to teach important concepts and terminology of coastal science and engineering to highway engineers for use in the planning and design of coastal roads. The course is based on the Hydraulic Engineering Circular (HEC) No. 25, "Highways in the Coastal Environment" (2nd Edition), which is also used in the course as a reference manual. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Austin, TX 
Aug 1 - 2, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: 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  Lansing, MI 
Aug 10 - 11, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Fundamentals of Environmental Justice  - Addressing environmental justice applies to every stage of transportation decisionmaking. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and its partners are committed to integrating the nondiscrimination principles of environmental justice into all Federal-aid programs. Through these and other transportation programs, many opportunities exist to establish partnerships with other public and private organizations to create livable communities that meet the needs of all people. This course presents participants with a framework for using a variety of approaches and tools for accomplishing environmental justice goals in Federal-aid programs and other transportation projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Montgomery, AL 
Aug 2 - 3, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Federal-Aid Highways 101 (State Version)  - During this time of economic expansion and growth, there are dramatic workforce changes taking place. Given the increasing demand by our partners and customers, it is critical to develop the knowledge of State DOT employees in the area of the Federal-aid highway development processes and regulations. Therefore, the overall course goal is to provide participants with an overview of the key elements of the Federal-Aid Highway Program. Specifically, this course focuses on general requirements and laws that govern the Federal-Aid Highway Program; processes and procedures followed in the entire project development process, including financing, planning, environment, right of way, highway and bridge design, construction, operations/ITS, maintenance, and technology; and identifying flexibility inherent in the Federal-Aid Program. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Forest Park, GA 
Sep 13 - 14, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Designing for Pedestrian Safety  - The Designing for Pedestrian Safety course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbus, OH 
Jul 27 - 28, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Designing for Pedestrian Safety  - The Designing for Pedestrian Safety course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbus, OH 
Sep 6 - 7, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Bicycle Facility Design  - This training will assist planners and designers in learning how to apply the existing standards and how to deal with other technical issues involved. The availability of Federal, State, and local transportation funding for bicycle facilities that serve transportation and recreational users is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of bicycling (and shared use) facilities being planned and built. Although there are no Federal design standards for bicycle facilities, the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, or a modification thereof, serves as a design guide. As with most guides, the AASHTO guide cannot address every possible scenario so designers often need to apply engineering judgment where specific information is not provided. The training fee includes a copy of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbus, OH 
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